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Portrait of a Friend by Friends: Emmett Williams

Copyright Date:
1987-88

Copyright Holder:
Joan Logue

Artists:
Logue, Joan


Extent:
1 videotape of 1 (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the record for "New Television, Episode 408 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Scope:
Includes a 3/4" tape of the segment. See the record for "New Television, Episode 408 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Documentary-style piece featuring associates of artist Emmett Williams, speaking about their personal recollections of him. Speakers are shown in extreme close-up. Some of the speakers' stories are left unfinished. Digital effects are used with some of the speakers. Shots of a hotel worker delivering food occasionally are placed between the speakers, with subtitles showing what time the room service was delivered. Shot during the International Seminar on the Arts, Warsaw, Poland, May 23-30, 1987. A self-portrait drawing by Emmett Williams is shown at the beginning and the end of work. Williams is shown after the final speaker, though he does not speak himself. Approximately 23 minutes in length.



Director:
Logue, Joan

Producer:
New Television (Producer in Association)

Coproducer:
Daad, Berlin, West Germany

Editor:
Logue, Joan

Performers:
Noel, Ann
Whitfield, Laurence
Wasmuth, Tom
Green, Peter
Frei, Marlene
Chopin, Henri
Lehman, Anne Holyoke
Ruhm, Gerhard
Godard, Keith
Adams, Katrin
Pretzell, Rainer
Pretzell, Agnes
Schon, Eva-Marie
Logue, Joan
Blum, Eberhard


Subjects:
Portraits

Williams, Emmett


Genres:
Documentaries and factual works
Interviews





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