Still image from Standish Lawder's "Necrology" (1970).

Professor Emeritus Standish Lawder mentioned in

Treasure Trove

By Amy Taubin for Art Forum on March 16, 2009

the meager array of DVDs devoted to American avant-garde film is as pleasurable as it is necessary. Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947–1986 is part of an initiative by the National Film Preservation Foundation. In a rare instance of cultural perspicacity, the US Congress, in 1996, created the NFPF to facilitate the preservation of our national film heritage...Incorrect wind was also employed by the all-but-forgotten Standish Lawder in his rapturous Necrology (1969–70), which for me is the greatest of these avant-garde treasures...

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