Structuralist, Collagist, and Surrealist Film: The Poetics of Avant-Garde Cinema

Austin Scottish Rite Theater

207 W. 18th Street

Free Admission

Wednesday, July 18, 7:30pm

The 1940s and 1950s

Aviary (1955) D: Joseph Cornell. (5 min.)

A Legend for Fountains (1957-1970) D: Joseph Cornell. (10 min.)

Nymphlights (c.1957) D: Joseph Cornell. (8 min.)

Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946) D: Maya Deren. (15 min.)

The Potted Psalm (1947) D: Sidney Peterson, with James Broughton. (18 min.)

The Pursuit of Happiness (1940) D: Rudy Burkhardt. (7 min.)

Under the Brooklyn Bridge (1953) D: Rudy Burkhardt. (15 min.)

The Way to Shadow Garden (1955) D: Stan Brakhage. (10 min.)

Radio Dynamics (1943) D: Oscar Fischinger. (4 min.)

Color Cry (1952) D: Len Lye. (3 min.)

Wednesday, July 25, 7:30pm

The 1960s

A Movie (1960) D: Bruce Conner. (12 min.)

Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965) D: Kenneth Anger. (31é2 min.)

Little Stabs at Happiness (1963) D: Ken Jacobs. (15 min.)

Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966) D: George Kuchar. (15 min.)

Sailboat (1967) D: Joyce Wieland. (3 min.)

Serpent (1971) D: Scott Bartlett. (14 min.)

Gymnopedies (1965) D: Larry Jordan. (6 min.)

Ray Gun Virus (1966) D: Paul Sharits. (14 min.)

Fist Fight (1964) D: Robert Breer. (9 min.)

Four Girls (1967) D: Keewatin Dewdney. (2 min.)

Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (1960s) D: Marie Menken. (4 min.)

Hall of Mirrors (1966) D: Warren Sonbert. (7 min.)

Who Ho Ray No. 1 (1966) D: Stan Vanderbeek. (7 min.)

Monday, July 30, 7:30pm

The 1970s

Serene Velocity (1970) D: Ernie Gehr. (23 min.)

Zorns Lemma (1970) D: Hollis Frampton. (60 min.)

Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30pm

The 1980s

Ariel (1983) D: Nathaniel Dorsky. (16 min.)

Cool Hands Warm Heart (1980) D: Su Friedrich. (7 min.)

Gently Down the Stream (1981) D: Su Friedrich. (14 min.)

Short of Breath (1990) D: Jay Rosenblatt. (10 min.)

Doubt (1981) D: Jay Rosenblatt. (11 min.)

The Passage of the Bride (1980) D: Phil Solomon. (6 min.)

The Exquisite Hour (1989) D: Phil Solomon. (14 min.)

Doll House (1984) D: Barbara Hammer. (3 min.)

Optic Nerve (1985) D: Barbara Hammer. (16 min.)

Monday, Aug. 13, 7:30pm


Los (2000) D: James Benning. The second segment of Benning's California Trilogy

Program compiled by Salvatore Botti, Aaron Valdez, Jen Proctor, Rachel Tsangari, Jodie Keeling, and Justin Hennard
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  • Charting America

    Filmmaker James Benning typifies the avant-garde tradition and will be on hand to present his film, Los, as part of the Austin Film Society's series, "Expanding Cinema: Fifty Years of Avant-Garde Cinema."

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