Dir. Bruce Lane, 16mm Color Sound 00:03:00

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A UCLA student film by Bruce Lane, music by Joseph Byrd. A New American Cinema cinepoem about the demise of old-fashioned patriotism in the U.S. resulting from current world tensions, portrayed in surrealistic symbolism. [Source: CFS Catalogue, 1975]

A haunting, affecting, three-minute epic constructed of memorable images and densely imagined narrative fragments distilled to an essence that registers dread, dissolution, fear and despair, but also a bittersweet melancholy, both for an idealized past and a diseased present. [Source: Restoring the Los Angeles Avant-Garde: Things Are Always Going Wrong Program Notes, 2009]

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Music: Joseph Byrd