By clarencecarter | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog April 12, 2009 at 9:20AM
Monday, April 13, 7:30 pm
Flaherty NYC will present a program of shorts by Marie Losier, who will be participating in a post-screening discussion moderated by Ed Halter, Flaherty Board member and co-founder of Light Industry. Curator and filmmaker Marie Losier makes portraits of directors, musicians and composers of the avant-garde. She is also the film curator at FIAF/The French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York City.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.flahertyseminar.org.
Richard Porton of Cineaste describes Marie Losier's films as "delightfully whimsical," saying they "both celebrate, and exemplify, her beloved American underground cinema." Guy Maddin, filmmaker and subject of her film Manuelle Labor, says "Marie Losier is the most effervescent and psychologically accurate portrait artist working in film today. Her films wriggle with the energy and sweetness of a broken barrel full o' sugar worms!"
Films to be screened:
Genesis and Lady Jaye: A Work in Progress (2009, 16mm, 35 min, USA)
A portrait of the cult singer Genesis P-Orridge, founding member of the bands Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and Thee Majesty. A dedicated artist, he and his partner Lady Jaye, now deceased, opt to become a "pandrogyne," a person who is both man and woman.
Tony Conrad: DreaMinimalist (2008, 16mm, 25 min, USA)
An insightful and hilarious encounter with musician/filmmaker Tony Conrad, an indisputable force behind the American Avant-Garde film and music movements,
as he sings, dances and remembers his youth and his association with Jack Smith.
The Ontological Cowboy (2005, 16mm, 16 min, USA)
"The theater is about sex." At least according to Richard Foreman, the father of the Ontological Hysterical Theater. If "the cast and crew suffer alike," it's all for a good cause: the violent rebirth of the American theater, with Foreman as its midwife.
General admission tickets to the Flaherty NYC series at the Anthology Film Archives are $10. Tickets are $8.00 for Anthology, IFP, and NALIP members, and students with valid I.D.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE. You can also purchase tickets at the Anthology box office the day of the show. For more information, call the Flaherty at 212-448-0457.
Anthology Film Archives is located in the old Second Avenue Courthouse building in the East Village at 32 Second Ave. at the corner of 2nd Street.
The Flaherty/International Film Seminars