CalArts alum Travis Wilkerson's widely lauded and currently in-release feature, Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, screens in the Bijou Theater at CalArts at 4:15 pm on Friday, March 23. All are welcome to attend.
The film premiered in a live version at the Sundance festival, and it was recently featured at New York's Film Forum theater. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? received enthusiastic reviews in The New York Times and The New Yorker, among other notable outlets.
From A.O. Scott's review in the New York Times:
Travis Wilkerson, a documentary filmmaker whose roots are in small-town Alabama, attempts just such a reckoning in “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” The movie, a scorching and rigorous essay on memory and accountability, is neither a profession of guilt nor a performance of virtue. Though his inquiry is intensely, at times painfully personal, Mr. Wilkerson is above all concerned with unpacking the mechanisms of racial domination. The procedure is akin to performing surgery on a half-conscious subject, or digging up a buried land mine that has lost little of its explosive power.