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Cats on Bed

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0160
Run Time
0h 0m 0s
Format
8mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
circa 1980
Abstract
After meditating for several beats on darkness, “Cats on Bed” flares out in color and gets under way rendering two black kittens (most likely the same that frequent Elam’s work) scuffling about a vividly depicted quilt, as the camera staggers to keep pace. Abruptly the footage freezes on one of the cats about to pounce, creating a tension before the cats resume their tussle. The camera then flares out, relocating to continue stalking the cats as they play separately, each with a respective toy. The cats’ isolation gives way; one, becoming discontent with its own toy, turns and instigates play with the other. 
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short