Castro Street (Bruce Baillie, USA, 1966, 10 minutes)
Mubi synopsis: Inspired by a lesson from Erik Satie; a film in the form of a street – Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California … switch engines on one side and refinery tanks, stacks and buildings on the other – the street and film, ending at a red lumber company. All visual and sound elements from the street, progressing from the beginning to the end of the street, one side is black-and-white (secondary), and one side is colour – like male and female elements. The emergence of a long switch-engine shot (black-and-white solo) is to the filmmaker the essential of consciousness. —IMDb Mubi link.
All My Life (Bruce Baillie, USA, 1966, 3 minutes)
Mubi synopsis: The camera pans left across a wooden picket fence during early summer and tilts up into a brilliant blue sky as Ella Fitzgerald’s “All My Life” plays on the soundtrack. Mubi link.
Tung (Bruce Baillie, USA, 1966, 5 minutes)
Mubi synopsis: One of Baillie’s sensuous tone poems, Tung is a portrait of a friend; sandy skin and flaxen hair in the early-morning light. -harvard.edu Mubi link.
Mass for the Dakota Sioux (Bruce Baillie, USA, 1964, 24 minutes)
Mubi synopsis: An experimental film dedicated to the Dakota Sioux, which foolows the form of th e Christian Mass. A series of images of contemporary America interwoven with the ritual spiriting away of a dead Indian. Mubi link.
Valentin de las Sierras (Bruce Baillie, USA, 1971, 10 minutes)
Mubi synopsis: Skin, eyes, knees, horses, hair, sun, earth. Old song of Mexican hero, Valentin, sung by blind Jose Santollo Nadiso en Santa Cruz de la Soledad. —IMDb. Mubi link.
Edit 10/3/11: Fandor is also streaming the following films by Bruce Baillie: Mass of the Dakota Sioux, Tung, All My Life, and Quick Billy (1970, 55 minutes)