October 21, 2017 • 8:30 pm, 95 MIN
NAVAL HERITAGE CENTER

Voyeur

Dirs. Myles Kane and Josh Koury, 2017

VOYEUR follows Gay Talese -- the 84-year-old giant of experiential journalism -- as he reports one of the most controversial stories of his career: a portrait of a Colorado motel owner, Gerald Foos. For decades, Foos secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially-designed ceiling vents, peering down from an “observation platform” he built in the motel’s attic. He kept detailed journals of his guests’ most private moments -- from the mundane to the shocking -- but most of all he sought out, spied on, and documented one thing: couples having sex. Talese’s insatiable curiosity leads him to turn his gaze to a man accustomed to being the watcher, exploring a tangle of ethical questions: How can a reporter trust a source who has made a career of deception? What does a journalist owe to his subjects and his readers? Who is really the voyeur?