Title (Year) Director. Place

Previous slide
Next slide

72 minutes


Title (Year) Director. Place is a documentary in the celebratory style of Free Cinema, displaying an intimate portrait of Alan Goble, an obsessed octogenarian with many interests but one passion: to detail, every film ever made anywhere in the world from the earliest days of cinema to the present.

Now a widower, he reflects on his effortful accomplishment, which has been awarded a Guinness Record as the world’s largest film-related database.

We also observe him in a moment of relaxation, watching over his garden, rewilded more than forty years ago, where, every evening, generations of badgers snuffle for food, and fox cubs play in the long grass. And, through his own movies, we can observe his progress, from a Saturday morning cinema-going childhood through work and marriage to his solitary existence in a book-lined home, where he continues to find solace in his archival activities. It offers the story of his and our time through a close-up view of an unusual, extraordinary, and individual life.

Showtime Info

Block 20: Mixed Bag
Saturday, Nov. 11
Texan Theater, 8:00 P.M.