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Séance Light Cone - Le BAL / 4 décembre 2018

CINEMA WILL GO UNDERGROUND - SOLITUDES

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

SOLITUDES

Tuesday 04 December 2018 at 20h00 - 11.50 € (séance + exposition au BAL), 9.50 € (plein tarif), 7.50 € (tarif réduit)


The Glorious Thirties, consumerism, the Vietnam War, civil rights battles... Cinema becomes a sounding box of the era and, in the vein of the New Wave, examines a society doubtful of itself. Within 10 years of each other, Stan Brakhage and Robert Frank film boredom and frustration over the course of a party or a day, while Jack Smith, in one of his very first films, articulates the constraints of the urban space with a dance in a vacant lot hindered by wire rope. The constrained staging of bodies and their difficult interaction is taken to the next level in the face-to-face proposed by Stephen Dwoskin. In turn, Standish Lawder compellingly and humorously brings into play the kind of solitude born from anonymity, in a film that Jonas Mekas has called "one of the strongest and grimmest comments upon the contemporary society that cinema has produced."


OK END HERE
by Robert FRANK
1963 / vidéo / n&b / sonore / 32' 00
DESISTFILM
by Stan BRAKHAGE
1954 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 6' 48
SCOTCH TAPE
by Jack SMITH
1959-1962 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 3' 00
NAISSANT
by Stephen DWOSKIN
1964 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 14' 00
NECROLOGY
by Standish LAWDER
1969-1970 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 11' 00

MORE INFORMATION

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