Films

Little Stabs At Happiness

Little Stabs at Happiness

Director: Ken Jacobs

Starring: Jack Smith, Jerry Sims

Year: 1959 –63

Runtime: 15 mins.

Synopsis: Featuring Jack Smith. Material was cut in as it came out of the camera, embarrassing moments intact. 100′ rolls timed well with music on old 78s. I was interested in immediacy, a sense of ease, and an art where suffering was acknowledged but not trivialized with dramatics. Whimsy was our achievement, as well as breaking out of step. (from Film-Makers’ Cooperative)

DVD: Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986 (compilation DVD)

Official Website: None

Underground Film Timeline: 1960 — 1969

Reviews: DVD Talk (Glenn Erickson)

Video: None

Underground Film Feedback (1 Note)

  1. [...] angel didn’t come, it didn’t happen. I did get some money to finish two other works, Little Stabs at Happiness and Blonde Cobra, which was filmed by Bob Fleischner, abandoned by him as just camera rolls, and [...]

    Posted by · the cultural society · An Interview with Ken Jacobs | September 5, 2010, 9:13 am

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