Directed By
Matt Wolf
Documentary Feature

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years from 1975 until her death in 2012. For Marion taping was a form of activism to seek the truth, and she believed that a comprehensive archive of the media would be invaluable for future generations. Her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, but now her 70,000 VHS tapes are being digitized and they’ll be searchable online.

Programmer’s Notes: A well-constructed documentary about an odd life’s project and a fitting tribute to an intriguing devotee of television and media. Marion Jones forces us to ask questions about just who watches the media and the price we are willing to pay in pursuit of our goals. A film that we thought is as timely as it is compelling.

Director: Matt Wolf

Producers: Kyle Martin, Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak

Editor: Keiko Deguchi

Composer: Owen Pallett

Previously Screened At: Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs

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