Stories on the Skin
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8PM-9:10PM
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Director: Executive Producers: Arthur Jaffe and Karen Leader
Category: Documentary Short
Runtime: 39 minutes
Place of Origin: Boca Raton, FL
Shooting Locations: Boca Raton, FL

Synopsis: (Documentary) Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU is an ongoing creative collaboration between The Jaffe Center for Book Arts and Dr. Karen J. Leader, of the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, Florida Atlantic University. Our focus is on a visual medium, the tattoo, and the textual component, the narrative, which, through interpretation and performance, offer a deeper understanding of the artful presentation of the self to the world, on the pages of the body.

Cast: Arthur Jaffe, Karen Leader, Clarence Brooks, Caren Neile, students at Florida Atlantic University

Crew: Writer/Producer: Susan Rosenkranz; Assistant Producer/Photographer Patricia 'Z' Koppisch

Production Background & Fun Facts: The film documents the project as students reveal their ink and stories, and answer questions about motivations, memories, and meanings. Some of these are transformed into live performances.

Festivals & Accolades: Official Selection: Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

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