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22nd
Expanded Cinema
Her Socialist Smile
Director_ John GIANVITO
USA 2020 93min DCP color/b&w feature Documentary
Review

We often talk about Helen Keller’s miracle and disabilities, not her political life as an activist for labor rights, equality, and peace. This new film by John Gianvito, whose career has proven that no art is apolitical, invites us to meet another facet of Keller’s miracle: her life as a socialist and suffragette in the early 20th century of the US. Her ideas may come across as a “thorn in the spirit” but greatly influenced many people. The film begins with her first public speech, during which we will get to hear the 32-year-old Keller’s own voice speaking her own words in 1913. Resonating with her voice is the voice of poet Carolyn Forché, guiding us through Keller’s ideas. Keller’s endeavor as a thinker, writer, and supporter for progressive causes wakes up those who live in the 21st century, via her own oral and written languages, which she managed to pick up and operated all throughout her life. (Sung MOON)

CREDIT
  • ProducerJohn GIANVITO
  • ScreenplayJohn GIANVITO
  • CinematographyJohn GIANVITO
  • MusicMartin MARKS, Gaetano DONIZETTI, PANKRTI
  • EditorJohn GIANVITO, Eric P. GULLIVER
  • SoundJohn GIANVITO, Pierre HUBERSON
CastCarolyn FORCHÉ
DIRECTOR
John GIANVITO
Born in 1956, New York, the U.S. He is an assistant professor at Emerson College. His films include Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007), and Vapor Trail (Clark) (2010).
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