Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Upcoming FilmForum Screenings

Highlights coming up include two shows with Fred Worden on Feb 20 at Filmforum and Feb 21 at REDCAT. Also two more chances to see Thom Andersen's new film Get out of the Car, at USC on February 10 and at Filmforum on Feb 13 with Andersen in person both nights. Full info on the February 13th show coming separately - additional guests as well!

-- UCLA CELEBRATION OF IRANIAN CINEMA, Feb 4-27, at the UCLA Film & Television Archive

-- Douglas Fairbanks silent films, Feb 9, 16, 23 @ 8 pm, at Cinefamily

-- Cinematic and Geographic Traces: An Evening with Thom Andersen, Thurs Feb 10, 7:00 pm at USC Cinematheque 108

-- CIRCLES AND SPINNING WHEELS, Thur, Feb 10, 8 PM, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Love In The Afternoon, Saturday 2/12 @ 7:00pm, at Cinefamily

-- 4TH African American Shortsfest, Sat, Feb 12, 5:00 PM & 7:30 pm
at American Cinematheque at the Egyptian

-- Filmforum presents NEW URBAN OBSERVATIONS, with filmmakers Thom Andersen, Laura Kraning, and Steven Day in person, Sun Feb 13, 7:30 pm, at the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian

-- Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn, Mon Feb 14, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT

-- The Cage We Are Tricked Into - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry, Monday Feb 14, 6-10 pm, at Documental

-- The Cage We Are Tricked Into - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry, Thur, Feb 17, 8 PM, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents Fred Worden: Illusions and Altercations, Sun Feb 20, 7:30pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Body and Mind: The Primordial Cinema of Fred Worden, Mon, Feb 21, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT

-- JEAN-LUC GODARD & IGOR STRAVINSKY BY RICHARD LEACOCK, Mon Feb 21, 6-10 pm, at7 DUDLEY CINEMA at THE TALKING STICK

-- Playtime in 70mm, Thur, Feb 24, 7:30 PM, at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian

-- Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer, and Symmetry/Gates: 3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists, until March 11, at Young Projects at the PDC
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DETAILS:

UCLA CELEBRATION OF IRANIAN CINEMA
At the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Feb 4-27, 2011
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/public/calendar/calendar_f.html

Since 1990, UCLA Film & Television Archive has closely followed contemporary trends in Iranian cinema. A long and distinguished film practice of many fascinating tributaries, Iranian film has given voice to complex discourses, dreams and social realities within Iran, communicating these internally and to the world. An invaluable, international bridge, the cinema has been a unique site of dialogue between Iranian artists and American audiences, and a touchstone to Iranian expatriate communities within the United States. This year, we supplement a diverse program of contemporary works with a curation of Iranian film classics, reflecting Iran's engagement with the subject of its own cinema and with the fame of its auteur directors, as well as selected films produced by other countries that helped shape the nation's international image (some of these classic films have never been screened publicly in the United States). These have been specially chosen by Hamid Naficy, currently Professor of Radio-Television-Film and the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in Communication at Northwestern University, and an alumnus of UCLA who curated our inaugural Iranian program in 1990. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Naficy back to UCLA, and to present this latest celebration of Iranian cinema, spanning many genres and times.

We hope to welcome a number of the filmmakers in this series to Los Angeles as well. Please check back for updates on in-person guests for this program.

All films from Iran, in Persian with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
Some highlights:

Saturday February 19 2011, 7:30PM

CLOSE-UP
(1990) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami documents a real-life case in which a blue-collar impostor pretending to be famed director Mohsen Makhmalbaf conned a family into believing they would star in his next film. Both the case and this film demonstrate Iranian's profound love of cinema and the respect they have for their art-house film directors, such as Makhmalbaf and Kiarostami. The figure of the "famous director" looms large in this strange and touching tale, as the protagonist seems not to have been motivated by profit. Those involved in the original story re-enact their roles in this unique and moving documentary.
35mm, 98 min.

Preceded by:
DO YOU KNOW MR. KIAROSTAMI?
(1998) Directed by Reza Haeri
With humor and precision, the filmmaker tries to gauge the sentiments of ordinary people on the streets of Tehran about the famed director Abbas Kiarostami. DV, 30 min.

Sunday February 27 2011, 7:00PM
GESHER
(2010) Directed by Vahid Vakilifar
Winner of the Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Film by a new director at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Vahid Vakilifar's first feature portrays the lives of migrant laborers in the Persian Gulf region. Following its subjects with documentary-style observation, Vakilifar depicts their labor, recreation and environment with an elegance and stateliness befitting the story of trans-national migration, of which they are a part. HDcam, 84 min.
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Douglas Fairbanks / Silent Wednesdays in February
Cinefamily
http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/wednesday.html#three
Feb 9, 16, 23 @ 8 pm

In this age of constant celebrity culture bombardment, we forget that once upon a time, there were only a handful of superstars that could truly galvanize the entire world -- and that list was headed by silent film legend Douglas Fairbanks. His universal appeal lied in his astounding ability to be almost all things to all people: a man's man, a ladies' man, a lithe acrobat, a charming rogue, a ceaseless adventurer and a jaunty comedian. Within just a few years of his movie debut in 1915, Fairbanks rocketed to becoming the highest-paid Hollywood actor next to Chaplin, and is still known today as one of the greatest swashbucklers and stunt masters ever filmed. Join us in some of Fairbanks' most stirring leaps into fantasy, which, over the course of almost an entire century, haven't lost a speck of their ability to whisk us away to far-off lands.


2/9 @ 8:00pm / Series: Douglas Fairbanks
The Three Musketeers
Dir. Fred Niblo, 1921, 16mm, 120 min.
Tickets - $10

2/16 @ 8:00pm / Series: Douglas Fairbanks
Robin Hood
Dir. Allan Dwan, 1922, 35mm, 127 min. Tickets - $10

2/23 @ 8:00pm / Series: Douglas Fairbanks
The Black Pirate
Dir. Albert Parker, 1926, 35mm, 94 min.
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Cinematic and Geographic Traces: An Evening with Thom Andersen
USC Cinematheque 108
7:00 pm on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Followed by a Q & A with the Director

The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108, USC
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
Parking
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Thom Andersen (Director)
Thom Andersen is an internationally renowned curator, filmmaker and scholar who has been creating experimental films for over 45 years.. His in-depth knowledge of Los Angeles' architecture, landscape, fictional renditions and forgotten histories has informed a stunning collection of films including Olivia's Place (1966) , --- ------- (1967, with Malcolm Brodwick) and Red Hollywood. In 2003 he attracted significant attention for his essayistic, feature length documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself. The film won the National Film Board Award for Best Documentary at the 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival and was voted best documentary of 2004 by the Village Voice Critic's Poll. He currently teaches at CalArts.

Eadward Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974, 16mm film, 60 min.)
Direction: Thom Andersen, editing: Morgan Fisher, narration: Dean Stockwell
"Eadward Muybridge, Zoopraxographer remains the definitive documentary about the full range of Muybridge's career, not only as a cinematic precursor, but as a pioneering landscape and ethnographic photographer of the 19th century. A fascinatingly erudite exploration of Muybridge's work in relation to 19th century positivism, the philosophical dilemma of Zeno's Paradox and prephotographic understandings of physiology and bodily locomotion" – Los Angeles FilmForum

Get out of the Car (2010. 16mm film, 34min)
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith
Andersen's most recent film is a poetic, 16mm reinvention of the city symphony. Composed of sites and fragments that caught Andersen's interest, Get Out of the Car carefully combines signs, murals and billboards with remnants from the city's forgotten history. The film is a testament to the rich texture of Los Angeles' culture and recalls regional musical developments, paying special tribute to the legacies of Johnny Otis and Art Laboe.
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CIRCLES AND SPINNING WHEELS
Thursday, February 10 – 8 PM
at the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 - 8846 | info@echoparkfilmcenter.org
http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/

Artist Melody Owen has spent the last few years traveling in Paris, Quebec, Iceland, and the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. As she roamed, she collected video works from artists she met along the way. Owen has organized these works into two distinct screenings. The first, circles and spinning wheels, is a compilation of animations, mini-documentaries, music videos, and experimental films that feature the curves and planes of circles. This simple shape of Euclidean geometry remains constant despite the artists' different styles and methodologies. The second, If I Could Crowd All My Souls into That mountain, features videos by an international cast of characters who have stepped from behind the camera and transformed into both subject and performer as they document their actions in the world. Artists featured include Boris Achour, Guler Ates, Barak Bar-am, Jean Charles Blanc, E*rock, Ben Fino-Radin, Liz Haley, John Hey, Gretchen Hogue, Cassandra C. Jones, Alexandra Lakin, Chris Lael Larson, Zak Margolis, Alicia McDaid, Ma Qiusha, Daragh Reeves, Michael Shamberg, Sigtryggur Sigmarsson, Catarina Simoes, Matt Underwood, and Ola Vasiljeva. Melody Owen is an artist and curator, and is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
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Saturday 2/12 @ 7:00pm
SPECIAL SATURDAY SCREENING:
Love In The Afternoon
(aka Chloe In The Afternoon)
at Cinefamily
http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/thursday.html#loveintheafternoon

"In its way, just about perfect." -- Pauline Kael

Love in the Afternoon, the last of Eric Rohmer's six "Moral Tales", is a film of sublime beauty. It is beautiful literally, in cinematographer Nestor Alemendros' gorgeous natural lighting of the hustling, bustling afternoons of Paris, and the parade of alluring gamines that are keenly observed in all their attractive particulars of personality and personal grace; a parade led by that lead temptress the Chloe herself, incarnated by the insouciant and unstoppable Zouzou--French supermodel, mod club-girl, and real-life lover of men from Brian Jones Jones to Jack Nicholson. It is also beautiful cinematically: in its invisibly perfect editing rhythms; in its thoughtful framings, details and visual motifs; and in its justly famous natural dialogue that is at once thoughtful, revealing, deceptive, and most of all, believable. And it is even beautiful in its spirit. For Rohmer, in making a film about the real struggles of monogamy and fidelity, the decisions that matter, the trials we all submit to, and the underlying emotional heft of our relationships, has made a triumphantly moving film about real lasting love that, in its own way, is more supremely romantic than a hundred Love Affairs, or a thousand Brief Encounters.
Dir. Eric Rohmer, 1972, 35mm, 97 min.
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4TH AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST
Saturday, February 12 – 5:00 PM & 7:30 pm
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2011/Egyptian/specialevent_FEB_ET_2011.htm#PROGRAM%20II,

This year's program will showcase emerging directors, writers and animators who are redefining African American voices, stories and characters through their films in a broad spectrum of styles and genres. Programs compiled by Kimberley Browning, Executive Director: HOLLYWOOD SHORTS. For updates on guest appearances, please visit www.hollywoodshorts.com

[Spielberg] 4TH AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST, PROGRAM I, 89 min. - 5:00 pm
Carey Williams' "The Kiss" (10 min.)
Alfred Robbin's "The Next Day" (2010, 22 min, World Premiere)
Hilliard Guess' "Troublesome" (2009, 19 min)
Ya'Ke Smith's "Katrina's Son" (2010, 15 min, West Coast Premiere)
Anthony Anderson's "Anacostia" (2010, 23 min)

Saturday, February 12 – 7:30 PM
[Spielberg] 4TH AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST, PROGRAM II, 112 min.
Tahir Jeter's "Close" (2010, 8 min, West Coast Premiere)
Chris Herod's "I Cheat" (2009, 3 min, World Premiere)
Daniel K. Hunter's "Know Your Role" (2010, 10 min, World Premiere)
Kiara Jones' "Men or Mice" (2010,16 min, West Coast Premiere)
Morocco Omari's "Good Intentions" (2009, 23 min.)
Hilton Carter's "Moth" (2010, 15 min.)
T. G. Herringon's "Mr. Okra" (2009, 12 min.)
Issa Rae's "The Fly Guys The `F' Word" (2010, 15 min, World Premiere)
Lamont Wayne's "The Wolfman" & "Them Bones" (2010,10 min, World Premiere)
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LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM PRESENTS
NEW URBAN OBSERVATIONS ON FEBRUARY 13, 2011
with filmmakers Thom Andersen, Laura Kraning, and Steven Day in person

Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
More information at www.lafilmforum.org
Admission $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/152569

These extraordinary films continue the rich tradition of the city symphony and the experimental and experiential films of the city, dating back to the earliest days of film. The city itself – its people and spaces, rhythms and hustle, and the life cycles of buildings and places – are viewed and made personal through the superb craft and perceptive gaze of tonight's filmmakers. London, San Francisco, Detroit, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, all seen in their uniqueness, while all give insight into the arcs and possibilities of all cities.

The program includes two Los Angeles premieres: Jack Cronin's ravishing look at the empty spaces of Detroit, and Laura Kraning's immersive look at the reflections and images found at a drive-in in the City of Industry. Also, it includes another opportunity to see Thom Andersen's latest 16mm film, of billboards and spaces of a lost Los Angeles, with its history still suffusing the present, after its two sold-out screenings thus far in Los Angeles. Steven Day finds the exhilarating possibilities of modern transportation in Tokyo; Tomonari Nishikawa masterfully distills Market Street, and film, to its essential lines; and Eva Weber allows us an intimate view of London from on high.
Curated by Adam Hyman.

The Films:
The Solitary Life of Cranes, by Eva Weber (2008, England, video, 27 min,)

Market Street, by Tomonari Nishikawa (2005, US, 16mm, silent, b&w, 5 min.)

Invisible City, by Jack Cronin (2006, USA, Super 8 on DV, 11 min.)
Los Angeles Premiere!

Vineland, by Laura Kraning (2009, USA, DV, 10.15 min.)
Los Angeles premiere!
Winner of the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

tokyo / jitensha by Steven Day (2009, Japan + USA, digital SLR / HD, 01:15 min)
Bicycling through tokyo -- at the speed of light. long exposure photography + bicycle + neon megalopolis = bike love!!!

Get Out of the Car, by Thom Andersen (2010, 16mm film, 34 min)
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith
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Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn
Martha Colburn in person
REDCAT

Monday February 14, 2011, 8:30 pm
http://www.redcat.org/event/martha-colburn

Martha Colburn's handcrafted animations explode with an energy, concentration and a rapid-fire torrent of ideas that push the medium to its very edges. Colburn's past works have savagely lampooned pop culture, consumerism, and middle-class attitudes to delirious fantasies, but her most recent films bring more tragic dimensions to bear by focusing on war and icons of American history. Always startling in her use of disparate techniques and free association, Colburn creates films unlike any other, and the screening spans 16 years of filmmaking with 16 films, including Dolls vs. Dictators (2010), Join the Freedom Force (2009), Myth Labs (2008), Triumph of the Wild (2008), Skelehellavision (2001), Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (2000), and Evil of Dracula (1997), among others. Her work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou, The Kitchen, the Whitney Museum, PS 1, MoMA, and numerous major international film festivals.

In person: Martha Colburn
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THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry
at Documental
Monday Feb 14, 6-10 pm

DOCUMENTAL shows films at the Unurban Coffeehouse
3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, 310-315-0056, free admission from 6-10pm. Info: 310-306-7330
http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html

MON, Feb 14. THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO at 7:30pm - Collaborators for fifteen years, experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry (in person) screen a body of work that examines the human impulse toward dualism and narcissistic command of the planet Earth. Their films create "a cinematic poetry of paranoia as a higher state of consciousness"- Film Threat and "illustrate the perverse means by which narrative shapes our consciousness" - Slant Magazine. Inching ever closer to some resolution, these experimental and documentary films reflect an ongoing investigation of how we might cultivate a new approach to physical, mental and environmental equilibrium. The films include PICTURE #4 ('93, 5m), NOT TOO MUCH REMEMBER ('03, 11m), TABERNACLE ('98, 10m,) IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU ('04, 8m), HATS CAN BE A SCARY THING ('92, 4m), HOUSESITTING ('99, 16m), THROUGH THESE TRACKLESS WATERS ('07, 12m), COUNT BACKWARDS FROM FIVE ('07, 8m), FOSSIL LIGHT ('09, 7m), CASE HISTORIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY ('08, 8m), FLEDGLING ('09, 7m). 6pm preshow-Gault's experimental picks.
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THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO - experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry
Thursday, February 17 – 8 PM
at the Echo Park Film Center
http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 - 8846 | info@echoparkfilmcenter.org
Shows begin promptly @ 8PM and are $5 (unless otherwise noted)

Collaborators for fifteen years, experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry screen a body of work that examines the human impulse toward dualism and narcissistic command of the planet Earth. Their films create "a cinematic poetry of paranoia as a higher state of consciousness"- Film Threat, and "illustrate the perverse means by which narrative shapes our consciousness" - Slant Magazine. Inching ever closer to some resolution, these experimental and documentary films reflect an ongoing investigation of how we might cultivate a new approach to physical, mental and environmental equilibrium. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!
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Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Fred Worden: Illusions and Altercations
Fred Worden in person!

At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 – 8846

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153302

Los Angeles is proud to welcome one-time Angeleno Fred Worden with the first of two programs of his work in film and digital video, spanning four decades of moving image making. During the past twenty years New York-based Worden has redefined cinema with his film and digital works, creating concentrated and transcendent experiences for both body and mind. Worden describes his work as a "cinema of pure energy that bypasses the discursive mind and goes right at the body, in through the eyes, pulsing, to jigger directly the brain's electro-chemical neural flows, seedbed of every single thought or feeling."

Please join Fred for another completely different program of films at REDCAT in Downtown L.A. on Monday February 21 at 8:30. http:www.redcat.org
Special Thanks to Berenice Reynaud, Steve Anker, Mark Toscano, and REDCAT.

Lure
1986, 16mm, 7min.

If Only
2003, 16mm, 7min.

Everyday Bad Dream
2006, DV, 6min.

Time's Arrow
2007, DV, 11 min.

North Shore
2007, DV, 11min.

When Worlds Collude
2008, DV, 13min.

How the Hell I Ripped Jack Goldstein's Painting in the Elevator
1989, 16mm, 23min.

The After Life
2007, DV, 6min.

About the Filmmaker:
Fred Worden has been making experimental film since the mid 1970s. His films have been shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art , The Centre Pompidou, The Pacific Film Archive, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, The Hong Kong International Film Festival and numerous other experimental film venues. Fred Worden is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at UMBC.

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.
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Body and Mind: The Primordial Cinema of Fred Worden
February 21, 2011, 8:30 pm
REDCAT
http://www.redcat.org/event/fred-worden
Fred Worden in person

"Worden drops depth-charges into the psyche. These are images not so much for the eyes but to pass through the eyes to spread havoc along nerve paths." —Ken Jacobs

During the past twenty years New York-based Fred Worden has redefined cinema with his film and digital works, creating concentrated and transcendent experiences for both body and mind. Worden describes his work as a "cinema of pure energy that bypasses the discursive mind and goes right at the body, in through the eyes, pulsing, to jigger directly the brain's electro-chemical neural flows, seedbed of every single thought or feeling." In her essay "The Cinema," Virgina Woolf asked, "Is there . . . some secret language which we feel and see but never speak, and, if so, could this be made visible to the eye?" Many filmmakers have approached this question and few have succeeded so powerfully as Worden. His films have been shown at the Whitney Museum, MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, Pacific Film Archive and dozens of film festivals throughout the world. Films include The Or Cloud (2001), Here Amongst the Persuaded (2004), 1859 (2008), Possessed (2010), and others.

In person: Fred Worden
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JEAN-LUC GODARD & IGOR STRAVINSKY BY RICHARD LEACOCK
Monday Feb 21, 6-10 pm
7 DUDLEY CINEMA at THE TALKING STICK
1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291, 310-450-6052, free admission, 6-10pm Info 310-306-7330 http://www.laughtears.com/

MON, Feb 21. JEAN-LUC GODARD & IGOR STRAVINSKY BY RICHARD LEACOCK - 6-10pm Ishan Shapiro & Marija Coneva of Not This Body (in person) screen rare films by Leacock, who spawned the Direct Cinema movement in the US along with Robert Drew, D.A. Pennybaker and the Maysles brothers. 6pm: A STRAVINSKY PORTRAIT ('66, 55m) Stravinsky at home in California discussing his work with Rolf Liebermann, conducting an orchestra rehearsal in Hamburg, holding a press conference in London, and talking about creativity with old friend Balanchine. "Not constantly asking Stravinsky to do unnatural things, not filming the whole time, but building a friendship that would last a lifetime--his! Stravinsky had been filmed by CBS and didn't like it; then he was filmed by CBC from Canada and hated it... Stravinsky loved this film and it was shown everywhere except in America. 7:15pm: ONE P.M ('72, 90m) Godard's collaboration with filmmakers Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker on the 1968 film 1 AM (One American Movie) fell apart when Godard became disillusioned with the project. After Godard's abrupt departure, Pennebaker and Leacock edited the resulting footage into One Parallel Movie. A reflexive piece that marks the unceremonious end of the decade. With Eldridge Cleaver, Amiri Baraka, Grace Slick. 9pm: L'ATELIER(S) DF LUC SIMON (2009, 15m) and EMOGRAPHIC CENSUS (2010, 25m) http://emographics.org Shapiro & Coneva's experimental documentaries: One, made under the mentorship of Richard Leacock and Valerie Lalonde, has strong influences of Cinema Direct while at the same time planting a stake of realization in the ground about the temporality of memory - the other is a transit through perspectives, memories and experiences as we travel with four young media creators through Macedonia in search of "the light".
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Playtime
in 70mm
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
Thursday, February 24 – 7:30 PM
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
http://americancinematheque.com/indexegyptian.html

70mm Print! PLAYTIME, 1967, Janus Films, 126 min. Dir. Jacques Tati. Monsieur Hulot is on his way to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets caught in a tourist invasion and roams around the city with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. In true Tati fashion, we are shown Paris as a stylish maze of mid century modern architecture filled with the latest technological gadgets.
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Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer

and Symmetry/Gates
3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists

Reception: Thurs, January 20, 2011 5:30-8pm
Young Projects
Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave. Space B210. West Hollywood, CA 90046 323.377.1102

For more information: youngprojectsgallery.com

Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer
Young Projects is proud to present a selection of recent video work from the renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer who lives and works in St. Gallen. The exhibition will consist of 15 works from the past decade, each looped, projected and given its own space. This is a unique chance to experience Signer's unique brand of conceptually-driven, spectacular, often playful, 'momentary sculptures'.

Symmetry/Gates
A spellbinding foray into painterly digital approaches featuring: Cliff Evans' overwhelming, five-screen, five-channel Empyrean; Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth's White Glove Tracking, which combines the work of 5 different artists (Roth, Zach Lieberman, Jung-Hoon Seo, Tim Knapen, Jonathan Cremieux) reworking Michael Jackson's 1983 TV performance, "Billy Jean;" New York's Matthew Weinstein will present Siam, a journey through a world of talking fish and dancing skeletons; Columbia's 3D master, Santiago Caicedo, will be presenting his latest 3D work, Uyuyui (glasses included), and Daniel Franke (Germany), Roland Schimmel (Netherlands), Candas Sisman (Turkey), and LA artists Audri Phillips, J-Walt, Jim Ellis and Arno Kroner will be presenting a number of new, extraordinary works that blend figuration, depth perception and abstraction with mind-bending ease.
Exhibition runs through March 11, 2011

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