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Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 102


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Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync 102
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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

The Gold Box; 3 1/2 minutes; Color. Pernod Fils; 18 minutes; Color. The Calling; 2 minutes; Black and White.

The Gold Box “is a three minute animation by Pat Thomson, a woman filmmaker from Boston. The film...is done is line drawing with brushstroke color overlay.”

Pernod Fils, is, in part, a satire on foreign film styles, by Rufus Seder of Boston. “In the film we follow the hero named ‘Pernod’ through his first love affair after arriving in the strange big city. Pernod escapes none of the pitfalls of young love: seduction over spaghetti and potato chips; pregnancy of his adored; life in a tenement apartment; death (or supposed death) and mysterious return; to final desertion and despair.” “Following the presentation of Pernod Fils, we see and interview with Rufus (Seder) - - still on location.”

The Calling, “is a short first film by Michael Lemle of Cambridge...” “This brief little story is about a nun and her particular predicament in a ladies room. “(Lemle) made this film when he was a student a Brandeis.”



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 102,” 08/29/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6998AB49C1DF42A6BEE1229777CC953F.
MLA: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 102.” 08/29/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6998AB49C1DF42A6BEE1229777CC953F>.
APA: Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 102. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6998AB49C1DF42A6BEE1229777CC953F
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