THE LAST FILMS OF HUMPHREY ESTERHASE
As reported here last year, the mysterious and enigmatic legend of underground cinema Humphrey Esterhase was finally intending to start making films again. Having given up filmmaking for nearly forty years after all his films were destroyed, he worked with me on Ten Minutes Isn't worth a Dream, after which he planned to make several films of his own. Unfortunately this never happened. He seemed to sink into dejection and indecisiveness. At the time of his death, it was believed he hadn't even touched a camera recently. But two rolls of Super-8 were found amongst his possessions, as was an audio tape on which he had recorded some of his thoughts. Close Watch has set these Super-8 images to the soundtrack of this recording as The Last Films of Humphrey Esterhase, a tribute to this bizarre and tormented figure.