David and Lynn are in the midst of a relationship crisis—he's lost his job, and his self-esteem and libido are at a nadir—on the morning of September 11, 2001. When news of the terrorist attacks reaches their home, David becomes fixated on the twenty-four hour television coverage with an intensity that makes Lynn uneasy, despite their relationship's new, if unclear, vitality.
A raw and uncompromising human drama, Coverage shines a critical light on the media's exploitation of the events of 9/11, while also exploring the blurry boundaries of human sexuality and powerlessness in the technological age.
The idea for this film was born several years ago while watching a videotape of news from September 11th, 2001. Separated from the immediacy of the attacks, I was struck not only by the sheer number of times the same events were replayed, but also by the fetishistic way in which the footage was handled. The media’s orgiastic repetition of images surpassed necessity, and it reduced the events to simple and sublime images of destruction.
Coverage explores the media’s fetishization of images as it affects an average couple. In doing so, it also raises issues of addiction, technology, and – surprisingly – the shifting boundaries of love and sex in the 21st century. In the end, Coverage also becomes an unsettling example of the very fetishization that it sets out to explore.
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Coverage has received a new award at CineKink NYC. | more...
23 February 2010
Coverage has received a new award at VISIONFEST: The Other Festival. | more...
22 June 2009
Coverage has received a new award at The Method Fest. | more...
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