Breaking Time Package Parts 1-4 | Part 1 (Mortgage on My Body); Part 2 (Arrested); Part 3 and 4 (Lien on My Soul and Portrait Not a Dream)
- Saul Levine |
- 1983 |
- 51 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm film, 18 fps
Special Package, 4 films, 3 reels
In the fall of 1977, I returned to the New Haven area to live with my parents and aunts after being unemployed for a year. I resumed working in my father's gas station and small used-car lot as both a service attendant and driver of cars between New York and New Haven. BREAKING TIME is a four-part work made up of four separate films on three reels. Each film is a complete work itself and may be shown separately. I feel that together they make a different work.
The return to my home allowed me to look back on the working people and places of my childhood with the eyes of an adult. It was a continual struggle to make a past present and I was only able to complete [the series] after I left the area. The work also reflects my experiences in the past working as a traffic surveyor and the automotive and petroleum base of the culture I grew up in.
Part 1: Mortgage on My Body
Stations throughout Connecticut and even New York City. Riding around with my father and back to the gas station.
1978-1983, 16mm, color/si, 23m (18fps)
Part 2: Arrested
Mainly a portrayal of my father, the blizzard of 1978 and the summer and spring.
1977-1983, 16mm, color/si, 4m (18fps)
Parts 3 and 4: Lien on My Soul and Portrait Not a Dream
LIEN ON MY SOUL is a cityscape of New Haven shot from an East Rock park. Includes the 4th of July, a wedding, lovers, bikers, kids - an ecological meditation.
PORTRAIT NOT A DREAM: My mother's cry of rage.
Note: Both films are on the same reel.
1978-1983, 16mm, color/si, 21m (18fps)
|16mm film, 18 fps||$204.00|