Unexposed: Potamkin | The Carrack Modern Art | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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Unexposed: Potamkin 

When: Sun., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. 2018

Though its adventures in holding down a dedicated space for experimental microcinema lasted only a year, the Unexposed series has started popping up again in various spaces for one-off screenings, and we're glad for it. Its proprietors, the Smyth brothers, are experimental documentarians; this screening at the Carrack touches on an adjacent, even more rarified form: the experimental biopic. Harry Alan Potamkin died young of an ulcerated stomach, but not before he became a globally noted leftist film critic in the early twentieth century. In his hour-long 16mm film, Potamkin, Stephen Broomer edits distorted fragments of movies Potamkin wrote about into a controlled nightmare explosion of black-and-white images and drilling, droning sound. You might not come away from it knowing much more about Potamkin himself than you did when you arrived, but you'll at least intuit something unforgettable about the raw physicality of film and the restive decay of its history. —Brian Howe



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