by Chick STRAND
1967 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 4' 05

"I asked a Mexican Indian friend what he would like most in the world. His answer was, "A double E flat tuba." I thought it would be easy to find one at the Goodwill. This wasn't so, but a sympathetic man in a music store found a cheap but beautiful brass wrap-around tuba. I bought it, smuggled it into Mexico and gave it to my friend in the desert. The film is a poetic interpretation of this event." — Chick Strand

With Anselmo Aguascalientes and Balsamo the Magician. Music by La Banda Aguascalientes.


distribution format 16mm
version restored version
notes Restored by Mark Toscano (Academy Film Archive)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 34,00 €