Summer of Love - films in Atlanta

From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 20 2007 - 08:45:20 PDT

For those in the Atlanta area - a show at Eyedrum this Saturday, July
21, at 8 PM. More information at --Andy

Sex, Drugs, Rock, Art and Protest in the Counterculture circa 1967

On the fortieth anniversary of the fabled Summer of Love, Film Love
presents a revealing look at the music, art, lifestyles and protest
movement of the American counterculture circa 1967. All films shown were
made during the era and most are shown in their original format of 16mm.

In David Ringo's impressionistic "March on the Pentagon," Flower Power
collides with tear gas. Lenny Lipton's "We Shall March Again," depicting
conflict at a 1965 Berkeley peace march, is a vivid early record of the
type of antiwar protest which would help define the Summer of Love.
"Turn Turn Turn" and "LSD Wall" are acclaimed films which approximate
psychedelic experiences and sensations, while the kinetic, fabulously
colorful "Rockflow" is a jaw-dropping catalog of '67 clothing styles set
to groovy rock music.

Jud Yalkut and Nam June Paik's "Beatles Electroniques" convert the pop
icons (and their music) into melting, otherworldly forms. Notions of
free expression merge with the new sexual consciousness in "Kusama's
Self-Obliteration," featuring the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in one of
the wilder manifestations of sixties performance art. Meanwhile, the
sensory overload and brilliant montage of Paul Sharits's film
"T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G" provides a counterpoint to simplistic notions of the
"innocence" of the era.

Robert Cowan, Rockflow (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, sound, 9 min
Albert Alotta, Peacemeal (1967) 16mm, color, sound, 7 min
John Hawkins, LSD Wall (1965) 16mm, color, sound, 6 min
David Ringo, March on the Pentagon (1967) 16mm, black and white, sound,
20 min
Lenny Lipton, We Shall March Again (1965) 16mm, black and white, sound,
8 min
Jud Yalkut and Nam June Paik, Beatles Electroniques (1969) 16mm, color,
sound, 3 min
Jud Yalkut, Turn, Turn, Turn (1966) 16mm, color, sound, 10 min
Paul Sharits, T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) 16mm, color, sound, 12 min
Jud Yalkut, Kusama's Self-Obliteration (1967) 16mm, color, sound, 24 min
(screened on DVD)

Summer of Love is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy
Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love exists to provide access to
great but rarely-screened films, and to promote awareness of the rich
history of experimental and avant-garde film. Film Love was voted Best
Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

Andy Ditzler
Atlanta, GA

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