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Jerome Hill Restored, Program 2

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 1:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



Includes the following films:

  • The Artist's Friend

    c. 1968. USA. Written and directed by Jerome Hill. The filmmaker appears as an artist attempting to set up his easel, with frustrating results. 5 min.

  • Canaries

    1969. USA. Written and directed by Jerome Hill. Live-action footage of canaries, overlaid with hand-painted effects. 4 min.

  • Death in the Forenoon

    1966. USA. Written and directed by Jerome Hill. Footage of a bullfight, shot by Hill in 1934, hand-painted by the artist three decades later. 2 min.

  • The Magic Umbrella

    1965. USA. Written and directed by Jerome Hill. A Hill home movie from 1927, with hand-coloring and sound added. 4 min.

  • Merry Christmas

    1967/69. USA. Written and directed by Jerome Hill. Christmas in New York City, as Mary and Joseph arrive by donkey at the Algonquin Hotel and are turned away. 3 min.

  • Film Portrait

    1972. USA. Written and directed by Jerome Hill. The artist's masterwork, a diary film in which he presents his life and milieu through old home movies and newly staged scenes, many hand-colored and animated for emotional and psychological effect. 81 min.

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