Make Me Psychic
Los Angeles: Filmways, 1978. Original 16mm film reel for the 1978 animated short "Make Me Psychic," created by animator Sally Cruikshank and featuring music by the Cheap Suit Serenaders, Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, and Paul Woltz.
"Make Me Psychic," a followup to Cruikshank's lauded short film "Quasi at the Quackadero," and features the director's recurring duck characters Quasi and Anita in a psychedelic adventure in which Anita uses a hypnotizing machine to try and harness her psychic powers. Instead, Anita ends up hallucinating while never leaving her own overflowing bathtub.
An innovator in her field, with a signature flowing style of motion, Cruikshank created music videos for Sesame Street between 1989 and 1999, won the 1986 Maya Deren Award given by the American Film Institute, and "Quasi at the Quackadero" was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2009.
Near Fine, housed in a Near Fine plastic film canister and a Very Good plus metal-cornered shipping box, with Cruikshank's Berkeley address to the box and film reel.
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