Tony Conrad was one the great American artists of his time, yet to the world at large he remains criminally under appreciated. Since the early 1960s, Conrad's films and compositions have been the stuff of legend for artists and musicians everywhere.
He performed in and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smith’s legendary Flaming Creatures; he laid bare the paradigms of cinema with The Flicker, a film composed of only black and white frames; his powerful and startling drone compositions still have the music establishment scratching their heads; his early work with La monte Young and John Cale played a role in the formation of The Velvet Underground; as an early adopter of activist public access television he democratized the emerging medium of portable video for ordinary citizens.
His vast, fifty year inter-disciplinary repertoire inspired and confounded generations of artists, collaborators and fans. In his later years he continued to perform and make work that pushed the boundaries of reason for which he has finally begun to receive worldwide attention.
Utilizing intimate footage of Tony and his collaborators shot over the last twenty-two years, as well as his own archive of recordings and films, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present mirrors Conrad’s own playfully radical approach to art making. The non-linear structure allows Conrad to wildly free associate his streams of consciousness, revealing an honest and humane way of navigating a remarkable, creative life.
"JOYOUS, EXHILARATING, AND TRANSFORMATIVE, Tyler Hubby’s documentary Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is essential viewing for anyone involved in the history of music and visual art."
"An extraordinary and timely documentary"
"Director Tyler Hubby has made a canonical work of cinema that not only chronicles but embodies in its very form, scope, and aesthetic Conrad’s own style and personality -- smart, funny, gruff, twinkling."
𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥 - 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘅 𝗗'𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗙 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟲
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗗𝗢𝗖 𝗡𝗬𝗖 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟲
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗘 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗮 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟲
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗦𝗸𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳
𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥 - 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗟𝗶𝘀𝗯𝗼𝗮 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳
Film running time: 1h 36min
Director: Tyler Hubby
Editor: Tyler Hubby
Writer: Tyler Hubby
Producer: Tyler Hubby
Producer: Christine Beebe
Producer: Paul Williams
Co-Producer: Gabriela Tollman
Camera: Fortunato Procopio, Damian Calvo
Associate Producers: Scott Gracheff, Lisa Janssen, Suzana Ognjanovic, Anna Scieme
Voice Over Narration: Corby Gallegos
𝙒𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙗𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨: 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙮; 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙬, 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙖𝙬.