11 Oct 2013

Filmmaker Ed Emshwiller’s 1965 winsome short of ‘outsider’ artist George Dumpson’s backyard

George Dumpson’s Place, 1965, an early short film by Ed Emshwiller. Music by Stuart Scharf, Jay Berliner and Bill Lee.

In this charming short film, science fiction illustrator turned avant-garde filmmaker Ed Emshwiller explores the overgrown backyard belonging to Long Island folk artist George Dumpson — who, in Emshwiller’s words, ‘created a small universe with what he found and could carry on his homemade wagon’.