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I Didn’t See You There

Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Location la: Bartos Screening Room

With Reid Davenport in person 

Dir. Reid Davenport. 2022, 76 mins. DCP. After a circus tent goes up outside of his apartment, disabled filmmaker Reid Davenport considers the legacy of the Freak Show and whether his own autobiographical filmmaking has fit into its tradition. Meanwhile, Davenport employs a new methodology for self-portraiture: rather than directing our gaze at himself, he points the camera outwardat the subway, his apartment, the sidewalks, intersections, and doorways of the city. Whether he’s holding the camera in his hand, resting it in his lap, or mounting it on the armrest of his wheelchair to capture a textured, pavement-rich kaleidoscope, Davenport offers a poetic, purposeful, political, and radically subjective vision that reveals how he encounters the world. Winner of Best Director in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film, and nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2022 Gotham Awards, I Didn’t See You There is a groundbreaking work of nonfiction that offers a uniquely transporting cinematic experience. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.