This film program brings together two very prominent people within the American and Canadian alternative art and film communities. Eminent film critic, underground actress and performance artist Amy Taubin made a few forays into the world of filmmaking, and her most well known work is In the Bag, from 1981. In the words of film scholar and theorist Noël Carroll: «Roughly twenty minutes long, the film records a search through a tattered, patchwork-quilt shoulder bag for something – we know not what.
Allied Productions and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative Present In direct address: Films by Amy Taubin, Paul Arthur, and J. Hoberman
A program of works by filmmakers best known for things they have written about other peoples' films. "In Direct Address" lets these artists speak for themselves, indirectly, through the medium of film.