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Film and Media Screening Series: Touch with Shelly Silver
April 25 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In this film directed by Shelly Silver, a man returns to his childhood home in Chinatown after 50 years to care for his dying mother. Throughout the film he remains nameless. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us—his witnesses and collaborators. Touch (2013) is a sensual cinematic essay on loss and presence, and winner of the Prix Patrimoine de l’immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Cinéma du Réel and was named Best LGBT Film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Silver will be at the screening and will answer questions afterward.
The Film and Media Screening Series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts, and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
All screenings are free and open to the public.