FOOTNOTE TO FACT

by Lewis JACOBS
1933 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 8' 11




Featuring Lillian Jacobs

This is one part of a proposed four-part film intended to document the Great Depression that was to be called ‘As I Walk.’ The other parts were never completed; consequently, ‘Footnote to Fact’ must stand alone. The film was to be post-synchronized, using sound in a stream-of-consciousness technique.” —Lewis Jacobs

“Grounded in Soviet montage and D. W. Griffith’s ‘Intolerance,’ this film addresses Great Depression poverty with a rapid editing technique. By 1940 Jacobs had mislaid it, and the film was unseen and undiscussed until Anthology Film Archives discovered the original negative in the 1990s.” —Robert A. Haller

Courtesy:
Lewis Jacobs
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 33,00 €