Charlie Shackleton

Tuesday March 8 – Thursday March 10
London-based filmmaker Charlie Shackleton
joins us in person for a series of
screenings and performances.

Tuesday, March 8 at The Campus Theatre
with filmmaker introduction and Q&A

A collection of award-winning short films from 2017 – 2020.

Fish Story (2017, 14 min.) Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon’s grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, filmmaker Charlie Shackleton attempts to sort myth from reality as he searches for the truth behind this fishy tale.

Personal Truth (2017, 17 min) In the wake of Pizzagate, a look at how “fake news” and conspiracy theories emerge—and why they linger in the imagination.

Frames and Containers (2017, 9 min) A video essay on the enduring cinematic tussle between frame and container.

Pasta as Prologue (2020, 10 min) Two different dramatizations of the 1975 siege of a Knightsbridge restaurant by Black British radicals remind us that history also needs its agitators.

Lasting Marks (2018, 15 min) In 1987, police in England acquired a video of a group of men participating in consensual sadomasochistic sex acts. The tape launched one of the largest vice investigations in British history, code-named Operation Spanner.

Wednesday, March 9 – Thursday, March 10 at
The Samek Art Museum (Langone Center)
with filmmaker live performance

As Mine Exactly (2022, 30 min.) This VR installation and performance film traces a mother and son as they revisit the medical emergency that reshaped their lives, and the remarkable fragments that remain of that time.  Each performance will be for a single audience member. 

Performance Schedule:
Wednesday: 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm
Thursday: 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm

Tickets are available at the Campus Box Office (link) starting Friday, March 4.  Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

Charlie Shackleton is a nonfiction filmmaker, living and working in London. His films have shown at Sundance, SXSW and IFFR, and won awards including a BIFA and a Grierson. His latest film, The Afterlight, premiered at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival. His VR performance film As Mine Exactly will debut this spring.

Sponsored by the Bucknell Film/Media Studies Program and The Samek Art Museum with funding support from the University Lectureship Committee.

Questions?  Need more information?  Contact Professor Eric Faden –