Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Owen Land: Dialogues

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

[members: $6 / non-members: $10]
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“[F]unny, sad, touching, bizarre, brilliant…” (Mark Toscano)

The renowned Owen Land (maker of the justifiably celebrated Remedial Reading Comprehension, On the Marriage Broker Joke… and Wide Angle Saxon) returns with his long-awaited semi-autobiographical Dialogues, a work that finally reveals Land’s mysterious exploits after he ventured back to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s — a time, according to the filmmaker, “for much soul-searching about his relationships with women (and with strippers).” Filled with playful segments lifted or inverted from familiar films and scored by music ripped from the dustbin of popular cultural, Dialogues’ episodic structure (including sequences titled A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind and Glass Ashtrays Cast a Terrible Refraction) contains “events which are more speculative, or imaginative, than literally real.” (Jonathan Marlow)

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