Windows (1975) by Peter Greenaway

Sunday, March 24, 1985, 8:00 pm

The Short Films of Peter Greenaway


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Greenaway received popular attention in the U.S. with the release of The Draughtsman’s Contract in 1983, and has gone on to make a series of documentaries about American composers including John Cage and Meredith Monk. Earlier in his career he was known for a series of short films (culminating in his 3-hour film The Falls, shown at the Cinematheque in Oct. ’83) that demonstrates a playfully clever and sardonic inventiveness. Tonight’s program features almost all of the short films that are currently available in this country.

Water Wrackets (1975, 12 min.) — The tortured history of a bellicose but religiously observant waterside community. Windows (1975, 4 min.) — The classic film on defenestration, Greenaway’s examination of cataloging and classification begins with this film. Dear Phone (1977, 17 min.); H is for House (1978, 9 min.); A Walk Through H (1978, 42 min.) — Tulse Luper’s first appearance in Greenaway’s movie mythology.