Suitcase of Love and Shame

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Delightfully offbeat.

Village Voice

Filmmaker Jane Gillooly purchased a suitcase on eBay filled with a collection of reel-to-reel tapes, dating to the early 1960s, of audio letters sent back and forth between a Midwestern married man and his lover. Using this new technology, they recorded the intimate details of their affair, from the office to the bedroom, the mundane to the erotic. Armed with these compelling exchanges but no corresponding photographs, Gillooly set about reconstructing their story using minimal, evocative images. As we eavesdrop on secrets from fifty years ago, for Gillooly, “a lot of what you’re seeing is your own imagination.”

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  • 70 mins
  • Jane Gillooly