From: Douglas Katelus (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 29 2009 - 17:09:17 PDT
SUNDAY, May 3 at 8pm
THE ART OF FAKERY IN EXPERIMENTAL & DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
at New Nothing Cinema
OF FAKERY IN EXPERIMENTAL & DOCUMENTARY FILM - "Compassionate
tricksters" like Karl Krogstad, Coleman Miller, (whose slyly uproarious
USO JUSTO is rooted in Ernie Kovacs and Tex Avery), Owen Land (WIDE
ANGLE SAXON), and Firesign Theater transform Picasso's axiom "art is a
lie that tells the truth." Their rascality rewrites the nature of
experimentation. "Only the hand that erases can write the true thing."
-Meister Eckhardt. Media archaeologist Gerry Fialka=2 0also explores
the popularity of the mockumentary. Are they lying to tell the truth?
Discussing Alexandra Juhasz & Jessie Lerner's book F IS F OR PHONY:
Fake Documentray And Truth's Undoing, Fialka probes the
fiction/documentary divide, the ethics of reality-based manipulation,
and whether documentaries deriv e from form or reception. From Bunuel's
Land Without Bread to Welles's F is For Fake to Reiner's Spinal Tap to
Craig Baldwin's faux faux Tribulation 99, fakes dismantle
understandings of identity, history, authenticity and authority. Get
educated as entertainingly as possible and discover what comes after
the Internet. "Will it be an event about a fake original or original
fake?" - Peter Greenaway. They become what they behold.
presented by Gerry Fialka
New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman St. (off folsom between 6th + 7th)
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