I shot this strand of Super8 movie film circa 1976 in Brooklyn, New York. It features the late Michael Sgan-Cohen, artist, art historian, philosopher, willing viewer of my early experimental films (vimeo.com/neilneedleman), and cheerful participant. Sgan-Cohen was my favorite art history teacher at Brooklyn College. He taught the subject like no other professor at the college—with an extremely deep sense of passion and a strong personal connection to the ideas. When I watch this film (which has become creepier over the decades) I can hear his booming voice and staccato Israeli accent. It should be more than obvious that I thought he had a fascinating face, too. Here's looking at you, Dr. Sgan-Cohen!

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