Watched Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986

A collection of short experimental films.

I don’t know,  I probably didn’t understand a lot of it.

Many seemed dated to me, just colors and images going by quickly.  That was probably a new thing then, but not now.

A few stood out to me that I’d like to know more about.

  • Harry Smith – Harry Smith, Film No. 3: Interwoven (1947�49)
  • Jonas Mekas, Notes on the Circus (1966)
  • Bruce Baillie, Here I Am (1962) (my favorite)
  • Chick Strand, Fake Fruit Factory (1986)
  • Jane Conger Belson Shimane, Odds & Ends (1959)
  • Wallace Berman, Aleph (1956�66?) (beats)
  • Christopher Maclaine, The End (1953)