Critical Writing Index

Frenkel's video fantasy a stunning achievement

by John Bentley Mays

The Globe and Mail, June 4, 1984

This brief review of the premiere of Vera Frenkel's videotape The Last Screening Room: A Valentine comments on the poignancy of the tape's central tale, which is about an old woman imprisoned for telling stories in defiance of vast state pressure to remain silent.

ITEM 1984.027 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Last Screening Room: A ValentineVera Frenkel