Lewis Klahr

Failed Cardigan Maneuver, A (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

This 3 song, cutout melodrama measures a man through his lovelife -- his childhood sweetheart in the small town he grows up in, through World War Two, to his incorrigible bachelorhood in 1950's corporate Manhattan. "Here, children in a garden of outsize fruit dream of food and love, then grow up to have unhappy office affairs in the glamourous Manhattan of the late 1950's. Sinatra sings another sad saloon song but Klahr doesn't need him for the mysterious alchemy that makes these paper dolls so expressive, eloquent, and moving." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

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