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Flick Out
Sean / The Who
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

“Sean,” a film by San Francisco filmmaker Ralph Arlyck is a study of a charming and articulate four-year-old who lives with his parents in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district.

“The Who, a film by Jon Rubin, a 1969 Yale graduate who now teaches at Bard. The Who, a popular rock group has recently hit the jackpot with its rock opera “Tommy.” The film was shot as a silent at a Boston performance then post-synched to the sound. Rubin made his optical printer, and used a special projector which projected single frames to achieve some the films overlapping effects.

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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Morgenthau III, Henry (Series Producer)
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