"[LaPore's films] should be seen by anyone who cares about the cinema... Their courage matches their beauty and their growing despair." Tom Gunning
This special program, guest-curated by Mark McElhatten, features a selection of rarely shown works by Mark LaPore, the daring experimental documentarian who died in 2005. "LaPore, though deeply influenced by the practices of the Lumière brothers, Andy Warhol and Robert Bresson, expanded a tradition of experimental documentary fillmmaking practiced by Cavalcanti, Wright, Rouch, Gardner, the MacDougals, Hutton and Gehr, conducting profoundly cinematic, highly distilled personal investigations into the nature of cultural flux and reverie," notes McElhatten. "This particular program, The Intimate Distance, spirals in time from 2005 to 1989 and back to 2005 to reveal some of the tributaries and hidden resonances within a body of work that continuously revisited ideas and locations to mine for deeper meaning."