Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 7pm FREE
Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Theatre, UWM Union Theatre
2nd level, UWM Union

Shoot Shoot Shoot:
British Avant-Garde Films of the 1960’s and 1970’s Program 1
The first of a two-part program of short British avant-garde films from the 1960s and 70s, decades in which independent filmmakers challenged cinematic convention. In England, much of the innovation took place at the London Film-Makers' Co-operative, an artist-led organization that enabled filmmakers to control every aspect of the creative process. LFMC members conducted an investigation of celluloid that echoed contemporary developments in painting and sculpture. The physical production of a film (its printing and processing) became integral to its form and content as Malcolm Le Grice, Lis Rhodes, Peter Gidal and others explored the material and mechanics of cinema, making radical new works that contributed to a new visual language. Tonight’s program includes work by Annabel Nicolson, Guy Sherwin, Mike Leggett, David Crosswaite, Lis Rhodes, Chris Garratt, Mike Dunford, & Marilyn Halford, Curated by Mark Webber.

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