Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
The ART SEEN section of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival explores the relationship between art and film in the cinema.
Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS.
MY HOLY GHOST
MEGAN CLEMENT / USA / 2016 / VIDEO ESSAY / 4 1/2 MINS
A video essay inspired by INFINITE JEST about the difference between art and the artist.
SOFT FLOOR, HARD FILM: 50 YEARS OF THE LONDON
MATTHEW NOEL-TOD / UNITED KINGDOM / 2016 / DOCUMENTARY / 10 MINS A frieze video that looks back on 50 years of the London Film-makers Co-op, a group that played a crucial role in establishing moving image as an art form in the UK and internationally.
MARTIN PAVES / USA / 2016 / NARRATIVE / 16 1/2 MINS
Refusing to give up on her dreams, a beautiful young girl who, at first glance could be Hollywood’s next ingenue, finds herself living on the streets where her life hits an unimaginable low.
ANDREA MCGINTY / USA / 2016 / 1 MIN
REMIND THEM gives new life to poetic text borrowed from McGinty’s Twitter account layered over stock footage, exaggerating the inherent dramatics of the social media platform.
WHERE WE ARE NOW (WHO ARE WE ANYWAY?)
ZACHARY HEINZERLING / USA / 2016 / DOCUMENTARY / 11 MINS
This doc follows Vito and Maria Acconci with Klaus Biesenbach in the days prior to the opening of his solo exhibition of early works at MoMA PS1.
ALBERT CHOI / USA / 2015 / NARRATIVE / 7 MINS A visit from an old friend.
DARREN BANKS / UNITED KINGDOM / 2015 / ARTIST FILM / 5 1/2 MINS
Inspired by “Who Goes There?”, a short story written in 1932 by John W. Campbell, this artist film about the many iterations of “The Thing” is a moving film sculpture without beginning or end.
ED RUSCHA: BUILDINGS AND WORDS
FELIPE LIMA / USA / 2016 / DOCUMENTARY / 7 1/2 MINS
Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on the occasion of their 2016 gala event in tribute to Ed Ruscha and his 60 years of contribution to the arts.
ED RUSCHA / USA / 1971 / NARRATIVE / 16MM / 24 MINS
Featuring perhaps one of the greatest appearances by salad in art history, Ed Ruscha’s short film stars fellow L.A. art icon Larry Bell on a hilarious and absurd late-night adventure. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
Part of Nitehawk Cinema’s signature series ART SEEN. Programmed by Caryn Coleman (Nitehawk Cinema).