Since 1996 the Women’s Film Preservation Fund has preserved a number of significant experimental and animated works by American women, many of which reflect pioneering approaches and unique voices. These include works by Storm de Hirsch, Barbara Hammer, Peggy Ahwesh, Bette Gordon, and Helen Hill among others.
The filmmakers approach their films from many directions and a range of sub-genres within experimental film and animation that include structuralist cinema, surreal films, experimental documentaries, improvised comedies, feminist films, and unedited footage. They utilize optical printing, stop action and hand-drawn animation, hand-altered negatives, as well as live action and documentary footage. A selection of these works is featured in three programs and includes a number of films preserved in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives. Sheila Paige and Lisa Crafts will be appearing in person.
June 21st 7:30 pm
Program 1: Expanding Notions of Time, Space, and Reality includes films by Storm de Hirsch, Barbara Hammer, Maya Deren, Anita Thacher, Jane Aaron, and Bette Gordon that have manipulated time, space, and/or motion to give us a broader view of reality.
June 22nd 5:45pm
Program 2: Refelections, Dreams, and Experiments focuses on changing views on womanhood and represents a diverse group of women makers with varied perspectives and filmmaking techniques: Faith Hubley, Peggy Ahwesh, Sheila Paige, Barbara Hammer, and Lisa Crafts.
Sheila Paige and Lisa Crafts in person!
Program 3: Marie Menken and Helen Hill: Camera Rolls. Unedited footage by two distinctive filmmakers, and experimental maker and an animator, provides a view into their individual processes and how the footage relates to their completed works.
Tickets: $12 general; $9 for students, seniors, & children (12 & under); $7 Anthology and NYWIFT members
Photo: HOMAGE TO MAGRITTE, Anita Thacher, director.
For the complete programs please click here: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/51020