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We move back and forth between scenes of a family at home and thoughts about the stars and creation. Children hold chickens while an adult clips their wings; we see a forest; a narrator talks about stars and light and eternity. A dog joins the hens and the family, while the narrator explains the heavens. We see a bee up close. The narrator suggests metaphors for heavenly bodies. Scenes fade into a black screen or dim purple; close-ups of family life may be blurry. The words about the heavens, such as "The stars are a flock of hummingbirds," contrast with images and sounds of real children.

  1. Stan Brakhage

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jane Brakhage

    Jane Brakhage

    Herself

  2. Stan Brakhage

    Stan Brakhage

    Narrator

  3. Myrrena Brakhage

    Herself

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The Stars Are Beautiful
The Stars Are Beautiful

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1974
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 19m

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64

We're so close, yet so far.

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