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Flick Out; Genesis II


Directed by Russ Fortier.

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Flick Out
Genesis II
Series Description

Originally aired on May 22, 1968 as a four and a half hour marathon showcasing young filmmakers. Hosted by Standish Lawder, Yale University film professor, “Flick Out” gave viewers the chance to watch some of the most creative films being produced at that time. It included short documentaries, film essays, animated cartoons and full-length features that illuminated the art of film.

Beginning in July 1968, “Flickout” became a weekly half-hour series, produced by Henry Morgenthau, showing experimental films from both new, young filmmakers, and established craftsmen. Whenever possible Morgenthau interviews the filmmaker whose work is being shown. Series release date: 5/22/1968

Program Description

Three selections from a series of films distributed by the Genesis Company of Los Angeles, CA, with brief introductions for each film by series producer and host Henry Morgenthau III.

"Eating Cake" a film by Peter Jensen. Described in the program open by Morgenthau as a "an intimate look at the lonely rituals of an old man." Film concerns an elderly man returning home and slowly preparing and baking a cake.

"Demonstration Movie I" by Ron Finne. A spoof of educational and industrial training films, which seeks to detail the complexities of changing the position of a folding chair.

"The Tempest" by Robert Brown and Frank Olvey. Utilizing live action, animation, and reverse photography, the filmmakers portray running horses at a horse farm, noted at the end of the film as occurring in Seattle, WA, in May of 1968.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Morgenthau III, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Flick Out; Genesis II,” 08/18/1970, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_772CDD46E61C47B1B87E15DA3745E608.
MLA: “Flick Out; Genesis II.” 08/18/1970. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_772CDD46E61C47B1B87E15DA3745E608>.
APA: Flick Out; Genesis II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_772CDD46E61C47B1B87E15DA3745E608
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