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Frame capture from Dear Little Lightbird

Identifier:

  • 697303825 (Source: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8799689)

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

Leland Auslender

Duration:

00:18:00

Languages:

English

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Optical

Awards/Recognition:

PSA Ten Best 1968

Description:

"Dear Little Lightbird was entered as an experimental film by Leland Auslender, who also won one of the four top awards in the Class C category. He has a way with color, light and angles, and this talent easily put his film in the Top Ten. It's a story of a little boy born with an incurable disease, and how his three years of life brought into focus all the wonders of nature and this world around us. Perhaps this 18-minute film could be shortened somewhat, but it doesn't seem to matter for the film surrounds you with unusual shots of the simple things most of us miss in the helter-skelter of everyday life" PSA Journal, Oct. 1968, 49.

Resources:

PSA Journal,Oct. 1968, 48.

The YouTube upload quotes Leland Auslender who explained that "This film deals with the life and death of my young son, who brought magic to my life and a profound mystical experience when he died."

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Repository:

Stanford University Libraries

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