Alan Sondheim

Air (1983) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

This is the first of the longer mag-strip films which have given me considerable freedom of production. AIR consists of independent segments exploring both filmic and psychological issues. There is a long section, for example, taking off from Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA, recapitulating some of the vocabulary of desire between the two lead characters. The film is a good introduction to the density of the rest of the work. The issues, as in the sailing section (concerned with the flatness of film motion in relation to soundtrack and subtitling ) are fairly clear-cut. The darker psychoanalytic/pre-symbolic concerns have not yet emerged. In this work, language is a delight.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

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