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A Movie by Jen Proctor (12 min., 2010 - 2012, USA)
A loving remake of Bruce Conner’s seminal 1958 found footage film A Movie using appropriated material from YouTube and LiveLeak. As a remake, the video provides a parallel narrative that explores the changes in historical and visual icons from 1958 to 2010 – and those images that remain surprisingly, and delightfully, the same. The work also comments on the pervasiveness
of footage available for appropriation in an online world, and the way disparate threads in the YouTube and LiveLeak databases can be assembled to create “a movie.”


Jennifer Proctor is a filmmaker and media artist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is the former Managing Director of the Cinematexas Short Film Festival and Austin Cinemaker Co-op. Originally hailing from San Rafael, California, she moved to Austin in 1994 to study Radio-Television-Film
and Philosophy at the University of Texas. Her work has shown at Aurora Picture Show, MadCat Film Festival, NextFrame, Basement Films, Mini-Cine, Splice This!, FLEXFest, SF Cinematheque, and others. She holds an MA in Film Studies and an MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of Iowa. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Screen Studies at
the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
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