Troubling the Image: Works by Pat O'Neill

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Since the 1960s, acclaimed experimental filmmaker Pat O’Neill has explored the visual complexities of moving images on screen, first through his mastery of the optical printer and more recently through digital tools. This program presents exemplary works of each. One of O’Neill’s final works on celluloid, the 35mm Trouble in the Image (1996) is a moving image artist’s book that hints and nudges towards rich connections and associations. Where the Chocolate Mountains (2015) is a powerful and mesmerizing work that continues his evocative explorations of landscape, Los Angeles, history, and memory. O’Neill maps a psychic terrain that is unmoored in time and space.

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.

(93 min., 35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive)

Curated by Julia Gibbs and Patrick Friel.


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