Los Angeles Filmforum

Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980

Alternative Projections is a focused historical survey of experimental filmmaking in Los Angeles, particularly in the postwar era. The project will culminate in a series of approximately 16 screenings, which will explore the tradition of L.A. avant-garde filmmaking and how it related to other traditions such as painting, sculpture, performance art and dance. Canonical avant-garde works (films by Pat O’Neill, Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren) will be mixed with films that have had limited public screenings in Los Angeles since that period (Gary Beydler, Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren, Robert Nakamura, Sam Erenberg). In conjunction with the screening series, a media-rich website will be launched, including more than 40 newly created oral histories, as well as articles, archival materials, and filmographies of various artists.
(Image: Foregrounds by Pat O’Neill 1978)

List of Screening Here

– JO