Runs Good, 1970, 15 min

Pat O’Neill

Experimental, Historic Film, Short Film

A darkish journey down memory lane, to visit some news events, folkways and thought patterns associated with the late forties and early fifties. The film is also concerned with such perceptual phenomena as color-space, "false tones" caused by varying black-white alternations of simultaneously seen rhythms set up by multiple repetitive actions, and the use of image outlines as "containers" for other imagery. Sort of a working notebook, which is continued in O'Neill's films Easyout and Down Wind. Sound by Cisko Curtis.

This film is not in competition. Awarded First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1971.

Screening of this film is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Directed by Pat O’Neill


Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Films in Competition 2

New films and video by Mary Helena Clark, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Marc Pelletier, Scott Stark, Jonathan Schwartz, James Sansing, Chris Kennedy with newly restored films by Phil Solomon and Pat

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)