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To Joy

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Film Identifier: F.2016-04-0089
Run Time
0h 11m 50s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1992
Abstract
To Joy, completed in 1992, is an imagist film collage set to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. According to Byron, this is his second “musical.” The first of these “musicals” was Les Preludes. Opening scenes in To Joy interchange from gardens of yellow flowers to a revolving carousel to a woman in Asian-inspired attire that is spinning an umbrella. Other scenes include a woman belly dancing, as well as young girls dancing ballet and participating in a maypole dance. At one of the To Joy film screenings, Byron was asked who “Joy” is.
 
This film was supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Art Council. 
Main Credits
Grush, Byron (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)