Bruce Conner is noted for his transgressive, pioneering use of found footage, but he also made and edited films. His career provides an index of US counterculture attitudes, from the psychic experiments of the beat generation and hippies to the appropriations of punk rock. These two programmes, ranging from his first films to his latest digital projects, reaffirm Conner’s importance as a filmmaker who is both innovative and influential.
Tonight’s program spans 38 years, beginning with an early portrait from 1979. Included in the show are portraits and films of place: nature, gardens, architecture, rivers. These films are perspectives, as seen by the filmmaker and presented to the viewer. Compositions of space between people, objects, interiors and exteriors, all within the film frame, are a critical element of what one is seeing in film.
The Moviate Underground Film Festival encompasses a 3-day film fest on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA, coinciding with the area's annual arts celebration: Artsfest, which brings in thousands of art and film enthusiasts who will attend multi-genre film screenings at multiple venues around the city.
Close-Up and Brand New Blinkers are thrilled to present the first UK programme devoted to the films of Joseph Bernard, including a new sound collaboration that Joseph has embarked on with composer Simon Gore, who has scored a soundtrack to Joseph’s White Film.
On Friday 17 March, at 20:30h, the seventh CRANCsession dedicated to the work of Lluís de Sola will take place at L'Automàtica in Barcelona. Filming 16 mm black-and-white film - with a Bolex camera - and developing the emulsified material in a home lab - with a Lomo tank and photographic fluids - are two of the filmmaker's priority actions.
Greg de Cuir Jr. presents a programme of films selected from the competition segment of Alternative Film/Video 2016 in Belgrade (Serbia). Starting in 1982, this international festival for new film and video expression and one of the oldest manifestations of its kind in Europe, was founded as an antidote to commercial film and video-making and to support unconventional practices while celebrating moving image cultures.