Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 

USA, 1966, 10 min

Shown in 1998


Warren Sonbert, Wendy Appel


Academy Film Archive, 333 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. FAX: 310 -657-5193. WEBSITE:


Part of Future for the Past: A Tribute to Warren Sonbert & the Estate Project.

Warren Sonbert’s films are perhaps best known as rooted in the avant-garde “diarist” film tradition. A post-mortem reassessment of his career, made possible through the support of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, strongly suggests a different persona, revealing both a probing and playful artist and a keen intellect reveling in the interplay between all the creative arts.

Made when Sonbert was only 19 years old, Amphetamine is a tour de force of ’60s counterculture.

—Jon Gartenberg