Have You Seen My Movie?

Have You Seen My Movie?

October 25, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Using clips from over a thousand films, editor Paul Anton Smith crafts an immersive montage about the thrill of going to the movies.


There is nothing like the power of sharing a cinematic experience with strangers in the dark. From the audience members' rush to get seats to the cool command of the projectionist in the booth, Smith pieces together a complete movie-going story. Christian Marclay's iconic 24-hour museum piece The Clock used movie scenes to explore our relationship with time. Smith, assistant editor on The Clock, takes a similar tack to examine our relationship―as the audience―to the movies themselves. Through his patchwork of iconic and obscure clips spanning 80 years of cinema, Smith holds up a mirror to all of the romance, mystery and mayhem of our collective imaginations. D: Paul Anton Smith, UK, 2016

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Programmer's Note

As more premiere content moves to streaming platforms, it's important to remember that only some of a film's power comes from what is on the screen—much of its power comes from what we the audience create, laughing and crying in the dark together. —Johanna and Sydney, Hop Film

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Black Family Visual Arts Center
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