Blue Movie

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Films in Competition 11
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 11
Release Year:2015
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Morris

Description

Blue Movie is an elegiac tribute to the late Juanita Slusher, a Dallas-based exotic dancer well known in the ’50s and ’60s as “Candy Barr.” Footage from the stag film Smart Alec, a film given to me by my grandfather, is used as the majority of the source imagery, set to a rendition of “Autumn Leaves” performed by Dallas-based vocalist Lily Taylor. The song was noted by Candy Barr as her favorite to dance to, while also noting that she viewed her dancing as a form of creative expression. The silver-based emulsion of the film was replaced with cyanotype chemistry and laid under the sun to create the blue image. – MM