The Stars are Beautiful

Outdoor Screening! Music at 7:30pm. Films at 8:15pm

Underwritten by New American Art Union

Sep. 1 - 7:30 pm
$6 Suggested Donation
Artemisia Garden & Gallery
110 SE 28th Ave

About This Screening

Cinema Project continues our outdoor film screening series with another one-night only event underneath the Portland stars. Bridges-Go-Round by noted photographer/filmmaker Shirley Clarke is a rhythmic examination of the bridges of Manhatten, while Glimpse of the Garden by Marie Menken is an exploration of a flower garden with extreme magnification and flashing color harmonies. Bouquets 21-30 by Rose Lowder is a part of the ecological Bouquets series, consisting of one-minute films composed in the camera by weaving the characteristics of different environments with the activities there at the time. Lions and Tigers and Bears by Rebecca Meyers focuses on urban wildlife, both real and simulated, with which we share our cities. There's A Pervert In Our Pool! by Martha Colburn contains lots of nasty and funny events that take place in a pool of perverts who include Eedgar G. Hoover, dogs, penguins, giraffes in bondage and more. Finally we conclude the night with Stan Brakhage's amazing sound film, The Stars Are Beautiful, with Brakhage narrating!

Program Details

September 1
  • Bridges Go-Round
    by Shirley Clarke
    1958, 16mm, color, sound, 4 min.
  • Glimpse of the Garden
    by Marie Menken
    1957, 16mm, color, sound, 5 min.
  • Bouquets 21-30
    by Rose Lowder
    2001-2005, 16mm, color, silent, 14 min.
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears
    by Rebecca Meyers
    2005, 16mm, color, 12 min.
  • There's A Pervert In Our Pool!
    by Martha Colburn
    1998, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.
  • The Stars Are Beautiful
    by Stan Brakhage
    1974, 16mm, color, sound, 19 min.
  • Live music by Jean-Paul Jenkins and friends

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