• Vertical Air

    1996. USA. Robert Fenz. 28 min.

  • Pull My Daisy

    1959. USA. Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie. 30 min.

  • OK End Here

    1963. USA. Robert Frank. 32 min.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008, 4:45 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Vertical Air

    1996. USA. Directed, photographed, and edited by Robert Fenz. Subversive, political, iconic, and whimsical images of America are accompanied by the free-jazz trumpet improvisations of Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith. 28 min.

  • Pull My Daisy

    1959. USA. Directed by Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie. Spoken narration by Jack Kerouac. Music by David Amram. With Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Alice Neel. Pull My Daisy began in 1957 as a collaborative jazz poetry reading between Amram and Kerouac—the first ever staged in New York City—and two years later was developed into this semi-documentary, quasi-improvised Beat film, which would inspire countless hipsters, slam masters, and rappers. Amram later observed, "Kerouac saw the aesthetic as well as the spiritual, enduring value of jazz. He also loved Bach and heard the similarities in the perfect choice of notes to the spontaneous solos of Charlie Parker." 30 min.

  • OK End Here

    1963. USA. Directed by Robert Frank. Music by Ornette Coleman. With Martino La Salle, Sue Ungaro (Mingus). Taking a cue from Antonioni, Frank uses a roving camera and beautifully framed images to depict a modern New York City couple's sense of alienation. Ornette Coleman's opening saxophone line, in just a few declarative notes, sets the film's plaintive tone. 32 min.

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