Films: An Evening with P. Adams Sitney

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An Evening with P. Adams Sitney

An Evening with P. Adams Sitney

One of the most influential chroniclers of, and ambassadors for, experimental film in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, P. Adams Sitney will receive the 2010 Stan Brakhage Vision Award.

In 1974, Sitney wrote Visionary Film, the groundbreaking textbook on avant-garde filmmaking that offered a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the aesthetics of visionary post–World War II cinema in the United States. Currently a professor of visual arts at Princeton University, Sitney cofounded (with Jonas Mekas) theAnthology Film Archives in New York City, was a regular contributor to Artforum and was a major critical leader and intellectual supporter of the New American Cinema movement that peaked in the 1970s. He was married to the late activist-filmmaker Marjorie Keller. Following the presentation of the 2010 Stan Brakhage Vision Award, he will introduce a package of short avant-garde works by Marie Menken, Stan Brakhage and Ms. Keller.
—Elizabeth Henry

Sponsored by Tiffany & Co.

Special thanks to Fascination St. Gallery

Films in Program...

  • The Answering Furron

    The Answering Furron

    USA , 60 min.
    Director: Marjorie Keller Shot in New York, France, Italy and Greece, this exquisite four-part work is an ode to the planting seasons of the furrowed earth.... more
  • Arabesque for Kenneth Anger

    Arabesque for Kenneth Anger

    USA , 1961 , 4 min.
    Director: Marie Menken Says Menken, “these animated observations of tiles and Moorish architecture were made as a thank you to Kenneth for helping me shoot another film in Spain.”... more
  • Glimpse of A Garden

    Glimpse of A Garden

    USA , 1957 , 5 min.
    Director: Marie Menken A lyric, tender, intensely subjective exploration of a flower garden, with extreme magnification and flashing color harmonies.... more
  • Herein


    USA , 1991 , 35 min.
    Director: Marjorie Keller Herein charts the movement from political activism to filmmaking through the metaphor of a dwelling.... more
  • Hymn to Her

    Hymn to Her

    USA , 1974 , 3 min.
    Director: Stan Brakhage “HER to me is always Jane, in the first place, but also Hera: goddess of women and marriage, naturally enough. Then too, as it is a hymn of light, and as he/me feels the self that way, it sings of and to itself.”... more

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    USA , 2010 , 55 min. In American Falls, experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon contemplates the gap between the American Dream and the historical reality, echoing the great unanswered question Charles Ives posed at the dawn of the last century: Whither America?... more
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