Question about Crossroads

From: k. a.r. (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 20 2009 - 17:59:13 PST

Hello everyone.
Last night at the New Nothing there was a Bruce Conner screening.
They screened 8 of Bruce's films, all in 16mm. (yay! Thanks Rock!!!!)

Crossroads clocked in at 38 minutes, but it seemed different than I remember.
(I haven't seen it in probably 15 or 17 years, since the good old days of UW-Milwaukee
mandatory weekly screenings.)

Last night Crossroads consisted of 2 parts. The first was the bomb explosion footage,
with the real sound of the planes and explosions.
The second part was the bomb footage again, some the same, but some different,
and with some mellow instrumental music.
In the beginning, and before the second part there was a bit of black leader with a white +.

What I remember is a part that was silent? that had the + in white, but the four quadrants of it
got filled in with the explosion footage.
There were four explosions happening at once in the 4 parts of the cross.

So am I remembering it wrong, or am I thinking of a different film with atomic bomb explosions?

Any insight greatly appreciated,

Kristie Reinders, B.F.A.

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