An Evening with Tom Chomont


Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069

Day: Tuesday


Tom Chomont was born in a hospital in Chicago, but lived in Skokie, until his family began moving to Florida, living at three addresses and various motels and hotels around and between there and Chicago. He received a B.A. in Painting and Art History (with a minor in Psychology) from Rollins College in Florida. Subsequently he studied Film at Boston University, but did not complete the course requirements for the MA. At this time he maintained a monthly and bi-monthly series of experimental film at the Odd Fellows Hall in Cambridge. He worked for the Film-Maker's Cinematheque and then at various clerical and manual labors in New York. In 1969 he began to travel and live in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. In addition to his work, two related films are included in the program: ANOTHER SHOT (1973) by Daniel Singelenberg and RE:INCARNATION, A Berlin diary by Tom Chomont and Peter Erdmann. The Vanguard Contemporary Film Series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency in Washington D.C. [Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1976]