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Popcorn

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0266
Run Time
0h 1m 46s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Abstract
"Popcorn" begins with a teenaged boy reading from an unknown text inside a living room. JoAnn Elam is seen knitting, presumably nearby, before entering the kitchen and proceeding to cook popcorn on the stovetop. Each step is filmed in extreme close-up, with an emphasis on hands and tactility. This attention to process is similar to other films from Elam, notably "Chocolate Cake" (F.2011-01-0166). At the end of "Popcorn," following a flurry of light leak and mis-aligned optical printing, the boy happily eats the popped and seasoned kernels. The exact date of production remains unknown.
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)