Join us on Wednesday, December 18th at 8:30pm at Ludlow House (139 Ludlow Street) for a screening of new films by Larry Gottheim. Presented by the FMC. RSVP Required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chants and Dances For Hand (1991-2017). 40 minutes, Digital. The video material was shot in Haiti many years earlier and includes Vodou ceremonies and a violent uprising, but is finally about something else, ceremonies of daily life and cinema spectating. My interest in ceremony throughout my films led me to participate in Haitian Vodou. The material includes many motifs and themes that continued through my body of films. Everything here is sync sound.
Knot/Not (2019). 22 minutes, Digital. Starting with a work of wall art, it leads to memories of WWII, music, painting, and cinema. A central figure is the German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler. It is a knot made up of many threads within itself and also back to previous films and issues. But also “No!” to the denial of life’s rich complexities, to death.
Larry Gottheim started the celebrated Cinema Department at Binghamton University and taught there until 1998. His early “minimal” films such as Fog Line are well known. In the 1980s, he made a series of films titled “Elective Affinities” that includes Horizons. His films have been shown at museums in the U.S. and Europe. His recent films have been widely shown in Europe and at the EXis festival in Seoul. This is the New York Premiere of Knot/Not.