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Venue

Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070


Performance Notes

4 p.m. Sunday, January 12
$10 Student, $12 Member, $13 Senior, $15 General


Four of his groundbreaking Experimental films & Discussion with his Friends Called by some the Father of West Coast Experimental Film, James Broughton (1913-1999) made 23 experimental films, and wrote 23 books of poetry. Experience some of his films and discuss them with people who knew James. Testament (1974 – 20 min) is a whimsical look at Broughton’s life. He thought it might be his last film, but then he met Joel Singer The Water Circle (1975 – 3 min) is an example of his poem/films – an art form he pioneered [we might also show his 1951 poem film Four in the Afternoon – 15 min] The Bed (1968 – 20 min) was his most famous film. Made during the summer of love at Alan Watts’ Marin County compound, it explores all the things that can happen on a bed. Cast includes Watts, Imogene Cunningham, Gavin Arthur, Anna Halprin, and many hippies. Devotions (1983 – 22 min), a collaboration with his husband Joel Singer, is a look at all the different ways men can love each other NOTE: Content includes nudity


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Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.