Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gustav Deutsch: FILM IST. a girl & a gun

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

presented in association with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
[members: $6 / non-members: $8]

Gustav Deutsch, the master of found footage, “weaves together a stunning array of color-tinted images from a variety of genres, including scientific, erotic, fiction and actuality films. Deutsch also obtained privileged access to the film archives of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, enabling him to incorporate sequences from especially rare erotic and sex films.” Jon Gartenberg of the Tribeca Film Festival concludes, “Deutsch adroitly assembles a precisely constructed, mesmerizing ebb and flow of images into extraordinary montage sequences divided into five acts: Genesis, Paradeisos, Eros, Thanatos and Symposion.” In FILM IST. a girl & a gun, Deutsch has mined the world’s film archives to construct a universal narrative of love, passion, war and violence. (Joel Shepard)