Art Film: Red Grooms Shorts I

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Shoot the Moon | Fat Feet | The Secret of Wendel Samson

Total runtime: 76 minutes

Shoot the Moon | 1962 | 24 minutes

Shot on 16mm, this film is said to be an “avant-garde excursion” on themes introduced in George Melies’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon. This early Grooms film features the artist along with poet and dance critic Edwin Denby and figurative painter Alex Katz as they shred library books to make confetti.

Fat Feet | 1966 | 19 minutes

Grooms and artist Mimi Gross create a pixilated and animated city symphony, with living comic strip characters and sound.

The Secret of Wendel Samson | 1966 | 33 minutes

Underground filmmaker Mike Kuchar directs Red Grooms, who portrays shy Pop artist Wendel Samson as he has anonymous trysts while trying to work up the nerve to break up his current relationship. When a friend pressures him into an intimate relationship, it sends Samson spiraling into a nightmare world where he’s violently punished for his sexuality.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent, on view October 15 though January 8. http://www.brooksmuseum.org/red-grooms-traveling-correspondent

$9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass.
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