Inner Space & Outer Space: 16mm Experimental Films from Los Angeles

Hollywood Theatre | 4122 NE Sandy Blvd Mar. 12 + 13 | 7:00 pm
$7 Suggested Donation
  Curator in Attendance

From the Academy Film Archive in LA, Cinema Project is excited to bring curator and archivist Mark Toscano for two evenings of rare and classic psychedelic and experimental film. With the film industry and three major film schools (USC, UCLA, and Cal Arts) all within the city's reach, LA experimentalists had more than the usual level of access to the kind of filmmaking equipment that made highly expressive and transformative image-making possible. Spanning just over a decade of work, from 1965 to 1977, night one's program starts by looking inward with intense, ethereal, and abstract films that are meant to evoke a hallucinogenic drug trip, including pieces from Chick Strand, James Whitney, and Pat O'Neill. Night two serves as a counter point, examining the surrounding Southern California environment, from forms found at Muscle Beach, to footage of car crashes, and super­markets, including work from Thom Andersen, Gary Beydler and more.

Academy Film Archive is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, docu¬≠mentation, exhibition, and study of motion pictures. Both nights will present work exclusively in 16mm, including some recent archival prints by AFA.

March 12

  • Inner Space: Psychedelic Visions and Expanded Consciousness
  • Les angeS Dorment [1965, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min.]
  • Lapis [1966, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.]
  • Waterfall [1967, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.]
  • Evolution of the Red Star [1973, 16mm, color, sound, 7min.]
  • Binary Bit Patterns [1969, 16mm, color, 3min.]
  • Terminal Self [1971, 16mm, color, sound, 8min.]
  • Coming Down [1968, 16mm, color, sound, 4min.]
  • Pulse [1969, 16mm, b&w, sound, 9min.]
  • Aether [1972, 16mm, color, sound, 4min.]
  • Twelve (The First Three Parts...) [1977, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.]
  • Tanka [1976, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.]
  • The Star Curtain Tantra [1969, 16mm, color, sound, 14min.]

March 13

  • Outer Space: Physical Graffitis and Geographies
  • Angel Blue Sweet Wings [1966, 16mm, color, sound, 3min.]
  • By the Sea [1963, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10min.]
  • Throbs [1972, 16mm, color, sound, 7min.]
  • Venusville [1973, 16mm, color, sound, 10min.]
  • Hand Held Day [1975, 16mm, color, silent, 5.5min.]
  • Future Perfect [1978, 16mm, color, sound, 11min.]
  • A Film for Log Hill Dogs [1974, 16mm, color, silent, 2min.]
  • Film for Log Hill Dogs: The Log Hill Story [1976, 16mm, color, silent, 2min.]
  • Shoppers Market [1963, 16mm, color, sound, 22min.]
  • --- ------- [1966-67, 16mm, color, sound, 12min.]