and legacy of Raul Ruiz (1941-2011), one of the most innovative and inspirational filmmakers and filmthinkers of the last 40 years.
A screening of Ruiz’ 1982 feature
On Top of the Whale
will be f ollowed by a program of rare Ruizshorts and readings from
Poetics of Cinema
presented by artists and curators including Jeanne Liotta,Mark McElhattan, Keith Sanborn, Elisabeth Subrin, and more.
Jonathan Rosenbaum writes of
On Topof the Whale
,"One of Raul Ruiz’s best features, this is also one of his looniest...The putative SF plotconcerns a French anthropologist and his Dutch wife who are hired to study the indecipherablelanguage spoken by two members of an Indian tribe; in fact, this is a dazzling intellectual goof, with anaverage of one striking visual idea per shot, a lot of gags involving the pretensions of anthropologistsand psychoanalytical theorists, and other forms of nonstop invention.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum)
Ed Halter presents Un filme de Diane Chambers
Critic and curator Ed Halter presents an illustrated lecture on fake experimental films as seen inmainstream movies and television, where they have often been used to ridicule the very notion of artistic practice or counterculture. Taken together as their own motley tradition, these parodies canprovide a shadow history of the avant-garde, showing how popular narrative has policed itself againstany other possible forms that cinema might take.
Electronic Arts Intermix presents Raymond Pettibon's
EAI is pleased to present Raymond Pettibon’s
(1989), featuring Mike Kelley. Pettibon'shighly idiosyncratic pen and ink drawings have taken him from L.A. cult status to the internationalartworld. With Kelley, Pettibon was close to the West Coast punk bands of the late 1970s and early1980s. His deliberately crude, low-tech video narratives are irreverent tales of 1960s and '70s WestCoast radical subcultures. These wildly ironic, deadpan dramas feature an ensemble of luminariesfrom L.A.'s post-punk underground. In
Kelley and Mike Watt play two teens struggling tocreate the right image for themselves, debating aesthetic and ethical issue of starting a punk band,and strategies to avoid being “rinky dink.”Screening with Cory Arcangel’s
Message my Brother Justin Left Me on my Cell from the Slayer Concert Last Week
(2004).Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a leading international resource for video and media art whose coreprogram is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historicalvideo works by artists.
Chuck Jones Centennial
Creator of dozens of seven minute Merrie Melodies masterpieces, Chuck Jones influenced everyonefrom Matt Groening to Jean-Pierre Gorin. The epitome of termite art, Manny Farber writes, “Jones isout to make you laugh, bluntly, and as it turns out, cold-bloodedly...the whole sphere of man’s emotionand behavior simply as a butt for humor, no matter what it leads to.” Featuring
Duck Amuck, OneFroggy Evening, Ali Baba Bunny, For Scent-i-mental Reasons, Rabbit Fire, Rabbit of Seville, NoBarking, Rabbit Seasoning, There They Go-Go-Go, Rabbit of Seville, Le Beau Pepe,