- Will Hindle |
- 1968 |
- 25 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
"The year's best short film, Hindle's CHINESE FIREDRILL is dazzling and sympathetic. By itself, the film demonstrates the importance of independent filmmaking and makes this a movie year to remember." - National Review
"Will Hindle's work is an experience, whatever else you want to call it, revealing a nearly perfect camera eye." - New Haven Register
"CHINESE FIREDRILL is an intellectually demanding film, but is essentially an overwhelming, disturbing unique emotional experience. I can't tell you how beautiful it is." - R. Corliss, Film Quarterly
Hindle's prize-laden work of cataclysmic visual and mental schisms stands as one-of-a-kind. Human universals crammed into a moment (infinity?) in one small enclosure (the universe?). The identifying viewer will judge.
Awards: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival; First Prize, Barn Gallery, Maine; First Prize, SF Int'l Film Festival; First Prize, Foothill College Film Festival.
Exhibition: Premiere, Chicago Museum of Modern Art; Yale Film Festival; Ann Arbor Tour.