IN THE UNIVERSE
Another dusty artifact unearthed from the deepest depths of the Filmmakers'
Co-op; a mystery film of mysterious purpose - thrill to the troubling
hermetic secrets of the nefarious nullification of nothing! "ZERO IN THE
UNIVERSE is a comedy, a cryptogram - a message in code to the viewer.
Who is Zero? What universe? What is the opposition of Zero and his arch-enemy
Steinmetz? What does it come from, and where, if anywhere, does it go?
The film presents abundant clues, but the answers are never stated. Zero
has the logic of anagrams: the viewer may make his own arrangements. The
sole hint given by the authors is that they set out to make a film without
a moral. The two main characters, Zero and Steinmetz, are floating in
timelessness, two basic disembodied forces which from time to time enter
our world in light images. Whatever for they take - Zero may be Napoleon,
an Arab, an Antiquarian or a fleeing South American Dictator: Steinmetz
may be a fascist power lord, a porter, a space pioneer, an international
tycoon ... but whatever form they take, they retain their primary opposition."
- Jock Livingston
OF A CONTINENT
Joost Rekveld of the Netherland sojourns in the States this week, and
presents a selection of short films from his homeland. The program ought
to include films by Karel Doing, Joost van Veen. Barbara Meter, Bart
Vegter and Mr. Rekveld himself. Don't miss his show the next day at
DEATH GOES TO TOWN
An evening of xenomorphosis with the perennially prodigal lovechild of
the Lower East Side, NICK ZEDD. Mr. Zedd intends to show the brand-new
ECSTASY IN ENTROPY (starring Annie Sprinkle, Taylor Mead, Brenda Bergman
and others= ) as well as TOM THUMB, WHY DO YOU EXIST?, POLICE STATE, WHOREGASM
and other recent films presents PLUS a special screening of a his triple-projected
film/video. Our most punk rock show yet.
HAS KILLED APE or MY OTHER RIDE IS YOUR WIFE
The sexiest swinger in Boston (Rich Pontius, that is) graces NYC with
his potent presence, for the NEW YORK PREMIERE of THE LETTERS (of Joe
Shepard and Rich Pontius - 1989-1996). But what the hell? I'll let the
man speak in his own words... "Communication is the lifeline of love.
More to follow? Did I describe these things before? They're a series of
film letters that Joe and I sent to each other from about 1989 - 1996.
Haven't watched them in a long time and was afraid they wouldn't hold
up, but they seem to. They're personal and journalistic, but the subject
matter has a universal quality. We think. Showed them once at Mass Art
Film Society and that's it." All that and a special surprise screening
of a film by Boston's favorite son LUTHER PRICE as well!
LIFE AND TIMES OF COLLEEN MOORE
This week the RBMC has the special privilege of hosting an illustrated
lecture on the silent cinema's greatest and most beautiful (we think)
star, the fabulous Colleen Moore, presented by Joe Yranski, the world's
leading authority on - and close friend of - this wonderful star who has
unfortunately slipped somewhat from the public memory. The program will
include both a screening of Ms. Moore's wonderful ELLA CINDERS and trailers
for several of her other films, as well as assorted other goodies...