Who Do You Think You Are

Who Do You Think You Are

16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
In “Who Do You Think You Are” (1987, 10 minutes) the main character, a filmmaker, investigates her own cigarette smoking habit while wishing she could make “a film about injustice.”  She ...
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In “Who Do You Think You Are” (1987, 10 minutes) the main character, a filmmaker, investigates her own cigarette smoking habit while wishing she could make “a film about injustice.”  She wishes, in other words to do something heroic.  She has been seduced by the image of the cigarette-smoking hero, but an image is only an image.

 

“…you might say the film’s success is in its representation of failure. It  refuses ideology, just as it refuses to be tied to a single form or technique.  If post-modern means eclectic, then Filippo’s film is our most post.”

-Marjorie Keller

Filmmaker and writer, Center Quarterly

 

“No one else has dealt with the powerful mimicry that comes from watching too many old movies with their glamorous smokers—except perhaps Godard….”

-Katherine Dieckmann

Film Critic, Village Voice

 

Selected screenings: WNET Independent Focus, American Museum of the Moving Image, Whitney Museum, Black Maria and Atlanta Film Festivals, Gallery Association of New York traveling exhibition, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

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