Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren

Roberta Friedman And Grahame Weinbren

“Straight From Bertha is straight from the heart… a wonderful, unusual accomplishment.”  - Ron Green

Calling attention to the recent digital and hybrid media work of longtime collaborators Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren, this program features the latest iteration of the multi-generational, Gertrude Stein-inspired opus Straight from Bertha (1976/2010/2014, 40 min.)—with the new segments shot in the “ruins” of New York’s Millennium Film Workshop. Having collaborated at CalArts in the 1970s, Friedman and Weinbren explored mathematical structures, film as music, movie syntax and avant-garde narratives with a singular wit in their early films before turning to multimedia and interactive video installation, of which The Erl King (1983–86, Whitney Biennial 1987) was a groundbreaking example. Friedman and Weinbren—the senior editor of Millennium Film Journal—have continued to collaborate while also working individually.

In person: Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren

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

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MON 10/26
8:30 pm
$11  $8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff