film stills & frame scans

Three Quarters by Kevin Jerome Everson

Three Quarters Kevin Jerome Everson 2015, 4.5 min, USA, 16mm => digital file, b&w, silent, (Chicago Premiere) Three Quarters (2015) features two magicians in Philadelphia practicing their slight of hand tricks. Screening at Dinca Vision Quest 2015 Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7pm, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Purchase tickets here. Visit for more info. Courtesy […]

Transformers in the Age of Drones

In Michael Bay’s 2007 film Transformers, product and person are a shared entity – consumer machines are not tied to any producer, no labor, and no market value. The Autobots and Decepticons instead act as dueling gods. The role of humans, in this late-Capitalist scenario, is completely detached from manufacturing, production, or the assembly of […]

Frames: Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966) by George Kuchar

1966, 16mm, color/so, 15m Frames are presented in sequential order. “A very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness. In its economy and cogency of imaging, HOLD ME surpasses any of Kuchar’s previous work. The odd blend of Hollywood glamour and drama with all-too-real […]

Harry Smith Portrait (milk & honey) by Allen Ginsberg

Harry Smith, in an audio interview, once claimed that he ate a steady diet of only butter and sugar for weeks. I believe it. Here is a nice photograph of Harry Smith, snapped by Allen Ginsberg. Bees make honey. Got milk?

Frames: The Coming Race (2006) by Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers, UK / Ireland, 2006, 16mm, 5 min, B/w, Sound A five minute meditation upon the evolutionary journey of mankind;  the esoteric climb of man en masse; whence, how, and whither. Frames are presented in sequential order. More: Ben Rivers’ website.

Frames: At Sea (2007) by Peter Hutton

Peter Hutton, 2007, 59 min, 16mm, color, silent Stills are presented in reverse sequential order. Peter Hutton (born 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an experimental filmmaker, known primarily for his silent cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes around the world. He has also worked as a professional cinematographer, most notably for his former student Ken […]