courtesy Automatic Moving Co.

Courtesy Automatic Moving Co.

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

United States Premiere

“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

Followed by a conversation with lawyer and curator Pati Hertling and the filmmaker.