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  • Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

    7 PM (88 mins)
    BAMPFA

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First Cousin Once Removed

  • Les Blank Lecture

Heartbreaking, haunting, and unexpectedly heartening.

Los Angeles Times

A masterful editor, Alan Berliner draws on his extensive library of images, sounds, and ephemera for films that focus on his family as a means to excavate the past and explore memory. As our first Les Blank Lecturer, Berliner will discuss his creative process before screening an early short and his most recent film, a portrait of his cousin and mentor, Edwin Honig. A renowned poet and translator, Honig suffered from Alzheimer’s disease but remained a poet to the end, playing with words and rhythm in his conversations, even as he lost command of language.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • DCP
  • 78 mins
Source
  • MoMA Circulating Film
Preceded By

Everywhere at Once

United States,

A musical montage.

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • MoMA Circulating Film