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Film 50: History of Cinema

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
3:10 p.m. Introduction to Film Language plus Avant-Garde Shorts

Lecture / Emily Carpenter


Several short avant-garde films demonstrate the creative potential of film as an expressive medium. Plus an introduction film terminology.



At Land (Maya Deren, U.S., 1944, 14 mins, B&W, 16mm, Film-Makers’ Coop)

Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner, U.S., 1960-62, 4 mins, B&W, 16mm, BAM/PFA Collection, permission Bruce Conner estate)

Our Lady of the Sphere (Lawrence Jordan, U.S., 1969, 10 mins, Color, 35mm, BAM/PFA Collection, permission Canyon Cinema)

Work Done (Robert Beavers, U.S., 1972/1999, 22 mins, Color, 35mm, BAM/PFA Collection, permission Temenos)