Lewis Klahr: Sixty Six

Lewis Klahr: Sixty Six

“Lewis Klahr’s beautiful compilation… refashions pop culture in a heroic key.”—Manohla Dargis, “The Best Movies of 2015,” —The New York Times

 “Klahr’s films generate a blend of melancholy and desire from this interplay of grasping and losing, remembering and forgetting.”—Tom Gunning

 “What is extraordinary is the vigor with which Klahr invests the [collage] form.”—Artforum

West Coast premiere

Fresh off its sold-out world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art, Sixty Six (2002–15, 90 min.) is the latest entry in master collagist Lewis Klahr’s Prolix Satori digital series. It also stands as the crowning achievement of the CalArts faculty member’s prodigious work in collage film, dating back to 1977. Using material from his own vast archive, Klahr, “the reigning proponent of cut-and-paste,” according to J. Hoberman, combines classic Greek mythology with 1960s Pop and “Daylight Noir” in a series of elliptical tales—uncanny superimpositions in which comic-book heroes and foto-roman characters populate a vision of midcentury Los Angeles cut out from the pages of period magazines. 

2002–15, 90 min.

In person: Lewis Klahr  

The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 1/18
8:30 pm
$11  $8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff