Study of man in truck based on the story John told me

Margaret Salmon

USA, 2010
8 minutes, 50 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Study of man in truck based on the story John told me is based on an interview with an officer who retells a story Margaret Salmon heard at dinner 9 years ago. She uses non-actors to recreate the narrative. The event, which is recreated, is the removal of an obese man who was stuck in a van for over a week and couldn’t get out, he survives by using drive-thru windows for food, money and gas as he passes through the bleak winter landscape of NY State. Salmon merges the officer’s memory and thoughts about the event with cinematic language & fictional storytelling. The abstract score is composed of the rhythms of noises from the truck.