Secret Life, Secret Death
"A haunting story"
--Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
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|Based on a ten-year research project, the film educates and provokes, with its themes of alcoholism, prostitution, history of women and the burden of family secrets carried into the present.|
Invite the Director
Invite Director Genevieve Davis to come to your screening!
How about an engaging Q & A session?
How about a reading from the fascinating book of SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH?
How about a workshop on No-Budget Filmmaking?
"I'm pleased to endorse Genevieve Davis's film, Secret Life, Secret Death, for classroom use. Both the film and Davis's classroom visit were the highlight of the American Studies course."
History and American Studies
More from Prof. Burton:
"I've successfully used the film as part of an American Studies unit on film depictions of the gangster. Davis's film opens the door to a number of useful discussions for students: the treatment of women in the gangster era, the study of family history and micro history, the creation of documentaries, and the nature of mythologizing the gangster era. On a practical note, the film's length fits easily into a ninety-minute class session.
"In addition, Davis met with my class to discuss the film. She is forthcoming about her own family history and an engaged speaker. She provided important insights into the making of documentary histories and was comfortable talking to students about her intents for the movie and hearing their reactions."
Host a Screening
Bring critically acclaimed, award winning SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH to your museum, film society, college, university, geneaology society, conference or home.
“We were thrilled to have a record-breaking number of people in attendance! We received many positive comments after the film and Q&A. "
--Alisha Benson, Public Services Coordinator, Lake Genevieve Public Library
More from Ms. Benson:“I really appreciate the artistry of your film, which covers so many significant subjects: women's oppression, prostitution, childhood hardships, gangsters, alcoholism, mental health, while tracing the history of 1920's Chicago, and 1930's & 1940's Wisconsin. I appreciate the film's beautiful complexity and the strength of its voice.”