Suitcase of Love and Shame


Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Thu, Aug 1, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Carl and Emily Taphouse
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sat, Aug 3, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Joanne and Joe Murphy
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sun, Aug 4, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Dr. Jeffrey Szczepanski and Family
Film Info
Section:Experimental Film at Dutmers Theater
Release Year:2013
Runtime:70 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jane Gillooly
Produced by:Jane Gillooly
Cinematography:Beth Cloutier
Editing By:Jane Gillooly
Pam Larson


Imagine you purchase a cool-looking 1960s era suitcase on eBay. It arrives, you open it up, and inside are 60 hours of reel-to-reel audiotape. Finding the right player to listen, you are plunged into the tender, erotic, suspenseful and discomforting story of a Midwestern woman and her married lover, who used the new portable recording technology of the time to communicate, rather than expensive and risky phone calls. Fortunately for us, this happened to a filmmaker, and now we are all privy to her visionary reconstruction of this cautionary tale. Two guesses as to whether or not it has a happy ending. As mesmerizing and voyeuristic as cinema gets, this intimate documentary tells an absorbing story of forbidden love set during the American sexual revolution. In Person: Director Jane Gillooly (Sat and Sun).