"Vali: The Witch of Positano" and "Dope: The London Drug Scene" Midnight Movies presented by New York Theatre Ensemble

New York: New York Theatre Ensemble, 1977. Original poster for a Midnight Movies series hosted by the New York Theatre Ensemble's "Artists Present Artists" series in September and October 1977, featuring two films directed by Sheldon and Diane Rochlin, "Vali: The Witch of Positano" (1965) and "Dope: The London Drug Scene" (1968). Diane Rochlin later changed her professional name to Flame Schon.

Two very different films from the husband and wife diectorial team. Vali Myers stars as the titular character in "Vali: The With of Positano," an anti-clerical trance film about a modern-day witch living in a cave in Italy. Vali appears in a smaller role along with young drug victim Caroline Thomson in "Dope: The London Drug Scene," a sparse verite study of London's underground drug world, with music by Geno Foreman and footage of an early (Syd Barrett-era) Pink Floyd concert at UFO.

Co-director Sheldon Rochlin was active in the New York theatre world, and directed the definitive documentary about The Living Theatre, "Signal Through the Flames" (1983). The Off Broadway New York Theatre Ensemble was a perfect environment for the small, but groundbreaking, underground works, and in retrospect makes for an interesting connection between cinema and theatre in Rochlin's work.

15.5 x 10 inches, black and white photocopy with silkscreened red ink applied. Small chip at the top margin, else Near Fine.


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