I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Screening on Film
Directed by David Helpern Jr.
US, 1974, 16mm, color, 58 min.

This affectionate documentary, whose title borrows a line from Johnny Guitar, one that Ray often used himself, combines interview footage with Ray’s collaborators and admirers – John Houseman, Natalie Wood, Francois Truffaut – with clips from some of his most famous films. Made when Ray had abandoned commercial filmmaking and accepted a post as a teacher at the State University of New York at Binghamton, this documentary includes fascinating footage of Ray making a film with his students – the experimental, as-yet-unreleased We Can’t Go Home Again.

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