Join the International Documentary Association and DCTV on Monday, June 5 from 7PM to 10PM ET, for the DocuClub work-in-progress screening of the film Untitled Death Row Memory Film. We will be joined by director Alex Morelli and producer Daniel Garber. The feedback session will be moderated by Samara Chadwick
About the Work-In-Progress Film: Untitled Death Row Memory Film
When filmmaker Alex Morelli starts researching a rural Nevada community and its maximum security prison, he doesn't expect to receive a reply from an artist on death row named Scott Dozier. He’s even more surprised when Scott confides that he wants to waive his appeals and ask the state to carry out his execution—preferring death to the daily violences of incarceration. He offers Scott a supportive ear, and they begin to swap music and artwork to pass the time. But as Scott moves forward with his plans, Alex questions whether their friendship is compatible with his own commitment to ending the death penalty. And as he road trips to places from Scott’s past as an artist, soldier, father, and meth kingpin, a portrait emerges that reflects how masculinity, race, and individualism shape our reliance on punishment and prisons. Photographed on luminous 16mm, Untitled Death Row Memory Film is an intimate documentary about the fraught imaginaries of making art across prison walls. In the wake of Scott’s unexpected suicide, the film considers how he might have fit into a world without prisons—an abolitionist future he refused to envision, but one that organizers in Nevada are working to make a reality.
DocuClub NY is a collaboration between IDA and DCTV. DocuClub is a work-in-progress screening series offering the public and members of the documentary film community a first look of new projects. Filmmakers and creators have the opportunity to showcase their rough cut and consult feedback from their peers and audience. To apply to participate in DocuClub with your own work-in-progress project, click here.
The screening will be held at the Firehouse: DCTV's Cinema for Documentary Film (87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013)
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Screening, followed by a moderated feedback discussion with the filmmakers - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
Space is limited. All RSVPs are first-come, first-served. Admission not guaranteed.
ASL and/or live captioning can be requested for the feedback discussion. Please email your request to email@example.com by May 22, 2023.