Edward Owens

Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A montage of still and moving images, mixing and alternating black people and white people, fantasy and reality, a presidential suite and a mother's kitchen: a sensitive, poetic evocation in the manner of the film-maker's "Remembrance". Brilliantly colored and nostalgic, it comprises a magical transformation of painterly collage and still photographic sensibility into filmic time and space." -- Charles Boultenhouse "(Edward Owens) may well be one of the few for whom 'amateur' and 'professional' need have no significance whatsoever: true to his own native talents, with grim determination uncanny, whether the mind in the arts is for or against beauty or its opposite twin, chaos. So that with each subsequent struggle to complete a film he will leave us breathless with anticipation for his next work." -- Gregory Markopoulos on Edward Owens' film AUTREFOIS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Edward Owens

Tomorrow's Promise (1967) 16mm, color, 45 minutes min

"Edward Owens shows in "Tomorrow's Promise" a style pictorially so exciting that the next he must do is listen to my advice." -- Parker Tyler

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Edward Owens

Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967) 16mm, digital file, Color, 6 mins. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Remembrance: A Portrait Study 1967, 16mm, 6 mins The music is by Marilyn Monroe singing Running Wild from Some Like It Hot, because it is a film portrait of Nettie Thomas. She did floors in white womens homes, like black women did to support their families in the olden days. My mother is sitting in a wicker chair with an ostrich feather boa, a grey worsted wool skirt, a silk belt. For her portrait, I used All Cried Out by Dusty Springfield...I was advised by Gregory Markopoulos not to play the music. Because Gregory did not think it was proper. - Edward Owens

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $ 150.00 Digital file

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