Perfect Film

Root Event

werkleitz Festival 2008 Amerika
Perfect Film
US 1986

Perfect Film illustrates the media-hype around the murder of Malcolm X by using its waste products: the uncut roll of film created when an editing assistant sticks together in more or less chronological order all the footage left over from the final cut. This reveals outtakes, repeat takes and the vanity of eyewitnesses but not the event itself, which consequently becomes all the more palpable for the viewer.

Ken Jacobs, US 1986, 22 Min., engl.