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What’s Left Behind: The Films of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry

What’s Left Behind: The Films of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry

Tiger, Tiger by Roger Beebe


Filmmakers Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry in person!

On the eve of the 9th edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present this intimate prelude, featuring works by three stalwarts of the found-footage filmmaking universe. Orbiting at the upper reaches of the avant-docu-sphere, the works of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry offer remarkable explorations of creation and destruction, desire and loss, land and spirit. By turns haunting, humorous, and hallucinatory, their films are as much about the world we so often see without knowing, as they are about the world we can only know by seeing it through cinema. For Filmforum, these longtime pals on the experimental/documentary circuit (all former standouts of Festivals of (In)appropriation past) have joined forces to present this retrospective of works both new and old, shot on Super8, 16mm, and HD, or culled from the world’s voluminous archive of found footage.

"…a cinematic poetry of paranoia as a higher state of consciousness" —Film Threat

“[Their films] illustrate the perverse means by which narrative shapes our consciousness" —Slant Magazine.

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Roger Beebe is a filmmaker whose work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple projector performances that explore the world of found images and the "found" landscapes of late capitalism. He has screened his films at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance, the Museum of Modern Art,  Anthology Film Archives and Los Angeles Filmforum. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University.

Tony Gault’s experimental and documentary films have screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, Tribeca, NY Underground, Montreal Int’l, Chicago Underground, SF Int’l, and have won awards at Black Maria, Ann Arbor, Big Muddy and New Orleans.  He is currently working on a film about language and how it shapes our perception of reality.

Elizabeth Henry is a Teaching Professor at the University of Denver.  Working largely in experimental and documentary production, her films have screened at the Denver International Film Festival, Black Maria,  Mill Valley Film Festival, New York Underground, Chicago Underground, Three Rivers, Big Sky Documentary, Festival of (In)Appropriation, and Anthology Film Archives.


Tabernacle by Tony Gault


By Tony Gault (16mm, 1998, 10:00)

The visceral act of living in our human bodies.

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S A V E by Roger Beebe


By Roger Beebe (16mm, 2006, 5:15)

One more installment in the history of Americans pointing their cameras at gas stations; an attempt to figure out something about where we've been, where we're headed, and what's been left behind.


Through These Trackless Waters by Elizabeth Henry

Through These Trackless Waters

By Elizabeth Henry (s8 to SD video, 2007, 12:00)

Ecology of mind meets ecology of earth, and vice versa.

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Tiger, Tiger by Roger Beebe

Tiger, Tiger

By Roger Beebe (16mm to HD video, 2016, 4:45)

A music video for the band Holopaw that uses Kodachrome 16mm footage from a West Texas boys’ camp to mediate on childhood and desire.


Four Cubic Feet of Space by Tony Gault

Four Cubic Feet of Space

By Tony Gault (s8 to SD video, 2010, 8:30)

Artist Daniel Sprick ruminates on the fragile nature of human existence

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tour/TOWER by Roger Beebe


By Roger Beebe (s8 to HD video, 2008, 5:00)

I saw a kid playing in a sandbox, blissfully unaware that the Eiffel Tower loomed in the background. This film is an attempt to learn from that kid.


Ghost of Yesterday by Tony Gault

Ghost of Yesterday

By Tony Gault (s8 to SD video, 2012, 6:00)

A collage of rotoscoped home movies.


The Strip Mall Trilogy Roger Beebe

The Strip Mall Trilogy

By Roger Beebe (s8 to HD video, 2001, 9:00)

A three-part city symphony for suburban sprawl.

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Beginnings by Roger Beebe


By Roger Beebe (digital audio, 2010, revsd. 2011, 5:15)

A lazy man’s biblical concordance.


Fossil Light by Tony Gault

Fossil Light

By Tony Gault (s8 to SD video, 2009, 7:00)

An “eco-tourist” holiday photographing polar bears.

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A Metaphor for the End of Just About Everything by Roger Beebe

A Metaphor for the End of Just About Everything

By Roger Beebe (HD video, 2016, 3:00)

A document of the final hours of Long’s Book Store, a victim to both technological change and the pressures of real estate development.