WINDY LEDGE FARM

by Elizabeth Woodman WRIGHT
1929-1934 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 16' 33




Compiled by Bruce Posner and David Shepard
“This collection of black-and-white footage shot by Elizabeth Woodman Wright between 1929 and 1934 in Paris, Maine, and Chocorua, New Hampshire, is quietly astonishing. Wright was a careful recorder of rural life. She did not create an obsessively ordered narrative structure with intertitles. Instead, she captured views of the farm called Windy Ledge, in the summer orchard, at haying time, and around the barn, over a period of five years. Her style fits the subject beautifully. The film is peaceful and unusual for amateur footage, leisurely—befitting its subject.” —Karan Sheldon
Courtesy: Walter Woodman Wright Collection, Northeast Historic Film
Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

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distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 50,00 €