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Leslie Thorton

May 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

See below for times and schedule of films
BAMcinématek announces a full-career retrospective of American filmmakerand artist Leslie Thornton (Apr 3May 8). One of the first artists to bridge the boundaries betweencinema and video (Sense of Cinema), the career of Thornton straddles structural filmmaking and thefeminist avant-garde, with more recent video and installation work that incorporates new technologies.This retrospective takes a comprehensive look at Thornton’s work and includes paired screenings withfilms by Su Friedrich, Werner Herzog, Eric Baudelaire, and Pere Portabella.
The complete Leslie Thornton schedule is as follows:
Mon, Apr 3
7pm: AdynataJennifer, Where Are You?Oh China OhX-TRACTSCool Hands, Warm HeartGently
Down the StreamScar Tissue (79min program)
Q&A with Thornton
9:30pm: Philosopher’s Walk & Great Ecstasy (61min program)
Intro with Thornton
Mon, Apr 10
7pm: All Right You GuysHowardParrot BinocularMinutiae (82min program)
Q&A with Thornton
9:30pm: ((((( )))))BinocularsBOB-BOB, Golden Eyes LUNA TranceThe Animates: TarThey Were Just People (75min program)
Mon, Apr 17
7pm: Watersmith, Another WorldySahara MojaveStrange SpaceThe Last Time I Saw Ron (83minprogram) 
Q&A with Thornton
9:30pm: Crossing & Vampir-Cuadecuc (94min program)
Intro by Thornton
Mon, Apr 24
7pm: The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years Without Images 
& SO MUCH MUCH  (80min program)
Q&A with Thornton
Mon, May 1
7pm: Peggy and Fred in Hell: Beginning Middle End (75min)
Q&A with Thornton
Mon, May 8
7pm: There Was An Unseen Cloud Moving SONGS One Two Three (74min program)
Q&A with Thornton
9:30pm: The Great Invisible (65min)
Intro by Thornton
All Right You Guys + Howard + Minutiae  
A program of Leslie Thornton’s early documentary work showing Thornton pushing the boundaries ofdocumentary traditions, featuring: All Right You Guys, a portrait of Thornton’s sister and a close friend;
Howard; and Minutiae, capturing the life of a family and their chatty parrot. 82min. Mon, Apr 10 at 7pm
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years Without Images SOMUCH MUCH Masao Adachi and May Shigenobu recall their experience leaving Japan to work with the Palestinian Liberation Front in Eric Baudelaire’s feature film. Plus, a new entry in Thornton’s ongoing
project SO MUCH MUCH. 80min. Mon, Apr 24 at 7pm
Crossing to the Gallery
This program charts Thornton’s recent work from linear narrative to the ambient rhythms of gallery
installation, featuring BOB-BOB((((( )))))Golden EyesBinocularsLUNA TranceThe Animates: Tar,and They Were Just People75min. Mon, Apr 10 at 9:30pm
The Great Invisible 
Dir. Leslie Thornton. Thornton returns to her research into the life of adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt in thisopen-ended contemplation of historical and cultural representation. 65min. Mon, May 8 at 9:30pm
The Last Time I Saw Ron + Watersmith + More 
A program of work focusing on the body, including two films with Ron Vawter and Will Hindle’s celebration
of the male form in motion. 83min. Mon, Apr 17 at 7pm
Leslie Thornton + Su Friedrich 
This program reprises an early tour of screenings Thornton presented with contemporary Su Friedrich,featuring iconic early work from both filmmakers as they navigated the intersection of experimental,
documentary, and personal filmmaking. 79min. Sun, Apr 3 at 7pm
7pm Peggy and Fred in Hell: Beginning Middle End (2004)Dir. Leslie Thornton. Rare and radically different from the definitive 2015 version, this 2004 iteration ofThornton’s magnum opus follows its two protagonists through a surreal landscape where pop culture,history, science, and science-fiction blur. 75min. Mon, May 1 at 7pm
Philosopher’s Walk + Great Ecstasy 
Thornton’s film captures philosophers theorizing about the sublime during a walk through a spectacularAlpine landscape, screens with Werner Herzog’s portrait of sculptor and Olympic ski jumper Walter
Steiner, which Roger Ebert called: “the most emblematic film of Herzog’s career.” 61min. Mon, Apr 3 at9:30pm
There Was An Unseen Cloud Moving + SONGS One Two Three 
Dir. Leslie Thornton. Thornton’s impressionistic portrait of Isabelle Eberhardt, an adventurer who dressedas a man to travel in 19th-century North Africa. Plus, a portrait of a surreal desert tourist attraction in
western China. 74min. Mon, May 8 at 7pm


May 8, 2017
7:00 pm
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