Margaret and Marion Talk about Working


Dir. Roberta Friedman, Grahame Weinbren, 16mm Color Sound 00:21:00

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"Margaret and Marion are sisters- one has worked for thirty years and is in the process of retiring, the other is returning to work after the same thirty years. Their words are fragmented into self questioning texts, while all the time Joan Strasbaugh, choreographer, marks time by building a room around them out of the classified pages of newspapers. The walls gradually close in on them and also on the camera crew, squeezing everyone together. As the atmosphere gets denser, the words become more spaced, thinner, and suggestive in their implications. But whose words are these? " G. W.

[Source: Film-makers' Cooperative catalog]