Happy Birthday Chick Strand!

Happy Birthday Chick Strand! 

“Sensuous, deeply felt, rigorous, uncompromising – the work of Chick Strand belongs in the canon of avant-garde cinema alongside that of her contemporaries Stan Brakhage, Bruce Baillie and Bruce Conner.” — Vera Brunner-Sung, BFI 

To celebrate the birthday of filmmaker, teacher and cultural force Chick Strand (Dec 3), who passed away ten years ago, REDCAT has organized a program of rarely seen masterworks spanning forty years. Hailed for her profoundly expressive voice, Strand’s eye was unsurpassed in its complex and empathetic responses to people and their worlds, whether in California, Mexico, or her imagination. Strand’s films defy categorization, moving between intimate portraits and intuitive ethnographies, lush poetic metaphor and anecdotal storytelling, subtly recorded images and astonishing found footage, and haunting portrayals of women alone and within families. Join us in celebrating one of Los Angeles’ great artists. 

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated Curated by Betzy Bromberg with Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


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MON 12/2
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff