Reanimating Ancient Worlds: The Short Films of David Lebrun

Reanimating Ancient Worlds: The Short Films of David Lebrun 

“[Lebrun’s work lies] at the intersection of ritual, anthropology and expanded vision.” — David James,
The Most Typical Avant-Garde

World Premiere

David Lebrun combines techniques of animation, documentary, and experimental and anthropological film to explore the art, architecture, cosmology and history of cultures ancient and modern. His features, including Proteus and Breaking the Maya Code, have been exhibited from Sundance to Tehran and received major international awards. The evening’s program of short films explores the boundary between still and moving images in formats ranging from variable-speed 8mm to 4K multiscreen arrays. Included are several premieres from Four Worlds, an epic cycle of films that synthesizes images of objects made between the Paleolithic and late Middle Ages into contemplative and revelatory aesthetic experiences. 

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


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FRI 12/13
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff