Moving Images > Morning, noon, and night

Morning, noon, and night connects three parts of a day that occurs annually in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. It observes a Revolutionary War re-enactment not by filming the spectacle itself but instead through its spectators and peripheral participants, fixing a slow eye on its surrounding activities, gestures, and sounds. The overwhelming sound of shouting and gunfire disrupts what otherwise appears to be a comfortable afternoon in the suburbs. Spectators happily watch violence performed, as if attending a sport.