by Nancy HOLT
1975 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 32' 00

Pine Barrens ​is a dynamic portrait of the New Jersey wilderness, shot by Holt as she ventures through a strikingly desolate landscape. The film is underscored by the music of ​Bill Patton’s Pine Barrens Trio ​and interviews with local “pineys”—people who hold both pride and vexation for the fruitless land they call home. As they relate their struggles to make a living and describe supernatural encounters with the “Jersey Devil,” Holt’s lens intimately investigates the site, revealing the unexpected beauty of its details.

Distribution with the cooperation of the Holt/Smithson Foundation.


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
original language English
rental fee 107,00 €