Screenings & Discussions
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Friday, May 13
Source: Northeast Historic Film, Ronald Yates Collection.
|Galaxies' 16mm mag track. Thanks to Walter Forsberg for leading the way.|
Dan Streible (NYU Orphan Film Symposium) and Mark Quigley (UCLA ARSC)
Presented by Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive.
|A home movie from 1905? Yes! CHM guided it to LOC.|
Helen Hill’s home movies (2003-05)
12 noon Latterday Newsreels
KTLA-TV newsfilm of the 1970s
Collector Geoff Alexander discovered this 16mm film in an unmarked box he bought at a flea market. The unidentified filmmaker recorded performers (singer Jan Jensen and "drag king, Miss Jimmy Reynard") and patrons of Mona's, a lesbian bar in San Francisco. A deceptively simple document, it presents exceedingly rare images of queer life on its own turf, and on its own terms, a generation before gay liberation.
A mysterious and perhaps legendary piece made by animator Chris Casady while a student at CalArts.
Read Alex Prisadsky's entertaining account of making films with Jim Morrison.
Cello accompaniment by Shannon Kelley (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
Two 16mm Paintings
Artists make films that are of, as, and about painting. Divergent approaches to visual pleasure are framed by a 1950s Uruguayan jazz improvisation and a 1960s minimalist gesture. Introduced by Bill Brand.
Student film by Bernard Nicolas set to Nina Simone’s haunting rendition of “Pirate Jenny.” The film is one of the rediscoveries of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s “L.A. Rebellion” preservation and exhibition project, which explores this key artistic movement of Los Angeles-based Black filmmakers working at and around UCLA in the 1970s and 80s. Presented by Allyson Nadia Field (UCLA Cinema and Media Studies).