VIDEO: “THE AUTUMN FEAST” BY PIERO HELICZER (1961)

Here, courtesy of Ubuweb (non-embeddable) is one of Piero Heliczer (1937-1993)’s films — THE AUTUMN FEAST (1961). 14 min., silent with sound on tape, in black & white and color.

Cameraman: Jeff Keen
Cast: Piero Heliczer, Kate Heliczer, Jacqueline Keen and others.

Music:
Angus MacLise – cembalum, Tony Conrad – mandolin, Piero Heliczer – flute

“The Autumn Feast lays bare (there should be something that rhymes with hair here or bare there) the mythic structure behind the orange domes and cardboard battlements and gilded gables of our Pasty National Howard Johnsons Baghdad. It rubs the very noses of our mannequins in our mold and sends us spinning into the street – undone and toothless”- Jack Smith

(Image: Eddie Woods, “Piero with Bandaged Poets masks and Little Caesar (1980)”