Time

1968

Dir. Sam Erenberg, Super 8, transferred to HD Color Silent 00:11:02

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Time (1968) by Sam Erenberg. Super 8; color, silent. © Sam Erenberg. Time (1968) by Sam Erenberg. Super 8; color, silent. © Sam Erenberg.

TIME reflects both 60’s psychedelic imagery and the light shows in rock clubs at the time. The film is also part homage, part parody of Conrad Rooks’ 1966 film, Chappaqua. Shot on both the east and west coasts, the filmmaker utilized a myriad of film effects: spray painting, dyeing, bleaching, scratching the film stock, spreading Vaseline on the lens, stop action and slow motion. The actors and filmmaker were all residents of an art colony in Woodstock, Connecticut.

The main character is avoiding the draft during the Vietnam War. He takes a job at Sturbridge Village, a Revolutionary War-era tourist attraction in Massachusetts. In the film’s dream-like imagery, our hero travels back in time for what he thinks is a safer haven.


[Source: Sam Erenberg]

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