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L.A. Filmforum: By Brakhage: A 16mm Film Screening

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 1, 2010

Exterior entrance to the Egyptian  Theater

June 6
7:30 p.m.
Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Hosted by: L.A. Filmforum

It’s fantastic that Criterion has put out a second volume of films by legendary underground filmmaker Stan Brakage and have released both of their Brakhage collections in a single Blu-ray package. These releases mean a much wider audience will be introduced to the work of one of the most unique, daring and provocative filmmakers in American history.

However, Brakhage’s films have always been meant to be seen in their original form: On film. So, in conjunction with the Criterion releases, curator Mark Toscano has chosen a small selection of films that appear on By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two and will be screening them in their original 16mm format. Film prints are from the Academy Film Archive and Canyon Cinema; and Toscano will appear in person to discuss Brakhage’s work.

Below is the list of films that will be screening at this program:

Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, color, silent 24fps, 5min.)
Scenes From Under Childhood, Section One (sound version) (1967, color, sound, 25min.)
The Process (1972, color, silent 24fps, 8min.)
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, color, silent 24fps, 17min.)
From: First Hymn to the Night – Novalis (1994, color, silent 24fps, 3min)
Visions in Meditation #3 (Plato’s Cave) (1990, color, sound, 17min.)

For detailed descriptions of the films, please visit the L.A. Filmforum website.

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