Breaking Time: Part 3-4: Lien on My Soul and Portrait Not a Dream

  • Saul Levine |
  • 1978-1983 |
  • 21 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 3-4: 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.

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

Rental Fees

16mm film, 18 fps $84.00  

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