The Films of Gregory J. Markopoulos

The Films of Gregory J. Markopoulos

“One of the true visionaries of the post-WWII American avant garde”  Harvard Film Archive

Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series

Co-presented with the Getty Center and L.A. Filmforum

A great figure of American independent cinema, Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928–1992) made some of the key films of the postwar avant-garde. Poetic, romantic and formally rigorous, his work was deeply rooted in mythological associations and the ritual dimensions of cinema. Despite Markopoulos’ huge influence as a filmmaker and polemicist in the new American Cinema of the 1960s, his films have been largely unavailable until now. The program this evening includes Bliss (1967, 7 min.) and Gammelion (1968, 54 min.), which are among the first films made by Markopoulos after he left the U.S. for Europe and represent a major step toward the epic form of his 80-hour magnum opus, Eniaios.

In person: Curator Mark Webber, editor and publisher of Film As Film: The Collected Writings Of Gregory J. Markopoulos

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 4/6
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff