Director: Hollis Frampton
Starring: Michael Snow (voice)
Runtime: 36 mins.
Synopsis: In 13 sequences, a photograph lies on top of a burner on an electric stove. As the picture slowly burns and turns to ash, a narrator reminisces about the next photo in the next sequence, i.e. as we watch one photo be destroyed, we hear about the next photo we’ll see. Although not identified in the film, the narrator is structuralist filmmaker Michael Snow, yet the photos and the stories that go along with them both belong to the director, Hollis Frampton.
(nostalgia) is also the first film in Frampton’s seven-part Hapax Legomena series.
DVD: Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986 (compilation DVD)
Official Website: Hollis Frampton site
Reviews: DVD Talk (Glenn Erickson)