Robert Kramer and John Douglas' MILESTONES tour summer 2009

From: Adam Sekuler (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 18 2008 - 13:25:24 PST

Fellow programmers,

Once again I'm working on touring a film throughout the US and
Canada. This time I'm working with Capricci films in Europe on
touring a newly restored 35mm print of Robert Kramer and John
Douglas' MILESTONES, an heroic complex, and deeply moving masterpiece
of the 1970s. MILESTONES captures the vast American landscape and
more than 50 people who had been involved in political protests at a
time when America searched for identity in the wake of the Vietnam
War and the country's incipient conservative turn. Everything from
nudism to organic farming to radical politics are practiced on local
levels, while many of the film's subjects are constantly on the move,
never quite comfortable where they are. This powerful, affecting
lament for a generation whose aspirations never coalesced into a
workable politics or lifestyle offers a fascinating comparison to the
new political activism that has begun to appear all over the U.S. The
New York Times' A.O. Scott remarked of the work “I have the sense
that any attempt to grasp the essence of the '60s will have to pass
through Milestones, as sad and compassionate a movie as I have ever

My hope is to kick off the tour in the summer of 2009.
If you're interested in being a part of this tour, let me know.

Best regards,

Adam Sekuler
Program Director
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