Defined by Scott MacDonald as powerful and unusual in their emotional effects, Rolls: 1971 invites the viewer to participate in the always ongoing process of making the most authentic and satisfying human life. It is the most effective culmination of Robert Huot's intent of creating an interesting and beautiful film without being inaccessible.
Contrary to cultural capitalism, Huot left New York and took refuge on a dairy farm. There he shot Rolls: 1971—possibly the obverse of Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton, 1970)—in which he found a possible alternative in the informality of filmed diaries, alternating exposure and decomposition in a bold act of editing, like a “reduction” to pigments that fixes experience, without capturing it.
- Rolls: 1971, 1972, 16 mm, 97 min.