Re: Looking for prints to screen

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 11 2009 - 00:00:17 PDT

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On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Fred Camper <email suppressed> wrote:

> 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...

'even jonas'
are you joking?

> 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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