Shelly Silver’s TOUCH screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, April 25. It was then followed by a Q&A with Shelly and Film + Media faculty member Jean Amato.
“A man returns, after 50 years, to his childhood home in Chinatown to care for his dying mother. Throughout the film he remains nameless. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and collaborators.” Touch (2013) is a sensual cinematic essay on loss and presence. Winner of the Prix Patrimoine de l’immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Cinéma du Réel and Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Still from TOUCH.
(From left-to-right: Jean Amato and Shelly Silver)