The Bed (1968) by James Broughton

The Bed (1968) by James Broughton

James Broughton's most famous film, "The Bed." One that featured the ground-breaking full-frontal (yet innocent) nudity that this experimental filmmaker was known for. In part because of its audacity and courage in portraying bodies, "The Bed" became an instant hit all over the West Coast, receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of showings in art houses all over.

It's a rollicking exploration of everything that can happen on a bed - "it's where you cry when you are born and where you lie when dead."

It includes appearances by Imogen Cunningham, Alan Watts, Anna Halprin, Roger Somers, and Gavin Arthur. Music by Warner Jepson.

Extras:
* "Song of the Bed" poem by James Broughton
*PDF of "The Bed" Synopsis as written by James Broughton

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The Bed (1968) by James Broughton

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  • The Bed (1968)

    A rollicking romp of everything that can happen on a bed. James Broughton's most known and successful film. His theme: "All the world's a bed, and men and women merely dreamers." Among the cast: Imogene Cunningham, Gavin Arthur, Anna Halprin, and Alan Watts.

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    An intro to James Broughton's most famous film, "The Bed."

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