RIP Gary Beydler

From: Mark Toscano (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 30 2010 - 08:10:51 PST

Very sad to report that Gary Beydler has died.

Many of you will know his incredible short silent films Pasadena Freeway Stills and Hand Held Day. He authored a few others as well (Mirror, Los Ojos, Glass Face, and Venice Pier), all of which have an incredible beauty and delicacy to them, and a deeply lucid and poetic understanding of film and cinema. His films are very careful, but very exuberant, but also quietly and humbly poetic, and he used the very basic qualities of the medium to create profoundly moving works. Although he moved on from filmmaking in about 1977 and never returned to it, it's certainly a testament to his qualities as an artist that his films continue to show and inspire to this day.

--Mark Toscano


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