MILLENNIUM FILM JOURNAL NUMBER 59 SCREENING
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014. 8PM.
Brooklyn Fire Proof. Gallery 104. 119 Ingraham Street. Brooklyn, NY 11237.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014. 8PM.
Grahame Weinbren Studio. 119 West 22nd Street, #3. New York, NY 10011.
88 minutes, plus Introductions and Intermission
30 minutes. 2001. Digital video.
“What strikes me most about the work and life of Leandro Katz is his diligent curiosity. Katz has a kind of magical ability to weave together multiple threads of discourse that rely on an intensely aware social sensibility, a poet’s empathy, a devotion to linguistic analysis and a love for the play of the experimental filmmaker. … Katz’s moving image works reveal[s] to visitors the formidable imagination of an artist in constant conversation with the world—as it was, as it is and as it could be.”
— Lynne Sachs
Review: Leandro Katz: Arrebatos, Diagonales y Rupturas (Raptures, Diagonals, and Ruptures), Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July-October, 2013
On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious, or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?.
Owen Land (George Landow).
18 minutes. 1979. 16mm film.
“On the final weekend of September following his Friday evening show, George and a small crew consisting of Una McClure, my wife, Janet, and myself went to work on a scene featuring the filmmaker Paul Sharits playing a Mozart-like figure, styled in the manner of Little Richard. We shot in two locations: on a large soundstage at Media Study and in an art-deco-era apartment owned by a colleague who worked as an administrator at SUNY/Buffalo for Gerald O’Grady, who chaired the department in which Paul taught and founded the media arts center at which I worked. For some reason I brought along a 35mm still camera loaded with a roll of Kodachrome slide film, on which I captured elements of the production process. …These slides have remained in their original box all these years and were on rare occasion shown to friends …”
— Bruce Jenkins
“George Landow Directs Paul Sharits”
Sigmund Freud’s Dora: A Case of Mistaken Identity.
Anthony McCall, Andrew Tyndall, Claire Pajaczkowska, and Jane Weinstock.
40 minutes. 1979. Digital video, restoration transfer from 16mm film.
“By the mid-seventies, structural film’s proscription of narrative, indeed of any form of reference other than self-reference, was increasingly seen as exhausted, and ill-fit to address pressing political concerns. It was time to move on. The new avant-garde narrative films resonated more with continental film theory, which were similarly centered on narrative and politics, than with modernism’s ideals of medium specificity and artistic autonomy. …”
— Jonathan Walley
“Tableau and ‘Time Shapes’: Narrative, Temporality, and Objecthood in Avant-Garde Film”