City Paper is not for tourists
Given the ever-rising kitschy entertainment value found art has attained through Davy Rothbart’s FOUND Magazine and the like, you would think that the subjects of Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick’s Other People’s Pictures would have far less trouble finding acceptance for their quirky, snapshot-collecting ways. “When I first started collecting snapshots and I would tell my friends, they all thought I was wacko.…They thought it was basically stealing a part of another person’s past,” says Don Sumada, one of the nine snapshot collectors interviewed for the film. Of course, the subjects aren’t doing any favors by the film’s press release, which describes them as “hunt[ing] for the images that feed their fantasies and quiet the voices in their heads.” Perhaps those voices are telling them they need to get a more socially acceptable fringe pastime—such as LARPing. The film shows at 1 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. & Constitution Ave. NW. Free. (202) 737-4215.