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Puppet a film by David Soll
(2010)

For three years, film maker David Soll followed Hurlin as he developed Disfarmer, capturing the gamut of his process, from a research trip to rural Aransas, to gluing tiny bits of paper onto a plasticene mold, to a rich and fraught rehearsal process, to crushing opening night reviews. In the words of Ronnie Scheib in Variety, “Parallels between photographer Disfarmer and puppeteer Hurlin multiply as Disfarmer’s paranoia mirrors his creator’s: Both figures are threatened by the notion of the artist and the medium disappearing forever, be it glass plate photography or avant-garde puppetry.” The result is a comprehensive look at the American puppetry scene that is as enlightening as it is moving.

Produced and Directed by David Soll
Producers: Jared Ian Goldman and Hannah Rozensweig
Associate Producer: Andrew Schwartztol
Cinematography by Mark Rasmussen
Music by Paul Trubachik
Runtime: 74 minutes
Premiered at DOC NYC

Top: Richard Termine
Above: David Soll
Right: David Soll