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

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