James Benning: Two Films

James Benning: Two Films

“The latest masterwork by this grand figure of the American avant-garde.” —Toronto International Film Festival 

In his prolific career unfolding since the early 1970s, legendary filmmaker and artist James Benning has matched a passionate wanderlust to an exacting formal rigor, mapping out multivalent landscapes. His work is a cinema of attentiveness, of long takes that invite the viewer to look and listen and consider the consonances of space and time, onscreen and off. REDCAT is proud to present the world premiere of two moons (42.5 minutes, 2018), filmed on November 21 and 22, 2018 in Valencia, California. A gibbous and full moon rising. The film will be preceded by L. COHEN (45 minutes, 2017, Grand Prix, Cinéma du réel festival in Paris), filmed on August 21, 2017 near Madras, Oregon. A rather unremarkable farm field on a most remarkable day. Mount Jefferson can be seen 40 miles away. 

In person: James Benning

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.


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MON 4/29
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff