• Solar Sight II

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  • Wednesday, October 5

    7 PM (91 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Beyond Enchantment: The Films of Lawrence Jordan

  • In Person

Local collage animator Lawrence Jordan presents his most recent film, a tribute to Max Ernst and Luis Buñuel, alongside a selection from his entire career, followed by a live film performance with John Davis. “I have always wanted to show the ‘impossible’ in my films, and to astonish the viewer. . . . I often operate on freely associated series of images, finding the trail as I go, not plotting it, though some of the films are meticulously scripted. When I astonish myself, I put it in the film. When I don’t, I leave it out.”

Films in this Screening

Entr'Acte

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2013

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Orb

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1973

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 5 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Poet's Dream

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2005

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 5 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Solar Sight II

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2012

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 10 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Beyond Enchantment

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2010

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  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • 9 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Man Is in Pain

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1954

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 4 mins
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  • Lawrence Jordan

Water Light

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1957

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Chateau/Poyet

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2004

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  • Hand-tinted
  • 16mm
  • 6 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

The Apoplectic Walrus

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2015

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  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • 17 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema
Followed By

Incantation

Lawrence Jordan, John Davis, United States, 2016

Live film performance

Using outtakes and excerpts from his films, Jordan performs on three 16mm analyst film projectors to an improvised electronic music score by John Davis.

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Music
  • John Davis
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  • 25 mins