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Flick Out; Odyssey of Gloria Twinson, The

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Flick Out
Odyssey of Gloria Twinson, The
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

Richard (Dick) Bartlett’s tale of the awakening, explosion and suicide of a middle aged, small town homebody-nobody. It was filmed with non-actors and an improvised script in his hometown of Georgetown, MA. B&W, RT: 30:00.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Morgenthau III, Henry (Series Producer)
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