Little Stabs At Happiness

Little Stabs At Happiness

16mm, color, sound, 15 min
Featuring Jack Smith. Material was cut in as it came out of the camera, embarrassing moments intact. 100' rolls timed well with music on old 78s. I was interested in immediacy, a sense of ease, and an ...
Rental format: 16mm $45.00

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Featuring Jack Smith. Material was cut in as it came out of the camera, embarrassing moments intact. 100' rolls timed well with music on old 78s. I was interested in immediacy, a sense of ease, and an art where suffering was acknowledged but not trivialized with dramatics. Whimsy was our achievement, as well as breaking out of step.

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