in about 100 words or less
US 75m, Silent, Colour
Director: Stan Brakhage; Cast: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage
A silent experimental film, Dog Star Man is a nearly incomprehensible five-part flurry of seemingly random images, and as the titles suggests, contains a dog, solar flares, and a man. Somewhat surprisingly, a baby and a woman also make important contributions to the film’s slim narrative. A very personal work, considering the extreme close-ups of genitalia (presumably that of the film maker and his wife), Dog Star Man contains skillfully shot and interestingly juxtaposed images that beg for explanation and demand one’s attention if anything is to be gained from viewing this film (Klaus Ming June 2014).