Bleu Shut, 1970, 33 min

Robert Nelson, (1930–2012)

Historic Film, Short Film

Starring Robert Nelson, William T. Wiley, and Diane Nelson. Music by Blue Crumb Truck.
"Even when we know the game is an illusion, the experience of Bleu Shut is entirely a pleasure: the ‘game’ is fun, the Nelson/Wiley debates, infectiously funny; and Nelson’s choice of imagery, quirky and amusing. Bleu Shut reveals, and allows us to enjoy, our gullibility within the pervasive absurdity of modern life." –Scott MacDonald


Directed by Robert Nelson ((1930–2012))


Wednesday, March 28 4:30pm

Films by Robert Nelson

Mark Toscano, archivist at the Academy Film Archive, will present a program of 16mm films by Robert Nelson (1930 - 2012) including Bleu Shut (1970, 33 min), and lesser-seen films

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)