The Taking

The Taking

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

A radical examination of Monument Valley’s representation in cinema and advertising since John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939), The Taking scrutinizes how a site located on sovereign Navajo land came to embody the fantasy of the “Old West,” replete with self-perpetuating falsehoods, and why it continues to hold mythic significance in the global psyche.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alexandre O. Philippe
Script: Alexandre O. Philippe
Cinematography: Robert Muratore
Editing: Dave Krahling
Sound: Phillip Lloyd Hegel
Music: Jon Hegel
Production: Exhibit A Pictures
Producers: Kerry Deignan Roy
Co-production: Milkhaus
Co-producers: Robert Muratore, Cathy Trekloff
Executive producer: Felix Gill
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 75΄
Contact: Exhibit A Pictures

Alexandre O. Philippe


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2006 Left (short)
2009 Inside (short)
2010 The People vs. George Lucas
2014 Doc of the Dead
2017 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene
2020 Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist
2021 The Taking
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