Color Rap

Color Rhapsodie

Directed by
Mary Ellen Bute
6 minutes

This experimental short film made its public premiere at Radio City Music Hall in 1951 and features filmmaker Mary Ellen Bute’s use of a number of animation techniques set to Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2”. "[Bute] transcends her influences; her visual imagination triumphs. I like the romantic flair of COLOR RHAPSODY, its visual density...I think it is time to re-see and re-evaluate all of Bute's work in a new light." - Jonas Mekas, Soho Weekly News

Courtesy Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles