Re: kino21 THU MAY 7 : "White Heart"

From: Patrick Friel (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 03 2009 - 16:54:39 PDT

Lucky San Franciscans!

GO ... SEE ... THIS!

Showed it early this year in my White Light Cinema series (thanks to a great
suggestion from Josh Mabe), and it's terrific.

And if it's the Canyon Cinema print, it's a vintage Kodachrome print with
amazing color.



On 5/3/09 6:38 PM, "konrad" <email suppressed> wrote:

> * Just one show this month of May for kino21 *
> Thursday, May 7, 2009, 8PM $6
> Artists Television Access
> 992 Valencia
> San Francisco
> WHITE HEART by Daniel Barnett
> 1975, 16mm, color/so, 53m
> Barnett's magnum opus turns cinema inside out. This is a philosopher's film
> that puts the materials on display, and stretches the meaning across fragments
> of Wittgensteinian investigations of certainty and doubt. Poet Robert Kocik
> observed that the "white" of the title is not the blanched, fearful heart of
> doubt, but the full-spectrum white of the projection beam, the illumination
> that cannot lie (because it cannot tell the truth).
> This is a painter's film: through the shimmering and saturated tones of the
> now defunct Kodachrome, this print prismatically refracts and mangles that
> light into series of gestures, which form an essay, but also a meandering path
> that keeps putting off the question, how will it end?
> This is a musician's film, where the images function as motifs which recur and
> build into phrases and movements. The instruments upon which the film was
> composed, the camera, the editing bench, the contact printer, all are
> orchestrated into a fugue of visual questions, parries, answers and cinematic
> marvels.
> P.S. not for the narratively biased.
> * * *
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