William E. Jones
William E. Jones is a Los Angeles artist and filmmaker whose work has been shown at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sundance Film Festival, Musée du Louvre, The Museum of Modern Art, and Tate Modern. He is the author of several books and currently teaches film history at Art Center College of Design. Over the last 20 years, he has produced a body of work across the genres of documentary, avant-garde film, and porn.
Appropriately, "William E. Jones Presents" is not a straightforward retrospective, but a juxtaposition of various elements. The four programmes include his older works (such as The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography, 1998, and More British Sounds, 2006) combined with a few world premieres; a discussion about adult video production between Jones (a. k. a. Hudson Wilcox) and director Margie Schnibbe (a. k. a. Vena Virago); plus screenings of films that have inspired him and relate to his activities as a writer and curator.
6 - 9 May 2011
Expanding on the 2010 theme "From the Deep", Mariann Lewinsky's three-part programme continues to explore and open up new insights into early film. With film productions unparalleled both aesthetically and technically, an extensive catalogue of short film genres and attractions, and its progression from manufactory to industry, the company Pathé Frères transformed the cinematography of the pioneers. The signal year 1907 marked the birth of a new mass medium: cinema.
With the kind support of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé
6 and 9 May 2011
We would like to thank all the archives involved for the projection copies of the films they have preserved and duplicated or restored. Thanks to Gaumont Pathé Archives for the screening permission, to the Cineteca di Bologna and the festival Il cinema ritrovato – without the work for the section A Hundred Years Ago 2007, this profile would not have been possible. And thanks to the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé for its help and generous support.
Perhaps the most Polish of all Polish filmmakers, Grzegorz Królikiewicz has created an enormous body of work since his debut film in 1969 (including films, theatre productions and books), exceptional for its aesthetic precision and penetration of reality. He cites structuring the chaos of reality and re-assessing his own value as the driving forces behind his work. Today he is being rediscovered by the art scene. Two programmes with documentary essay-like short films.
6 and 9 May 2011