SECRET, the documentary 

Director/Editor Kathy Corley adapted from the stage production workshop written and directed by Paul Guzzardo Film Synopsis SECRET, the documentary, is a film adaptation of a 2005 multimedia performance art workshop collaboration of media artists, rap singer/DJs and actors from St. Louis, the birthplace of Josephine Baker. The various media incarnations of SECRET range from public art wall projections to interactive media gallery work that will be produced in locations throughout the world through 2006 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Josephine Baker's birth. Drawn from over a thousand FBI files and archival material, SECRET tells the story of St. Louis born entertainer Josephine Baker and two men who pursued her: media personality Walter Winchell and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Mixing old and new sound and images to link the present and past, SECRET uncovers Baker's little known identity as a global human rights activist.

Secret: The Josephine Baker FBI Files - Screenings

- Premiere: St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase (July 2005) - Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre,
St. Louis - Won St. Louis Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary Short 2006
- St. Louis International Film Festival (November 2005)
- Webster University Film Series (Oct. 2005 and Feb. 2006)
- Western Illinois University (Feb. 7, 2006)
- 2006 Big Muddy Film Festival (Feb. 26 & March 1, 2006)
- California State-Los Angeles: Osher Institute’s Salute to Black History Month (Feb. 25, 2006)
- San Francisco IndieFest (May 12-21, 2006)

Scheduled: St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch: Thursday, June 16 from 7-8:30 ( video clips and more info)


Produced and written by: Kathy Corley and Paul Guzzardo
Director/Editor: Kathy Corley

Aaron AuBuchon
Alan Brunettin
Kathy Corley
Zlatko Cosic
Paul Guzzardo
Brett Murphy
Darren Owens
Amin Hinds
Tom Zirkle
Garry Koesterer
Archive Researcher
Maureen Corley
Stage Manager
Jean Carr

Cast recorded live in performance at The St. Louis Community College at Forest Park

Samantha Rall - Josephine Baker
Jo Engel - Walter Winchell
Dick Watt - J. Edgar Hoover
Valencia S. Tims - Reader
La Dora Boyd - Reader
Chanteha Moore - Reader
Serronge Watt –Reader
Aaron AuBuchon – Reader
Paul Guzzardo - Reader
Fabian Llonch - Spanish Reader
Frederic Leveziel – French Reader
Moacyr Marchini – Portuguese Reader

Leon Lamont
Philip Lynch
Moacyr Marchini
Hamis Mhando
Tom Zirkle

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