L.A. Filmworks – The State of the Art in Los Angeles, 1980

  • Zulu As Konoe, by Craig Rice
  • Zulu As Konoe, by Craig Rice

    May 20, 2012, 7:30pm
    Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

    Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, Screening 28

    In the early 1980s, Filmforum’s Terry Cannon assembled a few mixed shows for touring of experimental films by Los Angeles filmmakers.  Along with Filmforum Film, a document of Filmforum in 1980, selections from these shows, and maybe some additional treats, prove a fitting conclusion to Alternative Projections, revealing the state of the art in Los Angeles, circa 1980.  We’ll have a great mix of films, with experimental, animated, conceptual, and documentary works, followed by a celebratory reception!

    At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

    In person: Betzy Bromberg, Terry Cannon, Tom Leeser, Craig Rice, William Scaff, Keith Ullrich (schedules permitting)

    For full information, please visit http://www.alternativeprojections.com/screening-series/l-a-filmworks-the-state-of-the-art-in-los-angeles-1980/

    The show is free!  Reservations recommended, and will be held until 7:15 pm on show night, at which time they will be released to anyone present.  Reservations available at

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246038

    Films to be Screened

    • Zulu As Konoe, by Craig Rice Zulu As Konoe, by Craig Rice

      Zulu As Konoe (1980, 16mm, 5:00)
      Directed by Craig Rice

    • Renee Walking/TV Talking (1980, 16mm, 10:00)
      Directed by Tom Leeser

      "The idea of cinema is constant and timeless while the notion of medium ages within a liquid array. Cinema becomes the thread passing on its ghosts and providing a soul for the new digitial mediums." - TL

    • Soothing the Bruise (1980, 16mm, color, 21 min.)
      Directed by Betzy Bromberg

      Sex roles, consumption and destruction in America.
      "Bromberg is a subjective assault, a kind of found cinema, in which the pieces of existence, the pablum pop of Top 40 radio, mix effortlessly with thermonuclear techno-jargon, and stoned-out kids camping around in the buff co-exist in a restless uneasy mix with Times Square strip shows, neon effluvia, lugubrious country-western ballads and Bromberg's own visceral polemics. She boils international power politics down to a question of whose dick is longer, the US or Russia's, and who's going to put it where."
      - Brian Lambert, Twin Cities Reader

    • Rose for Red (1980, 16mm, color, 3 min)
      Directed by Diana Wilson

      Restored print from the Academy Film Archive

      An unusual, jewel-like homage to unity and discordance in filmic composition.

    • The Dream Trilogy (16mm (origin 8 mm), 36 min.)
      Directed by William Scaff

      Restored print from the Academy Film Archive

    • Filmforum Film (1980, 16mm, b/w, 4 min)
      Directed by Craig Rice

      Craig Rice, a Filmforum member whose work had screened there, made a delightful documentary, 'Filmforum FIlm,' showing the neighborhood, Cannon at work, and some of the audience in attendance.  -- David James, The Most Typical Avant-Garde, 2005