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Leslie Thornton, Program 1

 
 
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 62min
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“Thornton's work found its first location, and inspiration, in what in those times was understood as an ‘avant-garde’ film practice; the quoted term, suspiciously suspended, is rarely invoked in these times, but the rigor, the pure oppositional avowal, and the belief in moving imagery’s electro-shock potential”
—Cinematexas

Leslie Thornton is an American filmmaker and artist whose career spans five decades. Thornton occupied an important place in cinema history early in her career, straddling structural filmmaking and the feminist avant-garde that would follow, using the materiality of film to interrogate matters of identity. In this program, new shorts screen alongside lesser-seen works made during George W. Bush’s administration, forming a thematic counterpoint to the present political moment and commence BAMcinematek's month-long retrospective of her work. The lineup includes Let Me Count the Ways, Novel City, They Were Just People, So Much Much, and Barbie Melts.

 
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Let Me Count the Ways

Directed by Leslie Thornton
2004-6, 21min

 
 
Novel City

Directed by Leslie Thornton
2008, 7min

 
 
 
 
They Were Just People

Directed by Leslie Thornton
2015, 9min

 
 
 
So Much Much

Directed by Leslie Thornton
2016, 15min

 
 
 
 
Barbie Melts

Directed by Leslie Thornton
2016, 10min