Past Events

Sunday, November 9, 2008, 5:30 PM

Degrees of Remove: Film Series
Allegories of the City

at Anthology Film Archives32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (at 2nd Street)

Still from Peter Hutton's New York Portrait, Part 2, (1980-81). Image courtesy of the artist.

Whether as quasi-vérité portrait, flâneur mapping, or stage for improvised performance, the potential of New York to serve as a kind of allegory for artists is long and varied. This particular selection looks at tactics within artist films from the1940s to 1980, and considers retrospectively how our view of the urban landscape might be changing. A moderated conversation with Peter Hutton, Ken Jacobs and James Nares follows the screening.

Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb & James Agee: In the Street (1943-52, 16 minutes, 16mm)

Joseph Cornell & Rudy Burckhardt: Aviary (1955, 5 minutes, 16mm), A Fable for Fountains (1954-57, 6 minutes, 16mm), What Mozart Saw on Mulberry Street (1956, 6 minutes, 16mm)

Ken Jacobs: Orchard Street (1956, 15 minutes, 16mm)

Joan Jonas: Songdelay (1973, 19 minutes, 16mm)

James Nares: Pendulum (1976, 17 minutes, 16mm)

Peter Hutton: New York Portrait, Part 2 (1980-81, 12 minutes, 16mm)


Total running time: ca. 100 minutes.




at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (at 2nd Street).

Tickets: $8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members.