One of the most widely praised American avant-garde films in recent years, James Benning's 1977 feature is a laconic mosaic of single-shot sequences, each offering some sort of image/sound ... See full summary »
Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »
Inês de Medeiros
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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