Theatre Vanguard

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

1/22/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

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Films Screened:

3/20/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
'John Whitney will present a selection of his recent work in computer graphics, including Permutations, Osaka and Matrix. He will also show his brother James' film Lapis and four special films designed to help demonstrate some of the steps involved in making a film using a computer.' [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1973]

Films Screened:

Works by Chick Strand
3/27/1973

Films Screened:

Robert Nelson: Classic Surrealistic Fantasy
4/8/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

Oskar Fischinger
4/15/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
First major Los Angeles retrospective showing of pioneer abstract filmmaker [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1973]

Films Screened:

Jordan Belson and Selected New Computer Films
4/26/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

Films by Pat O'Neill
5/29/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

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Films Screened:

09/18/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

Flux Film Program (1966)
9/25/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
Evening of Fluxus Film with speech by Jeffery Perkins in the spirit of Fluxus [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1973]

Films Screened:

10/9/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:

Films Screened:

West Coast Film Pioneers: Harry Smith
10/23/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

Kenneth Anger Magick Lantern Cycle
10/30/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

Film Films
11/6/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
A selection of metaphysical films about the nature of film itself [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1973]

Films Screened:

11/27/1973

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Description:

Films Screened:

Stan Brakhage: The Pittsburgh Triology
1/15/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
Brakhage's 'triptych' represents a physical manifestation of the a-religions values of our own age. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

Films Screened:

The Films of Bruce Conner
1/29/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

The Films of David Rimmer
2/5/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

3/5/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

The Films of Standish Lawder
3/26/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

Films by Michael Wiese
4/9/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

The Films of Bruce Ballie
4/16/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
We will show many of Baillie's most outstanding films, including Quixote and mass, and such recently discovered structural films as All My Life. Baillie is one of the most famous experimental filmmakers on teh west coast. Lush photography and multi-layered composition are features of his work, as is an unusually clever compilation of sound imagery (i.e. film directly off a TV screen) [Source: Vanguard News, 1974]

Films Screened:

A Program of New York Structural Films
4/23/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

The Films of Ken Feingold and Chris Langdon
4/30/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

The Films of Stan Brakhage
5/7/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

5/14/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

Films from Czechoslovakia
5/21/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

Michael Snow's 'La Region Centrale'
5/28/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Films Screened:

The Films of Robert Nelson
6/4/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:

Films Screened:

The Films of Oskar Fischinger
6/11/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

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Films Screened:

The Films of Pat O'Neill
6/13/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:
'What I am presently up to seems to me to be an extension and refinement of formal ideas I began to explore in RUNS GOOD, EASYOUT and DOWN WIND, particularly in the area of contradictory or ambiguous space, the confrontation of the flat surfaces of geometric extensions and repetitions of the screen's edge with the illusion of depth inherent in photographed images. I attempt to set up situations which cause, or lead to, belief in two or more simultaneous contradictory image systems.' - Pat O'Neill [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

Films Screened:

Films by the Whitney Family
6/14/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:

Films Screened:

Kenneth Anger Magick Lantern Cycle
9/17/1974

Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Curator: William Moritz

Description:

Films Screened:

    An Homage to Samson De Brier
    9/24/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:
    Lord Shiva, The Magician, wakes. A convocation of Theurgists in the guise of figures from mythology bearing gifts: The Scarlet Woman, Whore of Heaven, smokes a big fat joint; Astarte of the Moon brings the wings of snow: Pan bestows the bunch of Bacchus; Hecate offers the Sacred Mushroom, Yage, Wormwood Brew. The vintage of Hecate is poured: Pan's cup is poisoned by Lord Shiva. The Orgia ensues: a Magick masquerade party at which Pan is the prize. Lady Kali blesses the rites of the Children of the Light as Lord Shiva invokes the Godhead with the formula, 'Force and Fire.' Dedicated to the Few, and to Aleister Crowley; and to the Crowned and Conquering Child. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

    Films Screened:

    Freude Bartlett in Person
    10/1/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

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    Films Screened:

    Films by Hollis Frampton
    10/8/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Films Screened:

    Four Films by Sidney Peterson
    10/15/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Films Screened:

    New Work by West Coast Filmmakers
    10/22/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Films by Jules Engel
    10/29/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Films Screened:

    Jan Lenica and His Films
    11/1/1974-11/2/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:
    Jan Lenica was born on January 4, 1928 in Pozan, Poland. He studied music and architecture before turning to graphic art. He began drawing cartoons in 1945, posters in 1950, and animated films in 1957. His posters won a first prize at the International Poster Biennale in 1966. His films have also won many prizes, among them DOM (The House) received the Grad Prix at the International Experimental Film Festival in Brussels in 1958; MR. TETE (Mr. Head) won first prize at Oberhausen in 1961; LABYRINTH (1962) won first prize at Annecy and Cracow; and ADAM 2 won the German State Film Prize in 1966 [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

    Films Screened:

    Hollis Frampton's Hapax Legomena
    11/5/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:
    'Hapax Legomena are literally 'things said once.' The scholarly jargon refers to those words that occur only a single time in the entire oeuvre of an author, or in a whole literature. The title brackets a cycle of six films, of which only five will be shown this evening. These six make up a single work composed of detachable parts, each of which may be seen separately for its own qualities. There is no denying a tincture of oblique autobiography in this work, but it is barely my own. Rather, it is the biography of the sensibility of a persona of my own invention; I feel myself, most often, but a feeble shadow of this simulacrum, some of whose engaging traits I wish I could emulate more successfully. Nonetheless, surprisingly, I find myself largely, in sympathy with these films from the past 13 months. Concerns I had long seen as latent in 'his' work begin to emerge with unexpected resonances. For instance, if the superheated atmosphere of ZORNS LEMMA has apparently cooled somewhat (but this might just be a side-effect of the return to black and white!), nevertheless this new cycle seems to suggest, through overall construction, something the earlier film, with its aggressive packing of information into thousands of shots, could not: I mean that it suggests to me a possibility for separating formal amplitude from the excessive formal candor that has so often accompanied it in recent years. Of course I am not suggesting that such a suggestion could amount to a revelation for anyone but myself. I'm sure that for most persons it must seem... along with these films, which engendered it... thoroughly ordinary. ' -Hollis Frampton [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

    Films Screened:

    Hard Core by Walter DeMaria and Quick Billy by Bruce Baillie
    11/12/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:
    'Filmed in the Black Rock desert of Northern Nevada, the film is about a long shootout between a younger man with a pistol and an older man with a rifle. The vast panorama of the desert provides the backdrop for the encounter of the two men, its suspense heightened by the tightly controlled photography of both the spectacular landscape and the action we witness. Hard Core may be called a minimal-suspense-western with an underlying politico-historical theme. The threatening crescendo of oceans and drums (played by de Maria) underscores the starkly visual drama contained within the circular, bounded field of our observation, and its silent comment on war and violence in man.' - Art + Cinema The essential experience of transformation, between Life and Death, death and birth, or rebirth. In four reels, the first three adapted from the Bardo Thodol, The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The fourth reel is the form of a black and white one-reeler Western summarizing the material of the first three reels, which are color and abstract [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

    Films Screened:

    11/19/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:
    Screening of Decca Dance with a live of performance of Lowell Daring's 'Contemporary Archaeology of Hollywood' [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1974]

    Films Screened:

    Films by Thomas Roberdeau, David Irving, Robert Alsheimer
    11/26/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Films Screened:

    12/3/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Films Screened:

    12/4/1974

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: William Moritz

    Description:
    Ed Emschwiller appeared in person with a screening of his films

    Films Screened:

    Shirley Clarke
    1/4/1975-1/14/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Description:
    It is with special pleasure that Theatre Vanguard and Women in Film are able to present Shirley Clark, in person, with a retrospective of her film and video work. On Saturday January 4, 1975 at 8:30 PM, will be shown THE COOL WORLD (1975), an amazing adaptation of Warren Miller's novel about young gangs in Harlem, and in fact the first feature to actually be shot in Harlem. Jacques Rivette and the French New Wave critics hailed COOL WORLD as one of the ten greatest sound films. On the same program will be Ms. Clarke's lyrical short film SKYSCRAPER. Tuesday, January 7, at 8:00 PM, will be shown Ms. Clarke's exceptional film of the Living Theatre's production of Jack Gelber's award-winning play of THE CONNECTION (1960). The action takes place entirely in a New York loft apartment where eight heroin addicts have gathered waiting for their dope dealer to arrive. In order to get enough money to pay for the the dope, they let the film crew pay them to allow them to photographed playing jazz and telling anecdotes about their lives. The camera moves about the caged environment with brilliant intensity, and the resulting film has been universally hailed as one of the definitive depictions of the Beat Generation. With THE CONNECTION will be Ms. Clarke's UNICEF short, A SCARY TIME. Tuesday, January 14, at 8:00 PM will be shown PORTRAIT OF JASON (1967) a compelling feature length interview with a young black an who candidly describes his whole life, from his earliest childhood memories to his present occupation as a hustler. As with Ms. Clarke's other films, JASON was widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films of our time, not the least praise coming from Ingmar Bergman. On the same program with JASON will be three short films: BRIDGES-GO-ROUND (shown with its original electronic soundtrack by Louis and Bebe Barron), the dance film MOMENT IN LOVE, and the extraordinary BELGIAN LOOPS, a series of looped images created for continuous projection at the Brussels World's Fair of 1958, and foreshadowing many experiments of the metaphysical, structural filmmakers of the 60s. After the screening, Ms. Clarke will conduct a live video performance. Ms. Clarke will be present at each screening to introduce the films and answer questions, an exceptional opportunity to meet with and study the works of one of the greatest American filmmakers. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    A Robert Breer Retrospective
    1/28/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

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    Films Screened:

    Yvonne Rainer's Film About A Woman Who
    3/11/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Description:
    Film About A Woman Who... is a multi-layered composite of images, text, music, and speech that deal with oppositions of emotional life set off against the appearances of everyday behavior. The story (of a passage across an unspecified length and order of time) is sustained by the intermittent narration of two off-screen voices (a man's and a woman's never clearly identified with the on-screen characters) that read, in the present tense, discreet paragraphs about the experiences of someone referred to only as 'she.' On screen two men and two women- in varying combinations and in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations - 'play out' the valences of their interdependencies in word and gesture, gaze and stillness in- to use Louise Brooks phrase- 'unhinged fragments of reality' further fragmented by distortions in speed, time, placement of optics, and bodily orientations. Correspondence between image and narration at any given moment runs a gamut between metaphoric cohesion and calculated incongruity. Subtitles and intertitles function as both counterpoint and connective tissue between sequences. The subjective, obsessive eye of the camera combined with the dry impersonal tone of the narration creates a constant flux of tension, absurdity, intense drama and pathos. This, Ms. Rainer's second feature-length film, reveals a growing virtuosity in the use of parataxic techniques to control and mold a content that in other contexts has been so overbearing. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    Ann Arbor '74
    4/15/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

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    Films Screened:

    Ann Arbor '74
    4/22/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    The Films of Walter Ungerer
    4/29/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    'I cannot say how much your work means to me: It is so seldom that I see anything in cinema that excites me, that speaks to me on a deep level, that has material in it that I wish I had devised. Your films have stirred me, given me an urgency to my own imagination, opened doors. I am full of admiration and gratitude' James Broughton 'Walter Ungerer's MEET ME, JESUS was the most successful 'experimental' film shown (at the Ann Arbor Film Festival); choosing for his themes nothing less than birth-death and the corruption of knowledge, Ungerer turned what could have been portentous or preachy into a funny and finally moving experience' Richarld Corliss, COMMONWEAL 'Since one function of the awards at any film festival is to focus attention upon some special aspects of the medium, I have chosen SOLSTICE one of my two major prizes. It is imaginative, daring, and definitely not calculated as an audience pleaser; it tests the edge of filmic expression by literally forcing the spectator into new ways of looking' Arthur Knight, judge Midwest Film Festival 'From the several films I have seen (particularly SOLSTICE and TERRIBLE MOTHER), Walter Ungerer comes across to me as an extraordinarily gifted, enigmatic, individual filmartist, with a fine visual compositional sense, a mature intellectual literary component, a sure control of his medium, and an uncanny knack of investing the most ordinary setting and circumstances with a more natural reality in the service of saying something subtle but important about human life.' Edgar Daniels, FILMMAKERS NEWSLETTER [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    Benedict Arnold
    9/16/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Walter Gutman, a 72 year old retired businessman, has for many years been an active supporter, producer and filmmaker in the New American Cinema. Other films by Mr. Gutman include UNWRAP ME, THE GRAPE DEALER'S DAUGHTER, and CIRCUS GIRL. Of the making of BENEDICT ARNOLD, Mr. Gutman says: 'I learned a great deal about my country during the year I did this film, and of the European world of which it was, and, in fact, still is a part. The people of the times became real and personal and I admired them. They were truly an extraordinary lot--- a combination of physical hardihood and courage with high culture... The film, as it is, is pretty strictly a documentary on Arnold and those intimately connected with him, plus my psychic association with him... As I got into the story of Arnold, I, of course, got more into the story of Arnold, I, of course got more into the story of Washington and I began to realize that he really was the man who held things together. When they called him the father of the country, they were not sentimentalizing-- they were correct. If Arnold's ectoplasm reads this blurb I think it will agree, and if Washington's sees the film, I feel it will think it tells the story reasonably well as it was.' [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    Stan Brakhage
    9/20/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Films by Michael Wiese
    9/23/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Michael Wiese studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and received an MFA in cinematography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He spent two years traveling and making films in Bali, Japan, India and East Africa prior to establishing his present home base in San Francisco. Mr. Wiese's current activities, in addition to filmmaking, include shadow puppetry, oceanography, holistic health, 'inner games' in sports, and Indonesian music and dance. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    The Films of Will Hindle
    10/7/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

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    Films Screened:

    The Films of Richard Myers
    10/14/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    'I regard film as a plastic and time art in which the visuals are the most important aspect. The medium of film deals, first of all, with pictures, forms, structures, images. The word IMAGE presumes a mental activity, perception-memory, the creative action of the imagination realized by the art instrument. Reality filtered by the selectivity of the individual interests and modified by prejudicial perception, an intellectualization process. This combined with similar, contrasting, both forgotten or subconscious and remembered, to become assimilated into the conceptual image which emerges through the camera and editor as a plastic image. Secondly, the medium deals with MOTION, consideration of rhythm, length, progression and the juxtaposition of various time elements. Film is a rhythmic visualization of emotions and ideas.'Richard Myers [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    The Films of Tom Palazzolo: Program 1
    10/21/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Films Screened:

    The Films of Tom Palazzolo: Part 2
    10/28/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Films Screened:

    The Films of Mireille Dansereau and Vartes Cholakian
    11/4/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mireielle Dansereau was born in Montreal. Upon graduation from the University of Montreal she directed her first short film, MON NE JOUR. In response to this film the government of Province of Quebec sent her to London to study at the Film School of the Royal College of Art. While there she completed the fillm, THE COMPROMISE. Upon her return to Canada she embarked upon production of DREAM LIFE, which was cited at the 1973 San Francisco Film Festival for its 'special contribution to cinematographic art.' Vartkes Cholakian was born in Aleppo, Syria, of Armenian parents. He came to the United States in 1961, residing first in Boston, then New York and Los Angeles. He returned to Boston to study painting and graphics at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where he completed MACHINA. Moving to Montreal in 1968, Mr. Cholakian encountered Ms Dansereau; they were married in 1973. Both filmmakers are currently working on individual projects for Canada's National Film Board. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    Visions of the Nude- The Films of James Herbert
    11/11/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    James Herbert lives in Athens, Georgia where he has been teaching in the Department of Art at the University of Georgia since 1962. Herbert, who is a celebrated painter, has had his own work exhibited throughout the US and Canada, and he has had a number of one-man exhibitions at the Pointdexter Gallery in New York. In a statement from the catalogue, 'Contemporary Painting and Sculpture 1974,' issued by the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Herbert is quoted 'My process for making paintings and films is somewhat similar. In both I always concentrate on the nude human figure. In the films the subjects are never directed and I proceed to shoot whatever looks good at the moment. The figures in the paintings emerge by simply beginning with a part of the anatomy and going on from there. In both cases I am interested in dislocating the figures in time and space. In the paintings this achieved by temporarily covering up areas, putting in new unrelated images and then seeing what juxtaposition has occurred. In films I reshoot each frame, upsetting the rhythm of real time and composition... The nice thing about the painting process is that I can do it alone. I have to involve myself in the real world in film.' About Herbert's process of 're-photography,' the artist says 'Re-photography is a way to get another change at filming. I approach refilming not so much as analysis, but rather to see the projected film as a new event, a new subject for filming. Then I change intuitively, spontaneously, the time progression and/ or part of the screen I re-photograph. The new images are then consumed by the camera again. They sustain themselves as new events for filming, and that is different from editing or fixing up...I do not believe in progress in art. I believe one can make old things new again. Certain media and certain approaches do renew things. I got into film because I could do old things, not 'new' things... old things that were denied in painting. I see no way for me to develop the anatomical reality I see (moving in time and space) before me in painting, but I can in film.' [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    Highlights from the 1975 Ann Arbor Film Festival
    11/15/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    New Directions in New York
    11/18/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curators: Victoria Hochberg Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    These films from the East share an interest in time or a sense of place. Some landscapes are even metaphorical. CONEY a joyful vision of Coney Island, METROLINER collects history as it travels between New York and Washington, HOMAGE TO MAGRITTE plays with the spatial boundaries of images, YUDIE moves from the present to the past through an older women's life, THE CLUB is a fantasy that graphically examines the environment of a men's club in New York, EVIDENCE carries a sense of place from New York and delivers it to you in Los Angeles. I thought it would be interesting to present these films to you in that context, but they should be looked at as totally separate adn self-contained pieces. My own ideas merely provided a programming experiment, a chance for you in the West to see some of the things that we in the East are thinking about. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]

    Films Screened:

    Highlights from the 1975 Ann Arbor Film Festival Program 2
    12/02/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    The Tenth International Tournee of Animation
    12/10/1975-12/13/1975

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Screening of 'A Bird's Life' was U.S. premiere

    Films Screened:

    1/6/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Three Films by Danny Lyon
    1/13/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    'I first traveled to Columbia my writer friend Harris Dulany. As we sat eating in a centro restaurant of a small town on the coast, two boys stood in the doorway glancing at us when we weren't looking at them. It was Joselin and Ivan and they were waiting to eat the scraps we would leave from our meal. This was the beginning of Los Ninos Abandonados. It took another 16 months to raise the money and meet Paul Justman, the filmmaker and editor who did the sound and went through all the madness of film making with me. Fillmmaking for us became like a small guerilla war. Get there, do it, and get out. Mobs would form whenever they say Paul and me with the children, so we began to meet secretly with the children in the graveyard, which we then used as a 'studio.' Harris got stabbed while defending me against knife wielding young men, and Colombian secret police stopped Paul and me in the middle of filming the 'Feast' scene. When some customers pulled guns in the whore house one of the girls turned to Paul and said, 'I think its getting a little peligroso in here.' Filmmaking like war, is an exquisite combination of heaven and hell. El Mojado was in fact about my best friend for many years in New Mexico, an undocumented worker from rural Chihuahua who I found loading alfalfa bales for $5.00 a day. His name was Eddie and I soon came to regard him a genius. Eddie could do anything, make anything, fix any car or truck, and usually do it with scraps. We built an adobe house together and every spring I would meet him near the border and smuggle him past border patrol into the United States. He introduced me to the whole unbelievable world of 'illegal aliens' and in the end he became so frightened of the consequences of being in the film that he ran away. In what we thought was the middle of filmming we lost the star and I lost my friend forever. A few weeks later standing together before his house in Mexico, Eddie looked at me and said, 'Don't you understand, I am an illegal person over there.' I made SOC. SCI. 127 in Houston in 1969. I had heard of Bill Sanders' painless tattoo shop from inmates inside a Texas penitentiary. Bill was a famous character among them for he had tattooed many of the inmates' wives. Bill was a character indeed. He was a fine tattoo artist and a great photographer whose ultimate brilliance had him putting his color polaroid pictures of tattooed ladies on the wall with thumb tacks where, of course they would fade and disappear. He was also one of the most outrageous talkers I've ever met. I believed in one thing when I shot the film and that was the power of reality. When I edited the film in Robert Frank's house in New York I tried to make Bill talk as funny as possible. Robert looked at it after I had spent four months of a hot New York summer on a moviola and said, 'It came out better than I thought.' I was in heaven. Two years later Bill Sanders was dead.' - Danny Lyon [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Death and Devil (Tod Und Teufel)
    1/20/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Stephen Dwoskin is perhaps the most traditional of all contemporary 'experimental' filmmaker craftsmen. A New Yorker now living and working in London, Dwoskin rarely uses superimpositions, impulsive camera movements, or abstract images of any sort. His films are, in essence, documentaries- - even to the extent of having soundtrack narration in several cases. They are experimental only in their uncompromising commitment to their subject matter: the study of human isolation and gestures we make towards communication. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    The Films of Barbara Linkevitch
    1/27/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Barbara Linkevitch in person

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: European Influences
    1/30/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    The history of the avant-garde/ experimental film does not begin in America. It begins in France, in the work of the professional magician, Georges Melies. The motion picture was invented to reproduce movement, to reproduce reality, to reflect like a mirror what went on before the lens of the camera. Film was primarily objective until Melies stumbled upon the transformatory possibilities of the medium. This happened as he was filming a view of traffic in Paris. His camera jammed for a minute, and after he developed the film Melies discovered that the bus that was on the scene when the camera stopped was magically transformed into a hearse that was in the bus's place when the camera started again. Following this invention, by accident, of stop-motion photography, he went on to discover fading, dissolving, masking, super-imposition, slow motion, fast motion and reverse motion. In short, he learned how to use film to manipulate reality. Melies films were commercial successes. They were also works of totally personal art. He wrote the scripts, designed and painted the sets, ran the camera, directed the action, and sometimes even played the lead role. From 1896 to 1913, he made hundreds of films, most of them stagey spectacles such as VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE. Action in Melies' films was restricted to sets of proscenium stage dimensions, however, and he was drive out of business when others made more dynamic and realistic use of the camera. Many contemporary underground filmmakers have adopted Melies as a progenitor and hero. Reprinted from Sheldon Renan's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND FILM [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    A Film by Mike Leigh
    2/3/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    This program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington D.C.

    Films Screened:

    An Evening with Tom Chomont
    2/10/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Tom Chomont was born in a hospital in Chicago, but lived in Skokie, until his family began moving to Florida, living at three addresses and various motels and hotels around and between there and Chicago. He received a B.A. in Painting and Art History (with a minor in Psychology) from Rollins College in Florida. Subsequently he studied Film at Boston University, but did not complete the course requirements for the MA. At this time he maintained a monthly and bi-monthly series of experimental film at the Odd Fellows Hall in Cambridge. He worked for the Film-Maker's Cinematheque and then at various clerical and manual labors in New York. In 1969 he began to travel and live in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. In addition to his work, two related films are included in the program: ANOTHER SHOT (1973) by Daniel Singelenberg and RE:INCARNATION, A Berlin diary by Tom Chomont and Peter Erdmann. The Vanguard Contemporary Film Series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency in Washington D.C. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    History of the Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema Program Two: European Influences 1925-1930
    2/14/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    This program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington D.C. Musical accompaniment co-ordinated by Craig Holt. In memoriam: Hans Richter, 1888-1976 [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: The Films of J.J. Murphy
    2/17/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Tonight's films at Canyon are by J.J. Murphy, a young film-maker, who is from New Jersey. He makes meditative or contemplative films that take the necessity of concentrating on that rectangle of light and press it pretty far. These films allow you to give attention to small details within a more or less undeviating image inside the frame. In some ways this is parallel to concentrating on the syllables of a mantra or to the convolutions and intricacies of trantric art. Watching these films allows one to go in and out of a trance-like accepting state, letting your imagination create associations and play with meanings, or to get outside the film, to think and wonder. -- VIc Fascio KPFA-FM (San Francisco) Cineprobe is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington D.C. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: The Films of Alexis Rafael Krasilovsky
    2/24/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    After the screening Ms. Krasilovsky will discuss her work with the audience, and will present selections of her film related poetry. Alexis Krasilovsky has been making films since graduating from Yale's first class of women in 1971. Her films have been shown in colleges, porno houses and museums throughout the United States. She organized the International Women's Film Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, December 1975, and has written for Artforum, Variety and Women & Film. 'To understand the image of women in film...(you have to) go back... to see how the film production process has formed cultural types for economic reasons... When Edison first developed motion picture invention... his primary concern was to create a market for his illuminated boxes. The strips of film became important when the delightful antics of women belly-dancing and taking off their clothes could keep the male viewers from thinking too hard about the rampant piracy of the camera technology....' 'From the actresses points of view, it has remained practically impossible even for those desiring to develop and use the power and the extra-curricular talent to change their own roles, to accomplish more than get themselves a paying job. As Kathleen Nolan, First Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild, has stated: How can I say I won't do those sexist parts if nothing else is being done?' Cineprobe is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington D.C. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Mare's Tail
    3/2/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    • Mare's Tail

    Cineprobe: Reed: Insurgent Mexico
    3/9/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Paul Leduc-- born 1942. Was film critic for Mexico's daily EL DIA, and then went to Paris to study with Jean Rouch at the Musee de l'Homme. In 1967 he founded the Cine Grupo '70 and directed a number of short documentaries. REED...was his first feature film. Robert A. Rosenstone, author of ROMANTIC REVOLUTIONARY, the recently published definitive biography of John Reed, will introduce the film and will be available for questions and discussion, in the theatre lobby, after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Black Holiday
    3/16/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Marco Leto was born in Rome in 1931. After studying law, he enrolled at the film school (Centro Sperimentale) in Rome. He wrote film reviews for a number of specialized film magazines before he became the film critic for the daily IL GLOBO. He co-scripted a number of films with Franco Rossi and collaborated with Mario Monicelli, Florestano Vancini, and Renato Castellani. He directed several television films and plays, indluding Arthur Miller's INCIDENT IN VICHY and ALL MY SONS before realizing his first film, BLACK HOLIDAY. In 1931 the Italian government insisted that all university professors take a "loyalty" oath, swearing allegiance to the Facist reginme. In all Italy only thirteen refused. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: American Beginnings 1920-1935
    3/20/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    This series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington D.C.

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Films by Larry Gottheim
    4/6/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Films by Larry Gottheim
    4/7/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Loose Ends
    4/13/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    David Burton Morris studied at the University of California (Los Angeles) and the American Film Institute in Beverly Hills, California. He has a directed one other feature film, RESTLESS SLEEP (1973, 70 min.) While living in California, the director worked on several feature films in various capacities as well as writing many scripts (one produced, PRIVATE PARTS, 1973) He moved to Minnesota in 1974 to work on a feature film being produced in Minneapolis. While living in Minnesota, the director and his wife Victoria were involved in the production of television commercial and prepared a feature length documentary on the working class. (WORKING CLASS HEROES). [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Films by Ken Jacobs
    4/20/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    The Maryan Gallery Film Series Commemorative: The Master of Art in Motion-- Oskar Fischinger
    4/25/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curators: Douglas Edwards William Moritz

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) By Wilma Schoen
    4/27/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: The Developing Avant-Garde 1930-1945
    4/30/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    The Vanguard/ Ann Arbor Film Competition
    5/6/1976-5/8/1976

    Location: Theatre Vangaurd
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: The Films of Gary Adkins
    5/18/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Adkins will discuss his work with the audience after the screening

    Films Screened:

    VC Film Screening
    5/23/1976

    Location: Theater Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Links:
    'Asian American Points of View,' Los Angeles Times, 1976

    Cineprobe: Films by Jon Jost
    5/25/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Mr. Jost will be available for questions and discussion, in the theatre lobby during the intermissions and after the final film.

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: The West Coast 1945-1950
    5/28/1976

    Location: Theatre Vangaurd
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    This focus on the post-war period in West Coast filmmaking will be continued in the June program (Friday, June 25), with additional works by Peterson, Harrington, Broughton, and Joseph Vogel and Frank Stauffacher. This series is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington, D.C. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: The Films of George Griffin
    6/1/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Tendresse Ordinaire
    6/8/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Presented through the gracious assistance of Mr. James Donovan of the Quebec Government Office (Los Angeles), Dr. Serge Losique of Conservatoire D' Art Cinematographique (Montreal), and Mr. André Guimond. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    • Tendresse Ordinaire

    Cineprobe: The Devil's Cleavage
    6/15/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: The Films of Barry Spinello
    6/22/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Four of the short films were made for the BCTV "Villa Allegre" show: Building a Rocking Horse, Building Pottery, Urban Congestion and Learning To Fly

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: The West Coast 1945-1950
    6/25/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Penthesilea
    6/29/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    A film by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen. Produced in association with the Film and Theatre Departments of Northwestern University. Based upon a play by Heinrich von Kleist. Mr. Wollen will discuss the film with the audience after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: Program Seven, East/ West 1945-1950
    9/14/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    Sara Arledge in person. This series was supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency in Washington D.C. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: Woman of the Ganges
    9/21/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    A film written and directed by Marguerite Duras

    Films Screened:

    • Woman of the Ganges

    Cineprobe: Sheepman and the Sheared
    10/12/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:
    A Film in Seven Parts: Sheep, Sheepman, Window, Lane, Farm, Blue Plus Green Plus Red, Sheepwoman. Mr. Leggert will introduce the film. There will be discussion after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

    Films Screened:

    The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: Program Eight, Beginnings of the
    10/23/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Description:

    Films Screened:

    Cineprobe: The Songs of Stan Brakhage, A Complete Retrospective
    11/2/1976-11/30/1976

    Location: Theatre Vanguard
    9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

    Curator: Douglas Edwards

    Films Screened:

      The Songs of Stan Brakhage
      11/2/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Song 1
      • Song 2
      • Song 3
      • Song 4
      • Song 5
      • Song 6
      • Song 7
      • Song 8
      • Song 9
      • Song 10
      • Song 11
      • Song 12
      • Song 13
      • Song 14

      The Songs of Stan Brakhage
      11/9/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Song 15
      • Song 16
      • Song 17
      • Song 18
      • Song 19
      • Song 20
      • Song 21
      • Song 22

      The Songs of Stan Brakhage
      11/16/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • 23rd Psalm Branch

      Calarts at the Vanguard
      11/19/1976-11/20/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Recent films by Faculty and Students of California Institute of the Arts

      Films Screened:

      The Songs of Stan Brakhage
      11/24/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Song 24
      • Song 25
      • Song 26
      • Song 27

      The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: Program Nine, The Developing "Underground," 1955-1960
      11/27/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      The Songs of Stan Brakhage
      11/30/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Song 28
      • Song 29
      • Song 30
      • Window Suite of Children's Songs
      • Sexual Meditation No. 1
      • Motel
      • Gift

      Cineprobe: Speaking Directly: Some American Notes
      12/7/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      The production and distribution of works such as those represented by SPEAKING DIRECTLY, set in the context of the American political, economic and social framework, is both an arduous and tenuous affair. In rejecting the capitalist imperative of measuring the value of things in fundamentally economic terms (profit) and instead placing value in the broader setting of the cultural, poltical and economic needs of society, such work finds itself excluded from the normal sources of financing for production and from the customary channels for distribution. Thus, while works such as DEATH WISH, plying the frustrations and psychoses of the publci, are readily financed and distributed, depsite their socially negative character, works such as SPEAKING DIRECTLY are relegated to a marginal realm. It is, of course, easy to sell cheap wine to an alcoholic or heroin to an addict, just as it is easy, as Hollywood constantly and profitably demonstrates, to peddle quick and easy psychological 'fixes' to a repressed body politic. It is in this context that I appeal to those reading this to grasp the measure and proportion of these things, to understand that the possibility of the of production and distribution of works such as SPEAKING DIRECTLY is wholly dependent on the emergence of a support base composed of those who work in our have access to institutional mechanisms and funds, and who share the belief that our society is greatly in need of of a careful and compassionate re-examination of its material and psychic foundations. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]

      Films Screened:

      The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema: Program Ten
      12/10/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened:

      Cineprobe: Suckalo
      12/14/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Taylor will discuss his film work with the audience.

      Films Screened:

      • Suckalo

      A Holiday Invitational Screening of Selected Dance Films
      12/17/1976-12/18/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened:

      Cineprobe: Independence Day
      12/21/1976

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened:

      Cineprobe: Color Expressionism
      1/11/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Josef Bogdanovich will be available for questions and discussion during the intermission, in the foyer of the theatre.

      Films Screened:

      Cineprobe: Diaries, Notes and Sketches Program One
      1/18/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Reel one of IN BETWEEN screened.

      Films Screened:

      Independent Cinema: Diaries Notes and Sketches
      1/25/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Theatre Vanguard's INDEPENDENT CINEMA programs are supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency in Washington D.C. [Source, Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977] IN BETWEEN (Reel Two) 1964-1966 screened with WALDEN 1965-1968.

      Films Screened:

      Independent Cinema: Recent Films by George and Mike Kuchar
      2/1/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      This program is being presented as part of the month-long Performing Arts Festival, in celebration of Theatre Vanguard's fifth anniversary. Performing artists and filmmakers have contributed their works for presentation during this festival as part of a major fund-raising effort currently underway. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      Independent Cinema: Films from the Whitney Family
      2/15/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      This program is being presented as part of a month-long Performing Arts Festival, in celebration of Theatre Vanguard's fifth anniversary. Performing artists and filmmakers have contributed their works for presentation during this festival as part of a major fund-raising effort currently underway. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      Independent Cinema: A Program of Recent Works by Northern California Filmmakers
      2/22/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Carmen Vigil

      Description:
      Mr. Vigil will discuss the films and filmmakers with the audience. This program is being presented as part of a month-long Performing Arts Festival, in celebration of Theatre Vanguard's fifth anniversary. Performing artists and filmmakers have contributed their works for presentation during this festival as part of a major fund-raising effort currently underway. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      • Trildogy: Up and Atom, Staid Poot, Rom Amok (Dog Party)
      • Perisphere
      • New York- Miami Beach
      • La-Dee-Da
      • Sleepwalk
      • Two Films I Never Made
      • Getting There
      • Porter Springs
      • The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
      • Zoological Abstracts

      The Films of Peter Kubelka
      3/4/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Introduction and discussion by Mr. Kubelka

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Bastian Cleve
      3/8/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Cleve will discuss his film work after the screening.

      Films Screened:

      • Schau ins Land
      • Seelig
      • Nachtwache
      • Lichtblick (1975) Bastian Cleve
      • Die Reise
      • Ueber Den Flammenbaum
      • Empor
      • Nach Bluff
      • Zur Sonnenwand

      Films by Louis Hock
      4/5/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Hock will appear in person. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Bill Brand
      4/12/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Touch Tone Phone Film
      • Rate of Change
      • Angular Momentum
      • Circles of Confusion
      • Before the Fact
      • An Angry Dog
      • Still at Work
      • The Central Finger
      • It Dawn Down
      • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
      • New York State Primaries

      The Films of Peter Hutton
      5/3/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Images of Asian Music (A Diary from Life 1973-1974)
      • In Marin Country
      • July '71 In San Francisco
      • Living at Beach Street
      • Working at Canyon Cinema
      • Swimming in the Valley of the Moon
      • New York Near Sleep for Saskia
      • Florence (1975) Peter Hutton(Silent, 00:07:00)

      The History of the American Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema Program Twelve: The
      5/10/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Helene Kaplan
      5/17/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Ms Kaplan will discuss her films with the audience, after the screening.

      Films Screened:

      • Auricon Test Rolls
      • Pluto II
      • The Vestal Theatre
      • Sunshine Makers
      • Conveyor Belt: Left; Right
      • 24 Eggs
      • Untitled Dale and Stephanie Film
      • Rose and Seymour at Home in Queens
      • Marcia

      5/20/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Mike Dunford
      5/31/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Still Life with Pear
      • In the Dark
      • Still Image

      Regional Survey of Independent Filmmaking Oregon/ Washington
      6/7/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      This program is presented in cooperation with the Northwest Film Study Center/ Portland Art Museum. This program will be shown throughout the Northwest and at selected sites around the country. Later plans include showings in Europe and Australia. The program is part of the Northwest Film Study Center's Circulating Film Library, supported by funds from the Oregon Arts Commission, Western States Art Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the assistance of Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle, and Teknifilm of Portland. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977] Face Dance (Robert Dvorak) Watermark (Kevin Levine) Closed Mondays (Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner) Light Journey (Richard Gruetter) Earthspirit House (Ron Finne) Circles II (Doris Chase) This is Not a Museum (John Haugse) Disparates (Paul Brekke) Eat the Sun (Jim Cox) Cripple Creek Shuffle (Uli Krestschmar)

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Howard Guttenplan
      6/8/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Discussion with Mr. Guttenplan

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Jud Yalkut
      9/20/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Yalkut will entertain questions from the audience after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      • Planes
      • Electronic Fables
      • Slop Print
      • China Cat Sunflower
      • Aquarian Rushes

      The Films of Karl Krogstad
      9/27/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      An excerpt from Frescade will also screen. Mr. Krogstad lives and works in Seattle, Washington. He will discuss his work with the audience, after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      Regional Survey of Independent Filmmaking Program Four: Utah
      10/4/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Morton Rosenfeld will discuss the films with the audience. Presented in association with the Wasatach Front Independent Film Group and the Art Department of the University of Utah. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977] Shoes of the Gods (Skip Erikson) Move It (Judith Dwan Hallet and Stanley Hallet) Interface (Wayne L. Geary, R. Allan Payne, Brent Schoenfeld) Cathode Ray (Dale Angel) Muskrats (C. Larry Roberts) Izitmater? (David Kirk Chambers) The Woodman (Jayme Parker with Loren Switzer) Reflected (Juan Salazar) Night's Last Child (Chris Panushka) Circle Game (Morton Rosenfeld) Vernal (Trent Harris) I Was A Teenage Travelogue (C. Larry Roberts)

      Films Screened:

      Films from the London Co-op
      10/11/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Bruce will answer questions with the audience after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977] At the Academy London's Burning (Ian Kerr) Romantic Italy (Chris Garratt) Leading Light (John Smith) Home Movie (Roger Arguile) Left-Stop-2 (David Critchley) Inside and Outside (Richard Woolley)

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Vincent Grenier
      10/18/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Grenier will discuss his work with the audience after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      CalArts/ Vanguard
      10/21/1977-10/22/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Engel, who heads the Animation Department of the School of Film/ Video at Cal Arts, will introduce and discuss the films with the audience. "What has the animation-artist to correspond to color and visual design of the painter, the solid masses of the sculptor, the musical sounds of the composer and the word sounds of the poet? The answer is movement. Everything is permitted in the art of animation: to bring characters to life, but also to materialize states of anxiety, inner presences. It is thus not only permitted, but advisable, to make the properties join in the action, to make objects life, to animate the decor, to make symbols concrete. Animation is marriage between form and music- in space and time -- a new road to film as an art form." -Jules Engel [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      Regional Survey of Independent Filmmaking Program Five: Philadelphia
      10/25/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      This program was prepared with the invaluable assistance of Peter M. Craigie, director of the Philadelphia Filmmaker's Co-op. The Philadelphia Co-op was founded in 1973 as a distribution/ exhibition/ education organization. The Co-op presents a number of community programs throughout the Philadelphia area, as well as screenings, equipment demonstrations and discussions each month at its studio headquarters. Current active membership number approximately 25 filmmakers and enthusiasts. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977] Jack The Ripper (Barry Waring) Ass Part One (Peter M. Craigie) Dead Babies (Peter M. Craigie) March-April (Thom Holmes) Unsquare Dance (Steve Smart) Lifesaver and the Hole: Two Hole Films (Steve Smart) Time Flies (Steve Smart) Void (Britt McDonough) Metamorphosis (Britt McDonough) Doorway (Britt McDonough) Logos Machine (Britt McDonough)

      Films Screened:

      An Evening with David Larcher
      11/1/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Larcher will answer questions from the audience after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      • A Work-In-Progress

      Paul Sharits: Films and Discussion
      11/10/1977

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

      Curator: Theatre Vanguard

      Films Screened:

      The Complete Works of Frank and Carolyn Mouris
      11/11/1977

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

      Curator: Theatre Vanguard

      Description:
      Frank and Carolyn Mouris' newest film TENNESSSE SAMPLER will be shown in its Los Angeles premiere, in addition to the three earlier films upon which their deserved reputation is based. The single frame magic of FRANK FILM (the autobiographical montage of seemingly millions of images), CONEY (a four season view of the famous amusement park) and SCREENTEST (a blitz of visual contortions), will be shown in addition to TENNESSEE SAMPLER. [Source: FILMVID Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      11/11/1977

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

      Curator: Theatre Vanguard

      Description:
      A powerful dramatic feature film by Los Angeles filmmaker Bobby Roth that chronicles the struggles of a man and woman to maintain an intimate relationship while being beaten down by the impersonal environment in which they live and work. He is trapped in the blue collar whirlpool while she begins to expand her freedom and discover her identity- racial, sexual, and economic tensions inhibiting each step of their mutual and independent growth. Roth is currently working on another feature film tentatively titled 'The Boss's Son' [Source: FILMVID Program Notes, 1977]

      Films Screened:

      Regional Survey of Independent Filmmaking Program Six: Pittsburgh
      11/15/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Cantilever C, Portrait 2 and Chord 11 by Victor Grauer and Aged in Wood by Roger Jacoby also screened. The Room (Greg Gans) A Song of Rosemary (Greg Gans) Colliding with Robert Breer (Greg Gans) A Friday Night Romance (Brady Lewis) Aged in Wood (Roger Jacoby) One to One (Dave Lee) Bullroarer: White Semen Mist (Dave Lee) Thing (Henry Roll) Scanning (Paul Glabicki) Firefly Suite (Robert Gaylor) Sitting Still (Roebrt Gaylor) One Man Bridge (David Barey Cantilever A (Victor Grauer) Cantilever B (Victor Grauer) Cantilever C (Victor Grauer)

      Films Screened:

      Regional Survey of Independent Filmmaking Program Seven: Ohio
      11/29/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      The Ohio Regional program has been selected and assembled by Janis Lipzin, of the film are of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Eye Music in San Francisco, and Jud Yalkut, Executive Director of the Contemporary Media Study Center, Dayton, Ohio, with assistance from Richard Myer, head of the film area at Kent State, Kent, Ohio. The Ohio Regional program will be shown in several locations in Ohio after its LA screening, at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, Ohio , presented by the Contemporary Media Study Center, in January 1978, and on February 7, 1978 at Kent State University, cosponsored by the Contemporary Media Study Center. The Contemporary Media Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt media educational organization in Dayton, Ohio, dedicated to the appreciation of, exhibition of, and production of works of contemporary media. The center is a membership organization, and publishes the OHIO MEDIA newsletter monthly, as well as presenting screenings of film and video work, and public media events. For further screening information about the Center, please write: The Contemporary Media Study Center, MidCity Box 651, Dayton, Ohio 45402. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1977] Landscape Film One (George S. Semsel) Five (Steve Schuler) A Drawn Line (Michael Fleishman) The 36 Dramatic Situations(Andy Voda) Stripsfilm (Kon Petrochuk) Subliminal Precognition (Phillip Krauss) Vin- Yets (Steve C. Denney) Pornette (David Lewis) Baby Films (Melodie Munoff) Points of Interest (Joe Gibbons) Diamorphoses (Gene Barresi) Scanning (Paul Gablicki) Spoot (David Szkudlarek) Decal (John Hibbitts) Quickenly to Fall (Kroy Rubin) Burnt Offering (David Gerstein) Thrusthold (Lainard Bush) Living in the Kali Yuga (Spencer Rumsey)

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Neelon Crawford
      12/6/1977

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Crawford will discuss his work with the audience after the intermission

      Films Screened:

      • Untitled (Scratch)
      • Banana Leaves
      • The Vincent
      • La Selva
      • Laredo Sugar Mill
      • Ship Side Steel Plate Lights
      • Fire Flames
      • 1976
      • Screen Gems
      • untitled (1969) Tom Chomont(00:01:00)
      • Lago Agrio Gas Burn
      • Passing
      • Light Pleasures
      • Paths of Fire II

      Dancer's Choice- An Evening of Dance Films
      1/27/1978-1/28/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Presented by The Los Angeles Area Dance Alliance. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1978] Rainforest (D.A. Pennebaker) The Eternal Circle (Herbert Segelke) Carnival of Rhythm (Katherine Dunham) Light Part 5 (Neelon Crawford) The Immortal Swan (Edward Nakhimov)

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Paul Winkler
      1/31/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Winkler will discuss his films with the audience after the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1978]

      Films Screened:

      • Brickwall
      • Red Church
      • Backyard
      • Bark-Rind
      • Sydney Harbour

      Independent Cinema: Riddles of the Sphinx
      3/7/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Laura Mulvey will discuss the film with the audience following the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1978]

      Films Screened:

      The Films of Dana Gordon
      3/21/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • Vaudeville
      • Boston Transference
      • "You Can't Alter Facts by Filmmaking Them Over with Dead Romances" (John Drinkwater 1764-1839)
      • An Investigation of Film Infrasystems In Three Phases
      • Movie Set Theory: A Universe of Discourse
      • A Table of Contexts
      • Perugia Ambulamatograph

      The Films of John Baldessari
      3/28/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Mr. Baldessari will discuss his film work the audience following the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1978]

      Films Screened:

      Encounter Cinema: An Evening with Hollis Frampton
      4/11/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      These works are part of the artist's 36-hour work-in-progress, THE MAGELLAN CYCLE. Mr. Frampton will entertain questions from the audience following the screening. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1978] The portion of THE MEGELLAN CYCLE that screened was BIRTH OF MAGELLAN: MINDFALL.

      Films Screened:

      Recent Films by Stan Brakhage
      5/9/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Films Screened:

      • The Domain of the Moment
      • Sincerity: Reel Two
      • The Governor

      An Evening of Films and Discussion with Francis Lee
      5/16/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened:

      The Silent Cry
      5/23/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      THE SILENT CRY by Steve Dwoskin screened.

      Films Screened:

      • The Silent Cry

      Experimental Films from Holland
      5/30/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:
      Birds (Frans Zwartjes) A Fan (Frans Zwartjes) Transformation (Paul de Nooyer) Cataract (Jan Ketelaars) Review (Paul de Nooyer) Time Takes a Cigarette (Karin Wiertz & Jacques Verbeek) Reversals (Wiertz & Verbeek) Kitchen (Peter Horree) Times in Between (William Velthoven) Keep on Turning (Wiertz & Verbeek) Say Goodbye (de Nooyer) Zee (Gijs Schneemann) Ponskaart (Mathije Blonk) Living (Frans Zwartjes)

      Films Screened:

      Films and Discussion with Hilary Harris
      5/31/1978

      Location: Theatre Vanguard
      9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

      Curator: Douglas Edwards

      Description:

      Films Screened: