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DC/DOX Film Festival 2024

Reality Check Performance: Moore For Sale

Friday, June 14
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Planet Word, Friedman Family Auditorium

925 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Reality Check Performance: Moore For Sale

Keith Wilson, Artist, Moore For Sale

In 2017, when filmmaker and producer Keith Wilson (Joonam, I Didn’t See You There, Interior. Leather Bar.) embarked on a feature documentary about Frank Moore, the controversial Berkeley-based performance artist, public access TV host, shaman, and commune leader, he went in with the high hopes and conviction necessary to launch any project. With complete access to Moore’s extensive archive, Keith started shooting interviews, crafting grant proposals, editing numerous work samples, and delivering pitches for what was to become his feature directorial debut: Deep Inside the Shaman’s Den.

Seven years later, however, the film has yet to be made. What happened? Moore for Sale is a provocative and entertaining live documentary performance that examines the tangled relationships between art and commerce, the living and the dead, disability and positionally, and practitioners and audiences.

Artist, Moore For Sale

Keith Wilson is a producer, director, and artist based in Athens, Georgia, whose films have screened at Sundance, the Berlinale, Hot Docs, the U.S. National Gallery of Art, documenta14, and the Museum of Modern Art. He is the producer of Joonam (Sundance 2023), and I Didn’t See You There (2022), which won the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary at Sundance, the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame, and a Film Independent Spirit Award. Keith is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, has an MFA in film production from the Radio-TV-Film Department at UT-Austin, and grew up on a cul-de-sac in suburban Atlanta.