Please join us in welcoming Los Angeles Filmforum and Colorado-based master filmmaker Phil Solomon, as part of a multi-venue celebration of his work. In this first night, Solomon relocates his dream machine to The Velaslavasay Panorama for the sort of informal living room screening featuring rare super8mm films, even two that were never released, and a few joyful larks.
In the other shows of Solomon’s stay in LA, Solomon’s epic installation, American Falls, and other works, are opening at Young Projects Gallery in the pacific Design Center on Thursday May 16.
Filmforum has another screening Sunday, May 19th, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. And there is a third night of Solomon’s works screening at REDCAT on Monday May 20th.
Solomon will be present at all events! See www.lafilmforum.org for more information on other screenings.
Screening Program(subject to change):
*2 (unreleased) rare Super-8 silent films--
Nocturne 3 (The Dream Machine) (1976, super-8, silent, 8 minutes) Los Angeles Premiere!
Nocturne 4 (1980, color, super-8, 10 minutes) Los Angeles Premiere!
*2 rarely screened or newly restored 16mm silent speed films--
The Passage of the Bride (1978, 16mm silent, 6 min.)
As If We (1980, color, silent, 16mm, 15 minutes) Los Angeles Premiere!
*2 extremely rare super-8 sound originals-
Remains to be Seen (1989, Super-8mm, sound, 17 min)
The Exquisite Hour (1989, Super 8mm, sound, 14 min.)
The Eternal Courtship (2013, digital video, sound, 1 min.) World premiere!
Rocket Boy vs. Brakhage (1980-89, digital, 30 min) Los Angeles Premiere!
Please visit www.lafilmforum.org for full descriptions, press notices, and filmmaker notes.
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
Special Thanks to Steve Anker, Berenice Reynaud, Paul Young, Sara Velas, REDCAT, Cal Arts, and Young Projects
Please refer back to this page often to keep abreast and afoot of the offerings distinctive to The Velaslavasay Panorama calendar, upon which Time itself becomes an auxiliary player and trusted friend, the foundation upon which we fulfill our panoramic destiny.