Monday, May 21, 2007

Mongo Video

Still from safety film "Life is For Living" rescued by Found Footage Festival, who will be presenting new material at TSM3 on Wednesday

Please note: The event is on Wednesday the 23rd, NOT Thursday the 24th, and it has now been moved to Gallery 6 instead of the Wilder Theater.

JUST ADDED: a short program of lost work from the cult director J.X. Williams!

7 p.m., Wednesday May 23

Thrift Store Movie Night III

UCLA Department of Art Event at
UCLA Hammer Museum, Gallery 6


For the third year, the UCLA Hammer Museum and the UCLA Department of Art welcome L.A. Weekly art critic Doug Harvey and other archivists of found media for the presentation of films, videos and slides rescued from the obscurity of thrift stores, swap meets and dumpsters.

The evening includes excerpts from recent and upcoming programs by the Coalition for Cinematic Conservation and Preservation at the Echo Park Film Center, possibly including an educational filmstrip on the wonders of the banana, "20 Minutes to Go," vintage Asian and Indian music videos, and the classic "ABC of S*x Education for Trainables," and a selection from NY artist Brian Bellott's DVD collection of found photographs!

This year's guest curators include Animal Charm, whose disturbing and hilarious video jams bring Bruce Conner's loopy aesthetics into the digital era with such mind boggling deconstructions as "Slow Gin Soul Stallion," "Pet Programming" and the amazing "Stuffing." Animal Charm will debut several brand new works at this screeening!

Also presenting will be Brooklyn's Found Footage Festival, hosted by curators Geoff Haas, Joe Pickett and/or Nick Prueher, who will provide their unique observations and commentary on found video obscurities ranging from the world's worst telemarketers "John & Johnny" to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's scintillating take on Brazilian culture in 1983's "Carnival in Rio." FFF will also be presenting a new full length program at the M Bar 1253 N. Vine Street (at Fountain Avenue) in West Hollywood on May 24, 25, & 26.

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