The Festival of the Pumpkin

super 8mm film

This short film/video examines the festival of the pumpkin in small town, mid-west America. A twist, however, is that this documentary, in homage to NOVA/PBS documentaries, mocks the traditional format and tone of early cultural documentary film. Thereby, subjecting the inhabitants to labels such as: “natives,” “indigenous,” “primitive,” and “villagers”.

collaborators: Kermit Stevenson, Krys Polinski, Dustin Risley (camerapersons)


2000 Hot Cam, NAAO, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY


2000 Nomad Videofilm Festival Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, CA


2000 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA


2000 Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR


2000 Gallery Luscombe, San Francisco, CA


2000 United States Super 8mm Film & Video Festival Rutgers University, NJ