How did Hollywood cinema reflect, deflect, influence, inspire, and steal from modernism’s new aesthetics? Directed by William Seiter with art direction by Van Nest Polglase and Perry Ferguson, Chance at Heaven (RKO, 1933) depicts a rural garage mechanic with ambitions (Joel McCrea) who is engaged to a small-town girl (Ginger Rogers) whose house is both […]
From In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) to Whip It (1980) and beyond, Jesse Bransford, Chair of Art & Art Professions, NYU, will screen and provide commentary on selections from DEVO’s groundbreaking music videos, the earliest of which predate not only MTV, but also the band’s studio recordings. Organized by […]
Founded by Amos Vogel in 1947, the Cinema 16 film society attracted downtown artists to its landmark programs of documentary and avant-garde films—including the medley of shorts to be screened: Arne Sucksdorff, A Divided World (10 min.), Oskar Fischinger, Allegretto (3 min.), Kenneth Anger, Fireworks (15 min.), Weegee and Amos Vogel, Weegee’s New York (33 […]
John Cohen, photographer in Inventing Downtown, will introduce his films: 5:30 pm (95 min.): Mountain Music of Peru (centuries-old music of the Andes); Carnival in Q’eros (Andean Indians); 8:00 pm (90 min.): Roscoe Holcomb from Daisy Kentucky (banjo/guitar player and coal miner); and Visions of Mary Frank (portrait of artist in Inventing Downtown). Co-organized by […]
John Cohen, photographer in Inventing Downtown, will introduce his films: 6:00 pm (65 min.): Dylan (first film footage of young Bob Dylan in New York City); The High Lonesome Sound (music of rural poor in Kentucky); The End of an Old Song (ballad singers in North Carolina). 8:00 pm (60 min.): Musical Holdouts (survey of American […]
Artists Make Movies (105 min.): The Last Clean Shirt (Leslie) and The Medium is the Medium (Kaprow, Paik, Tambellini, et al.). Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Tickets and complete film listings: anthologyfilmarchives.org.
5:00 pm: Lives of Artists 1 (90 min.): House of the White People (Kuchar on Segal) and Kusama’s Self-Obliteration (Yalkut on Kusama). 7:30 pm: Lives of Artists 2 (110 min.): Encyclopedia of the Blessed (Kuchar on Grooms) and Hats, Bottles and Bones (Edelheit on Dienes) Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Tickets and complete film listings: […]
Exhibition as Stage (100 min.): Meat Joy (Schneemann), What’s Happening (with Kaprow, Lamont Young, Dick Higgins, et al.), and Doomshow (Wisniewski) Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Tickets and complete film listings: anthologyfilmarchives.org.
Thursday, 7:30 pm (90 min.): Black Video 2 (study of light and real-time transmission); Black Spiral (a modified television sculpture); Black TV (contemporary violence on TV); and Inauguration, from the series A Day in the Life of Television—TV About TV.
Experimental short films, mostly from the 1960s, by Aldo Tambellini, artist in Inventing Downtown. Tuesday, 7:30 pm (highlights): Black Film Series Plus (includes opening of Black Gate Theatre, New York’s first “electromedia” space); Black Is (abstract images painted directly on clear film base); Black Trip 2 (American psyche seen through eye of a black man); […]