Vernon Zimmerman

Scarface and Aphrodite (1963) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: theatre

Based on a "Happening" by Claes Oldenburg, with a cast of twenty. Recipient of Special Commendation of the Jury, Third International Experimental Film Festival, 1963-1964. "...in Scarface and Aphrodite, Vernon Zimmerman's film adaptation of "Gayety," one sees many of the elements of children's homemade theatre. The participants are not trained actors. A school trash can with a pointed top is crudely painted to resemble a skyscraper. Ladders draped with cloth serve as scenery, and hand-lettered signs indicate different geographical locations... The style is deliberately homespun, even awkward and messy. Yet those very qualities make the performance playful and pleasurable" - Sally Banes, Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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