Radical Light: The 1980s and 1990s
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Radical Light: The 1980s and 1990s
Filmmakers Timoleon Wilkins and Cauleen Smith, and curators Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Seid in person!
At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas), Los Angeles CA 90028
Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Radical Light: Alternative Film And Video In The San Francisco Bay Area, 19452000, edited by Steve Anker, Co-Curator of Film at REDCAT, and Bay area curators Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid, is a rich compendium of essays, reminiscences and striking visuals that attests to the vital and varied experimental film and video scene that has existed in the Bay Area for more than half a century. In conjunction with the book's release, Filmforum and other organizations are hosting a series of screenings highlighting an amazing range of work produced in the Bay Area over the past seven decades.
We are especially proud to be able to organize this screening as the final evening of a cluster of events taking place in January throughout the greater Los Angeles area celebrating the book and the legacy of alternative film & video in the Bay Area, with six different screenings: The UCLA Film & Television Archive (Jan 14 and 21), Filmforum (Jan 16 & 23), REDCAT (Jan 17) and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Jan 20).
Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area Book, Film, and Video Tour was curated by Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid, Film and Video Curators at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Steve Anker, Dean of the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. The tour is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the William H. Donner Foundation. http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
Special thanks to Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, Steve Seid, and Berenice Reynaud.
Sorted Details (Charles Wright, 1980, 13 mins, Color).
Vespucciland: The Great and Free (Rock Ross, 1982, 3 mins, Color/B&W, From
Field Study # 2 (Gunvor Nelson, 1988, 8 mins, Color).
Across The Street (Lynn Marie Kirby, 1982, 3 mins, Color).
Department of the Interior (Nina Fonoroff, 1986, 8.5 mins, B&W).
Short of Breath (Jay Rosenblatt, 1990, 10 mins, Color).
Flight (Greta Snider, 1996, 5 mins, Silent, B&W).
Premonition (Dominic Angerame, 1995, 10 mins, B&W).
Shadow of the Son (silt, 1995, 7 mins, Color, Super 8mm, From the artists).
Lake of the Spirits (Timoleon Wilkins, 1998, 7 mins, Color).
Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron) (Cauleen Smith, 1991, 5 mins, Color).
Total running time: 80 mins, 16mm
Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000 (Berkeley: UC Press, 2010) is a kaleidoscopic collection of essays, interviews, photographs and artist-designed pages chronicling the vibrant history of experimental cinema in the San Francisco Bay Area. Encompassing historical, cultural and aesthetic realms, Radical Light features critical analyses of films and videos, reminiscences from artists, and interviews with pioneering film-makers, curators and archivists. Special section of ephemera posters, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, program notes and more punctuate the book's pages, giving a first-hand visual sense of the period. This ground-breaking, hybrid assemblage reveals how and why the Bay Area, a laboratory for artistic and technical innovation for more than half a century, became a global centre of vanguard film, video and new media.
Steve Anker is Co-Curator of Film at REDCAT and Dean of the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.
Kathy Geritz is Film Curator at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley.
Steve Seid is Video Curator at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and coauthor of Ant Farm 1968-1978 (UC Press)
Additional Radical Light screenings in Los Angeles will be hosted by the following venues:
UCLA Film & Television Archive www.cinema.ucla.edu: Jan. 14 & 21
Los Angeles Filmforum www.lafilmforum.org: Jan. 16 and 23
and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
www.welcometolace.org: Jan. 20
After its L.A. presentation, the series will continue to New York City, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Boulder, Portland and Ann Arbor.
Radical Light: Alternative Film And Video In The San Francisco Bay Area, 19452000 is published by the University of California Press Berkeley www.ucpress.edu in collaboration with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
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. 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.
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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