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Detour de Force

Rebecca Baron
USA, Austria 2014 / 29’

The latest documentary by this American artist is made up entirely of archival images that present the world as seen by photographer Teda Serios, a charismatic bellhop from Chicago who, in the mid-1960s, produced hundreds of original Polaroid photographs. The documentary includes recordings of sessions between Serios and his psychiatrist, Dr. Jule Eisenbud. The director is more interested in the ethnographic dimension rather than the biographic.

Patryk Tomiczek

Rebecca Baron

An artist known for her historical film essays. Her interests include photography and its relationship with motion pictures. Baron’s work is known all around the world. Lives in Los Angeles.

Selected filmography

1999 Okay Bye-Bye (short)
2005 How Little We Know of Our Neighbours (doc., short)
2014 Detour de Force (short)

Cast & Crew

director Rebecca Baron
screenplay Rebecca Baron
cinematography Rebecca Baron
editing Rebecca Baron
music Kyle Bruckmann, Giuseppe Ielasi, Ernst Karel
producer Rebecca Baron, Douglas Goodwin, Baron + Goodwin
production Video Data Bank
sales Baron + Goodwin
language English
colouration b&w