Chick Strand

Chick Strand: Señora con Flores/Woman with Flowers (1995/2011)

“Strand discovered an extraordinary sensuous lyricism, simultaneously wanton and disciplined.” —David E. James, The Most Typical Avant-Garde

World premiere
Film/Video–Jack H. Skirball Series

Co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum

When legendary filmmaker Chick Strand (1931–2009) passed away, she left behind an extraordinary catalogue of 16mm experimental work, and five unfinished films. By 1995, she had completed the picture and sound editing for Señora con Flores/Woman with Flowers (15 min.)—the intimate depiction of the ups and downs and the joys and travails of a Mexican flower seller. The needed post-production on Señora was recently performed under the supervision of the Academy Film Archive, fully respecting the artist’s intentions. Rounding out the program is a selection of Strand’s films restored by the Pacific Film Archive and the Academy Film Archive with the support of the National Film Preservation Foundation: They include Waterfall (1967, 3 min.), Mosori Monika (1971, 20 min.), Kristallnacht (1979, 7 min.), and Cartoon Le Mousse (1979, 15 min.).

In person: Eric Strand

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

This screening is a precursor to Los Angeles Filmforum's series Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980.

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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MON 9/26
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff