16mm, b/w, 10 minutes, 1976
Styx affords an impressionistic view of the subterranean world of a metropolitan subway system. Joining an anonymous mass of commuters, the camera embarks on a journey across a decaying cityscape.
"...it quickly establishes a tempo, a rhythm, and an almost symphonic kind of form that brings the everyday into a superbly balanced conjunction with the realm of the extraordinary suggested by the title..."
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle (Thomas Albright)
Museum of Modern Art Film Catalogue
SCREENINGS, AWARDS AND BROADCASTS
Image Union, Chicago PBS
Territory, Texas PBS
First Expressions cable series, Philadelphia
Jury Prize, Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois, Tours, France
Second Prize, International Documentary & Short Film Festival, Bilbao
Festival Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Finalist, American Film Festival, New York
First Place, Speech Communication Association
Festival of New American Cinema, Chicago
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Flaherty Film Seminar
Midwest Film Conference, Chicago
Directed and Edited by Jan Krawitz.
Co-Director, Cinematography by Thomas Ott.
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