Radical Light: Small Gauge
Sunday January 23, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Radical Light: Small Gauge
Curator Steve Anker in person!
At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213)4848846
Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
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.
Radical Light: Small Gauge, curated by Steve Anker, highlights super 8 and regular 8mm films made in the Bay Area. Even though regular 8mm and later super-8mm were designed as amateur home mediums during the middle decades of the last century, artists using these small-scale tools increasingly appreciated the intimacy of the screening situations and the low-key and fragile qualities of the image and spontaneity that 8mm filming allowed. This program showcases a wide range of ways that San Francisco based moving image artists consciously worked with the small-scale nature of 8mm, using home distributed found footage, working with daily 'home movie' subjects to create expressive and direct diaries and cinematic reveries, or using the nature of these tools for formal exploration. Filmmakers include Bruce Conner, Scott Stark, Janis Crystal Lipzin, silt, Julie Murray, Bob Branaman, Nathaniel Dorsky and others.
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), REDCAT (Jan 17) and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Jan 20). The series will then tour several cities in the United States and Canada (New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Boulder, Portland and Ann Arbor).
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.
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. 2011 is our 36th year.
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Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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