A classic observational documentary from the North American ‘Direct Cinema’ school; the film depicts a mother and daughter, distant relatives of Jackie Kennedy, living in genteel poverty in a decaying mansion in East Hampton. The women seemed locked into some kind of co-dependent relationship where it is never clear who is actually looking after whom. The film raises many issues, not least ethical ones.
Ethnographic Film Screenings Hilary 2019
Pitt Rivers Museum Seminar Room
10am, Thursdays (Weeks 1-8)
Convened by Professor Marcus Banks