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Avant-Garde to Underground: Outliers and Film, Part 2
Anne Charlotte Robertson: Selections from Five Year Diary

May 5 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

Introduction by Haden Guest

“Influenced by filmmakers as diverse as Ed Pincus and Carolee Schneemann, Anne Charlotte Robertson (1949–2012) was a Boston area Super 8 filmmaker who examined and shared her life through her work — a mix of essay, performance, and stop-motion animation. Robertson completed her graduate degree at Massachusetts College of Art in the 1980s, honing her filmmaking skills under the tutelage of Saul Levine. Diagnosed with various and changing mental disorders, Robertson faced several breakdowns and mental hospitals — experiences she documented and exorcised thoroughly through her films — particularly within the annals of Five Year Diary (1981–1997), a project spanning nearly two decades” — Harvard Film Archive. (Total running time 101 minutes) With thanks to Haden Guest, director and curator, Harvard Film Archive.

courtesy Harvard Film Archive

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