Re: Passage Through: A Ritual

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Sep 09 2006 - 16:52:53 PDT

I know a few people who started long prestigious
careers in experimental film, whose first
experience watching one was radical. The Act of
Seeing, or Passage Through are often cited. I
wouldn't worry. Some people may walk out but some
people may get it and those are the people you
want. The ones who walk out may come back too.
The film *is* mostly black, but it is very
powerful, nevertheless. One friend confided to me
that this film changed his life one bleak day
when he went in without knowing anything about
it. It's worth the risk.

For the name, how about Columbia Pictures?

-Pip Chodorov

>. So, was this
>just hyperbole from Mr. Brakhage and interviewer? Is
>this too esoteric a choice for the first film (I think
>I have enough time to change the selection with the
>FMC if so)? I fully expect to “fail” many many times
>with this series, but I don’t want to alienate a big
>part of the audience right off the bat. Thoughts?
>Josh Mabe

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