Bill Morrison's Short Films • 18m
Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • With Oliver Sacks • 2013 • 18 minutes
Original Super 8 footage shot by Dr. Oliver Sacks of his patients at Beth Abraham Hospital, Bronx, NY. Made famous by the movie Awakenings, starring Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro, Sacks administered the drug L-Dopa in the summer of 1969 and “awakened” patients after decades of inactivity. They are featured in this cine-poem that combines archival footage with a score for solo saxophone composed by Philip Glass.
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Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2010 • 13 minutes
On March 17, 1930, a crowd assembled outside Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in hopes of witnessing Al Capone's release from prison. (He in fact had already been released the night before.)
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Who By Water
Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2007 • 18 minutes
Inspired by the Jewish Rosh Hashanah prayer, “Who shall live, who shall die… who by water, who by fire,” this short film deals with that which has been preordained—a future that will unfold before us, much like the faces of passengers o...