(Suzan Pitt, 1985, 3 min)

ESO-S is an unfinished black and white 16mm segment using cel animation which was rotoscoped from footage of actor Guy Mitchison. Never shown before in a theatrical setting, the pieces were shown on two screens in several downtown clubs with live music by The Lounge Lizards in the mid-eighties. The film is concerned with the suicide of a businessman who sells his soul, dying on a Broadway sidewalk in New York City.  The 8mm film stock which was used for the live action was called “ESO-S” which mirrors the film’s theme of the signal SOS or ”save our souls”.

Filmmaker in Attendance, Video

Directed by Suzan Pitt


Saturday, March 23 7:00pm

Suzan Pitt Retrospective Program 2

Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Stamps School of Art & Design Roman J. Witt Artist Residency Program The second of two programs celebrating four decades

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)