Movie Night: 10 Experimental Short Films
February 1 / 7:00 PM - February 1 / 9:00 PM
Please join us for a screening of experimental films by 10 artists – from Shirley Clarke to George Kuchar and William T. Wiley – who worked outside the mainstream and redefined American cinema in the decades following World War II.
The 108-minute set of films sample an array of types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary; showcasing classics as well as rediscoveries, including Go! Go! Go!, Marie Menken’s love note to New York City; New Improved Institutional Quality by Owen Land; Ken Jacob’s Little Stabs at Happiness and Ron Rice’s Chumlum, both with Jack Smith; as well as works by Hollis Frampton, Robert Nelson and William T. Wiley.
“…American avant-garde films [are] a stunning alternate history of cinema – an entirely different set of possibilities, another world of images and sounds…” said NFPF Board member Martin Scorsese.
The works are selected from the preservation work of five of the nation’s foremost avant-garde film archives: the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, the Donnell Media Center of New York Public Library, and the Pacific Film Archive.
Date: Friday, February 1st
Contact: Sean Scullion / film [at] sharchendzong [dot] org