The Coronation (1965)
B&W, SOUND, 22 MIN.
Music by Fred Coulter. Costumes by James M. Someroski.
"Richard Myers is one of the most talented and one of the most unknown filmmakers in the country. Personally and geographically isolated from the hysterical film propaganda machine, we seldom hear his name; aside from the Ann Arbor Film Festival and its related tour, we never see his films. In the same sense that Bruce Baillie's MASS is generally regarded to be the film masterpiece of 1964, Myers' CORONATION ranks with the two or three very best experimental films of 1965. No experimental film that I know of can compare with it from the standpoint of sheer spectacle. In this respect it ranks with HOLLYWOOD, and in this respect I can pay CORONATION no greater compliment. Its rapid-fire narrative moves with the variety of news items found in a big city newspaper when on Monday morning it recounts the carnage of the weekend." - George Manupelli, director and filmmaker, Ann Arbor Film Festival