program 2022

No Personal Checks

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is dedicated to making highly personal poetic films in 8mm and 16mm, and also films made from found 35mm footage. Her films and videos have played around the world and are held in the UCLA Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art. She is Professor Emerita in Cinema at University of Nebraska.
An experimental documentary of memory, made from Super 8mm diary film that I shot long ago and recently found in the basement. I hand-baked, re-photographed, hand-processed, re-edited, and otherwise distorted my footage. I shot this footage many years ago, when we moved from the West Village in New York city to the Midwestern part of the USA, which was very much like moving to the 1950s. “I live here, but this is not my home.”