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1932

Alternative Title:
Nineteen Thirty Two
Nineteen Thirty-Two

Copyright Date:
1988

Artist:
Rynard, Susan C.

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 506 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
"1932" was incorporated as a segment of Episode 506 of the 1989 "New Television" series.

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 506 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"A series of vignettes reviving cherished moments passed. Allowing the portraits to stir personal recollections, the artist creates scenes that evoke feelings of loss." -- WGBH press release

In this moody period piece, an unnamed woman, played by Maria Leb, is seen engaging in everyday activities, such as retrieving a milk bottle from the doorstep, arranging a table for a large formal dinner, and dressing in a bedroom. This woman seems well-to-do, and the spaces she occupies and the clothes she wears communicate this. Another young woman stands outside in a cemetery on a barren day and releases a bouquet of red roses onto the snowy ground. A faceless clerk seals a document with wax and places it into a wooden drawer. As the work draws to a close, Leb prays with rosary beads, enters a confession booth, and begins to speak. The work is approximately nine minutes in length.

The costumes and sets evoke the 1930's. The women are heavily made up.



Directors:
Rynard, Susan C.
Abrams, Rhonda (Assistant Director)

Editors:
Rynard, Susan C.
Sumpton, Chris (Online Editor)

Funders:
Trinity Square Video
Arts Television Centre
Charles Street Video
Canada Council, The

Performers:
Leb, Maria
Lamsechi, Guita (Young Girl)
Joliffe, Daniel (Clerk)

Subjects:
Loss (Psychology)
Nineteen-thirties


See Also:
New Television, Episode 506 (1989)





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