John A. Cutaia

Rituals (1969) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In 1966 RITUALS was 'voted one of the all time best movies of the UCLA film department.'--(Nat Freedland, Cavalier, Feb./68). Conservative members of the faculty subjected to pressures from politicians in Sacramento and perhaps themselves a little nauseated at the realism of a sequence depicting the frustrated girl freaking on acid, via a razor blade, ordered the film banned. After two years of negotiation with University officials, Cutaia finally secured its release. --J. C.

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16mm Rental: $30.00

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