Moving spheres, such as balloons and bubbles, are superimposed on static backgrounds to suggest travel and discovery. There are perils: a boy falls, a lion roars. The lyric flights of ... See full summary »
Pierrot waxes romantic, entranced by the moon. Harlequin appears and bullies him, then uses a magic lantern to project an image of Columbine. Pierrot tries to court the illusory Columbine ... See full summary »
Montage of found footage from industrial, nature and ethnographic documentaries -- a steelworks, caterpillars, Native American dances, camel trains -- made strange by juxtaposition and upside-down, backwards and negative printing.
A visual representation, in four parts, of one man's internalization of "The Divine Comedy." Hell is a series of multicolored brush strokes against a white background; the speed of the ... See full summary »
With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio.
Short film utilizing quick cuts and multiple angles of a one-man-band musical performance by Sid Lavarents (who served as both film-maker and musician). Added to the National Film Registry,... See full summary »
One of the better films on the DVD...and it makes me wish George Kuchar had acted more in films.
This George Kuchar film can be found in "American Film Treasures/Avant Garde Film: Disc 2"--a compilation of mostly forgotten art films of the 20th century. This DVD set is NOT for the casual viewer and sometimes I wonder why I watched the films--as some of them were VERY artsy and weird!
Barbara Lapsley was a young actress who agreed to make this film. It consists of her doing a monologue but is unusual because the director, Kuchar, appears on the film and gives her direction. It's is very interesting as you see the creative process AND because Kuchar was really good when he acted out her parts and giving her direction (frankly, he was better than she was and I wish he'd just done the reading or acted in more of his films). It's all very unusual but a great film for up and coming actors. And, oddly, is much more watchable than most of the films on the DVD. Difficult to rate but well worth seeing.
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