EFC II #146 – Report (1967)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#146 – Report (1967)
Dir. Bruce Conner

The one hundred and forty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Bruce Conner’s avant-garde short documentary centered around the media coverage of the JFK assassination, Report.

Recorded in March 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s only ten minutes long and presents some interesting editing concepts to convey something in an unconventional yet powerful way. More than worth a look.

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EFC II #145 – Within Our Gates (1920)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#145 – Within Our Gates (1920)
Dir. Oscar Micheaux
Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault, William Smith, Charles D. Lucas, Bernice Ladd, Mrs. Evelyn, William Starks, Ralph Johnson, E. G. Tatum, Grant Edwards

The one hundred and forty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Oscar Micheaux’s bold and striking statement on racism in the late 1910s, Within Our Gates.

Recorded in March 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s important historically as a brave statement for its time, even if it’s not a very good film technically.