Deborah Meehan

Former Prairie (1978) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

"Set in the nether world of urban gloom, the film tracks an enigmatic young man through the deserted streets of Chicago that is all rough edges, raw nerves, wailing sirens and flashing lights. There is an abundance of symbolic signs and proto-punk music ..." - B. Ruby Rich, Chicago Reader, July 1979. "It is a narrative fragment that strives to combine distance and attraction, terminal boredom and the unattainable ... The filmmaker's use of color is a key element in the presentation of urban landscape as a luring playground made even more attravtive by the sound of sirens. Against this nighttime background every red is supersaturated, and every other hue of night light is powerfully enhanced by the very limited subtlety of Kodak color." - Barbara Scharres, Chicago Reader, June 1982.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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