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Date produced: 1979

Filmmaker(s):

Ephraim Horowitz

Length:

26 min 28 sec

Format:

Super8

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Optical

Sound:

Horowitz's voice-over narration; appropriated commercial music tracks; nat. sounds.

Awards/Recognition:

1979 Ten Best, American International Film and Video Festival (See Alan Kattelle filmography in Film History 15, no. 2 (2013)

Description:

The filmmaker's wry memoir, using many of his own films shot from 1936 onward and new footage. The title refers to his date of birth, April 21, 1916. Winner of a “Ten-Best Contest” in1979, EPH 4/27/16 is an autobiographical piece that mixes photo-montage with home-movie footage, narrated by Horowitz and rich with his comical musings on life and change, past and present.

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Repository:

The Horowitz Estate

Screenings:

  • Orphans at MoMA: The Inner Whirled of Orphan Films; Saturday, November 19, 2016, 4:15 p.m.; The Museum of Modern Art (NY) , New York, NY
  • The Amateur Cinema Project: Works by Ephraim Horowitz & Robbins Barstow; Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 6:15 PM; Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies, New York, NY

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