Searching for Meaning in Melton: Kidnapper’s Foil and Beyond
Lecture by Caroline Frick
In conjunction with the exhibition, Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil
Thursday, January 16
6:30pm – 8:00pm
FREE and open to the public
Caroline Frick is Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin and founder of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. She will discuss the famously itinerant entrepreneur Melton Barker and his production of over 300 versions of the film Kidnappers Foil across the United States.
The lecture will be held at Dudley Recital Hall across the courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum.
[Image: Gareth Long, Childress, Texas version (1936) of The Kidnappers Foil, filmed by Melton Barker. Courtesy of the artist.]