From: Doug McLaren (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 07:54:20 PDT
it actually won't be shown at the Eastman House, but instead at
Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. Same city, but more Hollis
Frampton than Lillian Gish. That'll be showing the weekend of Nov
9th. Then its in Toronto on the 20th, I believe. It's a small window
and its coming up incredibly fast, so I'd talk to Mike Sperlinger now
now now about it.
On Oct 16, 2007, at 9:24 AM, ADAM ABRAMS wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> When is it showing at the eastman house? maybe we could slide it
> in to our series.
> > Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 02:39:59 -0700
> > From: email suppressed
> > Subject: Shoot Shoot Shoot - Scholarship
> > To: email suppressed
> > With regard to Scholarship on the subject, there is
> > the new book: "A History of Artists' Film and Video in
> > Britain, 1897-2004 by David Curtis", which I suspect
> > might be worth checking out.
> > From what I can tell, this seems to cover both the
> > history of avant garde film, and the history of more
> > mainstream artists film and video ending in the
> > merging of the two. However I don't have a copy yet so
> > I might be misrepresenting it based on what I have
> > heard. Anyone here read it yet? I'd love to hear a bit
> > more about the book as things are bad and so I'm going
> > to be in a preety severe economic situation this year
> > I suspect and if I can save money anywhere it will
> > probably help a lot. Not sure whether to buy it or not
> > basically! :)
> > I should probably also note that the book was
> > criticized here for basically being about the London
> > scene and stuff and ignoring the rest of the u.k.
> > There was also some indication of conspiracy (which I
> > liked, although I'd be keen to get some aliens in
> > there personally :) ) but I suspect it's much more to
> > do with the history of the u.k. generally. In addition
> > there was mention of how the u.k. scene is
> > exclusionary and stuff hence the term "the cinema of
> > exclusion", which I think the majority of people would
> > agree with here to some extent, however having not
> > actually read the book I'm not sure how this would
> > apply to the book or whether it was just a comment on
> > the way things are here.
> > (here being the u.k. not frameworks BTW! ;) )
> > Anyway, regardless of bias etc, it looks like a
> > significant text if you are intrested in learning more
> > about the whole thing.
> > Also someone mentioned a forthcoming Re-voir DVD and
> > there is already a William Raban DVD from the BFI
> > which is definitely worth checking out! This DVD and
> > Decasia are the best DVD's I've seen from the BFI so
> > far in this vein in fact.
> > It was intresting to note the discussion of trying to
> > screen the prints while they are still in the country
> > and circulating about. I guess this is why the history
> > of Avant Garde film is different in the u.k. to the
> > united states. They have evolved largely seperately it
> > would seem and perhaps this is due in part to the
> > difficulties of transporting prints.
> > Anyone else have texts etc to recommend on the whole
> > u.k. history/ "cinema of exclusion" stuff? I'd be
> > intrested myself too. :) Please do provide your own
> > recommendations.
> > BTW Jonathon, you mention a new wave, does that imply
> > there was an old wave, and if so can you recommend any
> > texts etc?
> > love
> > Freya
> > --- Jonathan Walley <email suppressed> wrote:
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > I can't recommend this program enough. I saw it at
> > > Anthology a few
> > > years ago - came out with a completely different
> > > view of 60s-70s
> > > British avant-garde film than I went in with. I
> > > would love to see it
> > > tour the U.S. It would start a much needed new wave
> > > of scholarship on
> > > the subject.
> > >
> > > Jonathan
> > >
> > > Jonathan Walley
> > > Assistant Professor
> > > Cinema Department
> > > Denison University
> > > Granville, Ohio 43023
> > > email suppressed
> > >
> > > On Oct 15, 2007, at 4:07 PM, ADAM ABRAMS wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hey,
> > > >
> > > > Is this program touring around the states? Can
> > > you mix and match?
> > > > We've shown a number of these films from the new
> > > york co-op. Any info
> > > > would be appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Adam
> > > > jefferson presents...
> > > > pittsburgh
> > > >
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