THE OLD HOUSE, PASSING
LAWRENCE JORDAN • 45m
"THE OLD HOUSE PASSING is, to me, more than just a 'great film' / 'a work of art.' It is, as a matter of careful thought, the only motion picture drama I have ever seen which engenders vision, rather than cutting it back to 'sights' of minded hieroglyphs in movement and / or shifts of symbol stasis." - Stan Brakhage
"It is pure cinematic poetry. The powerful evocations of the dark forces in our lives are unfolded and displayed with absolute surety and absolute artistry. And the word for that is 'Masterpiece.'" - Robert Nelson
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