A Photographic Memory

Dir. Rachel Elizabeth Seed; 2024


The Blue Note Fri, Mar 1 6:45 PM
Q&A with director Rachel Elizabeth Seed
Jesse Auditorium Sat, Mar 2 5:45 PM
Q&A with director Rachel Elizabeth Seed
Missouri Theatre Sun, Mar 3 7:30 PM
Q&A with director Rachel Elizabeth Seed
Film Info
Original Language:English


Filmmaker Rachel Elizabeth Seed was only 18 months old when her mother, renowned photo-journalist Sheila Turner-Seed, unexpectedly passed away. Driven by a desire to uncover what she left behind, Seed embarks on a journey to meet with people whose lives were touched by her mother. Using audio and photographic archives from her mother’s career, A Photographic Memory is an investigation into the archive in search of remnants of a loved one, reconstructing their image in an attempt to get to know them. Sheila’s intimate interviews with famous photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, and Bruce Davidson among others are brought to life via Seed's reimaginings, further immersing us into Sheila’s world. An assured and heartfelt exploration of love, loss, and preservation. (KM)