The Lead Shoes
Release Date: October 14, 1949
Running time: 18m
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In "The Lead Shoes", we can neither thrust in our eyes nor our ears to help us understand how time flows or how space is. Therefore, Peterson forces us to take both space and time as relative experiences. The consistent disorientation in the film and our consistent inability to perceive them in absolute terms become the main subject of the film. Peterson makes us aware that space and time are more complicated than we think they are and they should be experienced in a more open-minded way. —Yoel Meranda
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The Lead Shoes is a 1949 experimental film directed by Sidney Peterson at Workshop 20 at the San Francisco Art Institute. The film was made using distorting lenses. The film is a 17 minute black and white short.In 2009, the film was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. It appears on the DVD Avant-Garde Volume 3 (Experimental Cinema 1922-1954).
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