Jennifer Montgomery: Notes on the Death of Kodachrome

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 12, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 6pm | Jennifer Montgomery in person!

Jennifer Montgomery, Notes on the Death of Kodachrome (2006). Image courtesy of the artist.
Jennifer Montgomery, Notes on the Death of Kodachrome (2006). Image courtesy of the artist.

At its start, Notes on the Death of Kodachrome pretends to be about the discontinuation of the much-beloved Super-8 film stock, Kodachrome, and with it, the possible demise of small-gauge filmmaking. The premise is simple; director Jennifer Montgomery tracks down three old friends, the writer Joe Westmoreland and directors Lisa Cholodenko and Todd Haynes, who once borrowed but never returned her Super- 8 equipment. As each encounter unfolds, the film reveals new layers and its true subjects: the political character of filmmaking, the nature of friendship, and personal reckoning. With Montgomery’s 1990 Super-8 film, Age 12: Love with a Little L. 1990-2006, Jennifer Montgomery, US, ca. 80 min, various formats.

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