Scenes From Under Childhood

1967-70, 138m, 16mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened October 29, 2017

Part of the program

To coincide with Anthology Film Archives and Light Industry’s republication of the giant of American avant-garde cinema’s Metaphors on Vision, out of print for over 40 years, we present a screening of one of Stan Brakhage’s major feature-length works.

“A visualization of the inner world of foetal beginnings, the infant, the baby, the child–a shattering of the myths of childhood through revelation of the extremes of violent terror and overwhelming joy of that world darkened to most adults by their sentimental remembering of it… A tone poem for the eye– very inspired by the music of Oliver Messiaen.”—Stan Brakhage

For more information on the new edition of Metaphors on Vision, visit:

A film by Stan Brakhage