Film Series

From the Third Eye: Evergreen Review on Film

 
 
Mar 16—Mar 31, 2016
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Curated by Ed Halter

Founded and managed by legendary Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset,
Evergreen Review was the American counterculture’s foremost magazine, bringing the best in radical art, literature, and politics to newsstands across the US, from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Grove launched its Film Division in the mid-1960s, and quickly became one of the most important and innovative film distributors of its time, while Evergreen published incisive essays on cinema by writers like Parker Tyler, Amos Vogel, Nat Hentoff, Norman Mailer, and many others.

In anticipation of the release of
From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader, edited by Rosset and critic Ed Halter, this series brings together a provocative selection of the often controversial films that were championed by this seminal publication—including many distributed by Grove itself—vividly illustrating how filmmakers worked to redefine cinema in an era of sexual, social, and political revolution.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Strange Victory
 

Grove Press’ Barney Rosset produced this potent look at racism in postwar America.

 

Mar 16—Mar 22, 2016
NEWLY RESTORED
 
 
Film
Interviews with My Lai Veterans + Black Panthers
 

This politically charged program captures the social upheaval of the late 1960s.

Thu, Mar 17, 2016
 
 
Film
The Nude Restaurant
 

Factory stars Viva, Taylor Mead, and others go out to eat in Andy Warhol’s sexploitation satire.

Fri, Mar 18, 2016
 
 
Film
I Am Curious (Yellow)
 

Grove Press created a smash with this sensual, politically radical Swedish film.

 

Sat, Mar 19, 2016
 
 
Film
Come Back, Africa
 

Lionel Rogosin’s landmark docudrama captures daily life in apartheid-era South Africa.

Sun, Mar 20, 2016
 
 
Film
Quiet Days in Clichy
 

A bawdy picaresque based on Henry Miller’s autobiographical novella.

Mon, Mar 21, 2016
 
 
Film
Early Works + Funeral of Jan Palach
 

A Yugoslavian Black Wave satire about a group of slogan-spouting Marxist revolutionaries.

Tue, Mar 22, 2016
 
 
Film
Duet for Cannibals
 

Susan Sontag made her first foray into film with this absurdist seriocomedy.

Wed, Mar 23, 2016
 
 
Film
The Queen + Tricia’s Wedding
 

A candid look at 60s queer and drag culture via the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant.

Thu, Mar 24, 2016
 
 
Film
Freedom to Love + Getting His Goat + The Apple Knockers...
 

The sexploitation documentary Freedom to Love is presented alongside early erotic curios.

 

Thu, Mar 24, 2016
 
 
Film
Boy
 

Renegade auteur Nagisa Oshima’s masterpiece is a haunting indictment of Japanese society.

Fri, Mar 25, 2016
 
 
Film
Weekend + Zuckerkandl!
 

Godard’s apocalyptically funny black comedy, plus an animated Freudian parody.

Sat, Mar 26, 2016
 
 
Film
Destroy She Said
 

Marguerite Duras’ hypnotic film about five alienated people in an unworldly hotel.

Sat, Mar 26, 2016
 
 
Film
The Last Movie
 

Dennis Hopper’s notorious follow-up to Easy Rider is a $1 million avant-garde freak-out.

 

Sun, Mar 27, 2016
 
 
Film
Mr. Freedom + Thank You Mask Man
 

A foul-mouthed animated short and William Klein’s Pop Art-inspired spoof of US foreign policy.

Sun, Mar 27, 2016
 
 
Film
The Man Who Lies
 

Alain Robbe-Grillet shot this stylish mindgame in the wake of the Prague Spring.

Mon, Mar 28, 2016
 
 
Film
Thanos and Despina + Un Chant d’amour
 

Iconoclastic Greek auteur Nikos Papatakis was attached to both of these banned films.

Mon, Mar 28, 2016
 
 
Film
Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
 

James Joyce’s supposedly unfilmable novel gets a thrillingly imaginative treatment.

 

Tue, Mar 29, 2016
 
 
Film
Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up?
 

This portrait of iconic novelist Mailer considers the man from all sides.

Wed, Mar 30, 2016
 
 
Film
Godard in America + British Sounds
 

A program comprising two documents from Jean-Luc Godard’s militant Maoist phase.

Thu, Mar 31, 2016