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Suitcase of Love and Shame


Please note: the audience will be filmed at this screening.

Dir. Jane Gillooly. U.S., 2013, 70 mins. A suitcase, purchased on eBay for $100, contained a treasure trove of audio cassettes that were sent between a Midwestern woman and her lover in the 1960s. Explicit, illicit, tender, intimate, and pathetic, these tapes formed the core of Gillooly’s compelling film, which combines the audio with evocative images, inviting the active participation of the audience. For First Look, Gillooly will film the audience at the January 11 screening, to create a new film, AUDIENCE of Love and Shame, which will premiere on January 18 at 3:00 p.m. All participants in the January 11 screening will receive film credit. 

Free admission. Tickets will be given out on the day of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Members (Film Lover level and above) may reserve tickets by emailing [email protected].