Item #6972 Seeing is Believing. John Fles, cover, Naomi Levine.

Seeing is Believing

Hollywood: np, 1964. Offset from typescript in illustrated wrappers. Side stapled. [30] pp. Near fine. Item #6972

Beat poet, editor, and essayist John Fles’ privately published essay on underground film programming. Fles programmed the experimental film series Movies Round Midnight at Los Angeles Cinema Theatre from 1963–1965, bringing several important underground films from New York to a West Coast audience. In “Seeing is Believing,” Fles lays out his programming methodology and theoretical underpinnings, providing a robust example of how programmers conceptualized their labor during a highly prolific moment of experimental moving-image production in America. The essay discusses Smith’s Flaming Creatures, alongside other landmark experimental films of the era.

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