October 16, 2021
Amos Vogel Centenery: Program 2 by Scott MacDonaldOctober 16, 2021
Experimental / 1948 - 1964 / 97 minutes
Program assembled and presented in-person by Scott MacDonald. To screen as follows:
Eaux d'artifice by Kenneth Anger (1953, 12min)
A man dressed in an elegant period dress wanders through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este.
In the Street by Helen Levitt, James Agee and Janice Loeb (1948, 16min)
Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.
A Man and His Dog Out for Air by Robert Breer (1960, 3min)
Abstract figures rapidly shape-shift until finally settling into the form of a man and his dog, but only for a moment.
Three Pickup Men for Herrick by Melvin Van Peebles (1958, 9min)
A portrait of a group of men hoping to be picked for day-labor jobs.
Go! Go! Go! by Marie Menken (1964, 12min)
A tour de force of rapid camera movement and single-frame activity -- films of boats taken at the harbor in single frames, from a moving automobile, on the streets of New York, at a body-builders convention, and at other locations.
Cosmic Ray by Bruce Conner (1962, 15min)
black-and-white footage of a nude woman with a pearl necklace, Mickey Mouse cartoons, and newsreel footage of atomic bomb explosions, all set to Ray Charles's "What'd I Say".
Pull My Daisy by Robert Frank and Albert Leslie (1959, 30min)
Adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, Beat Generation. Kerouac also provides improvised narration.
Lifeforce (35mm; Uncut)October 16, 2021
Horror / 1985 / 116 minutes
A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.