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THE LIGHT AND SOUND MACHINE: BRAKHAGE
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 8:00 PM
Dir. Stan Brakhage, USA, 1955-1999, 88 min., NR, 16mm, Sound & silent films

Co-presented by Third Man Records and the Belcourt Theatre

at Third Man Records


623 7th Ave S – Nashville, TN 37203


 
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Co-presented by Third Man Records and the Belcourt Theatre
At Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S – Nashville, TN 37203 (directions)

In the realm of experimental film, there is no name more iconic than Brakhage. During the second half of the 20th century, the visual kinetics of Stan Brakhage's work came to represent the household understanding of avant garde cinema. Though he is often imitated, his films remain unrivaled in their ability to anchor formal abstraction with personal biography and philosophical lyricism. This program, originally assembled in 2014 by Marilyn Brakhage and noted film preservationist Mark Toscano for the National Gallery of Art, spans 45 years of Brakhage's filmic exploration. Combining canonized work with overlooked gems, and covering an array of his techniques in sound and silent filmmaking, this event promises revelations for both newcomers and longtime admirers of Stan Brakhage.

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK 1955, 12min (sound)
MOTHLIGHT 1961, 4min (silent)
HE WAS BORN. HE SUFFERED. HE DIED. 1974, 7min (silent)
MADE MANIFEST 1980, 11min (silent)
I...DREAMING 1988, 7min (sound)
FAUST IV 1989, 38min (sound)
EPHEMERAL SOLIDITY 1993, 4min (silent)
STATELY MANSIONS DID DECREE 1999, 5min (silent)

About the Light and Sound Machine:
A monthly series co-presented by Third Man Records and the Belcourt Theatre. All screenings are at Third Man Records, the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Tickets: $10/$8 Belcourt members.