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First Person Cinema: Lewis Klahr

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 8, 2013

First Person Cinema

November 11
7:00 p.m.
ATLAS Building 223 University of Colorado at Boulder
1125 18th St. 320 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Hosted by: First Person Cinema

Experimental animator Lewis Klahr will be in attendance to screen a selection of his work from 2009 and 2010. The exact list of films screening is below, but they include the award winning Wednesday Morning Two A.M. and the Nimbus Trilogy.

Klahr’s animation consists of stop-motion photography of images cut out of old magazines, comic books and other print sources; and usually follow cryptic and elliptical storylines.

The First Person Cinema website listed a few of Klahr’s accomplishments, some of which we reprint here:

In May of 2010 The Wexner Center for the Arts presented a five program retrospective of Klahr’s films. His film “Wednesday Morning Two A.M.” was awarded a Tiger Award for Best Short Film at the 2010 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. In Film Comment magazine’s recent poll of the top 50 experimental filmmakers from 2000 to 2010, Klahr was ranked fourth. His epic cutout animation “The Pharoh’s Belt” received a special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics in 1994. Klahr’s feature length film “The Pettifogger” was selected as one of the best films of 2012 by Artforum Magazine. Klahr teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

The lineup of films at this screening include:

April Snow (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 10 min, June 2010)
A Thousand July (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 6.5 min, August 2010)
The Nimbus Trilogy: “Nimbus Smile” (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 8.5 min, July 2009)
The Nimbus Trilogy: “Nimbus Seeds” (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 8.5 min, July 2009)
The Nimbus Trilogy: “Cumulonimbus” (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 9.5 min, January 2010)
Sugar Slim Says (digital Video, 16:9, sound, color, 7 min, July 2009)
Wednesday Morning Two A.M. (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 6.5 min, July 2009)
Lethe (digital video, 16:9, sound, color, 23 min, August 2009)

Image from Lewis Klahr’s The Nimbus Trilogy:

Comic book woman with automobile