For the last fifty years, Thom Andersen and Morgan Fisher have been friends and filmmakers. They met as students in 1964 in the film department at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. They made films that spoke with equal assurances about Hollywood and avant-garde histories, but acquiesced to the terms of neither.
YU's next exhibition, a survey of Andersen's and Fisher's films from 1964 to 2013 is more than a display of reciprocal advocacy. It is not a victory lap for two old friends. It is a chance, at bottom, to see the ways in which their work is different and the ways in which it chimes, and directs our attention to film itself, its plumbing, contrivances, history, and possible political consequences. The survey will take place at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212) over several weekends. Andersen and Fisher will be in Portland on the opening weekend, March 30 and 31, to discuss their working relationship and introduce a new state of Screening Room, (1968/2013). Please join us for this retrospective of films co-curated with Lucas Quigley.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30(all films 16mm)
Screening RoomMF, 1968–, variable length
MeltingTA, 1964–65, 6 min.
Olivia’s PlaceTA, 1966/74, 6 min.
— —– TA, 1966–67, 12 min.
( )MF, 2003, 21 min.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
Production Stills MF, 1970, 11 min. (16mm)
Cue RollsMF, 1974, 5.5 min. (16mm)
Eadweard Muybridge, ZoopraxographerTA, 1975, 59 min. (35mm)
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Protective Coloration MF, 1979, video, 13 min. (3/4″ video transferred to DVD)
Standard Gauge MF, 1984, 35 min. (16mm)
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
Los Angeles Plays Itself TA, 2003, video, 169 min. (DVCAM)
FRIDAY, APRIL 12(all films 16mm)
Projection Instructions MF 1976, 4 min.
Picture and Sound Rushes MF, 1973, 11 min.
Production FootageMF, 1971, 10 min.
The Wilkinson HouseholdFire Alarm MF, 1973, 1.5 min.
The Director and His ActorLook at Footage Showing Preparationsfor an Unmade Film (2)MF, 1968, 15 min.
Documentary Footage MF, 1968, 11 min.
Phi PhenomenonMF, 1968, 11 min.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Turning Over MF, 1975, 13 min. (1/2″ video transferred to DVD)
Get Out of the Car TA, 2010, 34 min. (16mm)
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