Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00 am

Croatian Avant-Garde Filmmakers of the 1960s

Yugoslav Avant-Garde Cinema, 1950s–1980s Ex-Film from an Ex-Land


2155 Center St (at Oxford)

Berkeley, CA 94720

presented in association with the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Introduction by Pavle Levi

Admission: $9.50 General/$5.50 Cinematheque members
Advance Tickets available here.

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The filmmakers represented in this program are among the most prominent members of the enormously vibrant Croatian experimental scene of the 1960s. All of them were members of the amateur cine-clubs that formed in all the major cities of Yugoslavia at the time, as well as participants in the Genre Film Festival, a unique festival of experimental film in Zagreb that was the most important gathering point for “film researchers” and other independent filmmakers from Yugoslavia. Their approach to cinematic experiments differed greatly, from a prototype of the so-called anti-film to works that anticipated the structural film movement, to poetic-meditative orientations. (Diana Nenadić)

ENCOUNTER (SRETANJE) Vladimir Petek, Yugoslavia, 1963, 5 mins, B&W, 35mm
THE FORENOON OF A FAUN (PRIJE PODNE JEDNOG FAUNA) Tomislav Gotovac, Yugoslavia, 1963, 8 mins, B&W, 16mm
STRAIGHT LINE (STEVENS-DUKE) (PRAVAC (STEVENS-DUKE)) Tomislav Gotovac, Yugoslavia, 1964, 10 mins, B&W, 16mm
CIRCLE (JUTKEVICH-COUNT) (KRUŽNICA (JUTKEVIČ-COUNT)) Tomislav Gotovac, Yugoslavia, 1964, 12 min, B&W, 16mm
I’M MAD Ivan Martinac, Yugoslavia, 1967, 5 mins, Super 8mm transferred to 16mm
FOCUS Ivan Martinac, Yugoslavia, 1967, 7 mins, B&W, 35mm
PEOPLE (IN PASSING) II (LJUDI (U PROLAZU) II) Lordan Zafranović, Yugoslavia, 1967, 11 mins, B&W, 35mm
AFTERNOON (THE GUN) (POSLIJE PODNE (PUŠKA)) Lordan Zafranović, Yugoslavia, 1968, 15 mins, B&W, 35mm

Pavle Levi is a professor of film and media studies at Stanford University and the author most recently of Cinema by Other Means.

All films preserved or restored by the Croatian Film Association and Croatian Film Archives (Croatian State Archives), and selected by Diana Nenadić, Croatian Film Association. Presented in cooperation with the Tomislav Gotovac Institute in Zagreb.

Total running time: c. 80 mins