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November 19, 2010 Friday

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Film Love: Warren Sonbert part three
8:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE
Film Love and Atlanta Celebrates Photography present

WARREN SONBERT
Friendly Witness and other films

A three-night mini-retrospective on a master of avant-garde cinema

Program Three: Honor and Obey


Warren Sonbert with Bolex camera (courtesy the Estate of Warren Sonbert)

A "friendly witness," Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) holds a unique place in American independent film. On one hand he shows the distinct influence of Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk, and on the other he was a rigorous avant-gardist. Combining breathtaking photography with some of cinema’s most complex montage editing, he created an exhilarating body of work – compassionate meditations on global humanity that are visually sumptuous and structurally brilliant. Sonbert's films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum and other institutions, but remain available only in 16mm prints and are too rarely screened. Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde.

PROGRAM THREE

Eyedrum | Friday, November 19, 2010 | 8:00 pm | free

Human coupling – the dynamics of communication, romance, and desire – was a theme to which Sonbert returned again and again. Program three pairs two films from opposite ends of his career devoted to this theme: Honor and Obey, in Sonbert’s prime late style, and The Bad and the Beautiful, a restored early film set to (once again) an effective popular music soundtrack. Also screened are films by two of Sonbert’s influences, Stan Brakhage and Marie Menken.

PROGRAM
Wedlock House: An Intercourse (Stan Brakhage, 1959), 16mm, silent, 11 minutes
Honor and Obey (Warren Sonbert, 1988), 16mm, silent, 21 minutes
Lights (Marie Menken, 1966), 16mm, silent, 7 minutes
The Bad and the Beautiful (Warren Sonbert, 1967), 16mm, 34 minutes

WARREN SONBERT: FRIENDLY WITNESS AND OTHER FILMS is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and appears in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009.

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