Angel (1966)

14 Dec
Director  Derek May
Producer   National Film Board of Canada
Contributors   Producer, Guy Glover; Music by Leonard Cohen; cameraman Martin Duckworth
Length   7 min
B&W/Color   b&w
UO Library Catalog description:   An experimental film which explores the possibilities of high contrasts through over-exposure.
Call #    FILM Ma159
Genre  experimental
Rare  yes
Online  yes; YouTube
Copyright status  protected
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


A film about a young man, a girl and a dog, in which the film is given a high contrast. The effect is of silhouette figures with the picture flattened. The girl is trying to fly with wings more symbolic than practical and the young man and the dog also make attempts. Music is by poet Leonard Cohen and is performed by the Stormy Clovers. Available in DVD from NFBC.

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