The Search For The Cremaster Cycle Film
I first encountered The Cremaster Cycle a few years ago in a christmas gift from my sister. We have a pact to not spend money on presents for each other, and so she usually gives me some interesting pages printed from her internet-rabbit-hole discoveries. The images, even printed in black and white, were strikingly beautiful, but hard to figure out. And so I did what many people do in the face of avant-garde anything and ignored them. I had zero interest at that time in finding out more about the images or their source.
Fast forward to 2012, and my second encounter with Cremaster. Watching a video clip of an interview with Aimee Mullins (of famed cheetah-leg-prosthetic design, and who was in Cremaster 3), an image from the film flashed on the screen behind her. I instantly recognized it and went off to find the source, which turned out to be Matthew Barney’s 5 part film. Enthusiastically and hurriedly, I searched for a way to watch it. A pang of disappointment hit me in the chest when I realized that Barney had purposely kept Cremaster from mass-market distribution, and there was no proof of a public screening past 2010.
So here I am, a couple of months later, and no further along in my search to see The Cremaster Cycle. I hesitated to post this – not having seen the films, I do not have much to say about them. But in my internet travels I’ve come to think that even if I had seen the movie, I would end up posting something like this: (http://www.richonfilm.com/
However, since I want to share my excitement about Matthew Barney’s 8-year-in-the-making, five part, 7 hour film, I am putting it out there. I WANT TO SEE THE CREMASTER CYCLE. Not in 15 you-tube parts, and not in some wrecked, impure pirated form. I want the full experience. If you can help me, help me! Until then, be satisfied with these (full-colour, I might add) images, and the charmingly confused garble from Rich On Film.