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Alternative Visions

November 3, 2010 - November 17, 2010

El Mar, November 10

Alternative Visions is presented in conjunction with UC Berkeley’s fall semester course, History of Avant-Garde Film.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
7:30 p.m. Flaming Creatures
Jack Smith (U.S., 1963). This infamous camp fantasy of sexual confusion, transvestite orgies, and role-playing exhibitionism—one of the most banned films in American history—was an inspiration to John Waters, George Kuchar, and many more. With Paul Sharits’s Razor Blades. (70 mins)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
7:30 p.m. Flaming Creatures

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
7:30 p.m. Recent Spanish Experimental Cinema: Inner Geography
Introduced and curated by Garbiñe Ortega. Laida Lertxundi in person.
In these recent experimental films and videos from Spain, exterior landscapes describe emotional states while inner landscapes speak about the physical world. (66 mins)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:30 p.m. Surface Tension: Short films by Morgan Fisher, Hollis Frampton, Owen Land, and Robert Nelson
A showcase of avant-garde comedies and films that use text as image, sometimes as a component of a film and at other times as the only image. Includes Bleu Shut, Surface Tension, and more. (75 mins)