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“With Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (1968), I wanted to continue my debut feature, Yesterday Girl,” says Alexander Kluge, an important German filmmaker, video artist, television documentarian, writer, theorist, and social critic who will attend several screenings during Anthology Film Archives and Goethe-Institut New York’s small retrospective of his work this Saturday. “My sister Alexandra (Yesterday Girl’s lead actress) and I were both crazy about the circus as kids. She married and had a...
Coming Apart (1969) Directed by Milton Moses Ginsberg Imagine, crazy as it sounds, David of David Holzman’s Diary as a middle-aged psychiatrist instead of a young filmmaker, and you sort of get the idea. Exploiting the power of his profession, Joe (Rip Torn) flirts, seduces, and sleeps with a number of women—patients, acquaintances, strangers—in a friend’s cozy Manhattan office. Unbeknownst to them, he secretly films all of his encounters. Coming Apart completely consists of these hidden-camera...

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