Serene Velocity (1970)

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Serene Velocity (1970)

1970, Runtime: 00:14:52 (-according to other sources it's 23 minutes, but... well it's what I could get - fitz)

-"SERENE VELOCITY is a literal 'shock corridor' wherein Gehr creates a stunning head-on motion by systematically shifting focal lengths on a static zoom lens as it stares down the center of an empty, modernistic hallway. Also plays off the contradictions generated by the frame's heightened flatness and severe Renaissance perspective. Without ever having to move the camera, Gehr turns the fluorescent geometry of his institutional corridor into a sort of piston-powered mandala." ÑJ. Hoberman

In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.