Re: Looking for prints to screen

From: k. a.r. (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 10 2009 - 23:41:08 PDT

Thanks Fred. Do you know which film has that scene in it?

Kristie Reinders, B.F.A.

Director of Cinematography, Electric Visions

Curator and Head Projectionist, Electric Mural Project

The Mission, San Francisco, CA

'A first class technician should work best under pressure.'

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> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:25:54 -0500
> From: email suppressed
> Subject: Re: [FRAMEWORKS] Looking for prints to screen
> To: email suppressed
> Quoting "k. a.r." <email suppressed>:
> >
> > I wonder, is that the film where a goat steps on a naked lady's bare chest?
> No.
> It was at the New York Filmmakers Coop, and we rented it from them and
> showed it at MIT in 1970 or 1971. It *was* "misunderstood" -- suddenly
> kids from the dorms who never came to our shows were there for the
> "porn." Jonas Mekas had attacked the final section, using,
> inappropriately, words like "child molesting," though no adults were
> involved in the final section, which is playful, and has no actual
> sex. Perhaps Stan felt that if even Jonas could misunderstand it...
> There was a very Brakhage-like logic to the four sections: straights,
> gays, dogs and children all manifesting their own unique forms of
> sexuality. I remember him saying that he had the most trouble of all
> filming the dogs, who did not want to be filmed "doing it."
> I think it's a great film, but I don't think it's close to his
> greatest. It's one of a long line of films in which he applied his
> techniques to particular subjects, rather than breaking new ground,
> which he was also constantly doing.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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