“One-year journey through the land of incessant progress, researching those sources which have given rise twenty years later to the essential question of survival.” —B.B. on Quixote (1965).
Regarded as the father of the ‘60s West Coast experimental/lyrical film movement and co-founder of Canyon Cinema, Bruce Baillie's virtuoso command of the 16mm film medium has introduced generations of viewers to the wider possibilities of a cinema that is both intensely personal and socially conscious. In anticipation of Baillie's upcoming in-person appearances at the REDCAT (November 3 and 4), and part of a three program retrospective, UCLA Film & Television Archive will present three early masterworks: his rarely-screened and haunting first film, On Sundays (1961), the landscape meditation To Parsifal (1963) and Quixote (1965), Baillie's sumptuously layered, epic road poem on mid-century America and Americana, and others.
Curated by Steve Anker and Timoleon Wilkins.
- On Sundays (1961, 16mm, b/w, sound, 27.5 min.)
- To Parsifal (1963, 16mm, color, sound, 16 min.)
- Quixote (1965, 16mm, color & b/w, sound, 45 min.)
Total running time of program: approx. 120 min.