Vivian Ostrovsky: L’humour du geste

Vivian Ostrovsky: L’humour du geste

“Prompts us to reconsider the ‘immediacy’ of the amateur filmic gesture.” —Libération

An intimate—yet humorous —act of cultural resistance, the cinema of Vivian Ostrovsky is a gesture, involving the filmmaker’s entire body— as she travels around the world, carrying gear and framing/gathering images with a Super-8 camera. She playfully edits these original shots with images found in her personal archives, or borrowed from the history of cinema. Multiculturalism and polyglotism are woven into the poetics of displacement. Born in New York and raised in Rio, Ostrovsky studied film in Paris, and her global experiences range from work with early women’s film festivals and distribution outfits, to Centre Pompidou and Jerusalem Cinematheque. The program includes films from the early 80s to today, including the “beach extravaganza” ICE/SEA (2005), DizzyMess (2017) and Hiatus (2018), about Ukrainian-Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

In Person: Vivian Ostrovsky

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball screening series.

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MON 11/12
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff