In celebration of Capture Photography Festival 2022, DIM Cinema brings together four extraordinary filmmakers to interrogate the meanings of images drawn by light. Whether translating photographs into time-based media or cutting and pasting found footage, the short films in this program disassemble memories, histories, myths, percepts, and representations, while clearing space for their potential reassembly in altered form. We enter onto a rocky-beach scene staged and photographed by Agnès Varda 30 years earlier.
Introduction: Toward a new history of the experimental cinema
Part one. Origins of the American avant-garde cinema, 1920-1959. - The first American film avant-garde, 1919-1945 / Jan-Christopher Horak - Notes on the new American cinema / Jonas Mekas - The woman filmmaker in the New York avant-garde / Lauren Rabinovitz - Women in the avant-garde: Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, Agnès Varda, Chantal Akerman, and Trinh T. Minh-ha / Agnès Varda