Two of Conner’s best known compilations of American disasters play back to back: REPORT (1963–67), his record of the media’s shaping of the Kennedy assassination, and his most concise statement on television; and CROSSROADS (1976), his revision of military footage from the 1945 atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, preceded by earlier films A MOVIE (1958) and COSMIC RAY (1961), and paired with Christopher MacLaine’s The End (1953).
Program approx. 100 min.
P. Adams Sitney, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and longtime professor of Visual Arts at Princeton University, will introduce the September 22 screening.
The End. 1953. USA. Directed by Christopher MacLaine. 35 min.
A MOVIE. 1958. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 12 min.
COSMIC RAY. 1961. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 4.5 min.
REPORT. 1963–67. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 13 min.
CROSSROADS. 1976. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 37 min.