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Summer-Fall 2022

  • Womanhouse

    Womanhouse Now: Films and Experimental Shorts

    Start Date: Jun 28, 2022 11:00AM
    End Date: Jul 10, 2022 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    We bring back our in-person show celebrating Womanhouse online, for those of you who couldn't make it that night, including the conversation with four or the filmmakers.  

    In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Womanhouse a site specific installation and performance-space, Anat Ebgi Gallery in partnership with LAND  (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and LA Filmforum have organized an afternoon of films including Johanna Demetrakas 1974 documentary on the Womanhouse home alongside a set of experimental shorts from participating artists like Shawnee Wollenman, Judith Dancoff, Judy Chicago, and Cheri Gaulke.

  • Show Me Other Places (2021) - Los Angeles Premiere!

    If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home: A collection of films by Rajee Samarasinghe

    Start Date: Jul 17, 2022 6:30PM
    End Date: Jul 17, 2022 9:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    We are thrilled to present the first solo show of films by Rajee Samarasinghe in Los Angeles.  Join us after the films for a conversation between Samarasinghe and fellow filmmaker Mike Stoltz. The screening will be followed by a reception on the outdoor patio with Sri Lankan snacks and Tarot card readings by Delini Malka Samarasinghe.  Doors open at 6:30, showtime at 7:30pm, followed by a reception after the screening.  (Masks required)

  • Uranium Hex (1987)

    Uranium Hex: The Nuclear Films of Sandra Lahire

    Start Date: Jul 24, 2022 1:00PM
    End Date: Jul 24, 2022 3:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Presented for the first time in Los Angeles, URANIUM HEX: THE NUCLEAR FILMS OF SANDRA LAHIRE introduces four important works by the British experimental feminist filmmaker exploring the feminist anti-nuclear, anti-war movement of the 1980's alongside deeply personal narratives of sickness, contamination and corporeal vulnerability of both the self and land. 

    The program will be introduced by archivist and programmer Charlotte Procter (London, UK) with artist P. Staff (Los Angeles, USA).

  • Time Mechanicals: 16mm Cityscapes by Jim Jennings

    Date: Aug 21, 2022 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Filmforum is honored to celebrate the life and exquisite 16mm filmmaking of Jim Jennings, who died on May 19 of this year.  Jennings was a prolific creator of intimate, generous, and visually striking works of observational photography, nearly all silent and many filmed in the course of his NYC commutes as a master plumber whose company, Time Mechanicals, took him to all corners of the photogenic metropolis.

  • An Ecstatic Experience (2015), by Ja'Tovia Gary

    New Black Wave, Vol. 2

    Start Date: Sep 10, 2022 1:00PM
    End Date: Sep 10, 2022 3:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    New Black Wave showcases films by Black filmmakers that push cinema's conceptual and aesthetic boundaries to explore deep-rooted emotions within the African Diaspora. Back for its second edition, the films in New Black Wave Vol. 2 remix public and personal archives to reveal new meanings within familiar images of Black life in America.  Curated by DaManuel Richardson and Solomon Turner of Hello Benjamin Films, the show features brilliant films by Michèle Stephenson and Imani Dennison, Julie Dash, Ja'Tovia Gary, Paige Taul, Jenn Nkiru, Moïse Togo, and Darol Olu Kae. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers and curator and writer Taylor Renee Aldridge of the California African American Museum (CAAM).

  • Orbit Diapason (2021) Single Channel Premiere by Tabita Rezaire

    Tabita Rezaire: Orbit Diapason

    Start Date: Sep 25, 2022 1:00PM
    End Date: Sep 25, 2022 3:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    POSTPONED We'll announce a new date for the presentation of Tabita Rezaire's films soon. 

  • The Festival of (In)Appropriation

    Date: Oct 2, 2022 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Collage or compilation. Found footage film or recycled cinema. Remix or détournement. Whatever one might call it, the practice of incorporating preexistent media into new artworks engenders novel juxtapositions, new ideas, and latent connotations… often entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers. In that regard, such works are truly “inappropriate.”  For the first time since its inception, this year’s festival will be guest curated by Marie-Pierre Burquier, Mariquita “Micki” Davis, and Allyson Unzicker.

     

  • Saudade, by Liliane Laborde-Edozien

    Shaving Feet The Premonition of Black Female Experimental Filmmaking

    Start Date: Oct 5, 2022 11:00AM
    End Date: Nov 5, 2022 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    Online program! Shaving Feet The Premonition of Black Female Experimental Filmmaking features documentary and narrative films from Black women, exclusively curated by Ways of Seeing, a project which aims to curate, canonize, and archive the artistic works of women of color. Shaving Feet inquires into how filmmaking is a practice heavily influenced by the values of premonition and thought, rather than industrial processes.  Features from by Safiyah Chinere, Paige Taul, Alisha B. Wormsley, Liliane Laborde-Edozien, Sylvie Weber, Naomi Saquar, and Sonya Mwambu.

  • Light Field

    Light Field Los Angeles

    Start Date: Oct 9, 2022 7:30PM
    End Date: Oct 9, 2022 10:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Light Field is an annual exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid, held in the San Francisco Bay Area, but coming down to Los Angeles for the first time for a special screening! It is artist-run and collectively organized by: Samuel Breslin, Emily Chao, Zachary Epcar, Trisha Low, tooth, Syd Staiti, and Patricia Ledesma Villon.  The evening is co-presented with Mezzanine LA.