Flushing Meadows (film)

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Flushing Meadows (1965) is an American short film by Joseph Cornell with Larry Jordan. [1] The film is 8 minutes long, in color, 16mm and silent. [2]

The film is an ode to the memory of Joyce Hunter, a Queens waitress Cornell met in 1962. [3] Cornell apparently had an infatuation with Hunter even though she was found to have stolen items and attempted to fence them; Cornell never pressed charges against her, though, she was murdered in December 1964. [4]

The film was produced after Hunter's death and is largely a series of scenes from Flushing Cemetery where Hunter was buried.[5]

The film was first shown publicly at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City on December 22, 2003; the short aired twice at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, in commemoration of the centennial of Cornell's birth.

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