MILESTONES by Robert Kramer and John Douglas
August 28 + 29, 2009 - 7pm both nights!
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue
Co-presented by Northwest Film Center & 40 Frames
“Five years after the guerrilla fantasies of ICE, Kramer and John Douglas turned the cameras on themselves, their friends, and characters like them. Some fifty interconnected characters play both their scripted roles and themselves, revealing more by what they do than by the improvised lines they are speaking. Ranging from filmmaker to potter, organic farmer to draft resister, acupuncturist to isolated political organizer, these characters retain an incredible social mobility. They pass easily in and out of the bourgeois world, accepting poverty and working-class life only as long as it suits them. It’s amazingly schizophrenic, fascinating to watch, and utterly true.”
“I have the sense that any attempt to grasp the essence of the ’60s will have to pass through MILESTONES, as sad and compassionate a movie as I have ever seen.”
(1975, color/sound, 195 mins + intermission)
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