Hauling Toto Big, 1997, 46 min

Robert Nelson, (1930–2012)

Historic Film, Short Film

Awarded Best of the Festival 36th AAFF (1998)

“In the mid 1990s, Nelson started assembling this film from a large stack of b/w footage he had kept from sketches, unfinished projects, class assignments, outtakes, and other assorted remnants, informed by jazz music, poetry, and the I Ching in its construction. A dense and ecstatic work of fragmented narratives, dream states, chaos and serenity, verité footage rendered into poetry, this is Nelson’s most recently completed film to-date, and a culmination of his cinematic interests. Hauling Toto Big is a dense and ecstatic work of fragmented narratives, dream states, chaos and serenity… a culmination of Nelson’s cinematic interests.” –Mark Toscano

 


Directed by Robert Nelson ((1930–2012))


Showing:

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)