Super 8mm films
Artist in person!
Photo by Clayton Patterson
We have invited filmmaker and Millennium Film Workshop Director Howard Guttenplan to screen his Super-8 films. He has selected a unique program of works that have not previously screened together including European Diary (silent, 3.5 min), New York City Diary, (silent, 15 min.) Spring Diary (NYC) (silent, 18 min.), Caracas Diary (sound, 18 min.) and another film still to be decided. These films were originally shot in the 70s and 80s, however Guttenplan continues to re-edit and rework the films even today. Program will be approx. 60 minutes.
Howard Guttenplan is the long-time program director of the Millennium Film Workshop’s Cinema Series. He is also a graphic designer, photographer and filmmaker. He has had one-person shows of his films at the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque and at film centers and museums in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Zagreb, Toronto, Haifa and other cities. He has organized and toured with American avant-garde films in France, Germany and the Netherlands and has served on various international film panels and juries in Russian, Iran, Japan, Venezuela, and Croatia.
“Guttenplan is the Artist-as-Traveller, whose camera collects his consciousness. He calls this cinematic mode ‘shooting in stride’. – Alister Sanderson in MILLENNIUM FILM JOURNAL No. 1
“…the short bursts of frames also take on an internal logic of their own, one that would dictate their appearing at the same pace if the artist had all the time in the world to shoot. The juxtaposition of striking patterns and colors gives the images a force and vitality which longer shots would destroy. In fact,the viewer is not even likely to recall that the film is composed primarily of static shots.So active are the transitions from one texture to another that one’s impression is of extreme movement, however rarely something within the frame actually moves.…” — Scott Hammen in AFTERIMAGE on New York City Diary
More info at http://www.millenniumfilm.org