november 2018 december 2018 january 2019 february 2019 march 2019 april 2019
Séance Light Cone - Le BAL / 13 novembre 2018

CINEMA WILL GO UNDERGROUND - NEW YORK '50S

A program by Light Cone and Le Bal

In the '50s, Dave Heath discovers New York and chooses Washington Square as a focal point. His experience of the city and the feeling of isolation in public spaces will be determining factors in the evolution of his photographic work. A frequent visitor to Greenwich Village, he immerses himself in the political and cultural context of the era, where the first signs of an underground cinema – figurative without being narrative – begin to emerge. This very questioning of cinematographic conventions is explored in this series by way of two themes dear to Dave Heath: the city and solitude.

Cinéma des Cinéastes 7, avenue de Clichy – 75017 Paris
Entrance : 9,50 euros or 7,50 euros reduced rate
Screening + entrance for Dave Heath's exhibition at le BAL: 11,50 euros

NEW YORK ANNÉES 50

Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 20h00 - 11.50 € (séance + exposition au BAL), 9.50 € (plein tarif), 7.50 € (tarif réduit)


From street cinema to the formal liberation of the early '60s, this program explores various attempts, in the '50s, to sketch out a new urban geography of New York, from Harlem to Times Square, via Third Avenue and Brooklyn. From documentary to experimental, each film seeks to capture an ephemeral flow of sensations, of fugitive impressions: children's street games in the Hispanic neighborhood of Harlem (Helen Levitt), the rituals of Lithuanian immigrants in Williamsburg (Jonas Mekas), the elevated metro of Third Avenue, soon to be destroyed (Stan Brakhage), crammed passengers filmed in flamboyant Kodachrome colors and accompanied by the music of Duke Ellington (Pennebaker), visual research imbued with a trace of Cubism and Dadaism (Thompson), scopic drives activated by anamorphous neon signs (Hugo). Thus cinema turns into pure rhythm, generating new visions of the city.


IN THE STREET
by James AGEE & Helen LEVITT & Janice LOEB
1948 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 16' 00
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
by Jonas MEKAS
2003 / 16mm / coul-n&b / silencieux / 15' 00
DAYBREAK EXPRESS
by D.A. PENNEBAKER
1953 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 5' 00
THE WONDER RING
by Stan BRAKHAGE
1955 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 4' 00
N.Y., N.Y.
by Francis THOMPSON
1948-1958 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 15' 36
JAZZ OF LIGHTS
by Ian HUGO
1954 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 16' 00

MORE INFORMATION

address Cinéma des Cinéastes
7, avenue de Clichy
75017 Paris
France
tel 01 53 42 40 20
email lightcone@lightcone.org
related link Evènement Facebook