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Film Info
The Pettifogger

Film Information

Exhibition Title The Pettifogger
Original Title The Pettifogger
English Title The Pettifogger
Director Lewis Klahr
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 65'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Lewis Klahr
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Lewis Klahr
  • Edición / Editing: Lewis Klahr
  • Producción / Producer: Lewis Klahr
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A year in the life of an American gambler and con man, back in the early Sixties. A journal-shaped montage filled with glimpses, glances, deteriorated collectibles and elliptical narrative. An abstract crime film and, like many other crime films featuring scams, a sensorial exploration of the virulence of unfettered capitalism. An impressionistic collage film culled from a wide variety of images and sounds that fully exploits the hieroglyphic essence of paper cutouts to reflect on the common ground shared by appropriation and stealing. Yes, in only an hour and a few minutes, this film by American experimental filmmaker Lewis Klahr –who remains true to his previous work and follows the guiding light of the great Harry Smith’s Heaven and Earth Magic– manages to establish connections with other narrative traditions while keeping his untamable and unique spirit intact.

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