Breaking Time: Part 1: Mortgage on My Body

  • Saul Levine |
  • 1978-1983 |
  • 23 minutes |
  • COLOR |

Rental Format(s): 16mm film, 18 fps

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.

This film can also be loaned as part of the Breaking Time Package Parts 1 - 4.

Rental Fees

16mm film, 18 fps $92.00  

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