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Film Series

Diaries, Notes, and Sketches: Cinematic Autobiography

 
 
Oct 7—Oct 14, 2015
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Co-presented by the Onassis Cultural Center NY

As direct, intimate, and revealing as cinema can be, the diary film reimagines moviemaking as a means of intensely personal self-reflection. This series showcases some of the masters of the form, all of whom turned the camera on themselves for years or even decades in an almost obsessive quest to document, examine, and understand their own lives. The results capture all the chaos, strangeness, and beauty of real life as it unfolds.

Part of the Onassis Festival NY 2015
Narcissus Now: The Myth Reimagined
at the Onassis Cultural Center, October 8—11.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Shigeko Kubota: Selections from Broken Diary
 

These visionary works by Fluxus artist Shigeko Kubota are among the first video art.

Wed, Oct 7, 2015
 
 
Film
Anne Charlotte Robertson: Five Year Diary Selections
 

These film diaries are stunningly raw records of a lifelong struggle with mental illness.

Thu, Oct 8, 2015
 
 
Film
Diaries
 

Ed Pincus’ landmark diary film documented the waning days of the free love era.

Fri, Oct 9, 2015
 
 
Film
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
 

Avant-garde icon Jonas Mekas’ epic home movie, compiled from over 30 years of footage.

Sat, Oct 10, 2015
 
 
Film
George Kuchar: Weather Diaries Selections
 

Lo-fi wizard George Kuchar broadcasts gonzo transmissions from Middle America.

Sat, Oct 10, 2015
 
 
Film
Joe Gibbons: Selected Shorts
 

Cinematic provocateur Joe Gibbons’ films blur the line between performance and self-portraiture.

Mon, Oct 12, 2015
 
 
Film
Why Is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?
 

Kidlat Tahimik chronicles a decade of Filipino and personal history.

Tue, Oct 13, 2015
 
 
Film
The Feature
 

Video artist Michel Auder captures 40 years of sex, drugs, and the bohemian life.

Wed, Oct 14, 2015