The Film Love series provides access to great but rarely-screened films, and promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde filmmaking.

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UPCOMING

September 19, 2014

Cinema 16: May 1950
Revisiting a radical mid-century American film society
at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center


PRESS FOR FILM LOVE

"[Film Love] is a labor of love that has turned the singer-songwriter into a terrific curator and historian." - Atlanta Magazine, Best of 2009

"an inventive mix...Andy Ditzler has kept avant-garde cinema alive in Atlanta" - Art Papers

"Atlanta's best film series" - Creative Loafing, April 2009

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The best - and often the only - opportunity to see experimental films of all stripe, intelligently presented" - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"for those who really love the art of film- 'Film Love' may be reason enough to get off the couch, and experience moving pictures in a different light." - WABE-FM, Atlanta

"An Atlanta film culture treasure"  -- Creative Loafing, Best of Atlanta 2006

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"In an age increasingly converting to DVDs and digital forms of exhibition, Ditzler valiantly performs, promotes and celebrates the art of film in its original form. Striving to make the avant-garde accessible, to cherish cinema history and to open the eyes of his audiences, Ditzler has his eyes on the prize." - Creative Loafing


PAST SCREENINGS

128> PROJECTIONIST PLEASE READ!: Projection Instructions as Film Literature (Screening and exhibition of print materials, art|DBF at Decatur Book Festival, August 30 - 31, 2014)

127> FIFTY YEARS OF EMPIRE, PART ONE: ABSENCE OF EMPIRE (Mint Gallery, July 25, 2014)    press release

126> 2X16MM: DOUBLE SCREEN AND DOUBLE FRAME (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, May 30, 2014)    press release

123 - 125> THE 1960S FILMS OF JAN NĚMEC (Emory University, February 28 - March 4, 2014)    press release

122> THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, February 21, 2014)    press release

121> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 4, WINTER DAYS (WORLD PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, November 15, 2013)    press release

120> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 3, AUTUMN'S WORK (WORLD PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, September 13, 2013)     press release

119> FILM LOVE'S POP-UP CINEMA (Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, August 31-September 1, 2013) press release

118> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 2, A SUMMER TASK (WORLD PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 7, 2013)     press release    Burnaway preview

117> WE ARE WINNING, DON'T FORGET: WORKS BY JEAN-GABRIEL P�RIOT (Poem 88, April 13, 2013)    press release    ArtsATL review

116> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 1, SPRING IN DICKINSON'S REACH (U.S. PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, March 29, 2013)    press release    ArtsAtl review    Creative Loafing interview with Anna Grimshaw    Burnaway review

115> ZOOM (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, March 1, 2013)    press release

114> JACK SMITH'S NORMAL LOVE (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, November 30, 2012)    press release

112 - 113> EMPTY QUARTER AND THE 16MM DOCUMENTARY FILM (Filmmakers Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty in person) (489 Edgewood and Emory University, November 7 and 8, 2012)    press release

111> TWO FILMS BY ROBERT DREW (Plaza Theatre, October 16, 2012)    press release

110> ROBERT NELSON: PLASTIC HAIRCUTS AND GOOD TIMES (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, August 17, 2012)    press release

109> PAINTERS FILMMAKING: An evening of historic handpainted cinema (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 15, 2012)    press release

107 - 108> JAMES NARES: DESIRIUM PROBE performed by Andy Ditzler (Elliott Street Pub, April 13, 2012 / The Goat Farm, May 23, 2012)
   press release

106> CRAIG BALDWIN IN PERSON (489 Edgewood, April 12, 2012)    press release

105> GEORGE KUCHAR: A TRIBUTE (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, February 24, 2012)    press release

104> ANDY WARHOL #8: KISS (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, December 9, 2011)    press release

103> JAMES NARES: FILMS FROM THE NO WAVE (PART 1) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, September 16, 2011)    press release

102> JAMES BROUGHTON: BIG JOY (The Phillip Rush Center, Atlanta, August 26, 2011)   program

101> ROBBIE LAND: FLORIDALAND AND OTHER NEW 16MM WORKS (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, June 24, 2011)    press release

100> UNSEEN FILMS

099> MONDO CINEMA 2011: Performance, Ritual, Transformation (My Sister's Room, May 29, 2011)
Mondo Homo's annual cinema screening

YOKO ONO: REALITY DREAMS March - April 2011
Five nights of films, solo and in collaboration with John Lennon
098> BOTTOMS (Emory University, April 8, 2011)
097> FLUX FLY BODY MUSIC: Fluxus Films, Fly, and Film Script #3 (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, April 1, 2011)
096> A FALLING POSITION: Cut Piece and Rape (Emory University, March 26, 2011)
095> SKY BED PEACE: The Bed-In and Apotheosis (Plaza Theatre, March 25, 2011)
094> SMILE JOHN: Rare and vintage portraits of John Lennon (Plaza Theatre, March 25, 2011)

092 - 093> MAURICIO KAGEL: FILM MUSIC, MUSIC PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE FILM (Georgia State University and Eyedrum, October - November 2010)
Wit, theater, and virtuosity from one of the twentieth century's most subversive and fascinating composers     program 1    program 2   

089 - 091> WARREN SONBERT: FRIENDLY WITNESS AND OTHER FILMS (Eyedrum, October - November 2010) a three-night series on a master of the avant-garde    program 1    program 2    program 3

088> MONDO CINEMA 2010 (Eyedrum, May 30, 2010) (part of Mondo Homo)     program
featuring Kenneth Anger, Scott Treleaven, Gunvor Nelson and other artists

084 - 087> ANDY WARHOL #7: LONESOME COWBOYS IN ATLANTA (Eyedrum, Emory University, and Mixx Atlanta, March 25 - April 3, 2010)    press release

083> MARTIN SCORSESE: PORTRAIT FILMS (Eyedrum, February 26, 2010)    press release

082> TWO EROTIC UNDERGROUND FILMS PART 2: Curt McDowell's Pornografollies (Eyedrum, February 13, 2010) (part of the first CinErotic Film Fest)

081> TWO EROTIC UNDERGROUND FILMS PART 1: Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth (Eyedrum, February 12, 2010) (part of the first CinErotic Film Fest)

080> VITO ACCONCI: OPEN TO YOU (Eyedrum, January 29, 2010)    press release    curator's note

079> CHANTAL AKERMAN'S JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, BRUXELLES 1080 (Emory University / Atlanta Celebrates Photography, October 23, 2009)    press release

078> ANDY WARHOL #6: Blow Job and My Hustler (Midtown Art Cinema, October 8, 2009)     press release

077> ROGER BEEBE: FILMS FOR ONE TO EIGHT PROJECTORS Artist in person (Eyedrum, September 5, 2009)    press release

076> PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE: Protest in Film and Video, 1961-2009 (The Museum of Design Atlanta, June 26, 2009)    press release

QUEER SAN FRANCISCO, 1970-1980
A two-part series, presented at Mondo Homo
075> THE COCKETTES: Midnight at the Palace (Eyedrum, May 24, 2009)   press release
074> BODIES: the Sexual Revolution on screen (Eyedrum, May 23, 2009)   press release

073> A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY (Eyedrum, May 10, 2009)
Vintage short films by artists and anthropologists on motherhood, from America to Bali    Press release

072> DARRIN MARTIN: Inside Out (Eyedrum, April 25, 2009) Press release

071>
ANDY WARHOL 5: Poor Little Rich Girl (featuring Edie Sedgwick)

(Eyedrum, April 24, 2009) Press release

070> MARK STREET IN PERSON: Experiments in Urban Fascination and Alienation (Eyedrum, March 26, 2009)  Press release

CIVIL RIGHTS ON FILM: Rare films on African-American life, 1941-1967 (February 2009)
Program notes    series brochure    Creative Loafing review    Southern Voice review of program 4
069> Part 4: "My name is Jason Holliday..." (Emory University, February 28, 2009)
068> Part 3: The fierce urgency of now (Eyedrum, February 27, 2009)
067> Part 2: Inside the movement:
cinema v�rit� and Civil Rights (Atlanta Cyclorama, February 21, 2009)
066> Part 1: Life, work and segregation in the south (Atlanta Cyclorama, February 20, 2009)

065> MINUTES TO GO: William Burroughs and Brion Gysin in the Beat Hotel (Eyedrum, January 30, 2009)    press release

SURREALIST CLASSICS, a two-part series co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
"a kind of two-night master class in surrealist cinema"  -- Creative Loafing
064>
The Golden Age: the films of Luis Bu�uel and Salvador Dal� (Eyedrum, November 14, 2008)
063> Surrealist Science: the world of Jean Painlev� (Eyedrum, November 15, 2008)

FILM AND SPIRIT, the Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2008 film series
062> FILM AND SPIRIT Part 3: Robert Gardner's Forest of Bliss (Eyedrum, October 22, 2008)
061> FILM AND SPIRIT Part 2: Songs of Devotion: films by Nathaniel Dorsky (Eyedrum, October 15, 2008)
060> FILM AND SPIRIT Part 1: Blow-Up: Photography, Reality, and Time (Cinefest, September 27, 2008)

059> The Trick of Disaster  (Eyedrum, July 25, 2008)
A foray into the comedy of disaster, featuring Buster Keaton and Fischli and Weiss    press release

058> Tongues Untied: 20th Anniversary screening (Eyedrum, April 18, 2008)
featuring a tribute to Marlon Riggs and a screening of Nikolai Ursin's Behind Every Good Man    press release

THE WORLDS OF GEORGE KUCHAR
A three-night series devoted to the underground filmmaking legend
057> A Zest for Life: classic 1960s and 1970s films by the Kuchars (Eyedrum, March 21, 2008)
056> Stormy Weather: George Kuchar in the Elements (Emory University, March 20, 2008)
055> The Video Diaries of George Kuchar: an overview, presented by Gene Youngblood (Emory University, March 18, 2008)
Southern Voice review    Atlanta Journal-Constitution review (pdf)   Creative Loafing interview with George Kuchar

054> Tearoom: a document presented by William E. Jones (Eyedrum, February 22, 2008)  Creative Loafing review
press release    Creative Loafing interview with William E. Jones    Southern Voice review

053>
Openings: Music and experimental film (Eyedrum, December 9, 2007)
An evening of short experimental films with live soundtracks by Atlanta musicians.    press release

052> Dead Flowers (Eyedrum, November 10, 2007)
two films on gardens, loss, seasons, and the passage of time

051> Film Love #51 (Eyedrum, November 3, 2007)
three films on childhood, memory and growing up, shown as part of the Frequent Small Meals festival

050> Music and experimental film (Eyedrum, November 2, 2007)
three films shown as part of the Frequent Small Meals festival

049> STILL/MOVING: still photography in the moving image  / Part Two: pictures worth a thousand words (Eyedrum, October 20, 2007)  press release    
program notes

048> STILL/MOVING: still photography in the moving image  / Part One: Speed of Light (Eyedrum, October 17, 2007)  program notes

047> ART/SPACE: Artists in the public space (outdoor screening, beside the Davis Waldron gallery, Atlanta, September 29, 2007)    press release

046> How to Cope: Performance, Possession, Politics (Eyedrum, August 23, 2007)    press release

045> Summer of Love: Sex, Drugs, Rock, Art and Protest in the Counterculture circa 1967 (Eyedrum, July 21, 2007)     press release
Atlanta Journal-Constitution review    Creative Loafing review

044> A/V Geeks Greatest Hits (Eyedrum, Friday, July 6, 2007)    press release
Creative Loafing review      Skip Elsheimer profile

043> Our Folks: Poetic Documentaries About Family (Eyedrum, June 9, 2007)    press release

041, 042> Andy Warhol 3 and 4: Screen Tests and Portraits of Edie Sedgwick

(Eyedrum, May 4 and 5, 2007)    press release

040> Films by Robert Nelson and Gunvor Nelson: Collaborations and Friendships in the 1960s San Francisco Underground (Eyedrum, April 8, 2007)


039> Lynn Marie Kirby: Views from the center before and after Edison (Eyedrum, February 2007)    press release

038> Andy Warhol 2: Space (Eyedrum, January 27, 2007)   

037> Andy Warhol 1: Early Minimalist Films (Eyedrum, January 26, 2007)     program notes    Creative Loafing review     Indiewire review


036> A Lesson in Camp - guest curator Robert Coddington (FSM Lounge, January 2007)
a program of televised oddities from camp icons, accompanied by a showing of Nikolai Ursin's film "Behind Every Good Man" (1966) - one of the first films to feature an out gay African-American man

035> INFO DEMO: The Skin I'm In (Eyedrum, January 11, 2007)
Hollis Frampton's film Lemon shown as part of the long-running series at Eyedrum    program note

THEREFORE I LIVE: Home Movies, Personal Cinema, and the Avant-Garde (Eyedrum, October 2006)
This five-part series was the official film series for Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2006
034> Part 5: The Universal Truths
033> Part 4: Testament
032> Part 3: Here Now
031> Part 2: In the Garden of Film
030> Part 1: See the World

029> Robbie Land: Cine-Performance (Eyedrum, September 3, 2006)

028> Charlemagne Palestine: Filmworks
(Eyedrum, September 2, 2006)

027> Carnivals of Ecstasy:
Tony Conrad and the New York Underground
(Eyedrum, September 1, 2006)
"a night of hallucinatory, shamanistic, erotic, and hilariously decadent ecstasy" --Art Papers review, November/December 2006
Pitchfork review     Creative Loafing review


026> Warren Sonbert: Friendly Witness and Other Films (Eyedrum, July 13, 2006)    program notes    Deeper into Movies review

025> Nguyen Tan Hoang (Eyedrum, May 11, 2006)    program    review

024> Experimental Documentary  (Eyedrum, April 14, 2006)    program

023> Tony Conrad (Eyedrum, March 19, 2006)    program

022> The Films of Jim Trainor (Eyedrum, January 6, 2006)   program

AVAILABLE LIGHT: THE USE OF LIGHT IN ARTISTS' FILMS
A five-part series presented as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2005
021> Available Light 5: Refracted Light - Films by Stan Brakhage and Jim Davis (Eyedrum, November 2, 2005)    program

020> Available Light 4: Local Lightworks (Eyedrum, October 28, 2005)   
an evening of light-themed video works by Atlanta artists, curated by Shana Wood

019> Available Light 3: The Light Series (Eyedrum, October 19, 2005)    program notes

018> Available Light 2: On-Off (Eyedrum, October 12, 2005)    program

017> Available Light 1: Lighting the Space - Films by Gordon Matta-Clark and Anthony McCall (Eyedrum, October 7, 2005)    program notes

016> Kenneth Anger: Mouse Heaven and other works (Eyedrum, August 19, 2005)      program notes     review (1.1 Mb)

015> Chantal Akerman: From the Other Side (Eyedrum, May 26, 2005)

014> Act Up Fight Back: Art and Activism in the Time of AIDS, part 2 (Emory University, April 1, 2005)  program

013> Act Up Fight Back: Art and Activism in the Time of AIDS, part 1 (Eyedrum, March 30, 2005)  program notes

012> Gregg Bordowitz at Eyedrum (March 23, 2005)
The activist and videomaker introduced his video work Habit (2001).

011> NOW! Short Films on African-American Experience in the 1960s (Eyedrum, February 25, 2005)  program notes  review

010> Joseph Cornell (Eyedrum, January 20, 2005)    program notes    review

009> Protesting the Vietnam War, 1966 - 1971 (Eyedrum, October 2, 2004)     program notes    review

008> Word and Praxis: Gertrude Stein (Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA, June 2004)
Stan Brakhage's Visions in Meditation #1 shown during an evening dedicated to the study of Gertrude Stein and her influence.

007> Karlheinz Stockhausen: Music and Film (75th birthday concert at Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA, November 14, 2003)
Peter Moore's film Stockhausen's Originale: Doubletakes shown during a concert by Ensemble Sirius   program notes

006> An evening of Cameraless Film (Eyedrum, October 29, 2003)    program notes

005> Actionist Cinema (Eyedrum, August 14, 2003)    program notes

004> Beat Cinema 4: Portrait of Jason (Eyedrum, April 25, 2003)

003> Beat Cinema 3: Stan Brakhage (Eyedrum, March 28, 2003)    program notes

002> Beat Cinema 2: Christopher Maclaine (Eyedrum, February 28, 2003)    program notes

001> Beat Cinema 1: Pull My Daisy/This Song For Jack (Eyedrum, January 24, 2003)    program notes    review

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