Adjectives in the Halting Speech: Films by Jonathan Schwartz
Filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz works in the traditions of the greatest of experimental cinema's anthropological poetsamong them Baillie, LaPore, Levine and Strand. His films always complex, never resolvedblend travel journal and personal reverie and sing with observational grace while presenting intimate, at times troubled, portraits of friends and family in the context of an infinitely complex and conflicted global community. They embody exploration and introspection, caress and confront the world, and masterfully fuse color, light, gesture and sound into rich and concise form.
Tonight's program will present a spectrum of 16mm worksall completed in the last decadefrom this prolific filmmaker including, If the War Continues, Bat El Drinking Water and Other Signs, Between Gold, Animals Moving to the Sound of Drums, (an aging process) and the "two-sided" musical series 33 1/3, including For Them Ending, For a Winter, The Wedding Present, 90 Years, A Logic Sore, New Year Sun, In a Year with 13 Deaths, Sunbeam Hunter, Wash + Shave, Copper Green and Warm Spots. (Steve Polta)
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