I wrote about this film for the UW-Cinematheque blog, paying special attention to the empathetic compositions and use of doors throughout the film. As for this viewing, 1) Janus's restoration looks incredible! and 2) the flower tucked into the last shot never fails to choke me up.
UW-Madison just hosted two days of Larry Gottheim, who screened nine of his films, his latest Knot/Not included, at the UW Cinematheque and visited our campus archives. This soft-spoken but highly reflective and warm person has been one of the heavyweights in American experimental cinema, and "structural film” (a term he does not love), for five decades. But my sense is that he is not championed or talked about enough—whether that is due to his humility or his career’s lulls…