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.
Everywhere at Once
A musical montage.