Stars and Scars

Dir. Larry Fessenden (1986-1993 30 mins)

The complete collection of the video testimonials that set the stage for David Leslie’s stunt spectaculars. Larry Fessenden’s visceral video-riffs gave reason and rational to raucous acts, excusing star-struck dreams and scar-bought screams. Originally seen on scattered monitors or as giant projections at the scene of the stunts, these “video billboards” are now highlighted here for the first time. Includes Beauty and the Beast, Fessenden’s loving tribute to the monster film.