The Summer of Love. Los Angeles Filmforum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the radical cultural upheaval with an assortment of mind-blowing (as intended) short underground films. These films used a variety of tactics to manifest or assist with perceptual expansion and experience found in sex, drugs, music, and art. Some pursue idea of psychedelia (Third Eye Butterfly; Doppler Effect: Version II) others express openness in sexuality (Fuses); and others try to capture some of the spirit of group revelry, drug-taking and celebration (Letter to D.H.
Close-up: Histories of the Avant-Garde Part IV February 23th 2009, 20h The Working Men’s Club, 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB, London. Ticket: £5/£3 Close-Up members Doors open at 7.45 pm Presented by Close-Up and The Dog Movement
Five American masters all explore dailiness, film as a stage for performance, and most importantly the possibilities of using music with equal importance to image in tonight’s screening.