I Didn't See You There

76 mins.
Directed by Reid Davenport

After the screening, stick around for a pre-filmed discussion between I DIDN'T SEE YOU THERE director Reid Davenport and Bellwether programmer George Myers.

Free to Amherst Cinema Members.

When a circus tent goes up outside of his apartment, a disabled filmmaker must confront the legacy of the Freak Show and whether his past autobiographical filmmaking has fit into its tradition. With the camera pointed away from himself, he captures the personal and poetic from his wheelchair.

Shot entirely from the filmmaker’s literal physical perspective, both from his wheelchair and his two feet, I Didn’t See You There is a groundbreaking work of documentary cinema by first-time feature director Reid Davenport.

Winner of the Directing Award—Documentary Feature at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.