The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film, 1923- 1977
10/5/1977 - 10/26/1977
Location: Bing Theater
The Poetic Eye, a series of more than 100 classic American avant-garde films, will be shown on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in October and November in the Bing Theater. The series will present the works of 65 noted experimental filmmakers, emphasizing achievements in style and concept and showing how the films are related to parallel movements in other visual arts. The seldom-seen experimental treasures, recommended for mature viewers, include both rare and premiere screenings of films by James Whitney, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol, Maya Deren, Harry Smith, Hy Hirsh, Baird Bryant, Tajiri Shinkichi, Swinell Grant and Gregory Markopoulos. Says Museum Director of Film Programs Ronald Haver, 'The films in The Poetic Eye are challenging, though-provoking, and occasionally infuriating; they reflect a special kind of excitement, beauty and humor that we're happy to give museum audiences a chance to discover.'
[Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977]