• From the Notebook of . . .
  • From the Notebook of . . .
  • From the Notebook of . . .

From the Notebook of . . . Plus a Few Favorite Films

  • In Person

The centerpiece of this program, Robert Beavers’s From the Notebook of . . . , is a masterful work of structural harmony, binary oppositions, and self-reflexive form.The title refers to Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook and to the filmmaker’s own written observations on filmmaking techniques. Gloriously shot and edited, the film is simultaneously introspective and engaged in understanding the world. Beavers will also present three of Harry Smith’s handcrafted, animated Early Abstractions; Gregory J. Markopoulos’s Ming Green, a sensuous color study of space; and Ute Aurand’s Am Meer, filmed while walking on the island of Hidensee. Aurand uses fast, improvised camera movement and editing rhythms that rhapsodize with nature.

Films in this Screening

Early Abstractions

Harry Smith, United States, 1946—52

Nos. 2, 5, and 7

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 9 mins
source
  • The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Ming Green

Gregory J. Markopoulos, United States, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
source
  • Temenos Archive

From the Notebook of...

Robert Beavers, Italy, 1971, 1998

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 48 mins
source
  • Temenos Archive
Additional Info
  • Restored in 2015 by the Austrian Film Museum

Am Meer

Ute Aurand, Germany, 1995

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
source
  • Ute Aurand