A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
This short film by Standish Lawder can be found on "American Film Treasures/Avant Garde Film: Disc 1"--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!
This is a very visually striking film and when it plays, you have no idea how Lawder made the film. It's accompanied by a very somber piece by Sebilius and conjures up thoughts that these folks might be dead and are rising to Heaven. I loved reading about how he made it (in the notes on the DVD) and shows amazing creativity and is one of the most watchable films on the DVD. Sure, it's NOT a typical film enjoyed by the masses, but I can appreciate what Lawder achieved--even if the film does seem to be overlong. Difficult to score but I'd say this one is worth your time. And, be sure to read through all the credits as everyone in the film is credited...and Lawder's descriptions are quite funny.
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