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Jun 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

David Holzman’s Diary

With Kit Carson and Clinton Krute


I Heart Staten Island

5 min, 2013

Directed by Jef Taylor

“It was only when he did not get up to take a bow that anyone realized something had gone wrong.”

David Holzman's Diary

73 min, 1967

Directed by Jim McBride

This “ingenious puzzle movie” (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader), a milestone of the 1960s charting the self-destruction of a media-saturated youth. As news from the Vietnam War and social unrest blares over the radio, David Holzman (L.M. Kit Carson) unloads comic-neurotic monologues to his 16mm camera. When his relationship with Penny (Eileen Dietz) goes south, he retreats further into moving images, secretly recording his pretty neighbor and even turning his lens to the TV shows he watches. No longer able to deal with life outside celluloid, all of his ties to the real world begin to erode. The “totally delightful satire” (NY Times) of a narcissistic artist is also a well-crafted fiction about the deceptions of cinematic illusionism. Early on, Holzman quotes Jean-Luc Godard’s famous dictum that “the cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second.” As Holzman soon learns, it lies just as often.

L.M. Kit Carson is an award-winning digital-journalist and screenwriter/actor/producer and director working both independently and with Hollywood Studios.  His double-bio starts in journalism (in college he wrote for Esquire); and 16mm documentary film (at the same time he started as an editor on the pioneer cinema-verite team of Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker).  His first film was the breakthrough mock-documentary, David Holzman’s Diary, a worldwide film festival winner selected for The U.S. Library of Congress Collection as one of 400 “American Film Treasures”.  Documentaries he directed include American Dreamer (on rebel movie-icon Dennis Hopper) and currently in-the-works Remember Tomorrow (animated + digi-journo + 35mm documentary). He publishes in Rolling Stone, Variety, Texas Monthly, Film Comment and GQ.  His journalism is anthologized in books on American Culture.

Clinton Krute is a writer, filmmaker and the Web Editor at BOMB Magazine.




Jun 20, 2013
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm


BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States
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