Popcorn

Popcorn” begins with a teenaged boy reading from an unknown text inside a living room. JoAnn Elam is seen knitting, presumably nearby, before entering the kitchen and proceeding to cook popcorn on the stovetop. Each step is filmed in extreme close-up, with an emphasis on hands and tactility. This attention to process is similar to other films from Elam, notably ” Chocolate Cake ” (F.2011-01-0166). At the end of “Popcorn,” following a flurry of light leak and mis-aligned optical printing, the boy happily eats the popped and seasoned kernels. The exact date of production remains unknown.

Popcorn


Video:

Collection:
Elam Subseries I: Films
Original Format:
16mm
Color:
Color
Sound:
Silent
Duration:
0h 1m 46s
Abstract:
Popcorn" begins with a teenaged boy reading from an unknown text inside a living room. JoAnn Elam is seen knitting, presumably nearby, before entering the kitchen and proceeding to cook popcorn on the stovetop. Each step is filmed in extreme close-up, with an emphasis on hands and tactility. This attention to process is similar to other films from Elam, notably " Chocolate Cake " (F.2011-01-0166). At the end of "Popcorn," following a flurry of light leak and mis-aligned optical printing, the boy happily eats the popped and seasoned kernels. The exact date of production remains unknown.
Genre:
Short
Subject(s):
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Source:
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/7743
Repository:
Chicago Film Archive

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