Film
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

Directed by Matt Wolf
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 87 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT
Long before our current era of “fake news,” Marion Stokes was amassing an incredible archive in an effort to protect and tell the truth. Beginning with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979 and ending in 2012 with the massacre at Sandy Hook, Stokes archived and preserved the television that others were not. She recorded an incredible 70,000 VHS tapes capturing wars, triumphs, catastrophes, and more. The archive reveals the past and how it shaped television and the present moment.

Matt Wolf goes deep inside this captured history of television, providing insight into Stokes as keeper of the archive, while also showing the world that she wanted humanity to see. Taking on the aura of a mystery, Recorder delves into the curious world of a Communist radical and genius recluse who dedicated her life to a seemingly crazy mission, which in the end, is a glorious gift to the world.

—Deborah Rudolph
Documentary, Politics, Technology, Journalism
About the Director(s)
Matt Wolf's feature documentaries include Wild Combination and Teenage. His recent shorts include Bayard & Me and It’s Me, Hilary.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2019
  • Length:
    87 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cinematographer:
    Chris Dapkins, Matt Mitchell
  • Composer:
    Owen Pallett
  • Executive Producer:
    Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak
  • Editor:
    Keiko Deguchi
  • Director:
    Matt Wolf
  • Producer:
    Kyle Martin, Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak
  • Co-Executive Producer:
    Brendan Doyle, Pete Sillen

Contacts
  • US Sales Contact
    Amanda Lebow
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    amanda.lebow@caa.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Kyle Martin
    Electric Chinoland
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    Phone: 678 469 3951
    kyle@electricchinoland.com
  • Press Contact
    Susan Norget
    Susan Norget Film Promotion
    New York, NY 10010/NY
    Phone: 212 431 0090
    susan@norget.com
  • Print Source
    Kyle Martin
    Electric Chinoland
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    Phone: 678 469 3951
    kyle@electricchinoland.com