Three Short Films
These three short films — Mister E (1959), The ’45 (1960), and Chicago: City to See in ’63 (1962) — represent the peak of amateur film accomplishment in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. Connely imbues her stories of normal domestic life with a seemingly light and innocent humor which has, in fact, a wicked and even sadistic dimension, so nuanced you often don’t know why you’re squirming in your seat.
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