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Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 105


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Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync 105
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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 Magic Beauty Kit; 15 minutes, Color. B L T; 13 minutes; Color.

The Magic Beauty Kit: “Filmmaker Ira Wohl thought that he wanted to make a film about a typical Tupperware Party. But when he inquired of his friends and relatives about this extracurricular activity of housewives, he discovered that Tupperware was out and makeup was in! Ira found Allen, the man in the film who comes into the living room of the Long Island housewife-hostess and demonstrates to her invited lady friends the glamour and satisfaction that a woman can find in correctly applying and subsequently owning the right makeup products. We see the transformation of Fran through the skillful artistry of Allen and we learn a great deal about the attitudes and feelings of these typical suburban housewives.”

B L T, “is all about pigs. It is a captivating closeup of these homely endearing animals showing all their characteristics and predilections in their muddy, sloppy, carefree enviroment...The camera follows the pigs from the animals’ perspective as they are herded and trucked off to their final destiny.” The film is the work of filmmaker Art Ciocco.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 105,” 08/29/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 3, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFD41166F9CA480CBD58F01D1C3C6C03.
MLA: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 105.” 08/29/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 3, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFD41166F9CA480CBD58F01D1C3C6C03>.
APA: Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 105. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFD41166F9CA480CBD58F01D1C3C6C03
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