Tag: 70s

70s Rewind: HESTER STREET, Where Russian Immigrants Are People, Too

In Joan Micklin Silver's feature debut, a Russian Jew learns all about America.

70s Rewind: In ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE, Robert Blake Commands the Screen

Every generation gets the Robert Blake it deserves. In 1939, young Mickey Gubitosi began appearing in the Our Gang series of short comic films. He took on the stage name Bobby Blake for other films through most of the 1950s,...

70s Rewind: GREASER'S PALACE, Jesus Christ in the Old West

Watching Greaser's Palace (1972) for the first time without having any idea that it was a Christ parable, I was completely bewildered. It's newly available on Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing and looks absolutely lovely. The disc is...

70s Rewind: SCORPIO, Cynical Spies Like Us

Cynical times prompt cynical films. The early 1970s were a cynical time for many people. The bloom and possibilities of the 1960s were rapidly fading. In 1972, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon easily won re-election, even as the Watergate investigation...

LET ME BE FRANK: Episode 7 “Nonfilms”

Episode 7, “Nonfilms”, of the LET ME BE FRANK web documentary series is now available for viewing. Readings by photographer/author David Steinberg and artist/activist Paul Escriva.  This episode explores Frank's "street series", his "nonfilms" sessions in Santa Fe, discoveries he...