Tuesday, February 3, 2009
One of the highlights of my life was meeting Bruce Connor at Cinevegas!
Go check this out! I love love love Bruce Connor!
FILM AT REDCAT PRESENTS
Bruce Conner’s Explosive Cinema:
Mon Mar 2 | 8:30 pm
Jack H. Skirball Series $9 [students and MOCA members $7, CalArts $5]
Influential maestro of found footage Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was often described as the father of MTV-style editing. His reply: "Don't blame me!" An artist of explosive intensity and enigmatic allure, Conner displayed a legendary mastery of assemblage, drawing, collage and film. At once voluptuous and razor-edged, Conner’s compact, cinematic bombs are an inspired mix of heartfelt meditation and tragicomic political satire.
Surveying the filmmaker’s work over a 50-year span, the program includes A MOVIE, MARILYN TIMES FIVE, PERMIAN STRATA (to be confirmed), MEA CULPA, LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS, LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (1996 version), REPORT, TELEVISION ASSASSINATION, TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND, VALSE TRISTE and EASTER MORNING.
In person: Dennis Hopper, longtime Conner friend and co-conspirator, and guest of honor Jean Conner.
REDCAT is located in downtown Los Angeles at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Tickets may be purchased by calling 213.237.2800 or at www.redcat.org< or in person at the REDCAT Box Office on the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets
(30 minutes free parking with validation). Box Office Hours: Tue-Sat |noon-6 pm and two hours prior to curtain.