Five Year Diary, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson
Over the course of nearly two decades, Anne Charlotte Robertson produced Five Year Diary (1981 – 97). Ultimately totalling 36 hours, the video diary – renowned for both its radical transparency as an autobiographical document and its rare screenings – is an obsessive chronicle of Robertson’s daily life and mental health.
An experiment in self-therapy, Robertson’s ‘story of a mind’s survival’ records the minutiae of her day to day existence, cushioned by the artist’s sharp wit and probing self-reflexivity.
Reel 22: A Short Affair (and) Going Crazy, 23 Aug – 1 Sept 1982, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1982, 27 min.
Reel 23: A Breakdown and After the Mental Hospital, 1 Sept – 13 Dec 1982, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1983, 26 min.
Reel 80: Emily Died, 1994, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1994, 27 min.
Reel 81: Mourning Emily, 27 September 1994 – 29 January 1995, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1995, 25 min.
Programmed by Thomas Grimshaw and Jenna Roberts.
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.
This programme contains descriptions of various mental health issues.
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.
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