AFS Cinema presents Avant Cinema
The Avant Cinema series showcases a variety of experimental films which have pushed the boundaries of content and have expanded film language.
- February 26: Bette Gordon Experimental Short Works - Bette Gordon very first released work were collaborations with visual artist and avant garde filmmaker James Benning. These films were Gordon’s early investigations of the possibilities of film structure and narrative as well as female representation. Her featurette Empty Suitcases was an early solo work that explored the themes and visual concepts that would continue to surface in her oeuvre, and led directly into the making of Variety. Films in this program include: Michigan Avenue (Gordon/Benning, 1973), I-94 (Gordon/Benning, 1974), The United States of America (Gordon/Benning, 1975), Empty Suitcases (Gordon, 1980).
- February 11: Experimental Response Cinema: Films of Stan Brakhage - In celebration of the life and work of the great experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage, Experimental Response Cinema and AFS present a screening of some of the artist’s most important works, all on luminous 16mm. Films screened will be: Anticipation of the Night, Window Water Baby Moving, The Dead, and Mothlight.