CASUAL VIGNETTES OF GILDED VULGARITY (CVGV) IS AN ALLEGORICAL ACCOUNT TOLD THROUGH A SERIES OF VIGNETTES THAT CONNECT THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN SYSTEMIC AND STRUCTURAL RACISM TO ITS CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONS. THE FILM’S 12 CHARACTERS ARE FLAWED ARCHETYPES FOUND WITHIN ENGLISH ARISTOCRACY AND CLASSISM THAT CARRIED OVER TO FORM OUR AMERICAN FOUNDATIONS – AND ARE EMBODIED UNCHANGED BY OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT. THROUGH HISTORICAL SATIRE, CVGV IS A BLUNT INDICTMENT OF AMERICA’S ENGLISH PEERAGE ROOTS WHICH CREATED THE CULTURE OF WHITE PRIVILEGE, ENTITLEMENT AND RACISM THAT CONTINUES TO PERPETUATE TODAY. 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

PAUL KAISER IS AN AWARD WINNING ARTIST, FILM MAKER, AND VETERAN. HE SERVED IN BOTH THE ARMY INFANTRY AND THE NAVY EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL DURING THE CURRENT CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. HE LIVES  IN LOS ANGELES.

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