Public Hearing re-performs a rural American town meeting from a transcript downloaded as publicly available information. Shot entirely in cinematic close-up on black-and-white 16mm film, an ensemble cast read between the lines in an ironic debate over the replacement of an existing Wal-Mart with a super Wal-Mart
106 hours of the entire production of Public Hearing recorded via security camera on VHS, now broadcast "live"
Using the "CC" button in the video player, subtitles are provided in Google Translate's eighty-three popular languages, directly converted from a transcription of the final movie
Directed and produced by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Camera by Dan Fridman
Music by Eugene Wasserman
Assistant direction by D.C. Hagerman
Assistant camera by William Lehman, Daniel Cada
Sound design by Josh Allen
Map animation and subtitles by Ben Hemmendinger
Sound and on-set motion graphics by Harold Batista
Grading by Lee Eaton
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (Emergency Grants Program)
New York State Council on the Arts
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.
All video and text copyright © 2015 James N. Kienitz Wilkins & The Automatic Moving Co.