The four films San Francisco Beat poet Maclaine made in the 1950s have had an incalculable impact on the language of cinema. Entwining the ecstatic with the absurd, these works never fail to provoke audience excitement with their apocalyptic, hallucinatory visions. Continuing our celebration of the book Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000, Andersch discusses Maclaine's work with Bentley and Jordan, two of the artist's key collaborators. (Brecht Andersch and Steve Polta)
Check out Andersch's multipart series on Maclaine's landmark film The End on our blog, Open Space, at blog.sfmoma.org.