[Frameworks] Avant Garde Film Events @ Museum of the Moving Image

From: Winshall, Sarah (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 02 2011 - 10:51:54 PST

Dear Friends at Frameworks,


I am pleased to let you know about some exciting upcoming screenings. As
part of the series Avant Garde Masters (January 15-February 19, 2011),
the Museum of the Moving Image welcomes Jonas Mekas on February 13th to
present his film Lost, Lost, Lost. On Febraury 19th the Museum is proud
to invite you to one of the year's most exciting avant-garde film
events: a rare screening of Gregory Markopolous' Eniaios: Cycle Five.
More information about these films is provided below. We hope you will
join us, and please share this news with the Frameworks community. For
more about the Avant Garde Masters series please visit:
http://www.movingimage.us/films/2011/01/15/detail/avant-garde-masters/ .


Best regards,


Sarah Winshall



Sunday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.


By Jonas Mekas

1976, 180 mins.


Introduced by Jonas Mekas

16mm print preserved by Anthology Film Archives

Dir. Jonas Mekas. 1976, 180 mins. Filmmaker, poet, critic, exhibitor,
distributor, and champion of avant-garde filmmaking, Jonas Mekas is also
the creator of beautiful diary films marked by a fleeting,
impressionistic style suffused at once with nostalgia and presence
in-the-moment. This epic diary chronicles his arrival in New York City
and his early years with the underground scene.


Preserved by Anthology Film Archives as part of the Avant-Garde Masters
Grant program administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation
and funded by The Film Foundation.


The event is free with museum admission.


Saturday, February 19, 3:00 p.m.
By Gregory Markopoulos
263 mins. (4 hours, 23 mins.)

Visionary filmmaker and American expatriate Gregory Markopoulos
(1928-1992) devoted his last twenty years to Eniaios, an eighty-hour
meditation on the essence of cinema, embodied in an intricate fusion of
Greek myth, portraiture, and landscape. The film was designed to be
shown only in its entirety during special screenings of its twenty-two
cycles, or "orders," in a carefully chosen site outside the
Peloponnesian village of Lyssaria. At the current pace of restoration
and preservation, with successive screenings of individual cycles every
few years, the entire film will not be seen until 2028.

Museum of the Moving Image will screen Eniaios: Cycle 5 on Saturday,
February 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. Prior to the screening will be an
hour-long panel discussion, at 1:00 p.m., with Robert Beavers, who was
Gregory Markopoulos's companion for nearly thirty years and who directs
the Temenos Association, devoted to the preservation and presentation of
Markopoulos's work. A panel of noted scholars, including Rebekah
Rutkoff, Dr. Jeffrey Stout, and Richard Suchenski, will discuss
Markopoulos's work. This 16mm projection copy of Eniaios: Cycle 5 was
made possible by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation,
with funding from The Film Foundation.


The event is free with museum admission.

For your reference, an essay by P. Adams Sitney on Markopoulos's Eniaios
project can be found here:



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