On Screen/In Person Film Series – I Didn’t See You There

A circus tent reflected in a window.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Doors: 6:15pm | Performance: 6:15pm

Spurred by the spectacle of a circus tent that goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility. Shot entirely from director Reid Davenport’s physical perspective – mounted to his wheelchair or handheld – the film serves as an unequivocal rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard. I Didn’t See You There expands on the tradition of point-of-view cinema by incorporating a disabled aesthetic generated through Davenport’s own embodiment. Directed by Reid Davenport Running Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes. Followed by Post-Show Q & A with Filmmaker

On Screen/In Person Film Series in partnership with MU Disability Film Series