Robert Downey

Babo 73 (1964) 16mm, color & b/w, 59.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"... Mr. Downey clearly prefers a lot of near misses to a few direct hits, and in the course of his wild tale about the tribulations of a newly elected President of the United States he takes bold swipes at, among other targets, the Catholic Church, the civil-rights movement, international diplomacy, Time, God, shoe-fetishism, psychiatry, the South, the North, the East, and the West. I laughed all around the compass... the funniest movie I've seen in months... Taylor Mead looks like a cross between a zombie and a kewpie and speaks as if his mind and mouth were full of marshmellow." --Brendan Grill, The New Yorker "Should be required viewing at every political convention--especially in presidential election years."--Jonas Mekas

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Robert Downey

Chafed Elbows (1966) 16mm, black and white, 57 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"CHAFED ELBOWS is about a man who marries his mother, they go on welfare and it all breaks into a musical. To be more specific would confuse you, but there is a plot and it's funny and I hope you book it, dig it and return it to the Coop when they ask for it-- Robert Downey (a prince) On the basis of CHAFED ELBOWS the one film of his that I've seen, there's good reason to believe that Bob Downey at the tender age of 28 is already the funniest film-maker in America."--Jules Feifer

Rental: $134.00
16mm Rental: $134.00

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