In 1978 Herz Frank released the now-classic film Ten Minutes Older, which consists of a single shot of a child watching a puppet show. In a short time, viewers witness a dramatic range of emotions, from sheer joy, to concern, fear, and relief, all without the child ever speaking a single word. In 2002 producer Nicolas McClintock revived Frank's idea with the feature films Ten Minutes Older: The Cello and Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet. Taking to heart Frank's advice that filmmakers should "have patience to observe life," McClintock assembled some of the world's most celebrated directors to create 10-minute ruminations on the passage of time.
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Ten Minutes Older, Herz Frank, 1978, 10 min., video
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet, Víctor Erice, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, Kaige Chen, Aki Kaurismäki, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, 2002, 92 min., video
Image: Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet poster, 2002; courtesy Matador Pictures