Suite California Stops & Passes Part 1: Tijuana to Hollywood via Death Valley


Rental Format(s): 16mm

"SUITE CALIFORNIA is a work of deep feeling, insight, humor, and intelligence which finds Nelson working at the height of his formal innovation, and at the same time, at his most personally revealing and emotionally generous. The SUITE CALIFORNIA films were originally intended as a much longer, multi-part travelog traversing the wide cultural and geographical diversity of all of California. Nelson completed these two parts - covering Southern California and the Bay Area - and the results trace the vast and unpredictable area between a rich personal reading of a place and the place itself. Although both works feature Nelson's characteristic brilliant humor throughout, they are also deeply reflective and filled with unexpected, revelatory insight about the subjective experience of his home state, and his own place in it." (Mark Toscano)

"I'm definitely not interested in passing along intellectual information about California. There's plenty of that everywhere. I'm trying to get at some feeling state." (Robert Nelson, from A Critical Cinema (1988), by Scott MacDonald, interviewed 1981-82)

"Suite California Stops & Passes Part 2: San Francisco to Sierra Nevadas & Back Again" can be rented along with Part 1 for $300.

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16mm $175.00  

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