Film Show in Houston this weekend: Genet, Zwartjes, Bartel, Janker

From: TIE (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 18 2008 - 18:54:59 PDT

Please join TIE curator, Christopher May, at Aurora Picture Show this weekend in Houston, Texas for a program of obscure black & white films from the past. This show must go on as they say.

TIE Retrospective: The Shivering Eyelash
9/20/08 (8:PM) & 9/21/08 (3:PM)
Aurora Picture Show
800 Aurora St., Houston, Texas

X-Ray Film I - The Alimentary System
(Fleisch Archive, 1936, 16mm, silent, 11 min., 22fps, Germany)
This is the first of several of Prof. Robert Janker’s x-ray films. The filmmaker was a pioneer of x-ray cinematography. The film was featured in a TIE-2005 festival program, showcasing educational films that were released during the Third Reich in Germany.

Un Chant D'Amour
(Jean Genet, 1950, 16mm, silent, 23min., 24fps, France)
One of the most memorable avant-garde films ever made, Un Chant D'Amour is also one of the most controversial. Made by the famed writer, Jean Genet, it features uncensored, sensual, jail-house scenes. Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

(Frans Zwartjes, 1970, 16mm, optical sound, 11min., 24fps, Netherlands)
Hidden safely behind his camera, the photographer can't get enough of what the glamorous model, with her long eye lashes, has to offer him.

The Secret Cinema
(Paul Bartel, 1968, 16mm, optical sound, 30min., 24fps, USA)
The Secret Cinema is a black-comic tale of a woman whose fears that her life is being filmed for the entertainment of her friends turn out to be true. The film presaged the sardonic tone of most of the maker's later work (Eating Raoul), though he would mostly abandon The Secret Cinema's experimental aspects in favor of linear narratives with perverse touches.

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