SYNCHROMY NO. 4: ESCAPE

by Mary Ellen BUTE & Ted NEMETH
1937-1938 / 35mm / color / sound / 1S / 4' 29

Mary Ellen BUTE’s first color film tells a story in abstraction of an orange/red triangle imprisoned behind a grid of vertical and horizontal lines under a sky-blue expanse, perhaps representing freedom. J.S. Bach’s ‘Toccata and Fuge in D Minor’ adds dramatic tension to the visual variables in motion.” —Cecile Starr

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach

Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

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distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 30,00 €