Artists' Television Access

Gleanings from the Waste-Book: Brian Frye In Person

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8:00 pm, $6-$10

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Co-presented by SF cinematheque.

Brian Frye, in town for the San Francisco premiere at of “Our Nixon” a documentary that film he produced, will also visit ATA to present a program of his short experimental works.  Frye has long had an interest in marginal images such as home movies, amateur films, and found materials. His short films often play with those forms and the wide range of ideas that can be contained within.  Fred Camper in his article, Cinema of Possibilities writes that Frye’s work “aims to blur the line between completed film and unfinished experiment—many of his best pieces look like fragments or rushes. His work is relentlessly self-questioning, offering a subtle, ever shifting mix of open-endedness and structure.”

Among the works that will be screened in this program are  Anatomy of Melancholy (1999),  Broken Camera Reels 1 & 2 (2000), Lachrymae (2000), Kaddish (2002), Nadja (2002), Observations at Gettysburg, 6 July 2002 (2002), Encomium (2003), A Reasonable Man (2011)

Brian L. Frye is a filmmaker and an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he teaches copyright, intellectual property, art law, nonprofit organizations, and civil procedure. Brian recently produced the documentary film Our Nixon (2013) which premiered at Rotterdam and SXSW, was broadcast on CNN, and opened theatrically nationwide. His short films have been shown by The Whitney Museum, New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, New York Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Warhol Museum, among many other venues, and are in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum. His writing on film has appeared in October, The New Republic, Film Comment and the Village Voice. Brian is a Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012. 


Fred Camper:  Cinema of Possibilities


Gregg Biermann & Sarah Markgraf:  Cut to the Chase

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