Retro: The Unquiet American

ON THE MARRIAGE BROKER JOKE AS CITED BY SIGMUND FREUD IN WIT AND ITS RELATION TO THE UNCONSCIOUS, OR CAN THE AVANT-GARDE ARTIST BE WHOLED?

Owen Land
USA 1977
18min
V'09

Owen Land continues his obscure blend of deconstructive slapstick and various issues arising from his then-recent conversion to fundamentalist Christianity in this puzzling if hilarious 17-minute short, during which a “panderer” in one of the textual interpretations of the Marriage Broker Joke becomes corrupted into “panda” and then two men in panda suits ­proceed to make a structural film about Japanese salted plums – or something like that.

This film is screened together with <filmlink id=\"3129\">Stoopnocrazy</filmlink>, <filmlink id=\"3131\">Duck Amuck</filmlink>, <filmlink id=\"3132\">Incontinence: A Diarrhetic Flow of Mismatches</filmlink> and <filmlink id=\"3130\">Screwball Squirrel</filmlink>.

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