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Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 106


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Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync 106
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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

Red; 4 minutes; Color. The Fisherman’s Wife; 19 minutes; Color.

Red, a film by Mary Weber,”is the story or fantasy of a little girl who was never lonely because she a had a red forest to roam and a red wolf as a childhood companion. One day they were no longer there. Growing up is a lonely business.

The Fisherman’s Wife is produced and acted by Frank and Joan Gardner of New Haven, CT. “(The) film is based on an old fairytale - - (is) a modern film version of the story of the greedy fisherman’s wife who was never satisfied with any amount of riches which her humble husband was able to con from a magical fish whose life he spared. The modern twists to the wife’s escapades in Rockefeller Center at Christmas, New York department stores and a penthouse cocktail party culminate in a spritely court scene in her acquired palace (Yale University’s Dwight Chapel). This filmic rendition of the old tale brings many new dimensions to a childhood interpretation - - including ecology and reverse male chauvinism.” Following the film is a brief interview with the Gardners in their New Haven home.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 106,” 08/29/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFAC106A3EA54161974A9359451F89DE.
MLA: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 106.” 08/29/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFAC106A3EA54161974A9359451F89DE>.
APA: Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 106. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFAC106A3EA54161974A9359451F89DE
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