Ken Jacobs Shorts

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
Film still: BLONDE COBRA (1963) by Ken Jacobs.

Join us on October 28th at 5pm and October 30th at 3:30pm at Metrograph to see a selection of shorts from Brooklyn-born experimental filmmaker and FMC co-founder/member Ken Jacobs.


In Orchard Street, Ken Jacobs documents the tradition of eager haggling and bargain hunting that once took place on the commercial thoroughfare of the title. The Whirled and Little Stabs at Happiness are both collections of smaller silent segments made between 1956 and 1963. In Blonde Cobra, dubbed “the masterpiece of Baudelairean cinema” by Jonas Mekas, Jacobs turns his camera on fellow underground icon Jack Smith. And in Window, Jacobs, always interested in experiments in perception, uses his camera to contemplate the frame of a window and the exterior beyond, as he does conducting a scintillating experiment involving lenses and screens.

Presented with Q&As with Ken Jacobs. Projected on 35mm. TRT = 107 minutes.