Bruce Conner. THE WHITE ROSE. 1967. 16mm film (black and white, sound). 7 min. © Bruce Conner 2016. Courtesy Conner Family Trust

Of Conner’s flirtations with underground scenes throughout his career, one of his earliest was among the Beatnik coterie of 1950s America. THE WHITE ROSE (1967), his film of Jay DeFeo’s iconic painting being laboriously removed from her San Francisco studio, is shown here alongside classics of Beat cinema by Wallace Berman, Robert Frank, and Ron Rice.

Program approx. 130 min.

THE WHITE ROSE. 1967. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 7 min.


Untitled (Aleph). 1958. USA. Directed by Wallace Berman. 10 min.


Pull My Daisy. 1958. USA. Directed by Robert Frank. 30 min.

Doomshow. 1964. USA. Directed by​ Ray Wisniewski. 10 min.

Towers Open Fire. 1963. USA. Directed by William S. Burroughs. 10 min.

Courtesy LUX, London. 16mm on video.

The Flower Thief. 1958. USA. Directed by Ron Rice. 70 min.


  1. Wednesday, September 21, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Laura Hoptman, co-curator of BRUCE CONNER: IT'S ALL TRUE
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Tuesday, September 20, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2