Privilege and Obsession

Sunday, May 17

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01 Congratulations One StepCongratulations (One Step At A Time)

Roger Beebe

4 min., Video, 2014, USA

“Notes on gender in the 21st Century. A sad sequel to “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.” Education as factory farming. Congratulations to the cattle.” – Roger Beebe


02 Privilege _ Obsession_3Privilege and Obsession

Stephen Graves

64 min., Video, 2015, USA

“Filmed at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, during the nine days between the end of final exams and graduation. Mixing archival footage from college promotional films from the 1950s and 60s with a reserved, observational documentary aesthetic, the film problematizes dominant liberal narratives of equality, social justice, and ecology, and offers an incisive – yet subtle – critique of this most revered right of passage: college graduation. Privilege and Obsession is an unsparing, and often comedic portrait of the future of America’s middle classes, its youth, as they balance at the threshold of adulthood in a world mired by dogma and falseness.” – Stephen Graves