First Person Cinema: Ernie Gehr Monday, November 16, 7:00 PM ATLAS 100, CU-Boulder campus North of the Euclid parking garage. Boulder, Colorado. Admission is $3.00.
I wouldn't mind passing for the young lad with the spiffy sunglasses, but then you would have a hard time believing I've been making films for as long as I have, and when you actually see me you'd possibly crack up laughing so loud it would ruin the picture show. So then, am I one of the characters on the other side of the water? No, but look at the surface of those terrific sunglasses -- Yes! there I am. The guy behind the camera, and that is where I like to stay Ð behind, not in front of the camera.
I have a terrific program of works for you. Seriously. Almost all brand new. Urban? Yes. Film Noir? No, though perhaps in a way yes. I am a city creature and basically I work intuitively from within. My approach, if I ever had one, is to try to be alive, responsive, and truthful to the moment and the materials at hand. Sometimes the sensual/kinetic character and potentials of the medium become the spring board for a work, and sometimes its my response to the every day world around me.
- Mirage (1981) 9 min. - Rear Window (1986/91) 10 min. - Shadow (2007) 9 min. - Hurry Up Henrietta (2009) 12 min. - Waterfront Follies (2008) 39 min.