Dir. Jack Chambers (1970).
A landmark in Canadian avant-garde film, Jack Chambers’ magnum opus works and reworks the 1954 trapping and killing of a deer in downtown London, Ontario, until it comes to seem a grand metaphor for the destructive cost of civilization. The methodology recalls Brakhage, Bruce Conner, and Vertov—the film has a powerful brooding quality all its own.
Fri., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 8, 2010