Harry Smith (1923Ð1991)

1. Harry Smith Interviewed by P. Adams Sitney (1965)

Part 1
Part 2

In this remarkable recording filmmaker/artist/ethnomusicologist/alchemist Harry Smith is interviewed in his room at the Chelsea Hotel by a young P. Adams Sitney. In part one, Smith discusses family, his growing up in Washington, Berkeley, dope, and influences. In part two, Smith discusses his hand-drawn film techniques, his work on a film adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, his lost films, borrowed (and pawned) cameras, Native American dance, and the relationship in his painting to music and sound.

(PT 1: 1:03:17, PT 2: 00:56:47, TRT: 1:59:64)

Track 1 from Rare Audio from Anthology Film Archives