At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd at Las Palmas.
The program will include:
Tree of Knowledge – Elective Affinities IV
(1981, 16 mm, 58 min.)
It started with filming the tree. Something was released in that manner of filming seemingly farthest removed from the procedure of the early films. I first thought a simple ordering of this rich material might be enough... But the essential feelings and meanings of that filming held themselves back. So I pursued sounds of comparable texture and richness, from which material the 'deaf bar"… and stockyard sounds… attached themselves to the work. But the film only came into its form-life with the idea of linking this deep-rooted and far-outreaching tree material with that film on paranoia that had fascinated me for many years. – L. G.
Machete/Gillette ... Mama
(1989, 16mm, 45 min.)
Rapid, disjunctive images and sounds from aspects of life in the Dominican Republic - a film dealing with representation itself, within ritual, within cinema, within history, within narrating. The title is a Dominican song, based on a Haitian song, meaning a razor-sharp machete; it is… a complex metaphor within the cultures from which it comes, but also within the film, extending my longstanding interest in edges, borders, horizons, into material of documentary [nature]. – LG
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