The Phantom of the Operator

October 21st, 2006

The 20th Century had its invisible workforce: telephone operators. Not just « voices with a smile », they were the shooting stars in a universe of infinite progress. They are revealed in this unique 1-hour montage crafted from 150 rarely seen industrial, publicity and scientific management films produced in North America between 1903 and 1989.www.artifactproductions.caAward for best experimental movie Brooklyn Film Festival 2005.

ABOUT MOVIE

“… an enormously imaginative docu … an hour of nonstop visual and intellectual stimulation… ”
Variety Magazine

“…the kind of intelligent and dedicated work that will live on for much longer than the flavors of the moment”,
Village Voice, New York City

” …a smart meditation on increasingly faceless corporations; it’s also an enchanting film that feels as if famed cine-essayist Chris Marker had made a history of the phone company.”,
TIME OUT New York

+ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERATOR
+Caroline Martel [Canada]