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Shorts Program 1: Doorways

Shorts Program 1: Doorways

Shorts Program 1: Doorways

Various / 89min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS

SERENE VELOCITY
Ernie Gehr / 1970 / 23 mins / 16mm

WATER AND POWER
Pat O’Neill / 1967 / 57 mins / 35mm

GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
Stan Brakhage / 1981 / 3 mins / 16mm

INFINITE DOORS
Takeshi Murata / 2010 / 2 mins / DCP

COSMIC RAY
Bruce Conner / 1962 / 4 mins / 16mm

As Lynch revels in doorways to other dimensions, this program is linked, literally, by passageways and entrances—the game show prize reveals of Murata’s Infinite Doors; the burrow through tortured vegetation in Brakhage’s The Garden of Earthly Delights; the diagetic ruptures of Conner’s Cosmic Ray; the strange traversing of the basement corridor of SUNY Binghamton in Gehr’s Serene Velocity; or the complex optical prints that make up O’Neill’s Water and Power, which charts the rise of the Los Angeles metropolis from the barren desert wastes.

Shorts Program 1 is screening as part of the series Gotta Light?. Click here for more info.