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Filmmaker Al Razutis at Echo Park Film Center

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.

NOT ABOUT ART: A sampler of short films by AL RAZUTIS—VISUAL ALCHEMY

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Celebrating avant-garde, Structuralist, formalist, mythopoeic, Situationist and anarchist influences over nearly 50 years of film-making, Al Razutis is pioneer in film/video hybrids, optical manipulations, radical media performance, holographic and 3-D art practice, and all-around troublemaking. Filmmaker 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. Al Razutis in person!

Program of short films by Al Razutis:

LUMIERE'S TRAIN (ARRIVING AT THE STATION (1979)

FOR ARTAUD (1982)

---- (film talk: Amerika project, anarchist film, censorship, appropriation, Situationism, 'the spectacle')

98.3 KHZ: (BRIDGE AT ELECTRICAL STORM (1966, 1973)

A MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR (1979)

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------- (film talk: personal film, lyrical film, portrait)

PORTRAIT (1978)

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ON THE PROBLEM OF THE AUTONOMY OF ART IN BOURGEOIS SOCIETY, or... SPLICE' (1986)

Razutis will also discuss: Re-imagining the origins of film, structuralism, formalism as related, without psychology or linguistics, early film studies, film piracy and more.
WHERE: ECHO PARK FILM CENTER 1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA. 90026

WHEN: – 8:00p.m.,June 12

FOR INFO: http://echoparkfilmcenter.org/index.html; (213) 484 - 8846;

http://alchemists.com/