Mansacts, 8 minutes, 16mm, Color, Sound

 An exploration of three different approaches to filmic looking which plays off the audience's expectations of the narrative, documentary, and experimental genres of cinema. –Ted Lyman


“Offers, in eight perfect minutes, three ways of looking at trees in the forest: as matching-action, conventionally cut narrative, with a guy with an axe marching through the woods to a tree and cutting it down; as ethnographic documentary with voice over, in real time and one master shot, a man pushing over a tree; (and) as experiment, trees shifting about abstractly via stop motion.”  -Gerald Peary, Catalog for the 25th Anniversary of the New England Film Festival


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