courtesy Automatic Moving Co.

Courtesy Automatic Moving Co.

Public Hearing (2012) by James N. Kienitz Wilkins, 16mm to HD, 110 min, United States

“Public Hearing is the verbatim re-performance of a rural American town meeting from a transcript downloaded as publicly available information. Shot entirely in cinematic close-up on black-and-white 16mm film, a cast of actors and non-actors read between the lines in an ironic debate over the replacement of an existing Wal-Mart with a super Wal-Mart.” – James N. Kietnitz Wilkins