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We’re screening a rare Brakhage film, TORTURED DUST, on Friday, March 28th! Read about it in this month’s issue of ARTFORUM

“I’ve come to like the term ‘poetic film.’ Now there are dangers in it. Poetry is a totally different art than film. But it separates what my contemporaries and I do from the Hollywood movie, in a way that doesn’t assume that one is greater than the other. Novelists and poets have existed side by side forever. The Hollywood movies are more like novels, and the kinds of films I make are more like poems.”
Stan BrakhageJanuary 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003

We’re screening a rare Brakhage film, TORTURED DUST, on Friday, March 28th! Read about it in this month’s issue of ARTFORUM

“I’ve come to like the term ‘poetic film.’ Now there are dangers in it. Poetry is a totally different art than film. But it separates what my contemporaries and I do from the Hollywood movie, in a way that doesn’t assume that one is greater than the other. Novelists and poets have existed side by side forever. The Hollywood movies are more like novels, and the kinds of films I make are more like poems.”

Stan Brakhage
January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003

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This weekend is a James Broughton Centennial weekend in NYC with Screenings of Big Joy: the Adventures of James Broughton at the Anthology Film Archives and MORE

In celebration of his centennial, we’re pleased to present these special screenings of BIG JOY, the new documentary on the life and work of James Broughton. Broughton was a member of the Essential Cinema selection committee in the early 1970s alongside Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, P. Adams Sitney, and Jonas Mekas, a crucial participant in the formation of Anthology Film Archives.”

Here’s the (4) screenings info:
  • Friday at 8pm (Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan)
  • Saturday at 8pm, (Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan)
  • Sunday at 8pm (Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan)
  • Monday 8pm (Spectacle Theater, 124 S Third St., Brooklyn)


and a Special Night Thursday (tomorrow)… 

James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 1) NYC Record Release Party @ RockbarNYCCome in festive faery-wear, San Fran Renaissance Garb, or dress like Broughton himself… wear what you like… but come to the EP release party Thursday at 6pm at Rockbar NYC - join David Sternesky & Mat dos Santos of FriendsWithBenefits Records as we celebrate the words, rhymes and rhythms of James Broughton… 

So don’t miss the screenings of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton at Anthology Film Archives at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday with poetic performances and after parties; And an additional screening at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.

==> http://BigJoy.eventbrite.com  (the ticket page)

Facebook event ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/601049613305759/

http://bigjoy.org

Join us in April for WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX: A TRIBUTE TO NANCY HOLT! Featuring the NY premiere of two recently completed films by Holt!
While planning to present Nancy Holt’s new film projects in the next installment of our WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX series, we learned that Holt had passed away after a long illness. In light of this sad news, we’ve reconfigured the screening as a tribute to Holt, and an opportunity to celebrate the dynamic film work of this legendary artist. The show marks the NY premiere of her two most recently-completed works – BREAKING GROUND: BROKEN CIRCLE/SPIRAL HILL and THE MAKING OF AMARILLO RAMP – paired with her 1978 film SUN TUNNELS.Click here for more info.
About White Cube / Black Box: Bridging the gap between the white walls of the gallery and the immersive darkness of a movie theater, Anthology’s new, ongoing series WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX seeks to create a dialogue between films made by visual artists and works by experimental filmmakers. These differences are multivalent and not easily defined; this series aims to be a starting point for an exchange between these two arguably arbitrarily-separated categories by presenting them side-by-side to investigate their similarities, differences, and histories. Curated by Ava Tews.

Join us in April for WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX: A TRIBUTE TO NANCY HOLT! Featuring the NY premiere of two recently completed films by Holt!

While planning to present Nancy Holt’s new film projects in the next installment of our WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX series, we learned that Holt had passed away after a long illness. In light of this sad news, we’ve reconfigured the screening as a tribute to Holt, and an opportunity to celebrate the dynamic film work of this legendary artist. The show marks the NY premiere of her two most recently-completed works – BREAKING GROUND: BROKEN CIRCLE/SPIRAL HILL and THE MAKING OF AMARILLO RAMP – paired with her 1978 film SUN TUNNELS.

Click here for more info.


About White Cube / Black Box: 
Bridging the gap between the white walls of the gallery and the immersive darkness of a movie theater, Anthology’s new, ongoing series WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX seeks to create a dialogue between films made by visual artists and works by experimental filmmakers. These differences are multivalent and not easily defined; this series aims to be a starting point for an exchange between these two arguably arbitrarily-separated categories by presenting them side-by-side to investigate their similarities, differences, and histories. Curated by Ava Tews.

We are kicking off April with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of William S. Burroughs, the iconic writer of NAKED LUNCH, QUEER, JUNKY, and many other legendary experimental works of American literature.
We will be highlighting Burroughs’s diverse film presence, including his final public reading in 1995, some classic experimental shorts, TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (which Burroughs helped write and in which he appears), the 1960s Burroughs-narrated print of the silent-era witchcraft-themed feature HÄXAN, Andre Perkowski’s epic 3-hour adaptation of Burroughs’s novel THE NOVA EXPRESS, and more.Check out the full series description & showtimes: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/42471

We are kicking off April with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of William S. Burroughs, the iconic writer of NAKED LUNCH, QUEER, JUNKY, and many other legendary experimental works of American literature.

We will be highlighting Burroughs’s diverse film presence, including his final public reading in 1995, some classic experimental shorts, TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (which Burroughs helped write and in which he appears), the 1960s Burroughs-narrated print of the silent-era witchcraft-themed feature HÄXAN, Andre Perkowski’s epic 3-hour adaptation of Burroughs’s novel THE NOVA EXPRESS, and more.

Check out the full series description & showtimes: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/42471

Overdue: Richard Fleischer: our appreciation of the master of the Viking/serial killer/heist/vigilante/car chase/courtroom drama/sci-fi/Biblical epic movie.

If you have foolishly squandered these past 10 days and have missed our Overdue: Richard Fleischer series don’t worry — you can still catch CONAN THE DESTROYER and THE NEW CENTURIONS tonight. For those you’ve missed, here’s a great round-up of the series in The Brooklyn Rain.