Lenny Lipton

Happy Birthday, Lenny (1965) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Lenny Lipton was born May 18, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote the lyrics of the song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" when he was nineteen years old. He is the author of Independent Filmmaking and The Super 8 Book. He lives in California with his wife and daughter. In HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENNY, Mother explains the nature of her love. (File under neurosis.) Exhibition: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; NY Film Festival.

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Lenny Lipton

We Shall March Again (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The 1965 Vietnam Day Peace March, remembered for the Hell's Angels' attack. Vividly depicted. Provides a valuable historical perspective on the period, filmed by a partisan. Exhibition: SF Int'l Film Festival; NET; Italian TV; Cinematheque Française. Collection: Pacific Film Archive

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Lenny Lipton

Below The Fruited Plain (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Technology

"... set in Mexico in the sandal shop of Ubaldo, a peasant craftsman. The camera enters the shop and moves in on Ubaldo as he makes a pair of sandals for some tourists. Meanwhile, the soundtrack gives a dialogue between an uptight American couple. The man in particular (George Kuchar's voice) is truly an American horror as he puts down Mexico, Ubaldo, and his own wife whom he obviously hates. "But Lipton gives us much more than a bitterly amusing view of a sick marriage. In a remarkably brief period of time he also shows us a view of Mexico as seen by American tourists, and he shows us a view of American tourists as seen by Mexicans and as seen by him, and he makes a statement about the nature of work, industrial society, and alienation ...." -- Richard Milner, Berkeley Barb

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Lenny Lipton

Dunes of Turo, The (1966) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Cape Cod and the ghosts of city traffic. Positively ecodellic.

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Lenny Lipton

Ineluctable Modality of the Visible (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Extreme close-ups moving across a woman's body. Based on a harmonic theory of film montage, in which shots are likened to melody. Part of the American Federation of Arts series.

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Lenny Lipton

Memories of an Unborn Baby (1966) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Warm multiple imagery.

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Lenny Lipton

Powerman (1966) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A homage to the superhero. Lipton's only animated film. The song "Powerman" is performed by Rogue Streib's East Bay Symphony, with the filmmaker singing lead.

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Lenny Lipton

Cornucopia (1968) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Technology

TV's image raised to a fever pitch to help reveal the chaotic nature of the medium. A driven flux of electronic icons, building its intensity. "Best insult to American Civilization." -- Bellevue Film Festival, 1968

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Lenny Lipton

Show And Tell (1968) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A rich neat film with funny stuff in it ... full of humor that was neither self-conscious nor laughing at others, but full of pathos and feeling for humanity. Really funny things leave something deadly serious and beautiful that echo like afterimages in your mind." -- Bob Nelson Exhibition: Bellevue Film Festival; Yale Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival; St. Lawrence University Independent Filmmakers Competition; Cinematheque Française.

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Lenny Lipton

Doggie Diner and The Return of Doggie Diner (1969) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

The prospective renter needs no better recommendation than this: Peter Kubelka purchased a print for the Austrian Film Archive. Rent it while it's hot.

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Lenny Lipton

Let A Thousand Parks Bloom (1969) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

A film about the building of People's Park, and its ultimate destruction, marking the end of an era.

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Lenny Lipton

People (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal

The Red Mountain Tribe hangs out in my backyard. "Lipton's lovely home movie PEOPLE, in its affection for valuable inconsequential gestures, indicates in the course of its three minutes why there has to be a continuing alternative to the commercial cinema." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

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