Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
A rapturous audiovisual mix. The film cobines the face of a women in ecstatic, contemplative prayer with shots of an animal rights activist, and a scantily clad model advertising Russian cars at an International Auto Show in New York.
Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present is a series, of which this first segment has been completed.
As George Landow, Owen Land was one of the most original American filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. His early materialist works anticipated ‘structural film’, the definition of which provoked his rejection of film theory and convention. The uniqueness of Land’s mature work lies in the skillful fusion of reason and, significantly, the humour that distances it from the supposedly ‘boring’ world of experimental film.
US 1973, 5 min, 16 mm, engl