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Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 111


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Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync 111
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Series Description

Description from press release C. 9/1973: “Kitchen Sync is a collection of new films by independent New England filmmakers. Over 200 films were received and screened before choosing the twenty-four which make up this series of 13 one-half hour shows.

One of the primary motivations for doing this series was the recognition that the new, experimenting filmmaker has very little opportunity of exposure for his work. This is also the reason why we chose to concentrate on the work of filmmakers living in the New England are for this local series.

The films ‘collected’ for this series represent a great variety of style and subject: they include animation, documentary and dramatic narrative films. The filmmakers range in age from fourteen years (two students from Philips Academy at Andover who made the slapstick film, Stars And Stripes Forever) to mature individuals like Joan and Frank Gardner of New Haven, Connecticut who made The Fisherman’s Wife - - Joan is a painter and Frank a psycho-biologist.

Follwoing the presentation of many of the films are interviews with the filmmakers which, as a group, strikingly reveal the diversity of background and interest of these people. “ - Joan Sullivan, Producer, Kitchen Sync, C. 9/1973. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

Chester Grimes; 27 1/2 minutes; Color.

Chester Grimes, by filmmakers David Hancock and Herbert DiGiola. ‘The land was given to us to be used...people want to buy everything in the supermarket...farmers would rather have tractors than horses...then if it rains they can just go away and leave them, don’t have to be bothered...that’s the way I figure people figure...’ Chester Grimes, native of Vermont, is a vigorous individual who at the age of 72 lives alone in a modest cabin in the woods and with the assistance of his team of farm horses continues his strenuous career as a logger. This film is a fascinating and authentic portrait of a man who is the epitome of grassroots New England. ‘Sick! sick of livin’! Chester exclaims as he surveys the houses of his youth, now deserted and collapsed through neglect in the beautiful countryside, its land bought up in large tracts by city folk only to lie fallow. But Chester, one feels, is not - - nor ever would be - - sick of livin’. The homespun philosophy that unravels as the camera follows him on his daily routines typifies the historical tradition upon which this country has thrived. It is thrilling to experience it in the flesh and blood of this stouthearted individual!”



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 111,” 10/25/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 17, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CE5306ED6C541CE856B3E3308A3765F.
MLA: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 111.” 10/25/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 17, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CE5306ED6C541CE856B3E3308A3765F>.
APA: Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 111. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CE5306ED6C541CE856B3E3308A3765F
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