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

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

About This Screening

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, docu­mentation, exhibition, and study of motion pictures. Both nights will present work exclusively in 16mm, including some recent archival prints by AFA.

Program Details

March 12
  • Inner Space: Psychedelic Visions and Expanded Consciousness
  • Les angeS Dorment
    by Felix Venable
    1965, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min.
  • Lapis
    by James Whitney
    1966, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.
  • Waterfall
    by Chick Strand
    1967, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.
  • Evolution of the Red Star
    by Adam Beckett
    1973, 16mm, color, sound, 7min.
  • Binary Bit Patterns
    by Michael Whitney
    1969, 16mm, color, 3min.
  • Terminal Self
    by John Whitney Jr.
    1971, 16mm, color, sound, 8min.
  • Coming Down
    by Pat O'Neill
    1968, 16mm, color, sound, 4min.
  • Pulse
    by Peter Spoecker/B.Y.M. Productions
    1969, 16mm, b&w, sound, 9min.
  • Aether
    by Daina Krumins
    1972, 16mm, color, sound, 4min.
  • Twelve (The First Three Parts...)
    by Beth Block
    1977, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.
  • Tanka
    by David Lebrun
    1976, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.
  • The Star Curtain Tantra
    by Peter Mays
    1969, 16mm, color, sound, 14min.
March 13
  • Outer Space: Physical Graffitis and Geographies
  • Angel Blue Sweet Wings
    by Chick Strand
    1966, 16mm, color, sound, 3min.
  • By the Sea
    by Pat O'Neill & Robert Abel
    1963, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10min.
  • Throbs
    by Fred Worden
    1972, 16mm, color, sound, 7min.
  • Venusville
    by Chris Langdon & Fred Worden
    1973, 16mm, color, sound, 10min.
  • Hand Held Day
    by Gary Beydler
    1975, 16mm, color, silent, 5.5min.
  • Future Perfect
    by Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren
    1978, 16mm, color, sound, 11min.
  • A Film for Log Hill Dogs
    by Diana Wilson & David Wilson
    1974, 16mm, color, silent, 2min.
  • Film for Log Hill Dogs: The Log Hill Story
    by Diana Wilson
    1976, 16mm, color, silent, 2min.
  • Shoppers Market
    by John Vicario
    1963, 16mm, color, sound, 22min.
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    by Thom Andersen & Malcolm Brodwick
    1966-67, 16mm, color, sound, 12min.

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