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The Disappointment: Or, the Force of Credulity

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An ancient carved limestone reptile with a robotic female voice narrates a search on Brian Springer's family's Missouri farm for artifacts that also include the lost diary of 19th-century anarchist Kate Austin, a pot of 16th-century Spanish gold, and Civil War silver, in Ohio filmmaker Springer's 2007 documentary The Disappointment: Or, the Force of Credulity.

"Brian Springer's bizarre documentary The Disappointment: Or, the Force of Credulity, which crams a surplus of ideas into 70 brief, often head-scratching minutes, is, among many things, a treatise on how history is passed along, altered and sometimes lost through archaeological findings," Laura Kern wrote in the New York Times.

It screens Thursday 3/17 at 6 PM in the weekly Conversations at the Edge series at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. Springer and critic Brian Holmes will hold a postscreening discussion.

Springer made some waves with his 1995 film Spin, culled from 500 hours of satellite feeds of candid, unflattering moments before and after scheduled TV appearances by Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Pat Robertson, and other public figures.

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