The Darkness of This Reading
In the future, private security firms vie for turf. A rookie employee is sent to scout a new territory. He meets a woman in the town who makes him question his outlook. The woman turns to have ties to a competing security firm which has already staked its claim on the town. He is harassed and driven away by a series of ambiguous relationships.

A Video Written and Directed by Richard Maxwell

Jim Fletcher
Richard Maxwell

Chris: Christopher Sullivan
Bartender: Joseph Silovsky
Jay: Brian Mendes
M: Emily Sundblad
Jim: Jim Fletcher
Police Officer #1: Bill Pugh
Police Officer #2: Alex Delinois
Tyson: James Tyson
Gary: Gary Wilmes

Cinematographer: Michael Schmelling
Producer: Robert Kalm
Sound: Jason Sebastian
Costumes: Tory Vazquez
Editor: Henry Hils
Audio Mix: Harmonic Ranch
Production Assistant: John Obold
Location Scout: Christina Masciotti


Canal Street Pub, Reading 2004
Anthology Film Archives, New York 2005
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 2005
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, New York 2017