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Kitchen Sync; Kitchen Sync 101

The Boarded Window

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Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync 101
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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 Boarded Window; 17 minutes; Color. Blackpoint Cutoff; 6 minutes; Color.

The Boarded Window is “a dramatic visualization of the gripping short story by Ambrose Bierce”,... by filmmaker Alan Beattie”.

“The Boarded Window is set in Vermont in the first half of the 19th century. When the story opens a trapper who lived in a remote cabin in the woods is being laid to rest by his neighbors. The one window on his cabin has been boarded up for many years. Few know why this is so. The film unfolds the mystery of this window.”

Blackpoint Cutoff is “a composition of imagery and sound...videographic merge (d) ...images derived from television electronic and film process sources.”



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
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