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Our Lady of
the Sphere

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mystical Lady with the orbital head moves through the carnival of life in a Surreal Adventure.

1969
16 MM
Color Tint
10 Minutes
Sound

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The National Film Registry addmitted Our Lady of the Sphere under the Film Preservation Act for 2010.

"Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant, to be preserved for all time. These films are not selected as the "best" American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring significance to American culture."
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)


A leading figure in the California Bay Area independent film movement, Lawrence Jordan has crafted more than 40 experimental, animation and dramatic films. Jordan uses "found" graphics to produce his influential animated collages, noting that his goal is to create "unknown worlds and landscapes of the mind." Inspired by "The Tibetan Book of the Dead," "Our Lady of the Sphere" is one of Jordan’s best-known works. It is a surrealistic dream-like journey blending baroque images with Victorian-era image cut-outs, iconic space age symbols, various musical themes and noise effects, including animal sounds and buzzers.