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amongst a group of New York jazz musicians was acclaimed as a masterpiece when it debuted at Cannes but then largely withdrawn from circulation for its frank depiction of drug taking.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.
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.