Monday, March 31, 1997

White Light/White Heat

Roxie Theater

Filmmakers Amanda and Bruce Posner have curated a stunning collection of short experimental films made for the powerful and finely detailed 35mm film format. Films include jolting new works by Martin Arnold (Jesus Walking On The Screen, Stadtraum Remise), Peter Kubelka’s percussive classic Arnulf Rainer, Samuel Beckett’s Film with Buster Keaton, Rhythm In Light, Polkagraph, and Spook Sport (all newly restored) by pioneer animator Mary Ellen Bute, Vision by Kilian Dellers, and the San Francisco premiere of Pat O’Neill’s new Trouble In The Image, a gathering of visual/auditory ideas accumulated over seventeen years by an accomplished filmmaker who “continues to insist that film can be an art form independent of storytelling.” (PO) Also: Ken Jacobs’ dazzling Georgetown Loop (1996).