Artists' Television Access

Mother’s Day at ATA

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 8:00 pm, $7-$10

Come laugh, cry, and celebrate Mother’s Day at ATA with 4 short films.

Presented in partnership with ata and canyon cinema, with shorts by: Matthias Muller, Stephanie Beroes, Abraham Ravett, and George Kuchar.
Matthias Muller – Alpsee
16mm, 15 minutes, 1994
 “Along with the world’s great cineaste – from Meliès to Chris Marker – Müller shares the desire to vanish. The filmmaker remains invisible, his location unfixed. He makes biographical cinema, but uses found material, material by others. Thus, ALPSEE, a film about Müller’s childhood in the 1960s, takes you directly to Mars.”
– Fritz Göttler, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, 2001
 Stephanie Beroes – Recital
16mm, 20 minutes, 1978
 This is an experimental film with several experimental concerns, but mainly attempts to explore relationships between text and image. The text is a series of love letters and the theme is to objectify adolescent romantic love. The image centers on a typical romantic scene, a woman seated in a landscape reading a love letter. RECITAL is structured as a stream-of-consciousness narrative, and is feminist in the sense that there is a chorus of women’s voices telling a feminine perspective of a part of every woman’s social conditioning.
Abraham Ravett – The March
16mm, 25 minutes, 1999
Utilizing a series of conversations conducted over a thirteen year period between the filmmaker and his mother, THE MARCH details one woman’s recollections of the 1945 ‘Death March’ from Auschwitz.
George Kuchar – Creeping Crimson
Video, 13 minutes, 1987
George visits his mother in the hospital on Halloween and contemplates the autumn colors.
This screening is a part of the Canyon Cinema 50 project. Canyon Cinema is thankful for the long term support of the George Lucas Family Foundation. Dedicated project funding for Canyon Cinema 50 has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.

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