Exhibition: Thu, Oct 28, 7pm - 9pm
PROGRAM TWO - 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.
Sonbert's later filmmaking combines his precise but unconventional eye for color, composition, and shot content with his intricate and highly personal editing technique.
Tonight's program presents Sonbert's magnum opus in this style (and his longest film), Carriage Trade.
Notes on Program three, which will occur on Friday, November 19, at Eyedrum:
Program three explores Sonbert's career-long fascination with coupling - the dynamics of communication, romance, and desire. Honor and Obey, made at the peak of Sonbert's late period, and The Bad and the Beautiful, a restored 1960s film set to an effective popular music soundtrack. Also screened are films by two of Sonbert's influences, Stan Brakhage and Marie Menken. 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.
290 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite 8
Atlanta, GA 30312 [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 522-0655
ACP Listing #: 019