Inner Space & Outer Space: 16mm Experimental Films from Los Angeles
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
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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.
Inner Space: Psychedelic Visions and Expanded Consciousness
Les angeS Dorment1965, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min.
by Felix Venable
Lapis1966, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.
by James Whitney
Waterfall1967, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.
by Chick Strand
Evolution of the Red Star1973, 16mm, color, sound, 7min.
by Adam Beckett
Binary Bit Patterns1969, 16mm, color, 3min.
by Michael Whitney
Terminal Self1971, 16mm, color, sound, 8min.
by John Whitney Jr.
Coming Down1968, 16mm, color, sound, 4min.
by Pat O'Neill
Pulse1969, 16mm, b&w, sound, 9min.
by Peter Spoecker/B.Y.M. Productions
Aether1972, 16mm, color, sound, 4min.
by Daina Krumins
Twelve (The First Three Parts...)1977, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.
by Beth Block
Tanka1976, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.
by David Lebrun
The Star Curtain Tantra1969, 16mm, color, sound, 14min.
by Peter Mays
Outer Space: Physical Graffitis and Geographies
Angel Blue Sweet Wings1966, 16mm, color, sound, 3min.
by Chick Strand
By the Sea1963, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10min.
by Pat O'Neill & Robert Abel
Throbs1972, 16mm, color, sound, 7min.
by Fred Worden
Venusville1973, 16mm, color, sound, 10min.
by Chris Langdon & Fred Worden
Hand Held Day1975, 16mm, color, silent, 5.5min.
by Gary Beydler
Future Perfect1978, 16mm, color, sound, 11min.
by Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren
A Film for Log Hill Dogs1974, 16mm, color, silent, 2min.
by Diana Wilson & David Wilson
Film for Log Hill Dogs: The Log Hill Story1976, 16mm, color, silent, 2min.
by Diana Wilson
Shoppers Market1963, 16mm, color, sound, 22min.
by John Vicario
--- -------1966-67, 16mm, color, sound, 12min.
by Thom Andersen & Malcolm Brodwick
Screenings This Season
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails Feb. 28 + 29
Is It My Body: Conversions, Transgressions, and Representations Mar. 12 + 13
Inner Space & Outer Space: 16mm Experimental Films from Los Angeles Apr. 17 + 18
Rock & Religion: The Medium of Worship May. 15 + 16
Show and Tell: The Work of Dani Leventhal May. 24
The Animals and Their Limitations Jun. 8