Paul Bartel

Progetti (Plans) (1962) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

**in Italian** This film was made in Rome in the Spring of 1962 during my Antonioni period. I was on a Fulbright at the time, studying directing at the famous Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, and I wanted to sum up in a film some of my observations as a cinema student in Rome. So I made a film about two aspiring actors studying at the Centro who wanted to come to the Actor's Studio in New York and become movie stars overnight, and who actually believe that this is going to happen to them. The point of the film is that these actors are really incapable of acting in either sense of the word. but they certainly know how to go through the motions and are beautiful to look at and to listen to, if you don't mind Italian(s). One of the actors is dubbed be marce bellocchio, who has since become quite a director in his own right. this film is also notable for the mysterious performance of Astrid Weyman, the star of the Dutch feature, GANGSTER GIRL, by Franz Weiss. When Oscar Werner saw PROGETTI in Paris in the fall of '62 he became very excited and showing for Truffaut and Clouzot, who were also reportedly enthusiastic about the film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Bartel

Secret Cinema, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 27.30 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

In the program of the 1966 London Film Festival, Richard Roud describes the film as ... a terribly funny pop/ camp American film -- about the misfortunes of Jane amongst the film-makers. It's really a paranoid fantasy about a girl who thinks that all her friends are putting her on and filming her life with hidden cameras for exhibition of a secret theater. (They are, of course.) The star of the film is Amy Vane, who gives a really extraordinary performance as Jane. Also featured in the cast are Gordon Felio from What's New, Pussycat? and the sensational West Coast comedian Barry Dennen.

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

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