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Bruce Conner: Nine of his Films (No Report)
The present lot is a 16mm film reel featuring nine of Bruce Conner's most celebrated and iconoclastic works of experimental cinema, compiled by Conner himself as a cohesive representation of his filmic output.
Gifted to his friend Natasha Nicholson around 1970, this reel would have been intended for distribution and public screenings. The reel includes the nine following films, with a total run time of approximately forty-five minutes.
Permian Strata, 1969, 4 minutes
A Movie, 1958, 12 minutes
Ten Second Film, 1965, 10 seconds
Vivian, 1965, 2 1/2 minutes
Liberty Crown, 1967, 5 minutes
Cosmic Ray, 1961, 4 minutes
The White Rose, 1967, 7 minutes
Looking for Mushrooms, 1961-67, 3 minutes
Breakaway, 1966, 5 minutes
I only make films about people I love. Not all that I love would I make a film about.
I was hoping and dreaming of a situation [that] would revolutionize the whole way that people would see movies and how they would relate to them. The enormous variety of points of view is vastly entertaining and [an] illuminating process. For me, I always thought of it as a big celebration.