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—-———(aka The Rock And Roll Film)

(Thom Andersen, Malcom Brodwick, 1967, 11 min)

A documentary about rock 'n' roll. The Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes, Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl, Seeburg, Wurlitzer, The Trip, The Lynch Bldg., Top's, Pandora's Box, Maverick's Flat, someone's backyard. Riot in cell block number nine, riot on Sunset Strip. Hotrod, coin slot, go cart, bomp club. Hound Dog Man, King Creole. Kim Weston, The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, Earl - Jean. The Rainbows, Wolfman Jack, Ernie Bushmiller, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, The Who, The Coasters. Standing at the crossroads of love. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Cale, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, James Brown - The King. Wax reclamation. Frankie Avalon, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, Great Balls of Fire, an early clue to a new direction. Standing, walking, jumping, singing, surfing. Radio, jukebox, scopitone, pinball, poolhall. Mick Jagger/Earth Angel. Documentary material organised by a predetermined structure. A sequence of picture-sound equations with randomly chosen terms: vertically, --- ------ is completely structured, horizontally, it is completely random. A pastiche of cinematography, a parody of montage. 1:2. 3:7. Right,left. Right to left-left to right. Up-down. Stasis, motion. Orange, magenta. Yello, blue. Red, green. 1:2, 1.5:3, 2:4, 3:6, 5:10, 8:16 ... (-Thom Andersen)

Filmmaker in Attendance, 16mm

Directed by Thom Andersen , Malcom Brodwick


Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

Thom Andersen: Films 1964–2014

The first of a five program complete retrospective of the work of Los Angeles based filmmaker Thom Andersen. This program will feature six short films, featuring newly restored prints of

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)