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Film, 2016

Kathryn Elkin

2016
6 minutes, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD Video

‘Film 2016’ is a sensory exploration of the improvised interview process, as Elkin meets with piano-tuner Ben Treuhaft in an empty cinema. It serves as a portrait of the piano-tuner and the trappings of both creative and manual labour. The video includes a melancholy rendition of the 1963 Billy Taylor song ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free’, made famous by Nina Simone. Taylor’s 1967 instrumental version of the song became the theme tune for BBC’s long-running Film programme, a weekly review of new cinema releases.