L.A. Filmforum presents Moving Pictures: Painting, Photography, Film

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L.A. Filmforum presents Moving Pictures: Painting, Photography, Film
Curated by: Adam Hyman, Mark Toscano

1200 N. Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
May 12th, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

silverlake/echo park
Thu-Fri 2-7; Sat 12-5; Event nights 8 - 10 PM
experimental film
$10 general, $6 students/seniors with ID; free for Filmforum members


Movies are made up of many still images, moving rapidly through a projector.  And they are among the two-dimensional pictorial arts, along with painting and photography. And here’s a show bringing these ideas front and center, with lively deconstructions of movies into stills; commentaries on the “death” of painting; explorations into the possibility of making moving paintings; and intense explorations into the meaning of still images in the creation of identity of a people.  Including films by many artists, often people who also work in paint: John Baldessari, Paul McCarthy, Sam Erenberg, Morgan Fisher, Gary Beydler, and more!

In person: Sam Erenberg, Sylvia Morales (schedules permitting)

Tickets:  $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members,

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Screening (subject to change):
Production Stills
(Morgan Fisher, 1970, 11 min), Pasadena Freeway Stills (Gary Beydler, 1974, 6:00), Walking Forward-Running Past (John Baldessari, 1971, 12:45), Abacus (Lyn Gerry & Estelle Kirsh, 1980, 5 min), The Last Statement of Painting I (Sam Erenberg, 1970, 7:58), The Last Statement of Painting II  (Sam Erenberg, 1970, 4:08), Painting Face Down - White Line (Paul McCarthy, 1972, 2.5 min), Whipping the Wall with Paint (Paul McCarthy, 1975, 2 min.), Medea (Ben Caldwell, 1973, 7 min.), Chicana (Sylvia Morales, 1979, 23 min)

Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 will feature over 24 shows between now 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 Rani Singh, Jerri Allyn, David James, Christine Panushka, Terry Cannon, Ben Caldwell, Stephanie Sapienza, Amy Halpern, 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:
May 18, 2012 – Alternative Projections: The Marathon – at the Echo Park Film Center
May 20 - Alternative Projections: L.A. Filmworks – The State of the Art, 1980 – at the Egyptian Theater
June 3 – Rembrandt’s J’Accuse, by Peter Greenaway – 35mm, at the Egyptian Theatre

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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