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Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 104


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Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync 104
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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

Peanut Animations; 2 1/2 minutes; Color. The Wild Goose; 18 minutes; Black and White. Stars And Stripes Forever; 2 minutes; Black and White.

Peanut Animations: “Ron McAdow and Kevin Brown of Holliston are animators and have developed some little film characters made of peanuts. We present two short episodes with these nutty little characters. We first see an Egyptian movie being shot on location in peanut land, directed by a very temperamental peanut director! Then an episode called ‘Public Transport’ which shows the ingenious ways the peanuts have developed to travel over a terrain of marshmallows and popcorn.”

The Wild Goose is a film by Bruce Cronin. The film “was made in Sunapee, NH with the friends of the filmmaker and the residents of the nursing home in that town. Babe Sargent, a local actor, plays the part of a renegade member of the home who is constantly disrupting the elderly society and making playful assaults on- - and creating general chaos for - - the nursing staff. His antics and schemes culminate, with the help of a maintenance man (who does a mean soft shoe routine), in an inventive plan of escape.

Stars And Stripes Forever, “(is) a short, slapstick spoof of the frenetic postures of symphony orchestra conductors. Mike Spound and Tom Chapin made the film as part of a media course at Phillips Academy, Andover, when they were fourteen years old.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 104,” 08/29/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 3, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D293578AE8CD4F9AB2630B080F59F58D.
MLA: “Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 104.” 08/29/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 3, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D293578AE8CD4F9AB2630B080F59F58D>.
APA: Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 104. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D293578AE8CD4F9AB2630B080F59F58D
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