• Olsen (October 10)

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    Friday 10 October 2008
    Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6
    Doors open 10pm for tea, cake and live music by Verdine Etoria, Dave Kane & Alex Hannan
    First films start 10.20pm

    Olsen returns to the Hyde Park Picture House with a free late night offering of avant-garde film, plus music, tea and homemade cake. The evening will feature two hours of rarely seen and little known pieces of experimental film history by the likes of Gunvor Nelson, Standish Lawder, Malcolm Le Grice, Ernst Schmidt jr, Christopher Maclaine and Saul Levine; alongside vibrant new work by Greg Pope, Jeanne Liotta, Steve Reinke, Steve Roden, Fred Worden, Mark Fell and Stephen Sutcliffe. Expect bagpipes, repetition, flickering, fluxus, curtains, cartoons, minimalism, night skies, gravestones, repetition, luminance, silence and swearing.

    Beforehand and during the interval, tea and cake will be served and Verdine Etoria (guitar), Alex Hannan (violin - 7 Hertz) and Dave Kane (double bass - LIMA) will provide musical interludes.

    Full programme: http://www.olsenorsen.org/
    Presented as part of Light Night: http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk, funded by Leeds City Council.


  • TIE: Paonia, CO, October 23-26, 2008

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    Paradise Theatre and KVNF Public Radio Present: TIE, The International
    Experimental Cinema Exposition: Paonia, CO, October 23-26, 2008.

    TIE was founded in 1999 to preserve cinema and its exhibition form.  TIE exists to illuminate
    experimental film of the highest caliber, as well as join, recognize and
    serve filmmakers dedicated to the art and experimentation of the
    celluloid motion picture. Since the festival's inception, it has
    screened more than 500 innovative historic and contemporary films.

    Paradise Theatre and KVNF Public Radio are proud to present this year's
    festival in Paonia, Colorado. Situated in within the Rocky Mountains of
    Colorado, this rural  community is known for its dedication to the arts
    and small-town hospitality. Paonia is also known for producing some of
    the state's highest quality organic fruits, vegetables and wines.

    us for an excellent international event which illuminates experimental
    filmmaking from several continents. TIE has proudly selected Paonia for
    the 2008 festival and conference based their ability to exhibit film,
    professionally archive, record and broadcast filmmaker round-table
    discussions, as well as offer a unique stay for a highly creative and
    adventurous group of visiting avant-gardists and curators. Events take
    place at the Blue Sage, the Paradise Theatre, KVNF, HunterGatherer
    Gallery as well as in special outdoor locations.

    the art of avant-garde cinema among a beautiful group of creative
    individuals in wondrous Paonia. Tune in to round-table discussions,
    attend workshops and gallery installations, as well as make mew friends
    and meet-up with old acquaintances.


  • Abstracta @ The Living Theatre, NY

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    international abstract cinema exhibition


    Sponsored by the President of Italian Republic

    and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs



    October 12th, 2008, from 10pm to 12pm and October 13th, from 8pm to 10pm

    At THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton Street – New York City

    abstracta The Only Festival of Its’ Kind in the World Today


    abstract cinema exhibition carried out in Liege , Belgium , in 1951,
    organised by artist Jean Raine and film-maker Cobra witnessed the
    participation of the masters of the cinema of '20s and '30s, Leger,
    Duchamp, Dulac, Ernst, Veronesi, Len Lye, Richter, Henry Moore and

    Today, after the great success of the 2006 and 2007 editions, Link Campus University of Malta, Zac
    Association and The Living Theatre present the third Abstracta
    Exhibition with 45 filmmakers from around the world, a forum where the
    authors of this cinema, as old as its fictional counterpart, can meet,
    confront each other and exchange ideas and opinions.


    At  THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton Street – New York

    October 12th, 2008, from 10pm to 12pm and October 13th, 2008 from 8pm to 10pm


    Abstracta is on Via Nomentana 335 - Roma - tel 0039 0640400239.


    Massimo Pistone is the Director of the Exhibition.

    [email protected]


    The members of the International  Jury
    are Americo Sbardella, Chairman (Filmstudio 80, Roma), Vanna Fadini
    (Link Campus), Pip Chodorov (Revoir, Paris), Gerardo Lo Russo ( Rome -
    Academy of Fine Arts –Director), Simonetta Lux ( La Sapienza ,
    University of Rome ), Javier Aguirre (Anticine, Madrid ).


    The definition of Abstract Cinema given in 1926 by Rudolf Kurtz doesn't seem to describe completely enough  this immense conceptual field, however, in substantial agreement with the thesis of Georges Roque (“What Is  Abstract
    Art?,” 2004) and, above all, with the 1951 essay by Jean Raine
    (“Fondement d'une étude sur le film abstrait”), we have delineated
    Abstract Cinema as the one "that does not tell stories".

    In this way, we have broadened the scope of the conceptual character of   the abstract.

    ambition of the Exhibition is to find a way to enable Abstract Cinema,
    which has been plundered by fictional cinema, music videos and
    advertisement, to promote itself as an independent and valuable



    The PROGRAMME in New York city



  • Election 2004 Double Feature Benefit At Monkey Town

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    an evening of politics and art from 2004 to put this year's antics in context
    October 13 8pm (one screening)
    the proceeds of the screening, a donation will be made in Sarah Palin's
    name to the Planned Parenthood MInnesota, North Dakota, and South
    Dakota Action Fund
    *A line written by Paul Simon for Leonard Bernstein's Mass (1971).
    A screening of activism-oriented video, performance documentation, and new media from 2004
    Curated by Nick Hallett
    the race to the White House consumes our nation's collective attention,
    let's take a look back to the 2004 election and celebrate the unique
    spirit of that year when the art world in New York and across the
    country took up the mantle of this country's great activist tradition.
    artists who make political work do so regardless of their calendars,
    but the high stakes of '04 yielded contexts for agit-prop art and
    performance unseen since the late 1960s. Initiatives like Downtown for
    Democracy and the Imagine Festival united New York's artist communities
    against the Bush administration as the RNC rolled into town. The
    Internet matured as a critical venue for countercultural action in
    attempts to revise standard models of protest. Audiences and critics,
    eager to experience their own distaste for the current state of affairs
    distilled into forms of art and entertainment, gave greater voice to
    explicitly political work. Guerrilla theater filled the streets at
    every opportunity for nose-thumbing, resulting in countless arrests,
    while cellphone cameras rolled to create a new kind of
    folk-documentary. Culture and politics collided in vivid and memorable
    This collection of work from four
    years ago offers itself as something of a time capsule, although not
    enough time has passed for true nostalgia to set in. The 2008 election
    is playing itself out very differently than its predecessor. Without a
    concrete enemy to inspire rage, Americans--artists included--seem to be
    placing their faith in the system and its candidates. But how different
    is our country's situation? Aren't we even worse off than four years
    - ASCII Bush, Yoshi Sodeoka, 2-channel video installation, 2004
    - I Need a Contingency Plan, Taylor Mac, video document of Live Patriot Acts: Patriots Gone Wiiild!, 2004
    - Campaign Spots, Guy Richards Smit/John Pilson/Lou Fernandez, video, 2004
    - March for Women's Lives, April 25 2004, Pink Bloque/Blithe Riley/Dara Greenwald, video, 2004
    - Keanu Reeves for President, Laura Parnes, video, 2004
    - Folk Music and Documentary, Seth Price, video, 2004
    - 2304 Is a Beer Drinking Year, Jen Liu, video, 2004
    - KerryRocks.net, Cory Arcangel/Jonah Peretti, video download, 2004
    - The President of the United States, James Tigger! Ferguson, from Live Patriot Acts: Patriots Gone Wiiild!, 2004
    - Arnold's Ass, Laura Parnes, video, 2004
    - Big Screen Version, Aaron Valdez, video, 2004
    - Play the Game, Imaginary Company/Peter Glantz/Ben Jones, television advertisement, 2004
    - Fuck the Vote, Carbon Defense League, video, 2004
    - See the Elephant! (excerpt), Ryan Junell, multi-channel installation mixed to video, 2004
    - (includes document of musical work Ringing for Healing by Pauline Oliveros)
    - Jamming: By the Waters of Babylon (excerpt), Saul Levine, 16mm transferred to video, 2004
    - Listen (excerpt), Aldo Tambellini, video, 2004-05
    - White Man, Suicide, video document of live performance shot by Punkcast/Joly MacFie, 2004
    - Vote for Bush or Burn in Hell, Laura Parnes, video, 2004
    - TXTMob, Institute for Applied Autonomy, video, 2004
    - A World With No Bush, Julie Atlas Muz, from Live Patriot Acts: Patriots Gone Wiiild!, 2004
    - Up Came Oil!, The Yes Men/Patrick Lichty, computer animation and video, 2004
    - Libber, Wynne Greenwood, video/performance, 2004
    Total Running Time: 80 mins
    followed by C RED BLUE J
    directed by Chris Sollars
    RED BLUE J is an experimental documentary feature that illustrates the
    complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election as it
    is manifested in one family. Director Chris Sollars, an artist living
    and working in San Francisco sets out to try and bridge the political
    gaps in his own family between a younger sister who works for the Bush
    Administration, a Born Again Christian father, and Lesbian mother. C
    RED BLUE J is pieced together through an archive of family super-8
    films, photos, interviews, and art videos. The story personalizes the
    political division of the 2004 Presidential campaign as the Gay
    Marriage Vote is tactically used to split the Nation’s vote and the
    director’s family. C RED BLUE J puts a face to the name of the
    opposition and reconstructs the lack of communication within a family
    and the nation.
    Featuring music by John Dwyer (Coachwhips), Hisham Bharoocha (Soft Circle), and Fuckwolf
    Sollars wants to figure out why his family is so politically
    divided—he’s an arty San Francisco liberal and his mom’s a lesbian,
    while his dad’s a born-again Christian and his sister is a Dubya
    cheerleader working for the Department of Energy. Using home movies,
    photos, interviews with his family, old political ads, and footage from
    the 2004 election, Sollars assembles a collage film that attempts to
    locate connections between American political scandals and his family’s
    dysfunction. (His parents’ divorce, for instance, is discussed amid
    footage of Iran-Contra.) Mondale ads didn’t accomplish anything in
    1984; what makes Sollars think they’ll work any better now?" (Mark
    Nick Hallett is a musician and
    curator interested in the intersection of music and multimedia. He has
    programmed at The Kitchen, Netmage, Aurora Picture Show, All Tomorrow's
    Parties, Artists's Television Access, Pacific Film Archive, Ocularis,
    Monkey Town, Issue Project Room, New York Underground Film Festival,
    Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Mass Art Film
    Society, and Secret Project Robot among others. His music series,
    Darmstadt, hosted with Zach Layton, was included in the New York
    Times's "Best of New Music 2007." He originated the band Plantains,
    which from 2000 to 2003 performed as a live multimedia outfit,
    incorporating electronic music and video. Nick enjoys singing music of
    several varieties, namely experimental contemporary art song of his and
    other's doing, and has appeared recently at The Kitchen and Joe's Pub.
    note about this benefit: The typically blue state of Minnesota has been
    classified as a toss-up in the upcoming election. The Action Fund is
    doing grassroots organizing to educate Midwestern voters about the
    McCain/Palin ticket's anti-choice policies, which could directly affect
    which way it swings on November 4. Nearly one million bucks has been
    raised for Planned Parenthood via this popular (and truly unofficial)
    campaign and we think helping out the Minnesotans who are doing this
    important work is especially necessary to make sure the state upholds
    its liberal roots. Plus Sarah Palin will get a card in the mail
    notifying her of the donation.
    Monday, October 13 at 8pm
    Monkey Town
    58 N 3rd St.
    Brooklyn, New York 11211
    tickets $8 to $20 sliding scale benefit for Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Minnesota and the Dakotas
    L to Bedford


  • Cinema Abattoir presente JX Williams

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    CINEMA ABATTOIR presents

    JX Williams
    The cinema of J.X. WILLIAMS

    Thursday, October 2 2008
    at L'ENVERS (185 VAN HORNE)
    Door opens: 20H / Screening: 21H / 10$

    Presentation by Noel Lawrence (Other Cinema) of the recently discovered films by legendary underground filmmaker JX Williams.
    Screening in 16mm of Peep Show (1965), Psych-Burn (1968), Virgin Sacrifice (1970) and Satan Claus (1975).

     Plus a programme of subversive shorts:
    - Gash (Usama Alshaibi, US, 2008, 2 min)
    - Runaway (Usama Alshaibi, US, 2008, 2 min)
    - Patient (Usama Alshaibi, US, 2008, 2 min)
    - Man spricht Deutsh revisited (Filmgruppe Chaos, Allemagne, 2001, 2 min)
    - Antékid (Serge de Cotret, Québec, 2008, 6 min)
    - Satan Bouche un Coin (Jean-Pierre Buoyxou, France, 1968, 10 min)
    - Antychryst (Adam Guzinski, Pologne, 2002, 27 min)


  • Women's Experimental Cinema Series: Programme

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    Women's Experimental Cinema
    Screening Series Oct. 1-3, 2008 at ISSUE Project Room
    Organized by Meredith Drum and Suzanne Fiol

    Three evenings of experimental films and videos made by women artists in the U.S. over the last six decades, subjectively culled by three guest curators.

    Oct. 1 - A tribute to Women Artists Filmmakers, including films by Sara-Kathryn Arledge, Doris Chase, Silvianna Goldsmith, Storm De Hirsch, Marie Menken, Carolee Schneemann and Rosalind Schneider, programmed by MM Serra, Director of the Film-Makers Cooperative

    Oct. 2 - Videos by Lynda Benglis, Dara Birnbaum, Pat Hearn, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Cynthia Maughan, Howardena Pindell and Martha Wilson as Nancy
    Reagan, programmed by Rebecca Cleman, Director of Distribution of Electronic Arts Intermix

    Oct. 3 - Films and Videos by Peggy Ahwesh, Martha Colburn, Michelle Handelman, Kerry Laitala, Xander Marro, Shana Moulton, Cecile Paris, Shannon
    Plumb, Ava Warbrick and Virginie Yassef and Aurelie Godard, programmed by Marie Losier, filmmaker and programmer for FIAF, Ocularis and Roberta Beck.

    All screenings are $10 and begin at 8 p.m.
    ISSUE Project Room, 3rd floor of the (OA) Can Factory, 232 3rd Street,
    Gowanus Neighborhood, Brooklyn
    For more information please visit: http://womencinema.wordpress.com/
    Co-sponsored by A.I.R. Gallery and the Scope Foundation


  • The WNDX Artists' Essentials Series

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    The WNDX Artists' Essentials Series

    Friday, October 10 | 1 PM to 3 PM – Cinematheque

    with programmers / curators Alex Rogalski (Toronto) and Pim Zweir
    (Amsterdam), facilitated by Monica Lowe, Distribution Coordinator with
    the Winnipeg Film Group

    * Admission is by donation *


    Saturday, October 11 | 1 PM to 3 PM - Cinematheque

    filmmakers Alex MacKenzie (Vancouver) and Heidi Phillips (Winnipeg),
    facilitated by Mike Maryniuk, Production Coordinator with the Winnipeg
    Film Group

    * Admission is by donation *


    Sunday, October 12 | 11 AM to 3 PM – Winnipeg Film Group


    * Registration is through the Winnipeg Film Group at 925-3456 ($35 fee) *



    ALEX ROGALSKI: Rogalski is an internationally respected curator and
    programmer. He is founder and director of the One Take Super 8 Event,
    which has had editions on Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto and the
    USA. His curated programs have screened at festivals and other
    presentation organizations across Canada, including the Images
    Festival. He is also a programmer with the Toronto International Film

    PIM ZWEIR: Zwier obtained his MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in
    Rotterdam in 2003. He makes projects in the public domain,
    installations and films. He has curated and worked for Filmbank,
    International Film Festival Rotterdam and Starting from Scratch.

    ALEX MACKENZIE: MacKenzie is a media artist working in film, video,
    light projection and performance. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree
    with Honours from Carleton University, and has worked with a variety of
    independent film organizations over the past 15 years including
    Mainfilm, Pacific Cinematheque, Cineworks, and Doxa. He was the founder
    and director of The Edison Electric Gallery of Moving Images, The
    Blinding Light!! Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival,
    and currently works as an independent curator, graphic designer and

    HEIDI PHILLIPS: Phillips is an experimental filmmaker based in
    Winnipeg. Phillips constantly sifts and searches through old films,
    lifting imagery and sound to recycle into her own layered and loosely
    structured narrative works. She completed her MFA from Transart
    Institute Austria in August of 2008. Her next exhibition, Revival is
    both a dream and a nightmare, will show at Ace Art Winnipeg in 2009.

    SOLOMON NAGLER: Nagler's films, installations and curated shows have
    played across Canada, in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His work was
    featured in a Retrospective at the Winnipeg Cinematheque in August of
    2004, and a collection of his short films were featured at the Festival
    des Cinémas Différents in Paris, France in December 2005. Nagler is
    currently a full-time professor of Film Production at NSCAD University
    in Halifax, Canada.


  • Correspondence, Auguste Orts

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    Auguste Orts

    Correspondence, Auguste Orts
    Exhibition: 2 October - 1 November 2008, Private view: Thursday 2nd October 7-9pm
    Open: 12 - 6, Wednesday - Saturday
    LUX 28, 28 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2EZ
    Auguste Orts is a Brussels-based collective of four artists – Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Anouk De Clercq
    – who all work predominately with the moving image. They describe their
    practice as ‘…at the crossroads of cinema, video, visual arts,
    documentaries, experimental films… where media and disciplines
    cross-fertilize each other.’
    Orts is interesting as a working model for addressing the particular
    issues associated with artists’ working with the moving image. As well
    as facilitating their own projects the organisation attempts to address
    a wider discourse through supporting other artists by organising an
    inclusive talks and screening programme. This desire to generate a
    critical discourse around their own work, and in doing so embrace the
    work of others, relates very closely to LUX’s origins in the London
    Filmmakers’ Coop, which was an inclusive forum for dialogue and
    exhibition as much as hub for production.
    LUX 28 August Orts will install a video library and reading area for
    the public to explore the group’s work, influences and interests. To
    further elucidate their ideas the group will enter a correspondance
    during the summer and these letters will be available in the reading
    area. Films, books and other sources mentioned in the letters, will be
    on display and will complete the dialogue.
    the video library and reading room, the artists have asked Scanner to
    re-mix the soundtracks of their video work into a new composition. The
    resulting will be presented as a sound work in the exhibition space at
    LUX 28 and broadcast on Resonance FM and to open the exhibition there
    will be an accompanying screening at Tate Modern.
    1 October 6.30pm: Screening of selected Auguste Orts films followed by artists in discussion. Tate Modern, London
    20 October 8pm: Auguste Orts/Scanner broadcast on Resonance FM
    Exhibition supported by The Elephant Trust and Vlaams Ministerie van Cultuur, Jeugd, Sport en Media.


  • 'The Walking Picture Palace' at Anthology and Light Industry

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    The Walking Picture Palace
    Curated by Mark McElhatten.
    October 2, 6, 8 & 9 at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES  - 2nd Avenue and Second Street
    October 7 at Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/
    Sunset Park Brooklyn at 55 33rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 3rd Floor

    Consummate filmmaker and author of DEVOTIONAL CINEMA, Dorsky returns to the New York Film Festival this year on Saturday October 4th at Views from the Avant – Garde with the premieres of two new films, WINTER (2007) and SARABANDE (2008). On the occasion of his return and his visiting semester at Princeton, we present this selection from his oeuvre.
    Dorsky will be here in person to present all three programs on October 2, 6 and 9

    - INGREEN (1964, 12 minutes, 16mm, colour, sound)
    - PNEUMA (1977-1983, 28 minutes, 16mm, colour, silent)
    - TRISTE (1974-1996, 18.5 minutes, 16mm, colour, silent)

    Thursday, October 2 at 8:00.

    - A FALL TRIP HOME (1964, 11 minutes, 16mm, colour, sound)
    - ALAYA (1976-1987, 28 minutes, 16mm, colour, silent)
    - SONG AND SOLITUDE (2005/2006, 21 minutes, 16mm, colour, silent)

    Monday, October 6 at 7:00.


    - Summerwind (1965, 14 minutes, 16mm, colour, sound)
    - Arbor Vitae (1999/2000, 28 minutes, 16mm, colour, silent)
    - The Visitation (2002, 18 minutes, 16mm, colour, silent)

    Thursday, October 9 at 7:00.

    All the artists are expected to be present.
    - Binghamton, My India by Ken Jacobs (ca. 1971-72, 25 minutes, 16mm, silent)
    - Death Of P’Town by Ken Jacobs (1961, 7 minutes, 16mm, colour, sound. Starring Jack Smith.)
    - Hotel Cartograph by Scott Stark (1983, 11 minutes, 16mm, colour, sound)
    - Today! by Jessie Stead & David Gatten (2007/2008, ca. 35-40 minutes, digital video, colour

    Monday, October 6 at 9:00.

    A Tenderfoot Walking Picture Palace at Light Industry
    55 33rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 3rd Floor Brooklyn    
    Films by Stom Sogo, Luther Price, Miranda Raimondi, Julie Murray, Scott Stark, Phil Solomon with several World Premieres and surprises.
    Including a new 3D Chromavision piece by a surprise artist. Glasses will be available at cost for the first fifty people.

    Tuesday October 7 at 8:00.  Light Industry


    - Children  (2008, 7’, 16 mm B&W silent)
    - Interlinea  (2008, 5’, 16mm colour, silent  24fps)
    - Volto Sorpresso Al Buio (1965, 16mm, Silent, 18 Fps)
    - Tracce Di Tracce
    - Communzione Con Mutazonie (1969, 16mm , B&W, 18 FPS, 7')
    - Farfalio (1993, 16 mm, B&W/Colour, silent, 18 FPS, 10')
    - Secomdo Il Mio Occhio Di Vetro  (1972, 35mm, B&W, sound, 10')
    - Del Tuffarsi E Dell’ Annegarsii (1972, 35mm B&W, sound, 11')
    - "Anonimatografo" (dedicato ad Alberto Farassino) (1972, 16 mm, B&W, sound, 30')
    - Cineforon (1972, 16mm, B&W, sound, 10')

    Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00.


    - Suspension (2008, 16mm Double Projection, B&W/Colour, silent, 10'
    - Pharmacy by Bruce Checefsky (2001. 35 mm B&W, 4' 38'')
    - Greenwood Cemetery by Daniel Riccuito (video 3D with Pulfrich filter, 10')
    - Taureg by Bruce Checefsky (2008, silent version, 16mm, B&W, 7' 30'')
    - Alone At Last by Ken Jacobs (2008, digital, 2')
    – Phosphene Dreams by Kerry Laitala (2008, digital)
    - Refraction Series by Chris Gehman (2008, 35mm, silent, colour, 5' 30'')

    Group show – Other artists and works to be announced.
    Wednesday, October 8 at 9:00.


  • tank tv : Ken Jacobs (1/10-30/11)

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    Little Stabs at HappinessKen Jacobs Online Exhibition
    Curated by Mark Webber
    1st October - 30th November 2008

    Ken Jacobs (b.1933) has been active as a filmmaker, performer and teacher for the past five decades. Rigorous and dedicated, his work is characterised by a keen eye for formal composition and a fierce political consciousness.

    As a central figure of the generation that defined independent filmmaking during the post-War era, Jacobs contributed to the liberation of cinema from technical and ideological conventions. Beginning in the 1950s, he developed an 'urban guerrilla cinema' out of poverty and desperation, shooting improvised routines on city streets. The early works Star Spangled to Death, Little Stabs at Happiness and Blonde Cobra feature a nascent Jack Smith, years before the renegade artist produced his own films.