From 45 to 33; Lewis Klahr's Films About Childhood
Automata and The Velaslavasay Panorama present:
From 45 to 33
Lewis Klahr's Films About Childhood
A Special Conversation between Film Scholar Tom Gunning and Filmmaker Lewis Klahr
A rare Los Angeles screening of Lewis Klahr's early films, including the series
PICTURE BOOKS FOR ADULTS (1983-85, 45 minutes), and his epic cutout masterpiece
THE PHARAOH'S BELT (1994, 43 minutes).
Called the "reigning proponent of cut and paste" by critic J. Hoberman of the Village Voice, master collagist Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. A Guggenheim Fellow whose work has screened at several Whitney Biennials , he is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic experimental films and cutout animations, which have been screened extensively at museums and festivals the United States and Europe.
His epic cutout animation "The Pharaoh's Belt," which will be screened here, received a rare special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics.
Tom Gunning is the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor in the Department on Cinema and Media at the University of Chicago. He is the author of D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film and The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity, and numerous articles on early film, avant garde film, and cinema and modernity.
He is currently a visiting Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute.
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