Grant Recipient Details


Boston, MA

Manual Cinema, Chicago, IL
Project Title
The End of TV
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Presentation Grant
Grant Amount

Back by popular demand, Manual Cinema arrives with another feat of innovative, cinematic storytelling. In “The End of TV,” the ingenious artists of Manual Cinema cast a theatrical spell through live-action silhouettes, video feeds, overhead projection and a five-piece band performing an original score. Set against the grain of a Midwestern city in decline, an elderly white woman—who was once a supervisor at the thriving local auto plant—and a young black woman—laid off from her job when the same plant closes—build a genuine connection amongst all of the chatter of the television ads that surround daily American life.