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Winter 2020

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    The Divine Way, by Ilaria Di Carlo

    The 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program #1

    Date: January 12, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Come see some of the best experimental films of 2018 and 2019, in this touring program with highlights from the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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    Wanderer (2017), by Danny Lyon, courtesy of the artist.

    Danny Lyon: Wanderer

    Date: January 16, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium

    Filmforum at MOCA hosts the Los Angeles premieres of two films by renowned photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, followed by a conversation with Lyon by Skype. 

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    ALGO-RHYTHM, By Manu Luksch

    Highlights from the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2019

    Date: January 19, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The entire intellectual wealth of current international film production is to be discovered in this program.

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    Mike Kuchar: The Stranger in Apartment 9F — Courtesy Video Data Bank

    Sins of The Brothers Kuchar

    Date: February 3, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    REDCAT is delighted to welcome legendary artist Mike Kuchar for a program of films and videos made by himself and his late twin brother George. Co-sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum.

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    Knot/Not. by Larry Gottheim

    Larry Gottheim: Chants and Dances

    Date: February 7, 2020
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Renowned filmmaker Larry Gottheim returns to Los Angeles Filmforum with a couple of classic films and the LA premieres of two new digital works.

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    Jeanne C. Finley: Journeys Beyond The Cosmodrome

    Date: February 10, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Jeanne C. Finley's Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome (2019, 53 min.) is a riveting portrait of a remote Eurasian culture as revealed through fantasies and fears of its adolescents.  Featuring a live performance by The Threshold Choir

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    Posthaste Perennial Pattern, by Jodie Mack

    Jodie Mack: Patterns, Posthaste!

    Date: February 16, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum welcomes back the wonderful animator Jodie Mack with a couple of her most recent films, followed by her epic feature The Grand Bizarre. 

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    Electric Arthropods, by Manuel DeLanda

    Shocks to the System: An Evening with Manuel DeLanda

    Date: February 24, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Renowned philosopher and moving image-maker Manuel DeLanda makes a rare Los Angeles appearance with selected films, videos and a lecture, “Cinema as an Emergent Phenomenon.”

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    Fuses, by Carolee Schneemann

    Dangerous Erotics: A Tribute to Carolee Schneemann, 4:00 pm

    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    REDCAT and Filmforum celebrates the life and work of Carolee Schneemann, one of the great artists of the 20th century, with a panel discussion and selection of her films and videos. Schneemann’s performances, films, paintings and installations were at the center of world art culture from 1960 until her death in 2019.  4:00PM - FILMS AND VIDEOS BY CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN [I], AND PANEL

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    “Ghosts Before Breakfast” Dir. Hans Richter

    Weimar Variations: Experimentation/Abstraction

    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Free Screening in conjunction with the Weimar Republic Festival.   From Dadaist art to city symphonies to abstract experiments with animated shapes and colors, Weimar cinema constantly broke new ground. Our program offers a sampling of its styles, including Walter Ruttmann’s landmark film BERLIN, SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY, and illustrates its lasting impact on modern cinema both in the art world and beyond.

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    Carolee Schneemann in Plumb Line

    Dangerous Erotics: A Tribute to Carolee Schneemann, 8:30 pm

    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    REDCAT celebrates the life and work of Carolee Schneemann, one of the great artists of the 20th century, with a panel discussion and selection of her films and videos. Schneemann’s performances, films, paintings and installations were at the center of world art culture from 1960 until her death in 2019.  8:30PM - FILMS AND VIDEOS BY CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN [II]  Preceded by tributes from colleagues: dancer/filmmaker Yvonne Rainer (read by Monica Majoli) and others.

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    A Moon for My Father

    Mania Akbari and Douglas White: A Moon for My Father

    Date: March 2, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    “Brave and never pitiful, A Moon for My Father is a visual, poetic diary, put into a larger socio-politic context, making it a multilayered documentary.” – CPH:DOX FIPRESCI Jury

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    Maggie Cheung in Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)

    Isaac Julien: Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)

    Date: March 7, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    The LA Premiere of Better Life (2010), the single-channel version of one of Julien’s best-known installations, Ten Thousand Waves, inspired by the drowning of 23 Chinese undocumented cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay (northwest England).

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    Jane Brakhage, by Barbara Hammer

    An Evening with Jane Wodening

    Date: March 8, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Join us for a very special evening, a first for Los Angeles, a visit from the writer Jane Wodening, (formerly known as Jane Brakhage), featuring classic avant-garde films by Stan Brakhage, Barbara Hammer, Jonas Mekas, and a new film by Nathaniel Dorsky!

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    Your Eyes Are Spectral Machines – Live Projection Performance by Luis Macías

    Date: March 10, 2020
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    The Spanish artist/filmmaker Luis Macías kicks off a North American tour in Los Angeles, with three live projection performances involving 16mm, 35mm and slide projectors.

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    Maternal Fantasies, Maternal Fantasies: Field of Flowers (still), 2020. Courtesy of the artists.

    POSTPONED Pattern in Contemporary Film

    Date: March 12, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA, Ahmanson Auditorium

    POSTPONED  Inspired by the exhibition With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985Pattern in Contemporary Film investigates the way pattern, decoration, and typically-domestic subject matter is used as material in contemporary film and digital media. This group show includes work by Charles Woodman, Brian O’Connell, the Maternal Fantasies artist collective, and Jodie Mack.

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    POSTPONED - Disarm the Right to Violence!: Recent Mexican Experimental Short Films

    Date: March 15, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    POSTPONED A selection of films produced between 2018-2020 in intensive filmmaking workshops at Catedra Ingmar Bergman and Filmoteca UNAM, in collaboration with DocsMX, led by Travis Wilkerson. The films open an impelling window into a dynamic, emerging Mexican avant-garde—at once deeply political, highly engaged, and formally stunning.

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    Vitreous Chamber: Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill

    POSTPONED - Vitreous Chamber: Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill

    Date: March 21, 2020
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    POSTPONED - Vitreous Chamber is the audio/visual project of Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill. Collaborating since 2014, they make experimental 16mm films and analogue videos with electronic musical scores. Visceral and cacophonous, their work traverses gritty landscapes of abandoned buildings, blast zones, and back rooms.