As the 3-D craze continues to sweep through our nation’s multiplexes, we here at Anthology have seen fit to focus attention on an artist – one of the giants of avant-garde cinema – who has been exploring the possibilities of three-dimensional filmmaking since long before Hollywood dusted the process off and rebooted it for the purp
Friday, May 13, 2011 (All day) to Thursday, May 19, 2011 (All day)
by Iván Zulueta Arrebato 1980, 105 minutes, 35mm. In Spanish with English subtitles.
The series closes with Iv?n Zulueta’s masterpiece, a cult film in Spanish cinema. Zulueta here utilizes many of the techniques he previously developed in such short films as A MAL GAM A, FRANK STEIN, and KINKÓN, bringing together many of his life-long obsessions. A hypnotic, mystical film, open to multiple interpretations, ARREBATO has been unfairly overlooked outside Spain.
Program 5 attempts to identify the essence of cinema – whether by explicitly reflecting on the nature of the medium through meta-cinematographic essays, or by reducing the film to a blank screen – and to explore the relationship between cinema and other art forms (from dance and performance to photography and poetry).
by José Antonio Sistiaga …ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren… 1968-70, 70 minutes, 35mm.
“...ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren...”, a set of words without any meaning, forms the title of the first and only feature film in the history of Spanish cinema made entirely by hand-painting directly on celluloid. Created over 17 months, without any figurative elements or soundtrack, the result is an astonishing masterpiece of abstract cinema.