Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Early Clue to the New Direction, An (1966) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Joy Bang, Prescott Townsend, Rene Ricard. Music by the Unidentified Flying Objects. "The grand prize ... went to Andrew Meyer's black-and-white AN EARLY CLUE TO THE NEW DIRECTION, whose virtues had nothing to do with technical polish. Mr. Meyer's film hung on dialogue, cast and plot (of a kind), clearly moving in a new direction. Its central virtue was nothing less than a superb performance by an old man, Prescott Townsend, playing a Boston rogue long past his time, who charms a young girl with his 'snowflake theory.'" -- Douglas M. Davis, National Observer "Afterward, one felt that Andrew Meyer had opened a new world for 16mm cinema, one in which many kinds of excuses no longer need to be made. AN EARLY CLUE TO THE NEW DIRECTION -- apt title -- his most recent film, is unexpected, glorious, and indescribably moving, and I can't forget it." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice Award: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1967 Exhibition: Int'l Festival of Short Films, London; Film Theatre, 1968. Collection: British Film Institute

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Match Girl (1966) 16mm, color, 25.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Vivian Kurz, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol. Story by Hans Christian Anderson. Songs by the Rolling Stones, Martha & the Vandellas. "The winner as the best dramatic picture is MATCH GIRL, by Andrew Meyer. It is a complex and adroit visualization of the fantasy experiences of an aspiring young actress done in color and with dandy musical accompaniment by the Rolling Stones. This one, with some further story values, could be stretched into a fetching full-length film." -- Bosley Crowther, The New York Times Awards: First Prize, National Student Film Awards, 1966; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1966. Exhibition: Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, 1966; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, 1967; Chicago Int'l Film Festival, 1967. Collection: British Film Institute

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Flower Child (1967) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"... about a girl who photographs a young man in Central Park who sits in a tree and plays a pipe. He resents her photography and follows her home to get the film from her. They make love. Whilst he is asleep she develops the negative, but in the resulting print he is missing. Was he the god Pan?" -- Ken Gay, Films and Filming "... has much to do with nuance of the most ineffable kind: appearance as against behavior; oddities and crudities of expression, diction and composition in the service of a texture that's unpleasant or embarrassing one moment and elaborately touching the next, with the gap never bridged. The performers are Joy Bang ... and Frank Meyer, a bored cherub who could become a key ambivalent figure for modern films." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice Exhibition: Int'l Festival of Short Films, London, 1968

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Sky Pirate, The (1969) 16mm, color, 82.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Another look at SKY PIRATE confirms that it may well be one of the most important of the recent American movies. Certainly it is one of the very few which works entirely within a compellingly modern sensibility and idiom without that sentimental overlay of new techniques on old ideas which I so question in the 'now' Hollywood movies. Sheerly beautiful ... breathtakingly lyrical .... It ought not to be missed. Meyer may prove to be one of the American filmmakers of consequence through the '70s." -- Whitehall, LA Free Press "The sky pirate's Cuba, the New Left's revolutionary society, the wife's little-theatre Carmen, and the hooker from Spanish Harlem are all simply disguises of the same escapist Latin fantasy filmmaker Andrew Meyer subtly but memorably dramatizes. En route he demonstrates more creative feature filmmaking talent on a shoestring than many a director who would be insulted to operate with ten times the budget." -- Variety

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

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