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Recorder: new documentary about 35 year TV preservationist Marion Stokes

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I caught a news piece about this documentary and in turn, the life of Stokes on the BBC recently and I was absolutely spellbound. She recorded TV broadcasts 24 hours a day for 35 years. Imagine if she had been a member of this community! 😮

Has anyone else on here heard of her, or this film? There are no release dates so far for the UK but I can’t wait to see it.

https://recorderfilm.com/

2013 CNN interview with Stokes’ son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erDPFDn5inY

Discussion with the director, Matt Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb00vGaWa6c

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk
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Will do, you can count on it. 😉

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk
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She recorded a total of 71,000 tapes over 33 years on VHS and Beta.

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oojason said:

Please let me know when there is a UK airing - I would very much like to see this.

Really intrigued by her story - thanks for posting it up mate.
 

Update time: it’s on at the BFI and the Vue West End during October 2nd and 3rd.

I’ve booked for the 2nd. 😃

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=2119A679-94F0-47F9-B477-381B14FBB464&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=DD801430-4778-48DD-AD59-E6B0E5F907FA

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk
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^ sweet Jay - thank for you that mate.

I am consulting the diary (aka the missus) - hopefully should able to make the 4th October showing…

Good to see the events are selling well too. Full respect to the BFI 😃
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing.
 
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You’re welcome J! 😃

Yeah, I picked up the October 2019 film guide and there’s a lot of interesting stuff in there. It won’t be feasible for me to catch everything that I’d like to see, so I’ll get them on DVD/Blu-ray.

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk