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Ray Rice Films
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box 1:1

4 Short Scenes with titles 1975

Scope and Content Note

4 min. - B/W, optical sound
box 1:2

7 for a Magician 1983

Scope and Content Note

11 min. - Color, optical sound
Based on the poem of that name by William Pitt Root. Here magic seems to result from artifice, industry and fantasy. Mr. Root reads the poem.
AWARD: San Francisco Poetry Film Festival 1967-68
box 1:3

After the Old Mill at Caspar 1973

Scope and Content Note

11 min. - Color (colored ink on acetate and outdoor photography), optical sound.
Memories of a Lincoln Brigade veteran, his life and death, are somehow found at an old mill site on an October afternoon.
box 1:4

Bayeaux Tapestry Undated

Scope and Content Note

3 min. - B/W, optical print
Condensed account of the Norman Invasion in 1066 taken from the Bayeaux Tapestry.
box 1:5

Can & Country 1972

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, silent
box 1:6

The Coast [and] The Woods 1972

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, optical sound
box 1:7

Faces 1972

Scope and Content Note

3 min. - Color, optical sound
Impressions of a variety of human faces
box 1:8

Hello 1969

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - B/W, optical sound
All beings and things say "hello" except a black woman who just looks down. Pencil and ink on acetate.
box 1:9

Help 1976

Scope and Content Note

5 min. - Color, optical sound
A 'pre-film' outlining some means and methods in preparation for a longer film about the Bayeaux Tapestry.
box 1:10

In a Box 1971

Scope and Content Note

5 min. - Color, optical sound
If evolution and feeling seem to put a man 'in a box', the cessation of activity puts him there surely.
box 1:11

Lead Kindly Light 1968

Scope and Content Note

8 min. - Color, optical sound
This ironic film explores the unfulfilled promises of religion and society.
box 1:12

Little White Waiting 1976

Scope and Content Note

8 min. - Color, optical sound
The young await the passage of the previous generation.
box 1:13

Loose/Open 1968

Scope and Content Note

5 min. - Color, optical sound
The film-maker poses questions about life, age, and death in an unusual interior monologue.
box 1:14

Mendocino & Canmore 1974

Scope and Content Note

7 min. - Color, optical sound
Fifteen hundred miles separate the locales for this film, which seems to say that insects are very durable creatures.
box 1:15

Paper Birds 1971

Scope and Content Note

8 min. - Color, optical sound
Words interjected with images suggest the futility of ideas to explain experience.
box 1:16

Recognition 1974

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, silent
box 1:17

Ribs 1969

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - B/W, silent
Problems of sexual identity are examined in an abstract manner through a series of drawings and paintings superimposed on x-ray film.
box 1:18

Rough/Sleep 1975

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - B/W, optical sound
box 1:19

Silently 1973

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, optical sound
Pictures of a tidal river on a gray day are accompanied by titles providing tension between scientific certainty and the random qualities of nature.
box 1:20

Sleep 1975

Scope and Content Note

3 min. - Color - Uncompleted film - silent
box 1:21

Song of the Woman and Butterfly Man 1975

Scope and Content Note

12 min. - Color, optical sound
Based on the poem of that name by William Pitt Root. The poem and film enlarge a Maidu Indian story about a woman's pursuit of her destiny.
AWARD: 1st prize San Francisco Poetry Film Festival, 1967-1968
box 1:22

Stars 1969

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, optical sound
The stars come to life in this exploration of ways of prediction and knowledge: astrology, divination and rationality among them.
box 1:23

Stations of the Cross 1974

Scope and Content Note

11 min. - Color, optical sound
Metal sculptures by Fran Mayer are the theme of this film about the crucifixion of Christ. Sound by the Mendocino Troubadours.
box 1:24-25

Still Life [1968]

Scope and Content Note

7 min. - #1C & 1D, Color, optical sound
Arrangements of natural materials along with animation show the results of man's activity on earth. At the end, there is 'still life'.
box 1:26

Stop 1967

Scope and Content Note

10 min. - Color, optical sound
Deals with the theme of origin.
box 1:27

Strangers 1977

Scope and Content Note

4 min. - Color, optical sound
box 1:28

This, That 1972

Scope and Content Note

9 min. - Color, optical sound
Four pieces of response to rural growth: Waiting, Paving, Hiding, and Facing. Drawn in color and again in black and white.
box 1:29

Today I Saw 1978

Scope and Content Note

12 min. - Color, optical sound
Ranging the summer countryside one sees flowers, trees, road signs, and the county dump among a profusion of images. Sound by local musicians. Early 1970s.
box 1:30

War & Tigers 1965

Scope and Content Note

8 min. - Color, optical sound
A roll of continuous images. One brother's awareness of his perfidy in regard to another.
box 1:31

Waves 1972

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, optical sound
A study of motion.
box 1:32

What? 1967

Scope and Content Note

3 min. - B/W, optical sound
box 1:33

Why Me? 1966

Scope and Content Note

7 min. - B/W, optical sound
Ruminations on technology.
box 1:34

Y 1968

Scope and Content Note

6 min. - Color, optical sound
Snakes, faces and various abstract forms evolve, vanish and reappear in this film based on the medieval symbol for man's ability to choose.
box 1:35

Yes, Yes! 1966

Scope and Content Note

9 min. - #11C, B/W, optical sound
Version 2 - Film of acceptance as symbolized by a small animal nodding in approval.
box 1:36

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes! 1966-67

Scope and Content Note

10 min. - #11D, B/W, optical sound
Version 1 - Film of acceptance as symbolized by a small animal nodding in approval.