Remedial Reading Comprehension

16mm, color, sound, 5 min
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Two kinds of material are used: 1) Material in the tradition of the "psycho-drama" or "personal film"; 2) Material of the sort used in industrial, educational, or advertising film. Questions are raised ...
Rental format: 16mm

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Two kinds of material are used: 1) Material in the tradition of the "psycho-drama" or "personal film"; 2) Material of the sort used in industrial, educational, or advertising film. Questions are raised about the necessity of using acceptably "artistic" material to make a work of art, as well as about the relationships between "personal" and "impersonal" works. "One of the ways that REMEDIAL READING COMPREHENSION works is in the degree of filmic distance which each image has in the film. Distance here refers to the degree of awareness on the part of the viewer that the image he is watching is a film image, rather than 'reality.' [Land's] film does not try to build up an illusion of reality, to combine the images together with the kind of spatial or rhythmic continuity that would suggest that one is watching 'real' people or objects. It works rather toward the opposite end, to make one aware of the unreality, the created and mechanical nature, of film." – Fred Camper, Film Culture

Films

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    Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particals, etc.
    Experimental

    Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particals, etc.
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, silent, 4.5 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Diploteratology: Bardo Follies
    Experimental

    Diploteratology: Bardo Follies
    Owen Land

    16mm, black and white, silent, 7 min
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    • Science / Medicine
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    The Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter
    Experimental

    The Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter
    Owen Land

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8.75 min
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    What's Wrong With This Picture?
    Experimental

    What's Wrong With This Picture?
    Owen Land

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 12.5 min
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    • Comedy
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    Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
    Experimental

    Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
    Owen Land

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 5.75 min
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    A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California
    Experimental

    A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 11.5 min
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    • Political / Social Activism
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    No Sir, Orison!
    Experimental

    No Sir, Orison!
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 2.75 min
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    • Structural
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    Wide Angle Saxon
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Wide Angle Saxon
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 22 min
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    • Comedy
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    New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops
    Experimental

    New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
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    • Comedy
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    On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?
    Experimental

    On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 17.5 min
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    • Psychology / Mental Health