SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
Watching the Detectives
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
With director Chris Kennedy in person
Dir. Chris Kennedy. Canada. 2017, 37 mins. Silent. 16mm. The “detectives” in Chris Kennedy’s mesmerizing and extremely timely film include online trolls and conspiracy theorists who take to discussion groups like Reddit and 4chan to commandeer the conversation about controversial current events. With his 16mm camera focused on a computer screen, Kennedy monitors the discussion that spread online immediately after the Boston Marathon Bombing. The self-appointed detectives scoured through photographs and videos to come to conclusions (usually misguided, frequently racist) about the culprit. By allowing us to watch the detectives, Kennedy’s film raises vital questions for our age of misinformation. New York premiere.
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