Filmforum and Mezzanine are delighted to present the inaugural L.A. screening with Light Field, an annual artist-run exhibition of recent and archival moving-image art on celluloid, traditionally held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2016, the Light Field festival is collectively organized by a motley crew of practicing artists, poets and filmmakers: Samuel Breslin, Emily Chao, Zachary Epcar, Trisha Low, tooth, Syd Staiti, and Patricia Ledesma Villon. All of the works in this show will be 16m prints!
Tonight’s program derives from a five-part series curated by Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF), with support from the Taiwan Film Institute. In 2016, curators at TIDF conducted an exhaustive search for Taiwan’s experimental films of the 1960s, unearthing a striking body of largely forgotten works.