Join us for a screening of the Maysles brothers’ 1968 film, Salesman, on Tuesday, February 19, at 7pm in Miller 102. Of the film, film series coordinator Jim Bunnelle writes, “documenting Bible salesmen on their day-to-day peddling routes through suburban Boston could have been unbearably dull. But it isn’t. In fact, I would argue that what is captured–and importantly, brilliantly edited together–exemplifies a sort of quintessential Americanism: a fusion of huckster commercialism, quasi-religiousness, human frailty, and a good dose of sales guilt, all stretched over the classic Horatio Alger myth of “working your way up from nothing.” To read more about this film and the Documentary film series, check out the Watzek Screens blog.
(FYI, we were informed recently that David’s daughter Celia is a Lewis & Clark graduate and documentary filmmaker. A great interview with her is available here.)
Questions or comments regarding Watzek Screens may be directed to Jim Bunnelle (email@example.com).