ARGOS presents LOOKING BACK AT ANGER // A Retrospective Programme on Kenneth Anger's Work

From: Stoffel Debuysere @ argos (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 11:36:19 PDT

ARGOS, centre for art & media in Brussels, presents:

LOOKING BACK AT ANGER : A Retrospective Programme on Kenneth Anger's

10.11.2007 - 14.11.2007

What a strange paradox, then, is the film medium, that magnificent
and terrible instrument born of our time to tempt and torture our
creative imagination. Without in any way lessening our enthusiasm for
it as an art form, I don't think we - the children of this era - are
wrong to call it an imperfect medium . . . imperfect and terrifying.
– Kenneth Anger

The influence of Kenneth Anger, legendary pioneer of independent
filmmaking, reaches well beyond the avant-garde movement and into the
work of filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, R.W.
Fassbinder, Derek Jarman and Sergei Paradjanov. In his films, Anger
subverts conventional filmmaking, by sampling, mixing, recycling, re-
editing or restaging the tenants of mainstream cinema and culture.
This rare programme, preceded by an international seminar on Anger’s
oeuvre, includes Kenneth Anger’s recent video work, Elio Gelmini’s
documentary portrait of the filmmaker, as well as works by Stan
Brakhage and Marie Menken where Anger is present, either physically
or as a source of inspiration, and the Hollywood classic featuring
child-actor Anger A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Looking Back at Anger
will also present for the first time in Belgium the newly restored
prints of Fireworks, Rabbit’s Moon, Scorpio Rising and Kustom Kar
Kommandos, preserved by the UCLA Film Archive.

International seminar on Kenneth Anger
Sat. 10.11.2007, 10h00 - 17h30 :
With Edwin Carels (MuHKA_media), Robert Haller (Anthology Film
Archives), Pip Chodorov (Re:Voir), Jean-Claude Lebensztejn, Anna
Powell (Manchester Metropolitan University). Moderated by Muriel
Andrin (ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

A co-production between Argos, Koninklijk Filmarchief / Cinémathèque
Royale and MuHKA_media, in collaboration with SCC (Service de Culture
Cinématographique asbl) and the VDFC (Vlaamse Dienst voor Filmcultuur

Stoffel Debuysere
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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.