[Frameworks] Fotopoulos at Anthology Jan 5-6 & Microscope, opening Jan 7

rachelle roeenney at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 10:44:36 CST 2012


Sending this around for Anthology - wonderful James Fotopoulos PGM
begins today - come forget about the Hoberman travesty, and how of
course the death of Kodachrome had to be a harbinger of Kodak's end
(ie. "Chapter 11 filing" - guess discontinuing people's livelihoods
didn't help them any)
-mrr
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Hi,
We just wanted to make sure NYC Frameworkers know about James
Fotopoulos's programs at Anthology starting tonight, Thursday,
continuing to Friday, Jan 5 – 6, as well as an exhibition of his work
at Microscope Gallery which opens January 7.  Details below.

Full info at these weblinks:

At Anthology, January 5 – 6, JAMES FOTOPOULOS IN WONDERLAND
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=01&year=2012#showing-38443

Microscope Gallery exhibition, DREAMFUL SLUMBERS:
Anthology's screenings are presented in conjunction with an exhibition
devoted to Fotopoulos’s work at Microscope Gallery in Bushwick,
opening on Saturday, January 7 from 6-9pm. More info about the show
here:  http://www.microscopegallery.com/?page_id=1978  The exhibit
runs to Feb 6.

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Thursday and Friday at:
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10003; (212) 505-5181

January 5-6

JAMES FOTOPOULOS IN WONDERLAND

Including THREE world premieres!

Anthology’s series runs in tandem with exhibition at Microscope Gallery

Anthology is thrilled to present a two-day program of underground film
scene luminary James Fotopoulos, including three world premieres! For
almost twenty years now, Fotopoulos has been astoundingly prolific and
ceaselessly inventive, and it's been too long since Anthology last
hosted him. A mainstay of the former NY Underground Film Festival, his
work is evoked annually during Migrating Forms, the multimedia
festival that grew out of the NYUFF, which takes its name from one of
Fotopoulos’s best-known films. In tandem with an exhibition at
Bushwick’s Microscope Gallery, we are pleased to present four recent
works, three of them world premieres.



These screenings are presented in conjunction with an exhibition
devoted to Fotopoulos’s work at Microscope Gallery in Bushwick,
Brooklyn, opening on Saturday, January 7 from 6-9pm. More info about
the show here:  http://www.microscopegallery.com/?page_id=1978  The
exhibit runs to Feb 6.



Film program schedule at Anthology:



WORLD PREMIERE!

CHIMERA

2011, 96 minutes, video.

“Thousands of years into the future, through the eyes of an alien
life-form, we see the fossilized beings of Ronald Reagan and William
Casey enact their relationship as if in a crude ancient play. CHIMERA
was originally intended to be part of a trilogy about Western
Civilization, including NAUTILUS, a sprawling ooze-like pre-history
currently being made as a book, and RICHARD NIXON, a
heavily-researched epic of aesthetic exhaustion (currently in
production).” –J.F.

–Thursday, January 5 at 7:00.



WORLD PREMIERE!

UNTITLED (THANKS. GET IN…)

2008, 58 minutes, video. Written by Raymond Pettibon.

A dashing leading man of the forties picks up a stag model hitchhiker
on the Boulevard one night in West Hollywood during the 1960s. As they
remain stuck in traffic, the young model recognizes the star, asks
advice, and triggers a psychedelic discourse on acting for the camera
and the metaphysics of fame on the big screen.

&

WORLD PREMIERE!

THICK COMB

2011, 28 minutes, video.

“For two decades the image of the ‘thick comb’, a fleshy mass with
protruding stalks, stayed with me. Written in 1993, THICK COMB was my
earliest unrealized script, about a criminal porn producer hunting
down the world’s greatest lover for thieving an adult film’s
production budget. A couple years ago I resurrected the piece and
rewrote it with the protagonist confessing to his lover my other
incomplete film scenarios from the 1990s.” –J.F.

–Thursday, January 5 at 9:15.



ALICE IN WONDERLAND

2010, 99 minutes, video.

An adaptation of the 1886 musical ALICE IN WONDERLAND: A DREAM PLAY
FOR CHILDREN, by Henry Saville Clark and Walter Slaughter,
Fotopoulos’s feature-length film propels the Clark/Slaughter score
into the 21st century digital age, using sculptures, drawings, text,
and original music to explore the late-19th century’s evolution of
painting, literature, and theater into early photography and moving
pictures.

–Friday, January 6 at 7:30.


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