Film Series

Diaries, Notes, and Sketches: Cinematic Autobiography

Oct 7—Oct 14, 2015

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.

Shigeko Kubota: Selections from Broken Diary

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

Wed, Oct 7, 2015
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

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

Fri, Oct 9, 2015
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
George Kuchar: Weather Diaries Selections

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

Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Joe Gibbons: Selected Shorts

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

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

Kidlat Tahimik chronicles a decade of Filipino and personal history.

Tue, Oct 13, 2015
The Feature

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

Wed, Oct 14, 2015