N.Y., N.Y.

de Francis THOMPSON
1948-1958 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 1E / 15' 36

“Eight years in the making, Francis THOMPSON created an abstract riff on NYC that’s “a touch Cubist and a touch Dadaist.” Although immediately cited by Aldous Huxley as new form of visionary art,” the film originals sat under Francis’ bed for nearly 30 years.

The experience remains an exquisite time capsule that not only documents Manhattan during the 1950s but also, in the words of the New York Times, proffers 'one of the few genuine masterpieces' of the burgeoning experimental film movement in the United States.

Prismatic and distorted, Francis THOMPSON shot the vibrant fractured images with a Kodak Ciné-Special camera specially rigged with 'secret' mirrors, kaleidoscopes and even reflective car hubcaps. His objective was to create 'a complete and carefully integrated film using precisely controlled camera distortion in a dramatically unfolding structure.' — Bruce POSNER

Preserved by Bruce POSNER and Anthology Film Archives at Cineric, Inc. and Trackwise from 16mm camera originals and 35mm composite prints provided by Francis THOMPSON, mastered from preservation negative and digitized soundtrack.

Production assistance D.A. PENNEBAKER

Music by Gene Forrell

Courtesy: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970


format de distribution Fichier sur clé USB
cadre de projection 16/9 (simple écran)
vitesse de projection 23,976 ips
son son
prix de location 60,00 €