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Doc Club Online: Recorder: the Marion Stokes Project

Doc Club Online: Recorder: the Marion Stokes Project

Covid-19 isn’t going to stop Quarterhouse Doc Club. We are excited to launch a new online film club with a preview screening of Recorder: the Marion Stokes Project at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 April, ahead of its official release on 17 September!

The film will be available to watch online and will be followed by a Facebook Live post-film discussion on Doc Club organisers Violet Picture’s Facebook account at 9pm.

Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four-hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today.

The post-film discussion on Facebook Live will be hosted by Doc Club programmer James Collie, who will be (virtually) joined by Recorder: the Marion Stokes Project Director Matt Wolf.

Matt Wolf is a filmmaker in New York. His critically acclaimed and award-winning films have played widely in festivals and have been distributed internationally in theatres and on television. Matt’s feature documentaries include Wild Combination, about the cult cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell, and Teenage, about early youth culture and the birth of teenagers.

There are 100 free coupons available which allow you to watch the film online at no cost. To register for your free coupon, please click here.

The link will take you to a page where you can register for an account. Once you have registered online, the film will be available to watch at any time, but please do join the Violet Pictures team on Facebook Live for the post-film discussion on 8 April from 9pm.

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