Propelled to international attention through an Oscar nomination at the age of 25, the legendary National Film Board artist Arthur Lipsett (1936-1986) remains an anomaly within Canadian and global avant-garde film histories. Uneasily oscillating between an artisanal tradition and the NFB's institutional mandate “to interpret Canada for Canadians,” he was a popular experimental filmmaker whose eccentric, satirical collage films were renowned around the world. Lipsett embraced contradictions: lightly humorous and darkly ironic by turns, his films contain elements of narrative, documentary, compilation, and visual essay. Although often elusive, Lipsett’s films exemplify how images and sounds can be fused in a synthetic yet authentic form. By pursuing truth behind the everyday, he discovered beauty in the absurd and the basic, transforming the fragmentary value of refuse into a unified material world.
Program curated by Brett Kashmere.
VERY NICE, VERY NICE
1961, 16mm, n&b, sonore, 7 min
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
1965, 16mm, n&b, sonore, 12 min
1964, 16mm, n&b, sonore, 10 min
1964, 16mm, n&b, sonore, 9 min
1968, 16mm, n&b, sonore, 24 min
En partenariat avec l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris qui présentera un autre programme de films d’Arthur Lipsett à 18h dans les locaux de l’Ecole.
Cinéma Action Christine
4, rue Christine
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