Sat 3/1
Recent Film & Video from Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles

LA UNDERGROUND #1

SAT. 3/1 @ 730

Filmmaker / Curator Rick Bahto in person!

Drawing on works made by artists-in-residence and students at our sister microcinema, the Echo Park Film Center, this program is based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. These works, projected in 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and video, offer a unique insight into an alternative film culture being cultivated by the community and passionate engagement of this LA grassroots organization. Includes Eve La Fountain’s 16mm. trilogy Smudge Series and Sharmaine Stark’s Imma Hustle Girl, a film about women in the underground West Coast Hip-Hop scene.

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Wed 12/18
ANIMATION EXPLOSION!!
(note day & date change)

ANIMATION EXPLOSION!
Wed 12/18 @ 7:30 (NOTE DAY & DATE CHANGE)
New, rare and visionary experimental animated works from near and far.  Featuring the Tucson premiere of EV gallery artist-in-residence, Noah Saterstrom & Kate Bernheimer’s Wastrels, Helen Hill’s Madame Winger Makes a Film, films by Robert Breer, Martha Colburn, Len Lye, Chuck Jones and painter Wayne Thiebaud’s super rare How to Make a Movie Without a Camera !!

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AMERICAN GOTHIC: Night of the Hunter

w/ opening acoustic set by Jess Matsen (Dream Sick)
The Night of the Hunter was legendary actor Charles Laughton’s only film directing effort. Combining stark American Gothic realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with “good” represented by a couple of unforgettable farm kids and a pious old lady (silent movie star Lillian Gish), and “evil” in the hands of a posturing psychopath (the mesmerizing Robert Mitchum).

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This show is co-sponsored by the Hanson Film Institute. bg_logo

POLYSEXUAL DELIRIUM: Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

(*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.)
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!
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Wed, Oct 16
POLYSEXUAL DELIRIUM: Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

WED 10/16
*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, bodies entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!

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