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Touch

DIR: Shelly Silver
2013 / United States / 67 min

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A man returns, after fifty years, to Chinatown to care for his dying mother. He is a librarian, a cataloguer and recorder, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images - his witnesses and collaborators. Sitting in the dark, we look at them and share his cloak of invisibility, both a benefit and a curse.

TOUCH is an essay narrated from one man's point of view. But it is also fiction, for this man is a made-up person, an amalgam of research, interviews, off-the-record comments, secrets, improbabilities, and free-floating desires. This man, who never tells us his name, returns as both insider and outsider to a neighborhood from which he escaped, as a teenager, as fast as he could. Silver: 'I want to focus on the act - particular, yet open-ended - that entrances my protagonist: an act that we, the audience, share with him. This is the act of watching. Looking. Seeing. What does it mean to look, to watch, to photograph, to film?'

About

Director Shelly Silver
Screenplay Shelly Silver
Dir. of Photography
Editing Shelly Silver, Ed Bowes
Music
Sound Bill Seery, Mercer Media
Duration 67 min
Year 2013
Country United States
Colour Colour, Black & White
Tags death, family, homosexuality, old age, poetic, portrait, visual arts
Production House Productions
House Productions
Country:  United States
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Distribution Electronic Arts Intermix
Electronic Arts Intermix
Address:  535 West 22nd Street
City:  10011-1119 New York
Country:  United States
Web:  www.eai.org/
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Phone:  (212) 337-0680
Fax:  (212) 337-0679

Festivals

Rotterdam International Film Festival ...

Rotterdam International Film Festival - Spectrum (World Premiere)


Cinema du Reel (French Premiere)

Awards

Prix Patrimoine de l ...

Prix Patrimoine de l'immatériel / The Intangible Heritage Award by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / Cinéma du Réel


Special Mention by the International Competition Jury/Cinéma du Réel



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