ROBERT BECK MEMORIAL CINEMA PRESENTS...
SEPTEMBER - PICTURE BOOKS FOR ADULTS + more!
Second time's the charm. Lewis Klahr is once again on hand to present
his four-part Super-8mm cycle PICTURE BOOKS FOR ADULTS in its original
format, and tonight, no bait and switch, as the film is available
as well. Proving that the machines of acculturation are but dreams
in another guise, he leads us through the wilderness of a liberal
education and well into the land of milk and honey... Lewis promises
some special surprises to accompany this seldom seen, and fragile
12 SEPTEMBER - THE ANGEL AND THE INFERNO
In anticipation of autumn, and Persephone's return to her other
home, Tom Chomont presents five recent videos: THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE
(1994, 11m.), PENGUIN POOL (1998, 8m.), THE CAT MUSIC (1998, 8m),
THE BATH (1992, 6m.) and TWILIGHT (with Matthew Yokobosky, 1994,
11m.) and one rather older film, MORPHEUS IN HELL (1967, 15m.)
19 SEPTEMBER - PUTTING THE SPARK TO AN ATOMIC CINEMA
Inaugurating version Mark II of our class in the history of 8mm
filmmaking, Ken Jacobs - one of small gauge cinema's finest exponents
- presents three of his 8mm films, in their current 16mm versions:
WINDOW, JERRY TAKES A BACK SEAT, THEN PASSES OUT OF THE PICTURE,
and THE WINTER FOOTAGE. Ken will likely demonstrate how the cosmos
may yet turn on the fact of Jerry Sims, just how real the residue
of always-but-no-longer present New York City remains, and the perfect
appositeness of a window which opens onto another, opening again
onto the sky. Or as he put it, "I was interested in composing film
only inasmuch as it served to compose me. It was my film, my necessary
26 SEPTEMBER - HIS TYPEWRITER TALKS ANY LANGUAGE...
Tonight, cine-clast Stuart Sherman presents a selection of his "old"
films in B&W punctuated by himself in color "perfilming" (being
a "live performance 'translation' of the film just seen into a performance").
IN ADDITION ! - Mr. Sherman informs us that Robert M. Beck himself
has "graciously consented to suspend his eternal movie-viewing to
come to New York and 'reveal' his true identity," and shall appear
LIVE and IN PERSON during the course of the program.