Sunday, June 6, 2004

Dialogues in the Dark

Program 3: The Director Looks at Footage, A Presentation by Morgan Fisher

California College of the Arts

Since the late ’60s, Morgan Fisher has made films which foreground the industrial basis of all filmmaking, ironically combining narrative and non-narrative forms and underscoring the common ground between the oft-unreconciled poles of the independently produced “experimental” film and industrially produced commercial product. In his first visit since 1985, Fisher (who has long worked in and been inspired by the film industry) will present his latest film, ( ) -a rigorously constructed homage to the unsung building block of narrative film language known as the insert shot-in the context of specifically chosen precursors and inspirations, the films — ——- by Thom Andersen and Malcolm Brodwick, Arnulf Rainer by Peter Kubelka and Fisher’s own 1974 film, Cue Rolls. (Steve Polta)