Robert Beavers is a master of 16mm personal filmmaking whose films (From the Notebook of... 1971/1998, etc.) are landmarks of independent cinema. Following his magnum opus 18-film cycle, My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, Beavers released several works that are considered among the great films of recent decades. Beavers’ focus is on intimate spaces and how they reflect qualities of human character and life. His art is unsurpassed in its sensitivity to seemingly ordinary details, the astonishingly sensual sound and imagery, and its deep grounding in the classical arts. The program includes five recent films, including Pitcher of Colored Light (2007), cited as the second best experimental film of the 2000s in Film Comment’s poll of international critics, and his early Amor (1980).
In person: Robert Beavers
Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.