Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, screening 26 Moving Pictures: Painting, Photography, Film-MAY 12
Los Angeles Filmforum continues its remarkable screening series Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 on May 12 with Moving Pictures: Painting, Photography, Film, featuring works by John Baldessari, Paul McCarthy, Sam Erenberg, Morgan Fisher, Gary Beydler, Lyn Gerry & Estelle Kirsh, Renate Druks, and more.
Movies are made up of many still images, moving rapidly through a projector. And they are among the two-dimensional pictorial arts, along with painting and photography. And here’s a show bringing these ideas front and center, with lively deconstructions of movies into stills; commentaries on the “death” of painting; explorations into the possibility of making moving paintings; and intense explorations into the meaning of still images in the creation of identity of a people. Including films by many artists, often people who also work in paint: John Baldessari, Renate Druks, Paul McCarthy, Sam Erenberg, Morgan Fisher, Gary Beydler, and more!
In person: Sam Erenberg (schedule permitting)
Screening (Subject to change – more details available):
Production Stills (Morgan Fisher, 1970, 16mm, 11 min)
Pasadena Freeway Stills (Gary Beydler, 1974, 16 mm, color, silent, 6:00)
Walking Forward-Running Past (John Baldessari, 1971, b&w, sound, 12:45)
Abacus (Lyn Gerry & Estelle Kirsh, 1980, silent, 5 minutes)
A Painter’s Journal (Renate Druks, 1967, 16mm to video 10:32)
The Last Statement of Painting I (Sam Erenberg, 1970, 7:58, super 8 trans to video, silent)
The Last Statement of Painting II (Sam Erenberg, 1970, 4:08, super 8 trans to video, silent)
Painting Face Down – White Line (Paul McCarthy, 1972 , video, b/w, 2.5 min)
Whipping the Wall with Paint (Paul McCarthy, 1975, video, b/w, 2 min.)
Powers of Ten, by Charles & Ray Eames (1973, color, 8 min.)
Medea (Ben Caldwell, 1973, Digital video, transferred from 16mm, color, 7 min.)
Chicana (Sylvia Morales, 1979, 16mm, color, sound, 23 min)
Saturday May 12, 2012 8:00 pm
Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles CA 90026
Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members,
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Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, screening 28: L.A. Filmworks – The State of the Art in Los Angeles, 1980
In the early 1980s, Filmforum’s Terry Cannon assembled a few mixed shows for touring of experimental films by Los Angeles filmmakers. Along with Filmforum Film, a document of Filmforum in 1980, selections from these shows, and maybe some additional treats, prove a fitting conclusion to Alternative Projections, revealing the state of the art in Los Angeles, circa 1980. We’ll have a great mix of films, with experimental, animated, conceptual, and documentary works, followed by a celebratory reception!
In person: Betzy Bromberg, Terry Cannon, Tom Leeser, Craig Rice, William Scaff, Keith Ullrich (schedules permitting)
Screening (Subject to change):
Zulu As Konoe (Craig Rice, 1980, 16mm, 5:00)
Renee Walking/TV Talking (Tom Leeser, 1980, 16mm, 10:00)
Soothing the Bruise (Betzy Bromberg, 1980, 16mm, color, 21min.)
Rose for Red (Diana Wilson, 1980, 16mm, color, 3min.)
Restored print from the Academy Film Archive
The Dream Trilogy (William Scaff, 16mm (origin 8 mm), 36 min)
Restored print from the Academy Film Archive
Filmforum Film (Craig Rice, 1980, 16mm, b/w, 4min.)
Sunday May 20, 7:30 pm
The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Tickets: The show is free! Reservations recommended, and will be held until 7:15 pm on show night, at which time they will be released to anyone present. Reservations available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246038
For full information, please visit http://www.alternativeprojections.com/screening-series/l-a-filmworks-the-state-of-the-art-in-los-angeles-1980/
Los Angeles Filmforum’s film screening series Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 features over 26 shows between October 2011 and May 2012. Alternative Projections is Filmforum’s exploration of the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental film and video in Southern California in the postwar era. Film series curated by Adam Hyman and Mark Toscano. See more at alternativeprojections.com Alternative Projections is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 – 1980, an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.
Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Primary funding for Alternative Projections was provided by the Getty Foundation, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Metabolic Studio. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
Los Angeles Filmforum is the city’s longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2012 is our 37th year. www.lafilmforum.org Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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