As part of The Festival of the Arts (FOTA) at the University of Chicago, the Experimental Film Club presents a lecture-screening by Fred Camper:
Films by Arthur Lipsett and Stan Brakhage:
Social Criticism and Personal Despair
The following films will be shown, all in 16mm; Camper will offer brief introductions and more detailed discussions after.
Very Nice, Very Nice (1961, 7 mins.), by Arthur Lipsett
21-87 (1964, 9 mins), by Arthur Lipsett
Free Fall (1964, 9 mins.), by Arthur Lipsett
A Trip Down Memory Lane (1965, 12 mins.), by Arthur Lipsett
Murder Psalm (1981, 17 mins.), by Stan Brakhage
Lipsett was an extraordinary Canadian filmmaker who made seven films before his suicide in 1986. Using found footage in some, he constructs maps of social alienation that don't exclude the possibility of revelation. Stan Brakhage is the most prolific and arguably most important of avant-garde filmmakers; Murder Psalm, one of his rare essays in the found-footage film, uses material that others take humorously for its darker implications. (FC)
Saturday June 2nd, 2001, 1:00 PM, at the University of Chicago's Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall Room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue. Free and open to the public. For further information call 773-702-8596.
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