Dream Dance: Program Three

The Quiet Takeover / The Streets of Greenwood / Freedom March

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The Quiet Takeover
Jack Willis, Canada, 1963, 60 min., b/w
Produced for CBC Television, Jack Willis’ The Quiet Takeover examines the rise of computers in the workplace. During the shoot Emshwiller collected footage that would ultimately be used in his film Relativity.

The Streets of Greenwood
Jack Willis, US, 1963, 16mm, 20 min., b/w
A short documentary about the efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to register voters in rural Mississippi. The film is a remarkable document of the civil rights era southern United States. The concert featured in the film included an early performance by Bob Dylan which was ultimately used in the 1967 D. A. Pennebaker film Don’t Look Back.
Print courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

Freedom March
Ed Emshwiller, US, 1963, 16mm, 9 min., b/w
Rarely screened short film of the historic 1963 march on Washington DC.
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives. Special thanks to NYU's Orphans Film Symposium

Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.