SCENE ONE: TAKE ONE Variations on a Man, a Woman and a Gun 1970
SCENE ONE: TAKE ONE was filmed in a remote location at Land's End, San Francisco. Once again, a film in collaboration with actress Elizabeth Harris. The scenes are constructed to suggest a number of "new wave" directors work, Antonioni, Godard, etc. but these styles morph into a free-for-all of film genres, including film noir, Noel Coward comedies, romantic costume drama, etc.
A quasi-personal voice over dovetails with minimum dialogue scenes. The film winds up being something of an essay, illustrating the laid-back values of the hippie-era and major life choices. The brief appearance of members of the Cockettes,and a cast happy to discard their clothes when needed adds to the general mayhem. The film had it's premiere in 1971at SF MOMA in an evening of new films by underground film makers curated by Edith Cramer.