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Filmforum presents Bright Ideas: Conceptual Art Films
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
Los Angeles, CA
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Filmforum presents Bright Ideas: Conceptual Art Films
Sunday April 22, 2012, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Bright Ideas: Conceptual Art Film
Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, Screening 23

Los Angeles was one of the centers of Conceptual Art production, as reflected by multiple Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.  Where sculptural and installation manifestations of Conceptual Art are more widely known, film and video also served as media for these sorts of explorations  works in which the concept preceded the work, and for which one could theoretically conceive the work with the rules themselves.  

The program includes works by artists more know for working in other media, such as John Baldessari, Jack Goldstein, and David Wilson, and for those working in film, such as Thom Andersen, Morgan Fisher, Roberta Friedman, Grahame Weinbren, and Susan Rosenfeld.

At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

For full information, please visit http://www.alternativeprojections.com/screening-series/

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.  

In person: to be announced


Screening (Subject to change):

Melting (Thom Andersen, 1965, 16mm, color, sound, 5min.)
Restored print from the Academy Film Archive

Four Short Films (John Baldessari, 1972-73, super 8 on video, color, silent, 5.5min.)

Picture and Sound Rushes (Morgan Fisher, 1973, 11 min.)

Thin Premises (Chris Langdon, 1973, 16mm, color, sound, 5min.)

The Gypsy Cried (Chris Langdon, 1973, 16mm, b/w, sound, 3min.)
Restored print from the Academy Film Archive

Subject (Ken Feingold, 1974, 16mm, 5.5 min., color)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Jack Goldstein, 1975, 16mm (or video), color, sound, 2min.)  Print courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Koln, and MOCA


After 10 Minutes Lines (Roberta Friedman, 1976, 16mm, b/w & color, 15.5min.)

Murray and Max Talk About Money (Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren, 1979, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.)

Dead Reckoning (David Wilson, 1980, 16mm, color, 9min.)
Restored print from the Academy Film Archive

Now Playing (Susan Rosenfeld, 1983, 16mm, color, silent 24fps, 8min.)

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Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 will feature over 24 shows between now 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, with additional contributions by Rani Singh, Jerri Allyn, David James, Christine Panushka, Terry Cannon, Ben Caldwell, Stephanie Sapienza, Amy Halpern, and more.

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 Metabolic Studio.   Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
April 19. 7:00 pm  Alternative Projections: Cross Town Rivals: Films from UCLA and USC in the 1960s  at USC Cinematheque 108

April 22  Alternative Projections: Conceptual Media  at the Egyptian Theatre
April 29  Alternative Projections:  at the Egyptian Theatre

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
Memberships available, $70 single, $105 dual, or $50 single student
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com.  www.lafilmforum.org
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


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Arts > Other
Arts > Visual
Film > Festivals
Film > Other

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