pictured above: Them Oracles (2012) by Alee Peoples
Filmmaker Alee Peoples visits the Roxie Theater from Los Angeles to present her complete body of 16mm films along with selections from the Canyon Cinema collection. Peoples’ films are brim-ful of bold gestures, pointedly orchestrating performances and camera movements, views and edits, sound and image. What are her films about—planes, balloons, friends, traffic, pop music, the signs and billboards of LA? Sure, these are among the recurring environmental and cultural threads from which she weaves her cinematic scherzi. Most importantly, she is always playing, and she takes it seriously. (Roxie Theater)
SCREENING: Them Oracles (2012) by Alee Peoples; 16mm, color, sound, 7 minutes. Three Peonies (2017) by Stephanie Barber; 16mm, color, sound, 3 minutes; print from Canyon Cinema. Non-Stop Beautiful Ladies (2015) by Alee Peoples; 16mm, color, sound, 9 minutes. Spotlight On A Brick Wall (2016) by Alee Peoples & Mike Stoltz; 16mm, color, sound, 8 minutes. Untitled (double 8mm) (2014) by Alee Peoples; 16mm, color, sound, 4 minutes. If You Can’t See My Mirrors, I Can’t See You (2016) by Alee Peoples; 16mm, color, sound, 12 minutes. Mutiny (1983) by Abigail Child; 16mm, color, sound, 11 minutes. Decoy (2018) by Alee Peoples; 16mm, b&w, sound, 11 minutes. Standing Forward Full (2020) by Alee People; 16mm, color, sound, 6 minutes.