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Finding Christa

Eccentric artist-filmmaker Camille Billops’ autobiographical film includes candid interviews, archive footage and musical performance.

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USA 1992
Dir Camille Billops
55min
16mm

Eccentric artist-filmmaker Billops’ films are collaborations with and about the women in her family. In this film, she touches on the conflict between artistic and maternal instincts as she recounts her search for the daughter she gave up for adoption. Candid interviews and archival footage are placed against jarring instances of comic relief with musical performance and early experiments in scripted reality.

+ Suzanne, Suzanne USA 1982. Dir Camille Billops. 26min
Billops’ niece Suzanne and her mother confront the legacy of the family’s abusive patriarch.

All prints courtesy of Reserve Film and Video Collection.

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