Stan Brakhage's "23rd Psalm Branch" in Chicago on Saturday

From: programming (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 10:39:42 PDT

[I keep forgetting to add things to This Week...]

For those of you in/near Chicago:


Saturday, August 19 - 8:00 pm at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)
Song 23: 23rd Psalm Branch
by Stan Brakhage

Song 23: 23rd Psalm Branch, Part 1 and Part 2 (1966/78, 85 mins., 16mm). One
of experimental great Stan Brakhagešs best known but least seen films, 23rd
Psalm Branch is a feature-length entry in his Songs series. It is both a
beautiful, lyrical work and perhaps his most political film. Brakhage
combines his own images of Colorado, found footage of war, and some of his
earliest handpainting on film to create a work that is rich with meaning and
a key artistic milestone for him. Shot in 8mm and later blown up to 16mm,
Song 23 is an extended meditation on war in society, made in response to the
war in Vietnam. It is a haunting work, still relevant in it theme and one of
Brakhagešs masterworks. Author P. Adams Sitney wrote that "it is an
apocalypse of imagination."

Admission: $8 general; $7 students; $4 Chicago Filmmakers members

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