I Didn’t See You There
Director Reid Davenport is expected to attend.
Oakland resident and filmmaker Reid Davenport reflects on matters of visibility, family, and the freak show in his latest personal film, winner of Sundance’s Directing Award for US Documentary. Visits to his family in Connecticut prompt memories of growing up before moving west to be an artist. A circus tent erected near his apartment elicits thoughts about America’s fascination with freak shows and how his disability affects the perceptions of those around him. As he reveals his observations in voiceover, Davenport’s movements are depicted from the vantage point of his wheelchair, so the frustrations caused by people blocking sidewalks and access ramps or bus drivers issuing unachievable demands are made abundantly clear.
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Oakland filmmaker Reid Davenport made five short documentaries, before making his feature debut, I Didn’t See You There. He is a 2017 TED Fellow and DOC NYC named him one of their “40 Filmmakers Under 40” in 2020. He is a co-founder of Through My Lens, which teaches students with and without disabilities to make films. Davenport won the 2022 Sundance Film Festival US documentary directing award for I Didn’t See You There (2022).
Director Reid Davenport
Executive Producer Alysa Nahmias, Bryn Mooser Kathryn Everett Andy Hsieh, Dawn Bonder Marci Wiseman
Producer Keith Wilson
Editor Todd Chandler
Cinematographer Reid Davenport
Print Source Breezy Circlemkeithwilson@gmail.com
Closed Captions Closed captions are available for both screenings. Please let us know if you would like a closed-captioning device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org
Audio Description Audio description is available for both screenings. Please let us know if you would like an audio description track when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at the Apr 29 screening at CGV San Francisco. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a seat with optimal visibility when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@sffilm.org.