Los Angeles Filmforum

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

Fantasy & Revolution: Jean Vigo's Zero for Conduct
12/12/1975

Location: Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

Films Screened:

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The Ethnographic Film
1/22/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:
This evening's guest speakers are Elvio Angeloni and Jim Bell, who co-produced The Little Warrior. Angeloni is a professor of anthropology at Pasadena City College and is completing his Master's degree in film at Loyola University. Jim Bell is an anthropologist and was recently named to head the Documentary Division of the Afro-American Cinema Corporation. [Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 1/22/1976]

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The Ethnographic Film
1/30/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

Films Screened:

The Ethnographic Film
2/5/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Films Screened:

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Original Program Notes

The Ethnographic Film
2/13/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

Films Screened:

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Sixteen Films Under Five Minutes
3/12/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

Films Screened:

The Films of Paul Robeson
3/12/1976-3/15/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curators: Terry Cannon Donald Wheeldin

Description:
'The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or for Slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.' -- Paul Robeson, 1937 Donald Wheeldin, professor of History at the University of Southern California and former director of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in Pasadena, will lead a discussion on Paul Robeson following both programs.

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Films of Sexy Humor
3/25/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

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Women in Film
3/29/1976

Location: The Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:
West Coast Premiere of FILM FOR MY SON.

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Women in Film
4/2/1976

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Films Screened:

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Women in Film
4/9/1976

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

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The Films of Louis Hock
6/11/1976

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:
Louis Hock was born in LA in 1948, was formed in Arizona, educated in Chicago, and is now living in Tuscon and is unemployed. His works have been described as 'chronicle' and as 'chronographic' films. 'The chronicle aspect of motion picutres ha involved my working curiosity since my early film,' Hock has commented. 'The first Studies in Chronovision' were begun with no thought of compilation, just taking, After six years I had accumulated several large paper bags of these studies. I was forced not only to see them as a complete film body, but to recognize the potential of temporaral-based composition as a personally valid form in my film work. Thus began Light Traps and Still Lives, the first part of a trilogy/triptych, further work in that direction.' [Source: Program Notes 6/11/76]

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1/24/1977

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:
THE NIGHTCLEANERS is an English film about women who work in large office buildings at night, cleaning. In 1968 they began to try to achieve better wages and working conditions, precipitating a protracted struggle which attracted the attention of the English Left and the Women's Movement in particular. This film documents that conflict. The Nightcleaners will be followed by an open forum discussion with members of the Altadena/Pasadena Film Group, a collective of local residents interested in contemporary political and feminist films. [Source: Filmforum program notes, 1/24/77]

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In Person: Shirley Clarke
1/31/1977

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:

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Improvisations No. 1
2/14/1977

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curators: Terry Cannon Mark Cantor

Description:
This evening's films are from the personal collection of Mark Cantor. Guest speaker Bobby Bradform is a distinguished jazz musician and a music history and performance teacher at Pasadena City College. Bradford moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 1953 and began playing regularly with Wardell Gray, Gerald Wilson and Eric Dolphy. He came to the attention of jazz public in the early 1960's when he joined Ornette Coleman's group, which included Eddie Blackwell or Charles Moffett on drums and Jimmy Garrison on bass. Bobby (who plays cornet, trumpet and fluegelhorn) has recorded under hiso own name for Revelation and Emanem Records and was featured in Ornette Coleman's 1971 Science Fiction album on Columbia. A resident of Altadena, Bobby can be heard regularly with his 'Extet' at the Little Big Horn, an informal jazz workshop/club which he opened last year at 34 N. Mentor in Pasadena. Jam sessions are held there Thursday evenings at 8pm and Sunday afternoons at 4pm. Program notes written by Mark Cantor. [Source: Filmforum program notes, 2/14/1977. More information available]

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Original Program Notes (Part II)

Pasadena Filmworks
2/21/1977

Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Curator: Terry Cannon

Description:
A program of recent work by independent and student filmmakers in Pasadena. No program notes available, referred to on the 2/14/77 notes as an 'upcoming' show.

Films Screened:

    In Person: Pat O'Neill
    2/28/1977

    Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

    Curator: Terry Cannon

    Description:
    Pat O'Neill in person.

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    In Person: Jules Engel
    3/21/1977

    Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

    Curator: Terry Cannon

    Description:
    Jules Engel in person.

    Films Screened:

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    Original Program Notes (Page 1)
    Original Program Notes (page 2)

    In Person: Fu Ding Cheng
    4/4/1977

    Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

    Curator: Terry Cannon

    Films Screened:

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    Original Programming Calendar
    Original Program Flyer

    Cioni Carpi
    4/11/1977

    Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

    Curator: Terry Cannon

    Description:
    'first major screening of Cioni Carpi's work on the West Coast.'

    Films Screened:

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      Improvisations No. 2
      4/25/1977

      Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

      Curators: Terry Cannon Mark Cantor

      Description:
      Last show at the Pasadena Community Arts Center.

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      Original Program Notes (page 1)
      Original Program Notes (page 2)
      Original Programming Calendar

      Alexander Mackendrick's The Ladykillers
      4/29/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      starring Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness.

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      In Person: Bruce Wood
      5/2/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      'My films are abstract visual compositions of calligraphic lines, nebulous forms, and sensuous surfaces. They are successors of abstract expressionist painting, and reveal my concern with painterly 'still' composition. I consider them assemblages, or collages.' -- Bruce Wood [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1977]

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      Optic Nervana
      5/13/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      Program notes include an interview of Tony Conrad by Jonas Mekas.

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      First Films: Louis Malle
      5/22/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      Louis Malle was only 25 when he made his first feature in 195, but he had already worked under Jacques Yves-Cousteau for three years, co-directed the underwater documentary Le Monde du Silence and served briefly as Bresson's assistant. L'Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (1957), the film with which he made his debut, was a thriller with a complicated and not always plausible double plot ... Malle handles this plot adroitly but despite a number of references to wider issues does not manage to make the film more than an elegant thriller. His sense of style is nevertheless always apparent - first-rate performances from his leading players, a feeling for authentic settings, an improvised jazz backing by Miles Davis, some excellent photography by Henri Decae, and a sequence of probing shots depicting Jeanne Moreau wandering through Paris alone, seeking news of her missing lover, which anticipates the performance Malle succeeded in drawing from his star in the next film, Les Amants (The Lovers). -- Roy Armes, French Cinema since 1946 [Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 1977]

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      Helene Kapan: 'Dracula' and 'Freaks'
      5/30/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      Helene Kaplan, this evening's special guest, presents a screening of two of director Tod Browning's classic works - Dracula and Freaks. Ms. Kaplan is an independent filmmaker from New York City; she received her FA at Columbia University with a thesis on Tod Browning and has lectured extensively on the horror film genre. Formerly a film archivist for the New York Jazz Museum and film curator for Anthology Film Archives, Ms. Kaplan is presently a consultant for the American Federation of Arts in New York. [Source: Original Program Notes, 1977]

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      West Coast Funk
      6/6/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      First of all, let me say that this evening's program is the result of an error. I forgot to pre-pay the invoice on Bob Nelson's Bleu Shut, so that film was never sent. After madly scurrying about town, we've substituted a couple of films in its place, so here goes ... The great renaissance of independent filmmaking on the West Coast began in the early 1960's and was centered around the great Canyon Cinema Coop in the Bay Area, founded by Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand, now teaching at Occidental College. This was one of the really great periods in film history. The three filmmakers in tonight's show were therea t the very beginning, and it'd difficult to overestimate their talents and their historical iportances, particularly Bob Nelson and Lenny Lipton. And they were all so very much a part of that incredibly alive and creative period in SF around the mid-60's. [more about the filmmakers also included, see link to program notes] [Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 1977]

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      In Person: Howard Guttenplan
      6/13/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      A freelance graphic designer and illustrator, Howard Guttenplan began making films in 1965. In 1966 he became a member of the Millennium film Workshop in New York City, which at the time was organized under Ken Jacobs. In addition to participating in Millennium's filmmakers' workshop programs, Guttenplan attended many of the presentations of Millennium's 'Personal cinema' series. Two years later Guttenplan became the program director and organizer of the 'Personal Cinema' series. He still maintains this position and has, in addition, been the general director of all of Milennium's varied activities since 1969. [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1977]

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      In Person: Standish Lawder
      6/20/1977

      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

      Curator: Terry Cannon

      Description:
      Program notes do not contain a list of films screened, only info on Lawder.

      Films Screened:

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        Improvisations No. 3
        6/24/1977-6/25/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        Program notes contain a long excerpt from Charles Mingus' autobiography Beneath the Underdog.

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        Science Gone Wild!: Fiend Without a Face & Plan 9 from Outer Space
        7/1/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        'Will men of the future become fiends?'

        Films Screened:

        • Fiend Without a Face
        • Plan 9 from Outer Space

        Links:
        Original Program Flyer

        LA Independent Film Oasis in Pasadena
        7/11/1977

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        The LA Independent Film Oasis is a loose-knit body of enthusiasts that was organized in 1976 to screen indpendent film, a term that in practice has been constructed in the broadest sense. Many of the members (a needlessly formal term) are themselves filmmakers, although this is hardly a prerequisite. This program was assembled by giving each member of Oasis, filmmaker or not, the chance to select a film made by another member. Picking a film obliged the person who chose it to write a brief note. Not every member exercised the opportunity to make a selection, and there are filmmaking members of the Oasis whose work is not represented here. So, the program represents the tastes of individual Oasis members without suggesting unanimity or even majority opinion. In any case it should be evident that the full range of films made by Oasis members cannot be adequately represented by so brief a program. [Source: Filmforum Program Notes 7/11/77]

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        Kitsch Film Festival
        7/29/1977-7/30/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        No Program Notes available, program from LA Times calendar listing and Budget Films invoice for film rentals.

        Films Screened:

        • Training You to Train Your Dog
        • Wrestling Thrills
        • Sinister Harvest #1
        • Checkers Speech #2
        • Songs of the Seasons
        • Terror of Tiny Town 9513

        Links:
        Budget Films Invoice
        Original Programming Calendar

        The Other Side of the Underneath
        8/8/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        'It is very seldom that we are given a chance to see a British film directed by a poet, a playwright, or a woman. So a directorial debut by a woman who is both a poet and a playwright is an event to be celebrated, especially when her imagery can be realized as strikingly in visual terms as Jane Arden's is in her film The Other Side of the Underneath.' -- Ronald Hayman, London Times [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1977]

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        L. Lipton/Open Screening
        8/15/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

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        Minimal Influence
        8/26/1977-8/27/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:

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        In Person: Jenny Okun
        9/19/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:

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        Original Programming Calendar

        In Person: Karl Krogstad
        9/26/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        'Several other films, including Daddy You Hit a Dog, may be shown depending on the audience's attentiveness' [Source: Filmforum Notes, 1977]

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        Original Programming Calendar

        Film and Music Works: Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren
        9/30/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:

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        Original Programming Calendar

        The London Film Coop
        10/10/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        This evening's program of reent work from the London Filmmakers Cooperative will be introduced by Tim Bruce, a member of the Coop. [Source: Original Program Notes]

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        Original Programming Calendar

        In Person: Vincent Grenier
        10/17/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:

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        Original Programming Calendar

        Films of Sexy Humor: Curt McDowell and George Kuchar
        10/24/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

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        Original Programming Calendar

        Bob Chatterton: In Person
        10/28/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:

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        In Person: Francis Lee
        11/4/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        Francis Lee lives in New York City and teaches experimental film and animation at the New York University Graduate Motion Picture School. A painter adn photographer, Francis was one of the early pioneers of the experimental film field. His first three films - 1941, Le Bijou and Idyl - are acknowledged classics of this genre. Writing in The Village Voice on these films, Jonas Mekas commented, 'Their beauty is unique and real, adn their place int he early American avant-garde film is unchallengeable. Of course, they reflect the leading styles and preoccupations in art at that period, and particularly early abstract expressionism and later (American) Surrealism.' [Source: Los Angeles Filmforum Program Notes, 1977]

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        In Person: Paul Sharits
        11/7/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:

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        Video Until Midnight: Emerzian/ Scroggins
        11/11/1977

        Location: California Museum of Science and Industry
        700 State Drive Los Angeles, CA

        Films Screened:

        • Shelter
        • Consume
        • Gambir Anom
        • Lose Your Jobs
        • Corrigan/ Lund

        Video Until Midnight: TV Song
        11/11/1977

        Location: California Museum of Science and Industry
        700 State Drive Los Angeles, CA

        Description:

        Films Screened:

        • Tai Chi Alpha Tale
        • Reflections
        • Space for Head and Hands

        The Films of Victor Barber
        11/21/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Films Screened:

        • Don't Count In Me
        • Before, After
        • Her Secret
        • 4th of July Barbeque
        • Phill and Jean
        • Aeroplane
        • On Castro Street
        • Fuck You

        Links:
        Original Program Notes

        The Higher Realities: Rudy Burckhardt & Doug Wendt
        11/28/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

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        Son of Optic Nervana
        12/12/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Films Screened:

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        William Scaff: Head Pictures
        12/19/1977

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        Poetry Performers: Susan Bruggeman, Hilary Mosher Reece, James Navillio and William Scaff

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        Recent Works: Bruce Baillie & Bruce Conner
        1/16/1978

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

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        Improvisations 1978: Part I
        1/30/1978

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        Program notes written by Mark Cantor

        Films Screened:

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        Original Program Notes (Part I)
        Original Program Notes (Part II)

        In Person: Doris Chase
        2/13/1978

        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        Doris Chase in person

        Films Screened:

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        Original Program Notes
        Original Program Notes (Part II)

        Lights Down Low: An Evening of Erotic Poetry
        2/18/1978

        Location: Clouds, 21 S. El Molino, Pasadena

        Curator: Terry Cannon

        Description:
        'This program is another in a series of open readings sponsored by Cloud Gatherings, a non-profit organization. Poets are invited to drop by and share erotic selections from poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Performance and group pieces are also encouraged.' [Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 1978]

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          Improvisations 1978/Part II
          2/20/1978

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curators: Terry Cannon Mark Cantor

          Description:
          Filmforum wishes to thank the following musicians for playing sets before both programs in this series: Jeremy Kellock, tenor saxophone; Gene Stone, drums; Putter Smith, bass. John Breckow has written an article on Jeremy Kellock, which appears int eh February 1978 issue of Follies, which you can pick up this evening at Filmforum. And make sure to check out John's program, 'The Big Sleep,' every Saturday morning, 2am to 6am on KPFK (90.7). Without a doubt, this is the swingingest four hours in town; John covers the jazz musical spectrum with anecdotes, special guests, live studio music, blindfold tests, and a little music thrown in for good measure. [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1978]

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          Original Program Notes (Part 1)
          Original Program Notes (Part 2)

          Tony Conrad: In Person
          2/21/1978

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          'Rare west coast appearance from New York City'

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          In Person: John McDonald
          2/24/1978

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curators: Terry Cannon John McDonald

          Description:
          John McDonald is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema, an independent producer and distributor, and Filmmaker-in-Residence in the Glendale Unified School District's Artists-in-Schools Program, which is funded by the National Endowment for hteArts and the US Office of Education. This evening's program will include a selection of Mr. McDonald's own work as well as award-winning films by Glendale elementary school children. [Source: Filmforum program notes, 2/24/1978]

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          The Urban Poets: Suzan Pitt Kraning & Victor Faccinto
          2/27/1978

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Films Screened:

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          Films By Artists
          3/6/1978

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          This evening's program, introduced by Ronald Shelton, features a selection of experimentally diverse films by artists whose reputations (as well as roots) are art historical rather than film historical. Made by sculptors or concept/process artists - a term most of them reject - these films typify a surge of filmmaking by visual artists in the past decade. [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1978]

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          The Corruption of Vision
          11/5/1979

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          'Two films from the 1950s which are definitive examples of the use of cinema for exploitation and propaganda, Glen or Glenda? (1953, 70 min.), a film which was considered 'lost' for many years, was a low-budget foray into the subject of transvestism - directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. (Plan 9 From Outer Space) and starring Bela Lugosi in one of his last screen appearances. Also to be shown: Red Nightmare (1957, 30 min.), narrated by Jack Webb. Made by the U.S. Armed Forces Information Service to teach Americans what life in Hometown, U.S.A. would be like under Communist rule.' [Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 1979]

          Films Screened:

          • Glen or Glenda?
          • Red Nightmare

          Links:
          Original Programming Calendar

          George Melies: The Frontiers of Art
          11/12/1979

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:

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          Shirley Clark In Person
          11/19/1979

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Films Screened:

          • Four Journeys into Mystic Time
          • Skyscraper

          Links:
          Original Programming Notes

          Fu-Ding Cheng In Person
          11/26/1979

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Films Screened:

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          Original Programming Calendar

          Donna Deitch in person
          12/3/1979

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          Donna Deitch , $2.50 admission.

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          1/14/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Films Screened:

          The Reel World: Space Coast
          1/21/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:

          Films Screened:

          Film & Music World: Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren
          1/28/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          FUTURE PERFECT as performed for film and saxophone, with Marty Krystall on sax . SECTION OF IMITATIONS screened as a work in progress. Solo bass clarinet piece performed by Marty Krystall

          Films Screened:

          2/4/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          Mike Kuchar in person

          Films Screened:

          2/11/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          Beth B & Scott B in person.

          Films Screened:

          2/18/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          George Kuchar in person.

          Films Screened:

          2/25/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:

          Films Screened:

          The Reel World: Arthur Hoyle
          3/10/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:

          Films Screened:

          3/17/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          Notes refer to other (unnamed) films as well.

          Films Screened:

          3/24/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          West Coast premiere

          Films Screened:

          In Concert; Vinny Golia
          3/29/1980

          Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

          Curator: Terry Cannon

          Description:
          Vinny Golia in person, solo concert of avant-garde music (special admission $3)

          Films Screened:

            Jazz on Film
            3/29/1980

            Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

            Curator: Terry Cannon

            Description:
            Mark Cantor in person, with rare and wonderful films featuring performances by: Red Allen, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Vic Dickenson, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Giuffre, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligam, Jimmy Rushing, Pee Wee Russell, Rex Stewart, Ben Webster, Dickie Wells, and more. [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1980]

            Films Screened:

              The Long Island Four by Andres Graftsrom Memorial Screening
              4/3/1980

              Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

              Curator: Terry Cannon

              Description:
              Memorial Screening

              Films Screened:

              • The Long Island Four

              Links:
              Original Program Flyer

              The Reel World: Films from M.I.T.
              4/7/1980

              Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

              Curator: Terry Cannon

              Description:
              Carolyn Swartz and Ann Schaetzel in person

              Films Screened:

              4/21/1980

              Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

              Curator: Terry Cannon

              Description:
              Kurt Kren in person (1st LA appearance).

              Films Screened:

              4/29/1980

              Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

              Curator: Terry Cannon

              Description:
              J.J. Murphy in person; refers to (unnamed) other films screened.

              Films Screened:

              Animation According to Krogstad & Faccinto
              5/5/1980

              Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

              Curator: Terry Cannon

              Description:

              Films Screened:

              Dada on Film
              5/12/1980

              Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

              Curator: Terry Cannon

              Description:
              Seminal works, unspecified, as well as recent works and guest speaker. Hans Richter, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel, Bruce Conner, Victor Barbieri, Curt McDowell in cahoots with "Californa Dada 1980"

              Films Screened:

                Jon Jost
                5/19/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:

                Films Screened:

                James Whitney: A Retrospective
                5/24/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                James Whitney (in person) FF's offering in conjunction with 1980 Pasadena Festival of Art & Science . Whitney displays a selection of graphics related to his film work. [Source: Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes, 1980]

                Films Screened:

                6/2/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                Willie Varela in person (1st LA area appearance); notes refer to (unnamed) other films also screened.

                Films Screened:

                6/9/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                Andrej Zdravic in person

                Films Screened:

                6/16/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                Tony Conrad in person; notes refer to other (unnamed) films also screened.

                Films Screened:

                The Reel World: Life & Other Anxieties
                6/23/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:

                Films Screened:

                The Scented Films of Lucchi & Gianikian
                6/30/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                Angela Ricci Lucchi & Yervant Gianikian in person (1st west Coast tour); refers to other (unnamed) films also screened, "using apparatus to evaporate and expand scents in theatre"

                Films Screened:

                7/7/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                Chris Regan in person

                Films Screened:

                Joseph Cornell - A Retrospective
                7/12/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:

                Films Screened:

                Jazz on Film
                7/14/1980

                Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                Curator: Terry Cannon

                Description:
                Mark Cantor, presenting several works by various filmmakers

                Films Screened:

                  7/28/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:

                  Films Screened:

                  David Wilson:
                  8/4/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  David Wilson in person with: Tying Dogs' Legs 3-D Film Installations Four show dates: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 and 8/25

                  Films Screened:

                  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
                  8/27/1980

                  Location: 34 S. Raymond, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  Outdoor screening of Robert Weine's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live improvised musical accompaniment by O TELA , plus Erno Metzner's Uberfall musicians. In attendance: Tom Recchion and Rick Potts (of the Los Angeles Free Music Society), John Duncan, and Holger Hiller (on a SoCal visit from W. Germany), and Keith Ullrich (on a very temperamental mini-Moog synthesizer, occasionally running prerecorded tapes thru the effects filters). Steve Escandon's pen/ink and Zipatone illustration is borrowed from one of the original poster designs for the film. The source for the image was from Lotte H. Eisner's book on German Expressionist film, The Haunted Screen. Possibly first improvised live soundtrack screenings. A recording of the soundtrack may exist somewhere.

                  Films Screened:

                  Links:
                  Original Program Flyer

                  9/15/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  Stephanie Beroes in person

                  Films Screened:

                  9/22/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  Chick Strand in person.

                  Films Screened:

                  Les Blank In Person
                  9/26/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  The Food Films

                  Films Screened:

                  Links:
                  Original Program Flyer

                  9/29/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  Sara Kathryn Arledge in person.

                  Films Screened:

                  Pasadena Festival of Jazz on Film - First Annual
                  10/6/1980-10/27/1980

                  Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                  Curator: Terry Cannon

                  Description:
                  Masters of Mainstream jazz, featuring Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, Slim Gaillard, Dizzy Gillespie, Lional Hampton, Billie Holiday, Art Tatum, and more Exhibition of jazz photos by Mark Weber in the lobby. 10/13 -Masters of Jazz Dance, featuring Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers, James Barton, The Four Step Brothers, and live demonstration by Foster Johnson 10/20 - Masters of Avant-Garde Jazz with New York Eye and Ear Control by Michael Snow; films on Sun Ra, Bobby Bradford and John Carter; and a slide presentation on Los Angeles avant-garde jazz musicians by Mark Webber. 10/27 - Masters of Modern Jazz, featuring Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane Quartet, and more

                  Films Screened:

                    Public Spirit (I)
                    10/8/1980

                    Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                    Curator: Terry Cannon

                    Description:
                    Part of a month of performance events & related art activities sponsored by LACE Gallery, Highland Art Agents, and Pasadena Filmforum

                    Films Screened:

                    Public Spirit (II)
                    10/15/1980

                    Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                    Curator: Terry Cannon

                    Description:
                    Part of a month of performance events & related art activities sponsored by LACE Gallery, Highland Art Agents, and Pasadena Filmforum 4 films documenting the performances of Otto Muehl and Gunter Brus, Kurt Kren

                    Films Screened:

                    Public Spirit (III)
                    10/22/1980

                    Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                    Curator: Terry Cannon

                    Description:
                    Part of a month of performance events & related art activities sponsored by LACE Gallery, Highland Art Agents, and Pasadena Filmforum Films by musicians: Joe Potts, Rick Potts, John Duncan, Tom Recchion, Chris Chapman and more

                    Films Screened:

                      10/23/1980

                      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                      Curator: Terry Cannon

                      Description:
                      Roger Jacoby in person

                      Films Screened:

                      10/26/1980

                      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                      Curator: Terry Cannon

                      Description:
                      Roger Jacoby provides an original, non-traditional piano accompaniment to Broken Blossoms by D.W. Griffith

                      Films Screened:

                      Public Spirit (IV)
                      10/29/1980

                      Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                      Curator: Terry Cannon

                      Description:
                      Part of a month of performance events & related art activities sponsored by LACE Gallery, Highland Art Agents, and Pasadena Filmforum. Films by performance artists: Kim Jones, Allan Kaprow, John Duncan, Stephen Seemayer, Richard Newton and others

                      Films Screened:

                        11/3/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:
                        Premiere of Earth Saga, notes also refer to 'a selection of earlier work' (unnamed films)

                        Films Screened:

                        11/5/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:

                        Films Screened:

                        11/10/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:
                        Daniel Singelenberg in person; notes also refer to (unnamed) other films also screened

                        Films Screened:

                        11/12/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:

                        Films Screened:

                        Curt McDowell
                        11/17/1980-11/19/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:
                        11/17 - Curt McDowell in person with: Loads (world premiere), A Visit to Indiana, Confessions, Boggy Depot 11/19 - McDowell in person with Thundercrack!, Nudes: A Sketchbook

                        Films Screened:

                        Carmen Vigil presents recent works from Bay Area filmmakers
                        11/24/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Carmen Vigil

                        Description:
                        Carmen Vigil, programmer for SF Cinematheque in person; also refers to other (unnamed) films also screened

                        Films Screened:

                        New Improved Films Found in a Box
                        11/26/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:
                        Found at garage sale 1978.

                        Films Screened:

                        12/1/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:
                        Michael Wallin in person.

                        Films Screened:

                        12/8/1980

                        Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

                        Curator: Terry Cannon

                        Description:
                        William Scaff in person; notes do not give specific film names, 'recent work in Super8mm'

                        Films Screened:

                          L.A. Filmworks
                          12/7/1981

                          Curator: Terry Cannon

                          Description:

                          Films Screened:

                          Links:
                          Original Program Notes (Page 1)
                          Original Program Notes (Page 2)

                          El Ojo Apasionado: The Passionate Eye
                          7/11/1983-8/29/1983

                          Location: Bank Playhouse, 20 N. Raymond, Pasadena, CA

                          Curator: Terry Cannon

                          Description:
                          El Ojo Apasionado: The Passionate Eye was a month-long showcase for alternative film by Mexican and Mexican-American artists. It was among the first festivals bringing together Latino artists in a forum elucidating the common threads of a culture in flux. The show was curated by Terry Cannon and presented by Pasadena Filmforum (now Los Angeles Filmforum) from July 11 to August 29, 1983. It was held at the Bank Playhouse on 20 North Raymond (at Colorado Blvd). Admission was $3.

                          Films Screened: