Re: Jefferson Presents Pittsburgh Saturday, MAY 27 program

From: Nelson, Gordon (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 24 2006 - 09:46:03 PDT


THIS IS INCREDIBLE. PITTSBURGH must be AMAZING! Oh
wait, I live there (here).

--- ADAM ABRAMS <email suppressed> wrote:

> ----------------------------------------
> > Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 09:58:41 -0700
> > From: email suppressed
> > Subject: Jefferson Presents Saturday, MAY 27
> program
> > To: email suppressed
> >
> > Jefferson Presents ... NEXT SCREENING:
> >
> > WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2006, 9PM
> > WHERE: Garfield Artworks 4931 Penn Ave.
> > HOW MUCH: $5/$4 students, seniors
> >
> > 1. Alfredo Leonardi - Libro di Santi Roma Eterna
> (Book
> > of Saints of Eternal Rome) (1968) 16mm, color,
> sound,
> > 14-1/2 min.
> >
> > "...Leonardi's subject matter is happiness and
> joy,
> > through the choice of image, and through the
> editing
> > (structuring) and through the camera movement, and
> the
> > more I see this film the more I want to see it
> again.
> > "The Book of Saints of Rome" is in my book of
> living
> > classics." --Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice, Oct.
> 23,
> > 1969.
> >
> > 2. Tom Dewitt - Fall (1971) 16mm, color, sound,
> 18-1/4
> > min.
> >
> > "What is most powerfully effective in FALL is the
> > extraordinary sophistication of DeWitt's visual
> > techniques, his graphic eye, and his complex
> designs.
> > Because each unit of the exposition is so
> > painstakingly conceptualized and nurtured, an
> audience
> > is afforded a unique kind of purview on the
> elements
> > as they are reconstituted in the more complex
> > overlays. Thus the early, Magritte-like
> compositions
> > of eye and sky establish basis for later more
> > complicated efforts .... Color changes worked on
> given
> > images (the bird, the sky) avoid the
> > oversimplifications of hues/cues. Certain effects,
> as
> > when clouds pass through the falling body which is
> > outlined in flaming orange, can only be described
> as
> > awesome. ... [A] work of immense dedication and
> > exceptional skill." -- John Fell
> >
> > 3. Rudolph Burckhardt - Sodom and Gomorrah, New
> York
> > 10036 (1976) 16mm, color, sound, 6-1/4 min.
> >
> > A documentary about the sex industry around 8th
> Avenue
> > and 42nd Street
> >
> > 4. Henry Hills - Porter Springs 3 (1977) 16mm,
> color,
> > silent, 5-1/2 min.
> >
> > These beautiful, intricately animated reflections
> were
> > unfortunately shot in ECO which has proved to be
> > remarkably unstable, turning blue before I had an
> > internegative made. Therefore, this is one of only
> > three prints of this "elegant and serene
> experience"
> > (Pat O'Neill).
> >
> > 5. Gary Doberman The Moieties (1978) 16mm,
> color, ,
> > 9 min.
> >
> > "... where beads of light searching out 'the
> beloved'
> > do pulse with the beat of the filmmaker's heart in
> > perfect contrapuntal rhythm with all else in the
> frame
> > of that sequence." -- Stan Brakhage, World Film
> > Festival of Canada
> >
> > 6. Charles Wright - Sorted Details (1979) 16mm,
> color,
> > sound, 12-1/2 min.
> >
> > Shared shape, color or movement links each of
> these
> > varied fragments of urban landscape with the next.
> > Each sight has its own naturalistic ambient sound,
> as
> > the film yanks you from spot to spot and moment to
> > moment.
> >
> > "One is repeatedly surprised and delighted
> watching
> > Wright's films, the world is constantly being
> > discovered, its secret harmony is perpetually
> > revealed." -- Marjorie Keller, Idiolects #8
> >
> > 7. Henry Hills - Radio Adios (1982) 16mm, color,
> > sound, 10-1/2 min., with George Kuchar as a Maoist
> > revolutionary.
> >
> > A superabundance of useless information
> effectively
> > subdues freedom of speech. Condense and survive!
> >
> > RADIO ADIOS is a monologue in 12 plaited strands;
> an
> > extremely precise, condensed and intensely
> rhythmic
> > Busby Berkeleyish spectacle of an examination of
> > conversational and literary language over a fair
> range
> > of vocal timbre, microphones, volume settings and
> > single-system sync peculiarities and its
> dissolution
> > into music to the accompaniment of simultaneous
> > Manhattan ambiences punctuated by fragments of
> jazz
> > ... personalized handheld camera movement,
> movement
> > from cut to cut -- juxtapositions of scale,
> pulsating
> > changes in light intensity, a varying palette of
> > various filmstocks, generations, etc., at an
> > appropriately furious pace and in strict one-track
> > sync ... offering simultaneously several levels of
> > apprehension or interpretation to encourage
> multiple
> > viewings. Text published in O.ARS/3: Translations
> > (Cambridge, 1983).
> >
> > Brakhage says it's real.
> >
> > 8. Carolee Schneeman - Viet-Flakes (1966) 16mm,
> b&w,
> > sound, 11 min.
> >
> > VIET-FLAKES was composed from an obsessive
> collection
> > of Vietnam atrocity images I collected from
> foreign
> > magazines and newspapers over a five-year period.
> > Magnifying glasses from the "5 & 10" were taped
> onto a
> > borrowed 16mm Bolex in order to physically
> "travel"
> > within the photographs - producing a rough
> animation.
> > Images in and out of focus, broken rhythms and
> pans,
> > the abstracted shapes and motions, speeding
> perceptual
> > contradictions. For instance, a pointillism of
> falling
> > black specks in focus becomes bombs dropping
> through
> > the sky; an impressionistic swirl of tones
> translates
> > as faces of US soldiers leading barefoot villagers
> > from a gas-filled tunnel; a "Rembrandt ink
> drawing"
> > focuses in as a tank dragging a roped body ....
> >
> > 9. Michael Snow - Breakfast (1972-76) 16mm, color,
> > sound, 14-1/2 min.
> >
> > Shot in 1972 and shelved until 1976, when sound
> and
> > editing problems were solved. All the varied and
> > unusual motions visible on the screen are the
> result
> > of a single camera movement.
> >
> > "WAVELENGTH before breakfast. A continuous zoom
> > traverses the space of a breakfast table, serving
> as a
> > grand metaphor for indigestion." -- Deke
> Dusinberre
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Jefferson Presents...
> > Movies for YOU
> > http://www.geocities.com/jeffersonpresents
> >
>
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