Titles with or about Mike Kelley

BLIND COUNTRY

1989, 19:57 min, color, sound

Writes Kelley: "BLIND COUNTRY is a collaboration between myself and filmmaker Ericka Beckman. It was inspired by the H.G. Wells short story The Country of the Blind, which was a favorite of mine as an adolescent. I was both fascinated and repulsed by this tale of a man having to give up his eyes to live in an alien sightless society. In rereading it as an adult I was struck by the obvious fact, which I was oblivious to as a boy, that it is a castration story, and by the thinly veiled sexual and racial fears within it. Blind Country bears no discernable reference to the Wells story but instead plays with these subtle underlying themes."

Script/Performance Music: Bruce Darby. On-line Editor: Enrique Aguirre. VCR Operator: Joe Briganti. Production Assistants: Bruce Fiene, Adam Gilmore, Jan Callahan. Characters: Bob Gibson, Aura Rosenberg, Lolly Lincolm, Amanda Katz, Ian Bearce, Kim Keown, Lori Desantis.

 
 

Please allow extra lead-in time if you are planning a public screening or exhibition of this title. All requests must be approved in advance before any event can be confirmed. Providing detailed information regarding any installation plans will facilitate this process.

 

Ordering & Fees

  
Educational Rental
DVD NTSC
$75.00
 
Screening Rental
DVD NTSC
$100.00
 
Digital File
$120.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV NTSC
$125.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV PAL
$250.00
 
Exhibition Rental
DVD NTSC
$700.00
 
Digital File
$720.00
 
Educational Purchase
DVD NTSC
$300.00
 
Archival Purchase
BetaSP NTSC
$900.00
 
BetaSP PAL
$950.00
 
Digital Beta NTSC
$1,400.00
 
Digital Beta PAL
$1,500.00