COLOR CRY

by Len LYE
1952 / color / sound / 1S / 3' 00

Lye continued to develop new kinds of “direct film” (films made without a camera). In Color Cry, his first major American film, he found a striking new way to use Man Ray’s “rayogram” or “shadow cast” process, arranging a variety of fabrics and stencils on strips of film. Strips of film with sprocket holes were also used as stencils. Lye synchronised his film to some haunting music by blues-singer Sonny Terry, which he imagined to represent the anguished cry of a runaway slave.

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

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