The film is composed of still black and white photographs taken by Frampton during his early artistic explorations which are slowly burned on the element of a hot plate, while the soundtrack offers personal comments on the content of the images, read by fellow artist Michael Snow.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Baldessari infamously burned 15 years of his own work in 1970, an ultra-conceptual ashes to cookies to bronze remark on artistic lifecycle. A year later, Frampton, opposite coast, took on a different approach to "Killing all Your Darlings," less insular commentary, and more about confounding the notion of memory, burning his early images like rotting flesh, fading flickers of Stella, Poons, Andre in smoking tow.