Old Time Comedy Night

16mm, black and white, sound, 11 min
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"In David Devensky's picture the audience is shown an audience. We are looking at a picture of them and they, it turns out, are looking at a picture of themselves. At the same time, the suspicion grows ...
Rental format: 16mm

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"In David Devensky's picture the audience is shown an audience. We are looking at a picture of them and they, it turns out, are looking at a picture of themselves. At the same time, the suspicion grows that these purposely gross caricatures of the average movie spectator are looking past their dark and flickering images to something else. As in The Lickerish Quartet there is the uneasy feeling that the actors and audience have changed places and these parodies of ourselves, facing us, looking straight into the camera, are looking through the screen and seeing us- and that they find the spectacle hilarious." –Donald Richie, MOMA

Films

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    Coffee Grinds
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    Coffee Grinds
    David Devensky

    16mm, black and white, silent, 9 min
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    Comedy Vignettes of 1970
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    Comedy Vignettes of 1970
    David Devensky

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
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    Proof
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    Proof
    David Devensky

    16mm, color, sound, 25 min
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    Beethoven's Chicken
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    Beethoven's Chicken
    David Devensky

    16mm, color, sound, 6.5 min
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    Caterpillars and Ants
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    Caterpillars and Ants
    David Devensky

    16mm, black and white, sound, 5.25 min
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    Evolutions's Step
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    Evolutions's Step
    David Devensky

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    Homecall
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    Homecall
    David Devensky

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 7.5 min
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    • Found Footage
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    I Wish I Could Shimy Like My Sister Kate
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    I Wish I Could Shimy Like My Sister Kate
    David Devensky

    16mm, black and white, sound, 2 min
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    Vampeer
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    Vampeer
    David Devensky

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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