• Crossroads

    1976. USA. Bruce Conner. 36 min.

  • Wavelength

    1967. USA. Michael Snow. 45 min.

Monday, August 18, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Crossroads

    1976. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. Music by Patrick Gleeson, Terry Riley. Shown in slow motion from twenty-seven different angles and accompanied by Riley's electric organ score, a 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll attains a haunting beauty. 36 min.

  • Wavelength

    1967. USA. Directed by Michael Snow. Snow's groundbreaking structural film consists of a single, forty-five-minute-long tracking shot through the length of a room, accompanied by slowly-increasing sine tones. As the camera moves forward, one registers the passing of several nights and days. (When carefully studied, the movement is revealed to be individual passages edited together.) The frame ultimately closes upon the far side of the room, where a photograph on the wall shows the unsettled surface of the sea. 45 min.

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