Just got word from Thom Andersen about a couple screenings of his films (rare) next weekend. I'll be at both.
On Saturday, March 9, the UCLA Film and Television Archive will present, as part of its Festival of Preservation, the world premiere of its restoration of Eadweard Muybridge, Zooxagrapher. The film has been blown up to 35mm, it has been retimed so that the colors match more closely the tinting of Muybridge’s photographs and photogravures, and some sections have been digitally restored. For me, it’s a whole new film that finally fulfills my intentions. I even got caught up in the film while watching an answer print. After Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, there will be a screening of films from 1900-1902 preserved from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection. The screening will take place at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at Westwood Boulevard). Parking is available under the museum for $3. To enter, drive north on Westwood just north of Wilshire.
On Sunday March 10, Los Angeles Filmforum will present my newest film Reconversão or Reconversion, about the work of the northern Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura. This screening will take place in the Spielberg theater at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Although Reconversão has screened in Los Angeles and elsewhere in 2012, this will be the first presentation of the movie with its final mix. The theater is small so the show may sell out if it receives any notice in the newspapers. So I would recommend buying tickets in advance through brownpapertickets.com/event/344310. I can’t make recommendations about parking. Probably the best you can do is a lot on Cherokee that charges $5.
I will be at both screenings. I hope to see you there.
- Thom Andersen