Early Monthly Segments
1968-70/2002, 35mm, colour, silent, 33 minutes
Cast: Robert Beavers, Gregory Markopoulos, Tom Chomont
Filmed in Switzerland, Germany (Berlin) and Greece.
First Public Screening: Toronto International Film Festival, September 2003
Early Monthly Segments, filmed when Beavers was 18 and 19 years old, now forms the opening to his film cycle, “My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure.” It is a highly stylized work of self-portraiture, depicting filmmaker and companion Gregory J. Markopoulos in their Swiss apartment. The film functions as a diary, capturing aspects of home life with precise attention to detail, documenting the familiar with great love and transforming objects and ordinary personal effects into a highly charged work of homoeroticism.
(Susan Oxtoby, Toronto International Film Festival).