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Amy Halpern: Assorted Morsels
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
Los Angeles, CA
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Amy Halpern: Assorted Morsels
Sunday, October 10, 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum presents
ASSORTED MORSELS:  New 16mm Films by Amy Halpern
Amy Halpern in person!
At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas)

Admission for Filmforum screenings: $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members

On November 12-14, Filmforum and USC Visions & Voices will present the symposium Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980 at USC.  In the weeks leading up to it, Filmforum will host evenings with long-time Los Angeles-based filmmakers in evenings of old and new works.  We're starting with Amy Halpern, whose sensitive visions of texture, movement and light are entrancing.  Halpern's films are consistently full of life, celebrating the possibilities of cinema art.  And she has created a new set of films, several of which will receive their World Premieres at this screening!

Amy Halpern is a filmmaker and artist who works with light, camera and movement.  She has been making abstract films since 1972.  

Halpern moved to Los Angeles in 1974, where in 1975 with a handful of other filmmakers she founded (and named) the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis, devoted to presentation of avant-garde film work, and completed a graduate degree in film at UCLA.  She has worked on many Hollywood and independent feature films as gaffer and/or cinematographer, including Charles Burnett's My Brother's Wedding, Pat O'Neill's Decay of Fiction and David Lebrun's Breaking the Maya Code.  In 1975 she was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis, devoted to presentation of avant-garde film work.  She has also had a long career as a teacher of film and writing at U.S.C., Otis-Parsons Art Institute, Cal State L.A., and Cal State Northridge. Born and raised in New York City, Halpern studied & performed in modern dance with Anna Sokolow & Lynda Gudde, worked in the early 1970s in 3-D shadow-play with Ken Jacobs' New York Apparition Theatre and co-founded New York's Collective For Living Cinema.  

In his Los Angeles Times review Kevin Thomas called Halpern's feature length FALLING LESSONS (1992)  "a stunningly sensual, life-affirming experience from a major experimental film artist."
Falling Lessons will be showing at USC Cinematheque 108 on Thursday October 7 at 7:00 pm. http://cinema.usc.edu/about/events/event_20100902116925.htm with Halpern in person as well!

INVOCATION (1982, 2 min., silent)  
INJURY ON A THEME  (2010, 5 min, sound)  For Lynda Gudde.  World Premiere.
POURING GRAIN (2008, 2 min, silent) World Premiere!
BY HALVES (2010, 7 min, silent) World Premiere
PALM DOWN (2010, 7 min, silent) World Premiere
ACCESS TO THE VIEW (2000, 2 min., sound)  
CAT DREAMING (2001, 1 min, sound, digital video)  
CHESHIRE SMILE (2010, 5 min, sound) World Premiere
ELIXIR (2009, 7 min., silent) World Premiere!
3 MINUTE HELLS (2010, 14 min, sound) World Premiere
       1 – DETENTION
       2 – HOLLYWOOD HILLS                                        
       3 -  REPTILE
       4 – BESTIARY
       5 – ABSTRACT AND CONCRETE
       6 – DOORWAY OCCUPATION
       7 – SIDEWAYS
55 minutes total

For the screenings at the Egyptian Theater:
Parking is now easiest at the Hollywood & Highland complex. Bring your ticket for validation. Parking is $2 for 4 hours with validation. Enter that complex on Highland or Hollywood. The theater is 1.5 blocks east.

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. 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.  2010 is our 34th year.
Memberships available, $60 single or $95 dual
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com.  www.lafilmforum.org




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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


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