Laurie Agard: A courageous group of highly credentialed scholars from almost every discipline imaginable are coming together for a weekend in New York to try and decode love!
Laurie Agard: On a night to celebrate high artistic achievements in film, why would a reporter ever think it okay to focus on a woman’s appearance more than what she has accomplished? And why would women receive and present their awards in a variety of risqué gowns while men all wear the same thing?
Larry Wines: When the night finally arrived, Hollywood’s production of its grand spectacle delivered an unexpectedly impressive show of diversity and talent. The night’s musical dimensions featured surprises that were especially memorable.
Ed Rampell: I hardly know where to begin or how to describe this whirligig of frenetic fripperies and unearthly, mad skills that takes spellbound mere mortals ensconced in the audience beyond the realm of imagination.
Al Razutis will be in attendance to introduce, comment, and engage with audience on the film-forms, context, and interpretation of film practice outside of art institutions, outside of commercial and popular notions of film as experimental and underground cinema.