An experimental 16mm film made in 1987 and recently digitised. It follows a homeless schizophrenic in the streets of San Francisco. The word salad spoken monologue and real time photo animation are comprised of cut-ups of junk mail and magazines found on the street. The film explores the experience of social alienation and urban dislocation among the mentally ill. Rather than documentary techniques it uses magical realism to interpret reality.
film by Bernadette Smith with thanks to Robert Fox and Jerome Carolfi