6.4/10
438
2 user 1 critic

Castro Street (1966)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short
Inspired by a lesson from Erik Satie; a film in the form of a street - Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California ... switch engines on one side and refinery... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Baillie
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

All My Life (1966)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A 3 minute pan to the left.

Director: Bruce Baillie
Stars: Ella Fitzgerald
Mothlight (1963)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape.

Director: Stan Brakhage
Outer Space (1999)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky
Stars: Barbara Hershey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Skin, eyes, knees, horses, hair, sun, earth. Old song of Mexican hero, Valentin, sung by blind Jose Santollo Nadiso en Santa Cruz de la Soledad.

Director: Bruce Baillie
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man in tight jeans buffs his car to the strains of "Dream Lover".

Director: Kenneth Anger
Daisies (1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director: Vera Chytilová
Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A subversive experimental short film in which the word "Destroy" is uttered constantly while images on an individual are show with changes colors and the letters T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G displayed.

Director: Paul Sharits
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Commissioned by the heads of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to make an opening-night short commemorating cinema as it enters its second full century, Godard instead offers up a 17-minute ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Pierre Guyotat, Ronald Chammah
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy
Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

Director: Kenneth Anger
Stars: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Bill Beutel
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins
Edit

Storyline

Inspired by a lesson from Erik Satie; a film in the form of a street - Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California ... switch engines on one side and refinery tanks, stacks and buildings on the other - the street and film, ending at a red lumber company. All visual and sound elements from the street, progressing from the beginning to the end of the street, one side is black-and-white (secondary), and one side is colour - like male and female elements. The emergence of a long switch-engine shot (black-and-white solo) is to the filmmaker the essential of consciousness. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

None

Also Known As:

Кастро Стрит See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1992. See more »

Connections

Featured in What Is Cinema? (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
City sights and sounds collected in a landscape format.
6 October 1998 | by Jack-75See all my reviews

Dizzifyingly in movement, Baillie's Castro Street is a look at the cluttered landscape of a city block of the same name. The only dialogue comes from the sounds of the city. The only characters are traffic, a train station, and a handful of signs. This unique cast leads the viewer along the street. Overlapping pictures, blurred and confusing, convey the business of city life. Following the train down the track, Baillie briefly juxtaposes the urban jungle with a scenic country field--where color is clear and no overlapping of images clutters the view. Compositionally, interesting edits and cuts are used to present a mountain of commonplace objects to the audience: there is always something new to look at. This ten-minute piece features a unique perspective on the changing sights of a city landscape.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed