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Echo Park Film Center: Brakhage Super 8 Films 1976

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 6, 2013

Echo  Park Film Center

November 9
8:00 p.m.
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Hosted by: Echo Park Film Center

The Echo Park Film Center will be screening six short films by the legendary Stan Brakhage, all made in 1976 and on Super 8. Below is an official statement by Brakhage on the films, followed by the film lineup. (Statement taken from EPFC website.)

“The following films were all made in 1976. I do not wish to describe them.” —
“I want it understood that this ‘summary’ is written for identification purposes only and that it is not intended as a statement by the artist on his work. It is my belief that statements by the artist, particularly in print, aesthetically speaking, would better have been included in that work in the first place. If a film is a work of moving visual art, it is its own subject and subject only to itself. The extent to which a film can be described is the extent to which it is deficient as a work of visual art. If the ‘summary of the subject’ of a film can be interpreted as that which is intended to inspire perception in the viewer, rather than as that which attempts to describe the film for the viewer, then (the title) is my ‘summary of the subject.'” –Brakhage.

Window, dir. Stan Brakhage (1976)
Trio, dir. Stan Brakhage (1976)
Highs, dir. Stan Brakhage (1976)
Absence, dir. Stan Brakhage (1976)
The Dream, NYC, The Return, The Flower, dir. Stan Brakhage (1976)
Rembrandt, Etc., and Jane, dir. Stan Brakhage (1976)

Portrait of Stan Brakhage

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