Los Angeles Filmforum and Mezzanine present
Light Field in Los Angeles
At 2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA
In person: Alee Peoples, others to be announced
All 16mm prints!
Dedicated to the memory of Amy Halpern
Tickets: $12 general, $5 students/seniors / FCCW members, free for Filmforum members. At https://link.dice.fm/Pbcbe38b8bd1
Masks are still required at Filmforum shows - N95 or KN95.
For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238
Filmforum and Mezzanine are delighted to present the inaugural L.A. screening with Light Field, an annual artist-run exhibition of recent and archival moving-image art on celluloid, traditionally held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2016, the Light Field festival is collectively organized by a motley crew of practicing artists, poets and filmmakers: Samuel Breslin, Emily Chao, Zachary Epcar, Trisha Low, tooth, Syd Staiti, and Patricia Ledesma Villon. All of the works in this show will be 16m prints!
The Bay Area has had a long and storied tradition of alternative moving-image exhibition, one that has been negatively impacted by recent developments including the closure of SFMOMA’s film program and the impending renovation of the historic Castro Theater. In spite of a global pandemic bringing further pressures to real estate and cost of living—not to mention the exhibition of artist’s cinema—the spirit of collective action and ambitious film curation have continued to find a home in Light Field. The group is unique in their desire to place both recent and archival experimental films into conversation with each other, and to always prioritize a multiplicity of aesthetic and curatorial viewpoints. – Micah Gottlieb
- Moon Streams (Mary Beth Reed, 2000, 6m, U.S., 16mm, color, silent)
- Configurations (James Edmonds, 2021, 8m, UK/Germany, 16mm, color/b&w, sound)
- Astor Place (Eve Heller, 1997, 10 minutes, USA, 16mm, b&w, silent)
- Standing Forward Full (Alee Peoples, 2020, 6m, U.S., 16mm, color, sound)
- Letters (Dorothy Wiley, 1972, 11m, U.S., 16mm, color, sound)
- 3-Minute Hells (Amy Halpern, 2012, 14, U.S., 16mm, color, sound)
- NE Corridor (Joshua Gen Solondz, 2022, 7m, U.S., 16mm, color, sound)
Mezzanine is an irregular independent and revival film series based in Los Angeles, developed and overseen by Micah Gottlieb. Programs are frequently done in collaboration with local artists, filmmakers, writers, curators and other luminaries from specific disciplines. For more information, and to subscribe to our newsletter, please visit mezzaninefilm.com.
This program has been curated by the members of Light Field.
Special thanks to Micah Gottlieb (Mezzanine), Patricia Ledesma Villon (Light Field), Mark Toscano, and Seth Mitter (Canyon Cinema).