Other Reckless Things

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A response to a newspaper account of a self-inflicted Caesarian section.

"... a daring yet subtle reflection on the anomalies of birth and self-mutilation." - Kate Regan, San Francisco Chronicle

"The film alternates medical footage ... with clips of the news report - bringing into question issues of invasion of privacy, voyeurism, control over one's body and the use of technology in situations that may not require it. Zweig's text ... is as chilling as the images ...." - Will Torphy, Artweek

"... extraordinary and disturbing... " - Larry Kardish, Museum of Modern Art, NY

"Like Goya ... overpowering imagery floods the viewer ... a break-through for social and poetic filmmaking ... [and] a courageous advancement in the history of cinema." - Joyce Wieland

Other Reckless Things is a subject of a 2012 book by Shira Bat-Ami Segal, Home Moves and Homebirth - The Avant-garde Childbirth Film and Beyond.

Note: May be presented with live soundtrack performance by arrangement.

Awards: SF Art Institute Film Festival, 1985; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1985.

Selected Screenings:
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Kunstmuseum, Bern
New Music America, 1986
American Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Los Angeles Filmforum
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
"The Body Desired and Debased," London Filmmakers Coop
"The Body as a Battlefield," Stadkino, Vienna
"American Avant-garde Film 1980-1990," Mecano Foundation, Amsterdam
"Suffering Bodies," Hull International Short Film Festival, U.K. 
"Our Bodies Ourselves," Artists' Television Access, San Francisco
Funnel Film Theatre, Toronto

This title is available to watch on Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/product/other-reckless-things

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