Wash (4 mins)
Mon 18 Jul
An old man reflects on his life, wishing to cleans himself of memories that harrow him. Pencil animation. Music by GoGo Penguin.
A cornerstone of American independent cinema (and a sizeable influence on Cassavetes), Shirley Clarke’s portrait of addiction amongst a group of New York jazz musicians was acclaimed as a masterpiece when it debuted at Cannes but then largely withdrawn from circulation for its frank depiction of drug taking. Shot in black and white by Arthur J Ornitz, the film features Freddie Redd and Jackie McLean.