Encounter Cinema

American Independents/ The Cutting Edge 1921-1976
10/2/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
k). Presented by the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the UCLA Film Archive in cooperation with the UCLA Department of Fine Arts Productions. Special guest Shirley Clarke will introduce the program. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

In Person: Ed Emshwiller
10/11/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:

Films Screened:

Stan Brakhage
10/16/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Mr. Brakhage will discuss his film work with the audience following the screening. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

  • Duplicity
  • Duplicity II
  • Thot-Fal'n, Sluice
  • Nightmare Series

George Kuchar
10/21/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Mr. Kuchar will discuss his film work following the screening. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

Sex and the American Independent/ Experimental Film
10/23/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Survey concept originated by Chicago Filmmakers, 1979, and adapted for Encounter Cinema by Douglas Edwards. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

Scott Bartlett
10/30/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Mr. Bartlett will discuss his film work with the audience. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

Bastian Cleve
11/6/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Mr. Cleve will discuss his works following the screening . [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

Narrative Directions: Chantal Akerman
11/11/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Discussion with Ms. Akerman . [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

Warren Sonbert
11/27/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
Mr. Sonbert will discuss his film work with the audience. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

Steve Dwoskin
12/2/1979

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Films Screened:

  • Jesus Blood Never...
  • Moment
  • Hindered

L.A. Optical: Featuring the work of Robert Blalack, Chris Casady, Larry Cuba, Jeff Carpenter, Mary Lambert
1/8/1980

Location: Encounter Cinema
Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

Curator: Douglas Edwards

Description:
The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the broad range of both personal and commercial work being done by a number of Southern California filmmakers, especially work involving the use of optical printer and computer graphics systems. What is referred to as "independent filmmaking" is frequently thought to be practically and ideologically at odds with what is termed "commercial" filmmaking. The filmmakers represented here (as well as several other noteworthy local film artists who, for lack of time, are not included) have managed to combine both these fields of creative endeavor in individual and distinctive waves. They each function as a bridge between important points of view which were widely believed irreconcilable but a few years ago. [Source: Encounter Cinema, 1980]

Films Screened:

    Richard Myers
    1/13/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Myers will discuss his film work with the audience, following the screening. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    Sex and the American Independent/ Experimental Film Program IV
    1/15/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Films Screened:

    Tom DeWitt
    1/22/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. DeWitt will comment on the films at various times during the screening. A question and answer session with the audience will follow the screening [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    • Atmosfear
    • The Leap
    • Off-On (1968) Scott Bartlett(16mm, Color, Sound, 00:10:00)
    • Fall
    • Pantomime Kinescops: War Wall
    • Zierot in War Wall
    • Zierot
    • Outta Space

    Robert Polidori
    1/24/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    New York filmmaker Robert Polidori works with film processes and the material of film to explore the illusions and spatial qualities of the medium. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    • Erbalunga
    • D/Isolation
    • Genetic Codes
    • 93 Nassau St.
    • Muremur Dipthong

    Curt McDowell
    2/5/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Curt McDowell lives and works in San Francisco. A close friend of George Kuchar (they both appear with some frequency in each other's films), McDowell is perhaps most widely known for his directorial realization of Kuchar's screenplay for THUNDERCRACK, the brilliant comedy whcih proved that hard-core sex on film can actually be erotic (and extremely funny). That film also marked the film debut of Marion Eaton, a remarkable actress who has become something of a personal "star" for both McDowell and Kuchar. However, although he shares Kuchar's tatse for parody and sature, McDowell is a distinctive artist who continues to explore uncharted areas of erotic lyricism in film. Industrious and prolific, McDowell constantly conceives and photographs new works even when he doesn't have the moeny for final editing or release prints. As an Archetypical "struggling artist," he has shot nearly a dozen short filmd and one ambitious feature, SPARKLE'S TAVERN, in the five years since THUNDERCRACK. At present, only one of these new works, SKINNY TIES, has reached the verge of "final mix" and priting. Proceeds from this special retrospective program will go toward the completion of SPARKLE's TAVERN, SKINNY TIES and Mr. McDowell's other works in progress. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    Scott B and Beth B
    2/10/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Films Screened:

    • G-Man
    • Letters to Dad
    • Black Box

    Shirley Clarke
    2/19/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Ms. Clarke will discuss her work with the audience. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    • Four Journies into Mystic Time
    • 24 Frames per Second
    • Dance in the Sun

    Danny Lyon
    2/26/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Lawrence Weiner
    3/2/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Len Lye
    3/4/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Robert Huot
    4/6/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Huot will discuss his work with the audience [Source: Encounter Cinema Program, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    • Cross Cut
    • Snow
    • A Blue Movie
    • Turning Torso Drawdown
    • Faces of Faces
    • Beautiful Movie
    • Super-8 Diary '79 Part 5
    • Super-8 Diary '79 Part 7
    • Erotic Trilogy

    Walter Gutman
    4/15/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Gutman will discuss his films with the audience [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    • The Erotic Signal
    • Anaktoria Among the Roses
    • Sappho

    Kurt Kren
    4/22/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    • 48 Kopfe Aus Dem Szondi Test
    • Baume Im Herbst
    • Fenstergucker
    • Mama Und Papa
    • Selbstverstummelung Aktion Brus
    • Tv
    • Asyl
    • An W + B
    • Tschibo
    • Tischart
    • Tree Again
    • Sentimental Punk (1979) Kurt Kren

    Tim Bruce
    5/6/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Bruce will discuss his films following the screening [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    • Visit
    • Left-Stop II
    • A Cup of Tea- A Film
    • View from Reardon

    Journeys from Berlin
    5/11/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Dennis Pies
    5/13/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Pies will discuss his work following the presentation [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    Jon Jost
    5/20/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Jost will discuss his film work following the screening [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    Absolute Animation
    5/25/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Larry Cuba

    Description:
    Program Coordinated by Larry Cuba [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    Andrej Zdravic
    5/27/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Zdravic will discuss his film work during the presentation. [Source: Encounter Cinema Program Notes, 1980]

    Films Screened:

    1979 Whitney Biennial Film Exhibition: Program I
    7/1/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    1979 Whitney Biennial Film Exhibition: Program II
    7/15/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    1979 Whitney Biennial Film Exhibition: Program III
    7/29/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    1979 Whitney Biennial Film Exhibition: Program IV
    8/12/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    1979 Whitney Biennial Film Exhibition: Program V
    8/26/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Includes 5 FILMS by Stuart Sherman.

    Films Screened:

    1979 Whitney Biennial Film Exhibition: Program VI
    9/9/1980

    Location: Encounter Cinema
    Melnitz Auditorium, UCLA

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened: