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Luther Metke at 94 1979

Preloran, Jorge 1933-2009
Physical description:
one DVD (28 minutes) sound color DVD reference
one film reel (1,025 feet) sound color 16mm master film
one film reel (1,025 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
South America
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings.
Edited documentary film presents a portrait of Luther Metke, a Spanish American War veteran, poet, philosopher, and log-cabin maker, aged 94 at the time of filming. In voice over narration drawn from interviews, Metke recites his own poetry and talks about his life and his philosophy. Includes footage of Metke building a six-sided cabin, being interviewed by a local TV news station, and visiting with his family. Historical and family photographs are used to illustrate events from Metke's past. Co-directed by Jorge Preloran and Steve Raymen. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) in 1980.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Local number:
HSFA 2007.10.43
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives

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