FREE RADICALS am 21.1. im Filmcasino, Wien

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Ich möchte Sie auf eine sehr interessante Filmvorstellung hinzuweisen, die einzigartig und einmalig ist, da der Film sonst nicht öffentlich gezeigt wird. Vielleicht ist es einigen von Ihnen auch möglich, diese Einladung weiterzuleiten:

PIP CHODOROV wird seinen Film FREE RADICALS über einige der bekanntesten Experimentalfilmemacher (Hans Richter, Len Lye, Robert Breer,
Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Stan Vanderbeek, Stan
Brakhage, Ken Jacobs.) am 21.1. um 15h30 im FILMCASINO
präsentieren. Nachher gibt es Gelegenheit zu Diskussion und Gespräch!
5€ Eintritt

“The artists and poets of cinema have always been free radicals, crazy about filmmaking and pushing the artform in radical new directions.
Trapped in a no man’s land, excluded both from the art world and the film industry, they boldly created a grassroots network for making and showing their films in a spirit of friendship and solidarity.
They also created a profound body of work that continues to influence our culture. In this film, I want to share a few of the films I love and introduce you to some of the free, radical artists who made them.”

Featuring: Hans Richter, Len Lye, Robert Breer,
Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Stan Vanderbeek, Stan
Brakhage, Ken Jacobs.
Director: Pip Chodorov
Producer: Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu
Writer: Lucy Allwood, Pip Chodorov
Camera: Nicolas Rideau, Pip Chodorov, Ville Piippo
Editor: Nicolas Sarkissian with Jackie Raynal
Music: Slink Moss

Here are a number of hi-res images:

“Filmmaker and film activist Pip Chodorov offers this affectionate overview of some of the leading figures of twentieth-century experimental film.
Narrating in a personal and plainspoken manner ("I’d like you to meet some of my friends and see their films"), Chodorov combines clips and even films in their entirety with conversations with such luminaries as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage in his final recorded interview. The film, which takes its title from Len Lye’s direct animation classic, shows how avant-garde filmmakers were often left in a no-man’s-land between the art world and the commercial film industry. It was up to visionaries like Jonas Mekas and the organizations he founded-Film-Makers’ Cooperative, Anthology Film Archives-to help struggling filmmakers out. (At one point, Ken Jacobs describes dumpster diving for food.) Warm and inspiring, Chodorov’s film is part essay and part loving tribute.”

-Doug Cummings, AFI Fest 2010

* 82 mins, In English and French with English
subtitles, Color, HDCam, From Sacrebleu

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