Observations at Gettysburg, 6 July 2002

16mm, black and white, silent, 10 min
scans not available
"Man is full of sin and nature, and all he does don't bear looking at, and a heap of what he says is a shame and a mawkery. But cant no witness hurt him. Some day something might beat him, but it wont ...

About

"Man is full of sin and nature, and all he does don't bear looking at, and a heap of what he says is a shame and a mawkery. But cant no witness hurt him. Some day something might beat him, but it wont be Satan." – William Faulkner in "A Fable". The annual Civil War re-enactment at Gettysburg is one of the largest and best attended in the country. Why Gettysburg? Partly because – rightly or not – we take it as the moment at which the outcome of the struggle for America was most in doubt. But truly because the words Lincoln spoke there made of it that moment, framing the struggle in its starkest terms. And so these people who believe in America come to perform its redemption. It is a passion-play, really, a dramatic evocation of the cataclysm in which a young nation expiated its sins in blood, and was reborn.

Films

  • Other films by this artist in our catalogue

  • Read More
    11/95: The Most Important Moment In My Life (Infinite Set)

    11/95: The Most Important Moment In My Life (Infinite Set)
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min
  • Read More
    3/95 Untitled

    3/95 Untitled
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min
  • Read More
    6/95: Striptease
    Experimental

    6/95: Striptease
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
  • Read More
    Ladies Day

    Ladies Day
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 13 min
  • Read More
    Meeting with Khruschev

    Meeting with Khruschev
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 35 min
  • Read More
    Untitled 1997

    Untitled 1997
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min
  • Read More
    The Anatomy of Melancholy

    The Anatomy of Melancholy
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
  • Read More
    Francois Boue Services the Fragrance Machine at Bloomingdales

    Francois Boue Services the Fragrance Machine at Bloomingdales
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
  • Read More
    Broken Camera Reels 1& 2

    Broken Camera Reels 1& 2
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
  • Read More
    In Love with Love

    In Love with Love
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 3 min
  • Read More
    Lachrymae

    Lachrymae
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color, silent, 3 min
  • Read More
    Nadja

    Nadja
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color, silent, 3 min
  • Read More
    Oona's Veil

    Oona's Veil
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
  • Read More
    Self-Portrait as Kaspar Hauser (For T. C.)

    Self-Portrait as Kaspar Hauser (For T. C.)
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color, silent, 3 min
  • Read More
    The Eels of Chicago

    The Eels of Chicago
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 2 min
  • Read More
    Sunday Morning

    Sunday Morning
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 2 min
  • Read More
    The Letter

    The Letter
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 11 min
  • Read More
    Across the Rappahannock

    Across the Rappahannock
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color, silent, 9 min
    • History
  • Read More
    Kaddish

    Kaddish
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 11 min
  • Read More
    American Boy Grows Up, An

    American Boy Grows Up, An
    Brian Frye

    16mm, color, sound, 2 min
  • Read More
    Robert Beck is Alive and Well and Living in NYC

    Robert Beck is Alive and Well and Living in NYC
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 3 min
  • Read More
    Brian Frye

    Brian Frye
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
  • Read More
    Encomium

    Encomium
    Brian Frye

    16mm, black and white, silent, 2 min