Phill Niblock

(USA, 1933, 2024)

The Magic Sun, 1966-1969

16mm transferred to digital file, high contrast black & white, sound, 17 min.
4:3 format

The Magic Sun (1966-1969/ 2023 transferred to digital file)  Film features members of the Sun Ra Arkestra and is accompanied by music from Sun Ra and the Arkestra. 

The film is part of Six Films series from the 60s when Phill Niblock started shooting in 16mm film and documenting through film his encounters with musicians, painters, actors, and dancers. Those encounters led to a series of 6 sound films made in quick succession between 1966 and 1969, and later collected as Six Films  This series of films includes traditional portrait-style films as well as abstract and experimental films like The Magic Sun.

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