An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925, 2012, 10 min

Sasha Waters Freyer, Iowa CIty, IA

Films in Competition, Short Film

An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925 is a lyrical essay film which captures the spirit of excess and adventure embodied by The Great Gatsby (published in 1925) in fragments from home movies of a wealthy American family abroad in Europe and North Africa – illuminating truth as historically fleeting a la Walter Benjamin’s dialectical image. This subversive, amateur ethnography contemplates the human condition found in this ephemera – a condition which, as we already know, defies conclusive explanation…

World Premiere, 16mm

Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer (Iowa CIty, IA)


Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

Films in Competition 7

New non-fiction films from Sasha Waters Freyer, Richard Wiebe and Robert Fenz among others.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)