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Spring 2016

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    Notfilm

    Notfilm and “Film”

    Date: April 1, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Ross Lipman’s cinema documentary Notfilm is a meditative and mesmerizing exploration of one of the strangest ventures in cinema history—a collaboration between Irish playwright (and future Nobel Prize winner) Samuel Beckett and comic genius Buster Keaton. Includng the original rarely-screened "Film."  Presented by the American Cinematheque, co-presented by Filmforum.

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    Beckett, Schneider, and Keaton on the set of "Film"

    Notfilm and "Film"

    Date: April 2, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: At the Aero Theatre

    Ross Lipman’s cinema documentary Notfilm is a meditative and mesmerizing exploration of one of the strangest ventures in cinema history—a collaboration between Irish playwright (and future Nobel Prize winner) Samuel Beckett and comic genius Buster Keaton. Including the original rarely-screened "Film." Presented by the American Cinematheque, co-presented by Filmforum.

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    Sud (South), by Chantal Akerman, courtesy of Icarus Films

    Chantal Akerman’s Sud (South)

    Date: April 3, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Part of CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE L’OUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION, Chantal Akerman’s Sud (South) is a searing examination of the hate crime killing of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas.

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    Nofilm - Samuel Beckett and Richard Seaver

    Notfilm and "Film"

    Date: April 8, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Ross Lipman’s cinema documentary Notfilm is a meditative and mesmerizing exploration of one of the strangest ventures in cinema history—a collaboration between Irish playwright (and future Nobel Prize winner) Samuel Beckett and comic genius Buster Keaton. Includng the original rarely-screened "Film."  Presented by the American Cinematheque, co-presented by Filmforum.

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    Notfilm - Keaton on set

    Notfilm and "Film"

    Date: April 9, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Ross Lipman’s cinema documentary Notfilm is a meditative and mesmerizing exploration of one of the strangest ventures in cinema history—a collaboration between Irish playwright (and future Nobel Prize winner) Samuel Beckett and comic genius Buster Keaton. Includng the original rarely-screened "Film."  Presented by the American Cinematheque, co-presented by Filmforum.

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    New Left Note

    Saul Levine: Notes of the World

    Date: April 17, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    For those of you fortunate to attend the screenings of Saul Levine last August, you’ll know how delightful are both the films and the person.  For those of you who didn’t, here is another chance!  Saul Levine returns to Los Angeles, and at Filmforum he screens six films, including three of his glorious Light Licks.

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    Desayunos y meriendas (Breakfast and Snacks)

    David Domingo: A Super 8 Odyssey

    Date: April 24, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    This spring, David Domingo, one of Spain’s most important underground filmmakers, embarks on his first U.S. tour, organized by Los Angeles Filmforum.  He is presenting the Los Angeles premieres of his unique super-8 films (in super-8mm!) with us this evening.

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    INCITE

    BB Forever: INCITE Double Release Party and Screening

    Date: May 6, 2016
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Join INCITE as they celebrate the publication of our latest INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media offerings: BLOCKBUSTER (#5) and FOREVER (#6).

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    Misconception, by Marjorie Keller

    The Birth Film

    Date: May 8, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present a special selection of historical experimental films engaging with the subject of birth, from filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Marjorie Keller, and Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid.

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    Palast, by Tacita Dean

    Tacita Dean: Presences/Absences

    Date: May 12, 2016
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

    Tacita Dean in person presents several short films in a theatrical setting, featuring the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, Portraits (2016) !

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    Vital Signs, by Barbara Hammer

    The Death Film

    Date: May 15, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    As a companion/sequel to Los Angeles Filmforum’s May 8 program The Birth Film, The Death Film will feature a selection of American experimental films dealing in various modes and moods with the subject of death and dying, including films by Barbara Hammer, Martha Colburn, Stan Brakhage, Vanessa Renwick, Gus Van Sant, and more.

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    Bodies in Nature: Rediscovering Mid-Century Nudist Films

    Date: May 19, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Veggie Cloud

    Jennifer Peterson explores how nature was spatialized in nudist films of the 1950s and 60s such as Garden of Eden (Max Nosseck, 1954), Naked Venus (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1958), and Diary of a Nudist (Doris Wishman, 1961) and expands the potential meanings of these seemingly light-hearted idealistic romps.

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    Dead Slow Ahead

    L.A. OLA, featuring Dead Slow Ahead

    Date: May 22, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    L.A. OLA is a showcase of the most outstanding and innovative independent contemporary films from Spain in the city of L.A.  This year it happens May 20-22, 2016 at multiple venues, so check out their full program at  http://laolashowcase.com/

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    'Til Madness Do Us Part, directed by Wang Bing

    'Til Madness Do Us Part

    Date: June 5, 2016
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: The Billy Wilder Theater, at the UCLA Hammer Museum

    West Coast Premiere of Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing's 2013 monumental documentary, which chronicles the lived experience of inmates in a decrepit mental institution in China’s Yunan province. 

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    Convergence Series: Tik-Tok

    Convergence and Cacophony: Experimental Documents from Dustin Zemel

    Date: June 12, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Echo Park Film Center

    Filmforum welcomes Dustin Zemel from Louisiana for his first show in Los Angeles with his array of digital works that fracture and distill images and sounds with dizzying ease and delightful humor.