Film Screening: Tue, Oct 26, 7pm - 9pm
PROGRAM ONE - Warren Sonbert: Friendly Witness and Other Films
Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde.
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. 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.
Juxtaposing early and late works, tonight's program (one of three) explores the maturation of Sonbert's style as well as his masterful use of music. His early trilogy of short films, set to exuberant rock and roll and documenting the seedy glamour of the 60s New York art world, established Sonbert's notoriety while he was still a teenage film student at NYU. Twenty years later, Sonbert returned to the music soundtrack in his masterpiece Friendly Witness - an intricate and deeply moving mosaic of people and places around the globe.
Presented by ACP, Film Love and Eyedrum. 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.
Amphetamine (1966) 10 minutes co-directed with Wendy Appel
Hall of Mirrors (1966) 7 minutes
Where Did Our Love Go? (1966) 15 minutes
Friendly Witness (1989) 22 minutes
Postcards from Warren (Jeff Scher, 1998) 3 minutes
Warren (Jeff Scher, 1995) 3 minutes
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