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Provincetown Pieces

Directed by Joseph Bernard
United States, 1979
Short, Avant-Garde


This is a shortened version of a three-movement film made over a summer’s stay in Provincetown, MA (Cape Cod), first alone, then with family. A journal of sorts, it renders the place with obvious affection. The town remains today, to an amazing degree, as it appears in this film from decades ago.

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Provincetown Pieces Directed by Joseph Bernard

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  • Slow Immersion's rating of the film Provincetown Pieces

    One of the best diary films I've seen. Bernard really has wonderful form, and may well be the most interesting diary filmmaker I've seen. Enough abstraction not too dissimilar to Brakhage, more conventional diary passages like Mekas, as well as hand painted passages, and silence, beautiful silence. There are few masters of this very small genre of 'abstract diary films', but Bernard is a true great.

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