Director: James Benning
Writer: James Benning
Stars: Serafina Bathrick, Ted Brady, Barbara Frankel, Rick Goodwin, Bette Gordon
Countries: United States, Canada
One of the most widely praised American avant-garde films in recent years, James Benning’s 1977 feature is a laconic mosaic of single-shot sequences, each offering some sort of image/sound pun or paradox. At once a crypto-narrative with an abstract, peekaboo storyline and a fractured, painterly study of the American midwestern landscape, 11×14 points toward the creation of a new, non-literary but populist cinema.