Video Free America is a media arts collective founded by Skip Sweeney and Arthur Ginsberg in San Francisco in 1970. This is a compilation of clips of their work from 1970 to 1983 put together for a tribute by the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Video music: Youngbloods concert. Provo Park, Berkeley, CA., July 4, 1974 -- New Riders of the Purple Sage concert. The Dead Ranch. August 1971 [with Jerry Garcia] -- Good vibrations space plasma. Moog Vidium imagery [Beach Boys playing] 1977 -- Placenta Boys Meet Plutonium with Bill Talen. 1980. Dance video: One dancer with Kathleen McClintock. 1975 -- Vertivision with Susan Banyas. 1974 -- Vision dance -- What follows next. Young & Sidbury. 1982. Abstract video: Moog-Vidium slow-mo. 1974 -- Illuminatin' Sweeney -- Video jam session. 1974. Performance/theater: Philo T. Farnsworth video obelisk. 1970 -- [Nixon] -- Kaddish / with Allan Ginsberg. 1972 -- Kaspar. 1973 -- The goddess. 1980. Documentary. Dylan Sweeney's birth. 1974 -- Dick Gregory speech. 1969 -- [Drug bust] -- The narrow world of sports [Frisbee contest] -- Carel and Ferd. 1971 -- Ray Jason and his Seventh annual street performers show. 1978 -- Lake Tahoe the politics of ecology. 1979 -- Abortion the divisive issue. 1979 [with Bella Abzug] -- Grenada portrait of a revolution. 1983. -- My father sold Studebakers / Skip Sweeney. 1983.
Video Free America ; Skip Sweeney & Joanne Kelly with Arthur Ginsburg, Bob Klein, Kate Coleman, T.J. McHose, Suki Wilder, Alan Shulman, Steve Clayton, Jennifer Sweeney, Tim Barger, Lee Kaminsky, Lisa English, Landon Spearman.
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