The fourteenth edition of Views from the Avant-Garde, curated by Mark McElhatten and Gavin Smith, to be held from September 30 to October 3 within the context of the 48th New York Film Festival, presents an interesting mix of retrospectives and group programmes with the latest avant-garde and experimental works. This year's highlights include dedicated programmes to Helga Fanderl, Jeff Keen and the 'unreleased' films of Pierre Clémenti, as well as presenting the latest works of Dominic Angerame, Nathaniel Dorsky, Jeanne Liotta, Emmanuel Lefrant, John Price, Deborah Stratman, Phil Solomon, Stephanie Barber, Tomonari Nishikawa and many others.
The NYFF's experimental film strand, 'Views from the Avant-Garde' that will be held next October 2-4 in the Walter Reade Theater reaches its 13th edition with eleven programmes of experimental film and video. Among the many highlights of the festival, a tribute to the figure of Chick Strand, a reconstruction of Passolini's found-footage essay film La Rabbia and new works by Phil Solomon, Peggy Ahwesh, Lewis Klahr, Michael Robinson, Deborah Stratman, Lynne Sachs, David Gatten, Harun Farocki,Leslie Thornton, Ernie Gehr and many others. Curated by Mark McElhatten & Gavin Smith.