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Bruce Conner

Looking for Mushrooms

Courtisane: Artist in Focus - C.W. Winter & Anders Edström 14' - 1996 - Format: 35mm
Director: Bruce Conner
A psychedelic travelogue of rural Mexican nature, towns, and religious iconography. A document of a search for psilocybin mushrooms.
Fri 22 Oct
14:00
KASKCinema

A mulligan film. A re-do of Conner’s first color movie. From footage shot while living in Mexico in 1961-‘62. As well as some earlier shots of him and his wife, Jean, in San Francisco. Before the hippies. A psychedelic travelogue of rural Mexican nature, towns, and religious iconography. A document of a search for psilocybin mushrooms. Occasionally with Timothy Leary. Gone is The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” that we heard in the original version. In this re-do, each frame is repeated 5 times. And Terry Riley takes over the score assignment providing “Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band”. (C.W. Winter)

Film print courtesy of The Conner Family Trust

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Credits

Director

Bruce Conner

More information

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1996

Technical Specs

Format
35mm

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