Bruce Conner
USA 1966
5 min

Antonia Christina Basilotta (aka Toni Basil) is a gifted dancer, choreographer, actress, singer, and film-maker (she created the Davy Jones black-and-white dance number in Head). Bruce Conner filmed her in Los Angeles in a demonstration of her balletic skills and set the dance to her debut recording as a singer, «Breakaway». It should have been a hit, but it was released the same week as Nancy Sinatra's «These Boots Are Made for Walking», a more brutish anthem of female liberation.

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Bruce Conner

The Conner Family Trust

16 mm
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