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Claes Oldeburg: Sort of a Commercial for an Ice Bag (1970). 15 minutesClaes Oldenburg's 16mm colour film produced at Gemini GEL in 1970, in conjunction with his Ice bag print editions and multiples.
Directed by Michel Hugo, choreographed by Eric Saarinen, edited by John Hoffman, sound by Howard Chesley.
Digitised and edited by the National Film & Sound Archive, 2009
Eskimo artist Kenojuak (1964). 20 minutes.John Feeney, National Film Board of Canada, 1964. Visits Eskimo woman artist, Kenojuak. Shows the art center of Cape Dorset where the Stone Cutter Iyola and the printers use her designs to make print./ia rice paper for sale in galleries of the South.
Glass (1959). 10 minutes.An exuberant Oscar®-winning film on glass-blowing, automation and all that jazz
Glas won master film maker Bert Haanstra a well-deserved Academy Award® for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film with a bebop heart, its lyrical use of light and sound still looks and sounds fabulous, some 60 years after it was made.
Director: Bert Haanstra
Producer: Bert Haanstra
Village Potters of Onda (1966). 27 minutes.'Village Potters of Onda' (1966) 27m, dir. Edith Sperry. Shows the activities and ways of life of Japanese folk potters in Onda, a romote village in the mountains of North Central Kyushu, Japan. Presents a detailed account of traditional pottery - making techniques which have remained relatively unchanged for more than250 years. 9 families in village make pottery, including Sakamoto, Yunase (sp?), Kokakuro (sp?). Techniques originated in Korea. Use a total of 7 glazes, kiln is fired every two months, uphill stoking of progressive kiln chambers.
Zen and Now (1969). 14 minutes.Publication date 1969
Topics 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Philosophy, Buddhism
Publisher New York : Hartley Productions
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Producer, Elda Hartley; script and narration, Alan Watts
Discusses the Zen philosophy of living for the present, developing sensory awareness, and appreciating the beauty of nature