Screenings

  • Sarah Pucill: Magic Mirror / Confessions to the Mirror

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    We're pleased to present a double bill of Sarah Pucill's two feature-length experiments in bringing cinematic life to the photographic and written archive of the French Surrealist Claude Cahun. Pucill will be in conversation with Laura Guy following each screening.

    February 19, 18:30h
    - Confessions to the Mirror (Sarah Pucill, 2016, 68 min, Colour, DCP)
    Q&A with Sarah Pucill and Laura Guy

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 18:30

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  • Troubling the Image: Landscapes of Light

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    The five-program series "Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema" features an eclectic and wide-ranging group of works that celebrate the vibrancy of experimental and almost-experimental cinema from near and far, now and then.

    Landscapes of Light features works about place that alternate between close observations of the everyday and more expansive and dislocated views of the world. This program is anchored by two beautiful films by Dane Komljen, Our Body (2015) and All Still Orbit (2016; co-directed by James Lattimer), that imbue place with tenuous histories, personal and political. Arash Nassiri’s Tehran-geles (2015) is a nocturnal flight around the buildings of Tehran, a disorienting view of lights, commercial structures, and signage that could double for Times Square or Las Vegas. Also showing are Peter Hutton’s Boston Fire (1979), Julie Murray’s Distance (2010) and Joana Pimenta’s An Aviation Field (2016). Onscreen preshow is Lois Patiño’s video Strata of the Image (2015).

    Dates: 

    Friday, February 24, 2017 - 19:00

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  • What’s Left Behind: The Films of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry

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    On the eve of the 9th edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present this intimate prelude, featuring works by three stalwarts of the found-footage filmmaking universe. Orbiting at the upper reaches of the avant-docu-sphere, the works of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry offer remarkable explorations of creation and destruction, desire and loss, land and spirit.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 19:30

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  • Cineinfinito #11: Richard Martin

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    Richard Martin is a filmmaker from Vancouver Canada. At 19 he began directing and editing documentary films at the National Film Board of Canada. He was inspired by the West Coast film scene of Dave Rimmer and Al Razutis and began his own explorations in cinema. "Diminished", produced in 1979 won Honorable Mention at the 9th Northwest Film Festival and screened at Ann Arbor.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 17:00

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  • Close-Up Cinema: George Kuchar-Weather Diaries + Greetings from Boulder

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    We're thrilled to present a rare screening of the visual diaries of the renowned American independent filmmaker George Kuchar, bringing together his series of films known as the Weather Diaries for the first time in the UK. Greetings from Boulder, an earlier tape from one of Kuchar’s reflective vacations in Colorado, will also be screened alongside the Diaries. The programme will be introduced via Skype by Professor Scott MacDonald, one of the leading academics in the field of experimental film.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 14:30

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  • Independent Frames: Introspection

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    ​American animators in the 1970s and 1980s often turned their attention inward, producing personal films that corresponded to the deeply introspective diary filmmakers that formed a key part of the New American Cinema in the previous decade. Representing oneself in a mediated fashion – not only through the moving image but graphically through animation – became particularly important during this period in which more women were active in the field of animation than ever before.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 19, 2017 -
    14:30 to 16:30

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  • Independent Frames: Shape and Structure

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    While structural film was the dominant form within the avant-garde tradition at the dawn of the 1970s, animators used shape and structure in a variety of ways that differentiated their works. Robert Russett composed geometric patterns and colour sequences in complex rhythms to create his pulsing, abstract films. Paul Glabicki created incisive, analytical works that explored objects through image, language, form and movement, drafting stunningly complicated sequences by hand.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
    14:30 to 16:30

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  • Independent Frames: Exploded View

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    Artists discovering animation in the mid-1960s and early 1970s did so in a culture of pop art, psychedelia and Marshall McLuhan’s media theory. They responded by creating overwhelming works of graphic collage, violent flickering colours and sensory overload. Exploded View begins with a look at several foundational works from animators whose explorations of radical form and content stood out in the 1960s, from established figures like Stan Vanderbeek and Disney animator Ward Kimball to lesser-known, underground artists such as Fred Mogubgub and Irene Duga.

    Dates: 

    Friday, February 17, 2017 -
    19:00 to 21:00

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