The Illinois Parables / Hacked Circuit


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Visible Evidence XXV

The Illinois Parables / Hacked Circuit

  • 2016/2014
  • Directed By: Deborah Stratman
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 75 Minutes
  1. Friday, August 10, 2018 1:15 p.m.
still from the film The Illinois Parables
The Illinois Parables
(2016) Directed by Deborah Stratman

Hacked Circuit
(2014) Directed by Deborah Stratman

Director Deborah Stratman is scheduled to be present.

The Illinois Parables is a collection of regional vignettes—about faith, force, technology, and exodus—woven into a suite of 11 Midwestern parables that question the historical role belief has played in ideology and national identity. They relay histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism, and resistance—all occurring somewhere in the state of Illinois. The state is a convenient structural ruse, allowing its histories to become allegories that explore how we are shaped by conviction and ideology. Hacked Circuit is a single-shot, choreographed portrait of the Foley process, revealing multiple layers of fabrication and imposition. While portraying sound artists at work, typically invisible support mechanisms of filmmaking are exposed, as are, by extension and quotation, governmental violations of individual privacy. (16mm/HD presentation)