Phil Solomon (1954-2019) was an immensely passionate, inspiring, and kind-hearted figure to so many who encountered him and his work. He inhabited this world as a generous friend, dedicated teacher and mentor, and as an artist of profound talent and feeling, whose films have inspired countless over the decades. Los Angeles Filmforum has hosted Phil Solomon on a few occasions over the years, and he was always one of our favorite guests, presenting programs of great personality and memorable, lingering emotionality. So although it is with great sadness that we now present
The Chicago Underground Film Festival, the longest running underground film festival in the world, is an internationally recognized program providing a venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative film and video. The festival’s mission is to select and screen film, video and related works presenting a diverse line up of moving image programming focusing on filmmakers working to reinvent and explore new approaches to established practices, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work.
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Thu Dec 05 2019, Thu Jan 02 2020, Thu Jan 23 2020.
Installation of Kirk Tougas' the politics of perception (part 1 of Letters from Vancouver) as part of the exhibition's thematic -- the question of repetition, reproduction and copying within an artist's practice, reactivating the potential of the image for fictional, memorial, critical or political statements.
■ 04 novembre au 13 décembre 2019 ■ Vernissage jeudi 31 octobre à 17h00 ■ Galerie 65 de l'ESADHaR / 65 rue Demidoff / 76600 Le Havre / France
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, December 13, 2019 - 18:00
The Riga Pasaules Film Festival (RPFF) will celebrate its 7th edition with a new cycle of film screenings, workshops, a retrospective, and discussions. The film festival will take place from the 26th - 29th April 2020 at Kino Bize, located in the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau district. Although the RPFF is a documentary film festival we have in past years included in the program one or two experimental documentaries, and so we welcome entries from non-mainstream filmmakers.
In the mid 1960s, Edward Owens (1949-2009) was an African-American teenager attending the Art Institute of Chicago when Gregory Markopoulos arrived to found the school’s film program. Owens, who was then studying painting and sculpture, had already been making 8mm movies for a few years; impressed by the maturity of his work, Markopoulos encouraged him to move to New York. Over the next four years, Owens created a cluster of films that display an increasing mastery of form, inspired by Markopoulos’s style but transformed into something purely his own.
An encounter between a film artist with two 16mm projectors, and two improvising musicians ; a violinist and a guitarist. The will to propose a frictional dialogue between sounds and images, without a hierarchy between both medium : sounds can go with the images, as well causing them, incite them, confront them… images can initiate the mouvements, as well as melt into them. The will to experiment the fragility of a communication between loops on celluloid, expressing itself in a mechanical time, and the organic expression of wooden vibrant instruments.