These two films of Dwain & Hildagarde Esper are cornerston es of American independent cinema. Narcotic, is 57 minutes, in black & white & filmed in 1933. It follows the downward spiral of a medical student that leads him into drugs, sex , & more. Maniac is in black & white, is 52 minutes, and fi lmed in1934. It offers a walking tour through the mind of a bonafide lunatic.