BAMPFA's avant-garde showcase is a chance to explore the rich history of experimental cinema.
Sins of the Fleshapoids
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present
Claudio Caldini: Un enano en el jardín
Lydia García Millán: Color
This program showcases female filmmakers who sought to carve out a place within the male-dominated world of Latin American independent audiovisual production.
Chantal Akerman’s film on the American South “conjures the ghosts of the hate crimes and lynchings that have plagued that part of the US for decades. [South] makes its sorrowful points succinctly” (Variety).
A rare visit by the Argentine filmmaker Claudio Caldini, whose Super 8 and regular 8mm films are “eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent” (Pablo Marin).
This playful portrait captures filmmaker, artist, and musician Tony Conrad’s radical and creative life. “Essential viewing for anyone involved in the history of music and visual art” (Artforum). With Beverly and Tony Conrad’s short flicker film Straight and Narrow.
Mike Kuchar’s sci-fi extravaganza of lusty robots in revolt—featuring his brother George as an evil prince—helped launch American underground cinema. With the Kuchar brothers’ short Night of the Bomb.