The Trickle Down Theory of Sorrow
US | 2002 | 15 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 04823
"...an exceptional and original work...combines an intensely intimate perspective with a global context...as it deals with issues of domestic and industrial labor and women's daily lives."
"Reminiscent of some of the editing techniques of Germaine Dulac’s "Smiling Madame Beudet" and Su Friedrich’s early work, Filippo’s film goes even farther in making connections between U.S. consumption and overseas labor and asking questions about the relation of money to happiness. It is a far-reaching and riveting work."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- New York Film Festival
- Flaherty Film Seminar
- Black Maria Film & Video Festival
- Pacific Film Archive
Filmmaker Mary Filippo first studied filmmaking with the Marjorie Keller at the University of Rhode Island. She also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she took classes with George Landow, P. Adams Sitney and B. Ruby Rich. In the two decades following, Filippo made four, short, painstakingly crafted, experimental films. In her film, The Trickle Down Theory of Sorrow (2002), Filippo uses humor to engage and guide the viewer on a journey through a very serious subject: the intersection of the personal and political. Filippo’s other films include: Who Do You Think You Are (1987), Peace o' Mind (1983), Feel the Fear (1990). (01/19)