The improvised dystopian psychedelia of Ear of the Rat provides a powerful counterpoint to this look into New York drug culture by a young film-maker.
Public Domain Film:
Potheads, The (1968)
Alfonso Sánchez, Jr. (Age 18)
Youth Film Distribution Center (43 W 16th St. New York, NY)
The YFDC was"a nonprofit organization, was incorporated in 1969. The first distributor of its kind, the Center deal[t] exclusively with 16mm sound films made by young people."
Their catalogue describes the film thusly,
"In montage form, this film effectively captures the hallucinatory nature of marijuana smoking; the filmmaker touches on the self-destructive nature of drug-taking. "
New audio provided by EOTR.
EAR OF THE RAT
is an on-going open source improvised sound recording project
A 21st Century Un-band
keep up to date with all yer rat news @ earoftheratnews.blogspot.ca
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