Radical Intimacies: The 8mm Cinema of Saul Levine

Radical Intimacies:

The 8mm Cinema of Saul Levine

“[Levine’s] works are high-energy messages of friendship, records of sexual love and political activism.” —P. Adams Sitney

Practically synonymous with personal small-gauge filmmaking, Saul Levine has created more than 100 largely improvisational films in a half-century of remarkable, uninterrupted activity. His painstakingly crafted, exquisitely kinetic work deals with people and episodes from his life, but derives universal poetic meaning from its urgency, tactile presence, and range of themes, from the most personal to the political. In his key series—Notes, Portrayals, and Light Licks—Levine uses combinations of black-and-white and color, multiple images, accidents of exposure, and hand-carved collaging to expand upon his already rich, expressive cinematography. The Boston-based legend, a mentor to scores of avant-garde filmmakers throughout his teaching tenure at MassArt, brings a selection of work that includes entries from Light Licks, early 8mm Portrayals, and several Super 8mm sound films.

In person: Saul Levine

Additional Saul Levine programs are presented at L.A. Filmforum and Echo Park Film Center.The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 4/18
8:30 pm
$11  $8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff