This edition of the Archive Fever 5.0 features three Temple University Student Academy Award Winners for Documentary Film: “You see, I`ve had a life”, directed by Ben Levin, “Through Adam`s eyes”, directed by Bob Saget and “Beyond imagining”, directed by Wendy Weinberg. The program was curated by Program & Project Specialist at Temple University’s Center for the Arts, Leonard Guercio, who also works as independent artist and film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the International House, Talk Cinema, the Italian Consulate and America-Italy Society.
The documentaries were selected for being essential in consolidating the prestige of Film and Media Arts program at Temple University. Below are the synopses of the films. The exhibits will be on Wednesday, January 8th and admission is free. For more information, please visit the International House of Philadelphia`s website here.
YOU SEE, I’VE HAD A LIFE
dir. Ben Levin, USA, 1973, 16mm, 30 min.
Ben Levin sensitively chronicles the life of 14-year-old Paul, diagnosed with leukemia, as he contemplates and confronts the disease and its fatal outcome.
THROUGH ADAM’S EYES
dir. Bob Saget, USA, 1978, 16mm, 12 min.
Bob Saget documented his young nephew Adam, born with a genetic facial disfigurement, as he courageously undergoes facial reconstructive surgery.
dir. Wendy Weinberg USA, 1992, 16mm, 30min.
In 1914, Margaret Anderson founded the Little Review and, fighting against the pressures of censorship and limited funds, introduced readers to the literary works of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and James Joyce, among other notables.