I Didn't See You There

I Didn't See You There

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Brooklyn Army Terminal

80 58th St

Brooklyn, NY 11220

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A disabled filmmaker launches into an unflinching meditation on spectacle, (in)visibility, and the corrosive legacy of the Freak Show.

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Date: Saturday, July 30th

Venue: Brooklyn Army Terminal

Address: 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

8:00 PM: Doors Open

8:30 PM: Live Music from Molly Joyce

9:00 PM: Film Begins

10:30 PM: Q&A


I Didn't See You There

Reid Davenport | 2022 | US | 76 mins

The circus tent’s looming presence outside of his apartment leads Davenport to further reflect on his failed career attempts and how he could only find economic sustainability after he started making films about himself. By watching his work, are audiences exposed to new insights into his slice of the human condition? Or is he satisfying a voyeurism that shares a lineage with the Freak Show? At times, Davenport feels like a freak just by being. At other times, he is a freak by what he’s willing to show. Ultimately, Davenport recognizes that the voyeurism that inspired the circus Freak Show is a force he must continually battle with - on sidewalks, in subway cars, and, perhaps most importantly, in his filmmaking practice. The urban lifestyle has been an oasis for Davenport during his entire adult life. The San Francisco Bay Area, birthplace of the Disability Rights Movement, provides access to public transportation, a more progressive culture, and a robust disability community. Yet, despite this ostensibly welcoming climate, the legacy of P.T. Barnum’s freak show remains present in Davenport’s daily life in the form of gawking, lack of access, and other forms of ableism. Davenport questions if his urban life on the West Coast is worth being thousands of miles from his family in Connecticut. Through multiple trips across the country to visit them, he is forced to confront what it truly means to have agency over his life.


Molly Joyce

Molly Joyce has been deemed one of the “most versatile, prolific and intriguing composers working under the vast new-music dome” by The Washington Post. Her music has additionally been described as “serene power” (New York Times), written to “superb effect” (The Wire), and “unwavering” and “enveloping” (Vulture). Her work is concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay which engages her disability on a compositional and performative level. Molly is a graduate of Juilliard, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Yale, alumnus of the YoungArts Foundation, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies from City University of New York.






How will it work?

Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions, as well as conducting a temperature check. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will be provided.

Can I bring food and drinks?

No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages! Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?

In addition to vaccination requirements, COVID-19 safety measures include: options for socially distanced seating, and masks encouraged. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen.

COVID-19 safety measures and requirements may be updated or changed based on current guidance at the time of the event.

Where will the screening take place within The Brooklyn Army Terminal?

Check in will be through the entrance at 80 58th Street, but the screening location will be down at the end of the pier. Please contact us if someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location.

How accessible is this venue?

This venue will be entirely one level, with the exception of a ramp at the entrance, making it very accessible. The venue is approximately a 15 minute walk from the nearest subway station. If this brings up any concerns, please email us at or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

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