Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and Modern Films we are delighted to be able to bring you Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project digitally.
Mermaid staff are going to watch it at 8pm on Monday evening, which is our regular cinema slot!
If you rent this film directly through the link above, you will get the opportunity to support Mermaid and in doing this we will receive 50% of the rental fee and you will be directly supporting our future film programme. To do so put the code Mermaid in the 'discount code' box during the purchase process. We greatly appreciate your support.
Rentals are valid for 48 hours from time of purchase.
A Communist radical who became fabulously wealthy later in life, Marion Stokes secretly recorded American television 24 hours a day for 30 years from 1975 until her death in 2012. For Marion, taping was a form of activism to seek the truth and she believed that a comprehensive archive of the media would one day be invaluable. Her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, but now her 70,000 VHS tapes are being digitized for future generations.