Early Monthly Segments

#77 = 10/26/2015 = Marjorie Keller + Saul Levine

Groove to Groove

Groove to Groove

*50th Anniversary of Super 8 Film!*
A fundraiser for the 8 fest small gauge film festival

We are excited to be showing two masters of small gauge form in a special October double monthly segment celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Super 8 film in a fundraiser for the 2016 edition of the 8 fest small gauge film festival. Venerable small gauge maverick Levine writes that he regards film as a tool to “understand the world around me directly,” and that he uses editing to “make relationships between what I [am] seeing in front of the camera and what [is] going on in my mind.” Pushing the limits of small gauge image + sound with rapid editing, Levine creates symphonic cacophony out of everyday life: his fathers Yiddish jokes, a blues band, house parties, conversations.

“Levine…develops the ‘bi-lingual’ paradigm of film and music. The phantasmagoria of splices becomes the lexicon for Levine’s improvisational study of making film, music and jokes.” – Marjorie Keller

Marjorie Keller (1950-1994) is an under-recognized feminist film artist + scholar whose Film Notebook is a beautiful collection of fragments which she shot the way one would write in a journal. Keller documents the world around her in a spontaneous home movie fashion then employs meticulous editing, making subtly poetic connections between shots and throughout the film.

Film Notebook: 1969-76; Part 2; Some of us in the mechanical age, Marjorie Keller, 1977, USA, Regular 8mm, 27 minutes, silent
A Few Tunes Going Out, Saul Levine, 1978-84, USA Super 8, 30 mins, colour/sound, USA
(with ‘A Brennen Soll Columbus N Medina’, ‘Groove to Groove’, ‘Bopping The Great Wall of China Blue’)

@ Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom | 1214 Queen St West
Monday October 26, 2015 | 8:30 PM screening | $5-10 suggested donation

Special thanks to New York Filmmakers Cooperative and the Gladstone Hotel.

EMS #78 = Monday 23 November 2015 = TBA