Films of Julie Murray

Light Echoes Dark: The Films of Julie Murray

“A masterful editor and visionary filmmaker.” Chris Gehman, Cinematheque Ontario

Los Angeles premieres
Jack H. Skirball Series

Irish-born, New York-based filmmaker Julie Murray combines found and original footage to conjure strange and paradoxical universes resonant with ambiguous meanings. Mystery and menace lurk equally amid the eloquence of her visual rhymes and word associations—whether in repeated images of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver (Conscious, 1993, 10 min.), shots of trees growing among crumbled brick ruins (Orchard, 2004, 9 min.), views from an aerial tram leaving Manhattan (If You Stand With Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water, 1997, 18 min.), or captioned excerpts from an instructional movie for the deaf (I Began to Wish, 2003, 5 min.). Comprising all 16mm films, this program features Murray’s latest work, ELEMENTs (2008, 7 min.)

Curated by Steve Anker and Betzy Bromberg.

Funded in part with generous support from Wendy Keys and Donald Pels.

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MON 4/5
8:30 pm


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff