JoAnn & Susan x2

“JoAnn & Susan x2” begins with a female protagonist, JoAnn Elam, playfully modeling a red, knit blanket, superimposed by a rider, JoAnn’s sister Susan Elam, and her steed moseying around a indoor corral in Grayslake, IL. As the juxtaposition continues, Susan meanders in the background and JoAnn time travels backward, through a series of segments utilizing the blanket’s progression as a visual marker: she goes from modeling the finished blanket, to sowing the blankets seam, to knitting the blanket in progressively smaller increments.

JoAnn & Susan x2


Video:

Collection:
Elam Subseries I: Films
Date:
circa 1979
Original Format:
8mm
Color:
Color
Sound:
Silent
Duration:
0h 4m 52s
Abstract:
"JoAnn & Susan x2" begins with a female protagonist, JoAnn Elam, playfully modeling a red, knit blanket, superimposed by a rider, JoAnn's sister Susan Elam, and her steed moseying around a indoor corral in Grayslake, IL. As the juxtaposition continues, Susan meanders in the background and JoAnn time travels backward, through a series of segments utilizing the blanket's progression as a visual marker: she goes from modeling the finished blanket, to sowing the blankets seam, to knitting the blanket in progressively smaller increments.
Genre:
Short
Subject(s):
, ,
Source:
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/8116
Repository:
Chicago Film Archive

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