1 videocassette of 1 (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the records for "New Television, Episode 503 (1989)" and "New Television, Episode 109 (1991)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.
Broadcast as Episode 503 of the 1989 season, and Episode 109 of the 1991 season of "New Television."
Includes a 3/4" screening tape. See the records for "New Television, Episode 503 (1989)" and "New Television, Episode 109 (1991)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.
"Hershman delves into different aspects of truth, illusion, and reality in a quasi-documentary that never lets on exactly where objectivity ends and subjectivity begins. The artist tells the story of an obsessive relationship between a transient young woman and a videomaker, giving no hint as to whether the footage was staged or spontaneous." -- WGBH press release
Dennis, the videomaker, talks about his mounting interest in a young girl, Lian, who lives on the streets. He introduces footage of her. Lian vacillates between seeming self-possessed and strong and seeming incredibly vulnerable. Dennis' interest becomes increasingly suspect. Lian's therapist discusses her history and the relationship between the two. At one point, Lian is filmed singing in the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.
New Television (Producer in Association)
Buckingham, Stephen (Associate Editor)
Mason, Merle (Associate Editor)
Amber, Lian (Lian)
Matthews, Dennis (Narrator)
Koszegi, Zsuzsa (Friend)
Video recordings -- Production and direction
New Television, Episode 109 (1991)
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