L.A. Filmforum presents L.A. Filmworks: The State of the Art in Los Angeles, 1980

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L.A. Filmforum presents L.A. Filmworks: The State of the Art in Los Angeles, 1980
Curated by: Adam Hyman, Mark Toscano

6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
May 20th, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

experimental film


In the early 1980s, Filmforum’s Terry Cannon assembled a few mixed shows for touring of experimental films by Los Angeles filmmakers.  Along with Filmforum Film, a document of Filmforum in 1980, selections from these shows, and maybe some additional treats, prove a fitting conclusion to Alternative Projections, revealing the state of the art in Los Angeles, circa 1980.  We’ll have a great mix of films, with experimental, animated, conceptual, and documentary works, followed by a celebratory reception!

In person: Betzy Bromberg, Terry Cannon, Tom Leeser, Craig Rice, William Scaff, Keith Ullrich (schedules permitting)

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The show is free!  Reservations recommended, and will be held until 7:15 pm on show night, at which time they will be released to anyone present.  Reservations available at

Screening (subject to change):
Zulu As Konoe
(Craig Rice, 1980, 5 min), Renee Walking/TV Talking (Tom Leeser, 1980, 10 min), Soothing the Bruise (Betzy Bromberg, 1980, 21 min), Rose for Red (Diana Wilson, 1980, 3 min), The Dream Trilogy (William Scaff, 36 min), Filmforum Film (Craig Rice, 1980, 4 min)

Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 features 28 shows between October 2011 and May 2012. Alternative Projections is Filmforum’s exploration of the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental film and video in Southern California in the postwar era.  Film series curated by Adam Hyman and Mark Toscano, with additional contributions by Jerri Allyn, Terry Cannon, Amy Halpern, David James, Christine Panushka, Kristin Pepe, Rani Singh, Ben Caldwell, Stephanie Sapienza, and more.

Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.  Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Primary funding for Alternative Projections was provided by the Getty Foundation, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Metabolic Studio.   Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
June 3 – Peter Greenaway – Rembrandt’s J’accuse
June 17 – Peter Greenaway - Nightwatching

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation.  2012 is our 37th year

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