November 2016, living archive

This Month's Public Screening

AMY!, 1980

In this series, we present archive prints in a precarious sate. The discussion that follows is dedicated to the decision-making processes with regards to selecting films to be rescued or restored, as well as the actual meaning of the concept of "saving a film". On November 11, the focus is on three films that can be located somewhere between avant-garde, underground, and feminist cinema. Andrew Noren’s WIND VARIATIONS (1968), a medication on light, created by a curtain blowing in the wind in Manhattan, was shown at the Documenta 5 in 1972. CHUMLUM (Ron Rice, 1964) was created during the shoot for "Normal Love" by Jack Smith: superimpositions turn a break in shooting into a game of color and rhythm. AMY! (Laura Mulvey, 1980) is an homage to British pilot Amy Johnson, who in 1930 became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.