Re: [Frameworks] Richard Myers' AKRAN (1969) restored, showing Monday in LA

From: Sandra Maliga (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 18 2010 - 21:15:13 PDT

Any chance there will be a screening at the Academy in Hollywood?

On Oct 16, 2010, at 12:19 PM, Mark Toscano wrote:

> Sorry, usually the shows I do in L.A. automatically end up on the
> 'This Week'...' mailings, but this one's at UCLA, and I forgot to do
> it myself!
> If you're near or in L.A. this Monday, hope you might try to make it
> to the Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum for a 7:30
> screening of Richard Myers' legendary AKRAN, from 1969. It's a
> remarkable, unique, and intense piece, incredibly rich and layered,
> masterfully executed, visually and aurally arresting. In its day it
> was monumental, but it hasn't been screened much in the past 2-3
> decades. The film has been restored by the Academy Film Archive
> (and the heroes at Colorlab) and I'm eager for people to
> (re/)discover it. (And there's no Redcat conflict.)
> Some quotes:
> "Richard Myers is unquestionably a major talent of the American
> avant-garde and AKRAN one of his most important films .... It
> creates a Joyce-like, dense and somber mosaic of memory and sensory
> impressions, a texture instead of a plot, a dream-like flow of
> visually-induced associations." (Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art)
> "...the most influential film since Godard's early work... the
> single most important event of this year's Chicago Film Festival,
> Akran is so good, so inventive, so radically original, that it may
> even be flatly rejected by the audience... It is beyond our previous
> experience.'' (Roger Ebert) (?!)
> Hope to see you there,
> Mark Toscano
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