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Alchemical Dreams: The Short Films of Harry Smith

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Alchemical Dreams: The Short Films of Harry Smith

631 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
November 14th, 2007 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
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http://redcat.org/
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downtown/east la
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redcatpr@calarts.edu
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213-237-2800
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Tue-Sun 12-6 or Intermission

DESCRIPTION
Harry Smith (1923–91) was a unique visionary whose art and interests moved freely between music (most notably, with the seminal Anthology of American Folk Music), film, painting and the occult. Smith’s groundbreaking experimental films are rarely shown, and this screening includes several of his hand-painted Early Abstractions, featuring live musical accompaniment; Film No. 17: Mirror Animations (Extended Version), a work of collage-animation laden with Smith’s symbology and mythic imagination; Film No. 14: Late Superimpositions, a quasi-autobiographical account of Anadarko, Oklahoma; Film No. 15, an animation of Seminole patchwork; and Film No. 16: Oz, The Tin Woodman’s Dream.