The filmmaker and media artist will be in attendance for an integrated platform of projection and discussion focusing on the profound impact of his innovative filmic essays and their acute attention towards familial affections and conflictions.
‘My emphasis will be on showing the ways in which I’ve been reusing, recycling, and re-contextualizing a wide array of sounds, images, and formal strategies in my films, for over 30 years, and how this approach has, over time, allowed the films to cross-fertilize with one another, yielding additional layers of meaning; a continuity between all of my films, which can now be seen as a life-long “project,” reaffirming the plasticity of cinematic storytelling.’ – Alan Berliner
Alan Berliner’s uncanny ability to combine experimental cinema, artistic purpose, and popular appeal in compelling film essays has made him one of America‘s most acclaimed independent filmmakers. The New York Times has described Berliner’s work as “powerful, compelling and bittersweet… full of juicy conflict and contradiction, innovative in their cinematic technique, unpredictable in their structures…” Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life.
Featuring clips from the following films by Alan Berliner:
CITY EDITION (1980)
MYTH IN THE ELECTRIC AGE (1981)
EVERYWHERE AT ONCE (1985)
THE FAMILY ALBUM (1986)
INTIMATE STRANGER (1991)
NOBODY’S BUSINESS (1996)
WIDE AWAKE (2001)
TRANSLATING EDWIN HONIG: A Poet’s Alzheimer’s (2010)
FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED (2012)
*Individual film descriptions found below.
For more information on the films, please visit www.alanberliner.com
Maysles Cinema is located at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard, between 127th and 128th Streets, New York, NY 10027.
Subway: Take the 2/3, 4/5/6, A/B/C/D trains to 125th Street.
Screenings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.