Oct 12th 2018

In their advertising and personal films like Night Driving (1957), Morton and Millie Goldsholl devised exciting and adventurous forms of image-making—as did their employees and collaborators. This program surveys some of the Goldsholls’ most dazzling shorts, along with underseen works by Goldsholl Studio members like Wayne Boyer, Larry Janiak, and Byron Grush.

NEA titles, Goldsholl Design Associates, 35mm, ca 1975, 1 min
Night Driving, Millie and Morton Goldsholl, 1957, 2k digital, 4 min
Faces and Fortunes, Goldsholl Design Associates, 1959, 16mm, 12 mins
Kleenex-X-Periments: Glove Love and Scratch, Goldsholl Design Associates, 1960, 16mm, 6 min
Lichtspiel Nur 1, Robert Stiegler, 1966, 2k digital, 6 min
Up Is Down, Millie Goldsholl, 1969, 2k Digital 6 min
Drop City, Wayne Boyer, 1968, digital, 5 min
Hexagrams, Byron Grush, 1966, 16mm, 5 min
Nebula 2, Robert Frerck, 1969, digital, color, sound, 6 min
Rebellion of the Flowers, Millie Goldsholl, 1992, 35mm, 8 min
Dog License, Paul Jessel and Bill Langdon, ca 1972, 16mm, 2 min
DL #2 (Disintegration Line 2), Larry Janiak, 1970, 16mm, 11 min
A Line on Fanfares , 1979, 16mm, 1 min
TRT: approx 75 min.

Exhibition curator Amy Beste will join Wayne Boyer, Marie Cenker, Byron Grush and Paul Jessel to talk about their films, their experiences with the Goldsholls and their place at the cutting edge of experimental screen culture in Chicago.

Part of the film series
Designers in Film: The Cinematic World of the Goldsholls

This film series complements and extends the Block’s exhibition Up Is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio with five programs of films produced by the Chicago-based Goldsholls, their collaborators, influences, and contemporaries. Presenting a wide spectrum of classic and rarely-seen experimental cinema, animation, and commissioned films, Designers in Film explores the playful and innovative atmosphere of 20th-century moving image-making in which Morton and Millie Goldsholl took a central place.


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