Jun 16 2020


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Indie Lens Pop-Up – Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Presa House Gallery is excited to partner with ITVS Indie Lens Pop-Up to host a FREE & public screening of the San Antonio premiere of “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project” presented by KLRN Public Television. This screening is our second Indie Lens Pop-Up of the year, and we’re proud to welcome back our master of ceremonies, the multi-talented Maximo Anguiano. In January of this year, we hosted an encore screening of “The First Rainbow Coalition,” directed by San Antonio Filmmaker Ray Santisteban. Recorder, directed by Matt Wolf premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and will broadcast on Independent Lens | PBS on June 15, 2020.

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Approximate Run Time: 90 minutes

Marion Stokes secretly recorded American television 24 hours a day for 30 years, from 1975 until her death in 2012. Long before the era of “fake news,” the Philadelphia-based Communist and radical activist believed that a comprehensive archive of the media would one day be invaluable, protecting the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. Her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, and her son reflects back on his fractured, fascinating relationship with his complicated and fabulously wealthy mother. Now her 70,000 VHS tapes are being digitized for future generations, giving us all an eye-opening glimpse into how television shaped, and continues to shape, our world.

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