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Chinese Checkers

Stephen Dwoskin

USA, 1964
13 minutes, B&W, Opt., 4:3
Available formats: HD Video: ProRes Digital File

Two women play Chinese checkers. Halfway through the film, the women are transformed through masks, make-up and costumes and they drift from a concentration on the board game to a concentration on each other’s hands and eyes, engaging in a game of seduction and lovemaking. Chinese Checkers was shot in New York in 1964 just before Dwoskin moved to the UK. It features Joan Adler and Beverly Grant and is based on a story by American experimental filmmaker Harry Smith.