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Summer 2017

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    Om Dar-B-Dar

    Experimenta India: Om Dar-B-Dar

    Date: June 25, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian,

    Kamal Swaroop's Legendary 1988 Experimental Feature, an unclassifiable, genre-mashing, phantasmagorical satire that New Delhi Film Society called a “non-linear assembly of images and audio scraps from Hindi movie songs, radio jingles and advertisements [which] combine to produce a one-of-its-kind cinematic experience.”

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    I Am Micro

    Experimenta India: Films from the Indian Avant-Garde Program 1

    Date: June 26, 2017
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    The first of two distinct programs of historical and contemporary experimental Indian films curated by filmmakers Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel who will be in person from India for these two unique and rare screenings.

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    An Old Dog's Diary

    Experimenta India: Films from the Indian Avant-Garde 2

    Date: June 28, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theatre, UCLA Hammer Museum

    The second of two distinct programs of historical and contemporary experimental Indian films curated by filmmakers Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel who will be in person from India for these two unique and rare screenings.

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    Alexandra Cuesta - Territorio

    Alexandra Cuesta: Territorio

    Date: July 13, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

    Filmmaker Alexandra Cuesta presents her feature film, a series of portraits of people and places across Ecuador.

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    Third Eye Butterfly By Storm De Hirsch

    Summer of Love Experiments: Perceptual Expansion

    Date: July 16, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    We commemorate the 50th anniversary of the radical cultural upheaval with an assortment of mind-blowing (as intended) short "underground" films.

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    Work-in-progress

    Beth Block: A Few Things To Share Before I Hit the Road

    Date: July 23, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Starting with her optical printer masterpiece Film Achers, and including her digital masterpiece Successive Approximations to the Goal, we’ll see other recent digital work that has not yet graced our screen, and get a sneak preview of a work-in-progress from Beth Block before she moves out of LA.

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    In Which There Appears Trains, a Carousel, and Rain, by Jason Halprin

    Some Poetic and Political Currents

    Date: July 30, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Recent works by Jason Halprin, Jennifer Hardacker, Brett Kashmere, Kevin McCarthy, Jennifer Proctor, Wenhua Shi, and Simon Tarr, all in person!

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    Classic Films by Joyce Wieland

    Date: August 6, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Long overdue is this retrospective screening of classic experimental films by Joyce Wieland, regarded as Canada’s foremost woman artist. Introduced by Special guest Lauren Howes, Executive Director,  Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.

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    WUNDERSCHÖN UND RUHIG GELEGEN (In a Beautiful and Quiet Location) (by Lukas Marxt and Jakub Vrba)

    Lukas Marxt: Recent Works

    Date: August 9, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

    In residency in Southern California, Austrian Lukas Marxt presents some of his recent video works drawing on artistic-contemplative observation and natural landscapes, and the affect created by human traces and actions in those landscapes.

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    The Zanzibar Films - Zanzibar Opening Night (with Jackie Raynal in person)

    Date: August 10, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    An almost-lost, eccentric period of French film history, the Zanzibar films mark a spurt of ingenuity borne of a revolutionary time, and are ripe for rediscovery. Film programmer, editor, and filmmaker Jackie Raynal joins us for an evening of rare clips and images that will take us on a tour through the Zanzibar moment.

  • The Zanzibar Films - Inner Scar + Chromo Sud (with Jackie Raynal in person)

    Date: August 11, 2017
    Time: 10:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    A film like no other, The Inner Scar (La cicatrice intérieure) is a seductive and mysteriously existential ramble through various barren landscapes, with Nico (who provides songs for the film), Pierre Clementi, and director Philippe Garrel himself.  Jackie Raynal in person!

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    The Zanzibar Films - An Evening with Jackie Raynal featuring Deux Fois

    Date: August 12, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    An evening with core Zanzibar figure, filmmaker, editor, and programmer Jackie Raynal, featuring a screening of her wildly experimental film, Deux Fois.

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    Limite - courtesy Janus Films

    Limite

    Date: August 13, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    As prelude to our Fall and Winter series Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Film in Latin America, Filmforum presents the remarkable 1931 Brazilian experimental feature Limite, quite possibly never screened before in Los Angeles.

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    The Inner Scar

    The Zanzibar Films - Inner Scar + Chromo Sud

    Date: August 13, 2017
    Time: 10:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    A film like no other, The Inner Scar (La cicatrice intérieure) is a seductive and mysteriously existential ramble through various barren landscapes, with Nico (who provides songs for the film), Pierre Clementi, and director Philippe Garrel himself.  Paired with Etienne O’Leary's short Chomo Sud.

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    Visa de censure n° X

    The Zanzibar Films - Visa de censure n° X + Vite

    Date: August 19, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    Like an acid-soaked freefall, Visa de censure n° X is a rush of nudity and color from one of France’s most seductively watchable actors, set to an album’s worth of psychedelic prog rock.

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    The Zanzibar Films - Detruisez-vous + Acéphale

    Date: August 26, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

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    Le révélateur

    The Zanzibar Films - Le révélateur (w/ live score by Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler)

    Date: August 31, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    For those who favor the hallucinatory and the abstract, start revving your psychedelic engines for a dose of French master Philippe Garrel’s potent, shimmering physicality.