For those of you in Los Angeles: The awe-inspiring series Breaking Forms: Sixty Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema continues with three different shows this weekend! On Friday and Saturday are screenings at the UCLA Film and TV Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater! Then on Sunday we host the first of two shows at Filmforum at the Egyptian Theater.
September 21, 7:30 pm, at the UCLA Film & Television Archive 7. Visiting Our Neighbors http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-09-21/7-visiting-our-neighbors September 22, 7:30 pm, at the UCLA Film & Television Archive 8. Whose Reality? http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-09-22/8-whose-reality September 23, 7:30 pm, at Filmforum at the Egyptian 9. Here's Looking at You http://www.lafilmforum.org/index/Current_Schedule/Current_Schedule.html Here's more info on Sunday's show: Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:30 pm Los Angeles Filmforum presents Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema Part 9 - Here's Looking At You At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028 Tickets: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available at Brown Paper tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/267509 Austria's avant-garde film tradition, arising at mid-century (and thus, relatively later than those of other Western nations) has been among the most sustained and radical of such traditions. As with other Austrian arts, it is a response (in part) to past national decadence and entrenched conservatism; its repository of cutting-edge experimental film and video works is uniquely impressive and progressive, fracturing into ever-newer distinctions. The programs in this series have been constructed from avant-garde films and videos produced between 1955 and 2010 in which virtually every technique and genre imaginable is employed, from formalist and structuralist works by such globally renowned figures as Peter Kubelka, Peter Tscherkassky and Martin Arnold, to the radical work by performance-based artists such as VALIE EXPORT, Mara Mattuschka, Kurt Kren and the Viennese actionists, as well as the boundary-breaking contemporary output of artists including Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Johann Lurf and Virgil Widrich. Works already considered canonical are supplemented by other works that experiment with sonic art and digital technology. Moving between historical, social and aesthetic questions and purely formal works that wreak havoc with the retina, this panoramic selection is an attempt to define a poetic edge within a vast array of production while underlining links and relationships between several generations of artists, (re)discovering new ways of entering into the "material" and the frame, and examining the mechanics of cinema. This series is made possible with the support of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles. This program was curated by Brent Klinkum and presented in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Anthology Film Archives. Note: The first eight screenings in this series will be at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, from August 17 September 22. Los Angeles Filmforum members receive two for one admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office for the screenings at UCLA! http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-08-17/breaking-ground-60-years-austri an-experimental-cinema Special thanks: Sonja Reiser-WeinzettlThe Austrian Foreign Ministry; Andreas Lins, Deputy Head of Post/ConsulAustrian Consulate General, Los Angeles; Gerald Weber; Brigitta Burger-Utzer; Ralph McKaySixpackfilm; Shannon Kelley UCLA Film & Television Archive 9. Here's Looking At You >From the harsh lights illuminating the stage to the wonder of reproductive technology, these works elucidate the intimate through a delightful range of genres and techniques. The artists in this program have used self-portraits, documentary and fictional narrative methods, performance, animation and choreography to ask a question essential to cinema: Who's looking at whom? Neon Nik Thoenen & Timo Novotny (2003 / video / colour / 5 min) Legal Errorist Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring (2005 / video / b&w / 15 min) Spucken Spitting Friedl vom Gröller (2000 / 35mm / b&w / silent / 2 min) The Ballad of Maria Lassnig Maria Lassnig & Hubert Sielecki (1992 / 35mm / colour / 8 min) Pullover Günter Brus (1967 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 3 min) 8/64 Ana Aktion Brus 8/64 Ana Action Brus Kurt Kren (1964 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 3 min) November Hito Steyerl (2004 / video / colour, b&w / 25 min) Copy Shop Virgil Widrich (2001 / 35 mm / b&w / 12 min) TRT: 73 min MORE ON BREAKING GROUND 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema
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