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A Salt in the Park

Directed by Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland
Canada, 1959 (avant-garde, 4 minutes, black and white)

Film Description:
"In this parody of a silent-movie cliché, Joyce [Wieland] plays the Lillian Gish-type damsel in distress, Robert Cowan is the trench-coated villain flashing 'feelthy' pictures, and Michael [Snow], an innocent passer-by becomes the hero. Warren Collins comprises the entire crew."
-- Iris Nowell (source)

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"[Joyce Wieland's] filmography begins with Tea in the Garden (1958), as a co-production with [Warren] Collins, and A Salt in the Garden (1959), co-produced with [Michael] Snow. (The dates 1958 and 1959 are misleading in that the films were actually shot in 1953 and 1954, while the group was working at Graphic Associates; however, the films were completed those few years later when soundtracks and titles were added.)"
-- Iris Nowell (source)

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