Filmmakers Laura Kraning, Baylis Glascock in person.
Los Angeles Filmforum presents Constructions of Los AngelesSpielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA) Map it $10
More than most cities, Los Angeles is one that is thoroughly invested with the idea and practice of construction and reconstruction. It is the place where people go to reconstruct themselves, and it is a city whose built environment is always being constructed, torn down, and reformed, in space and meaning. Constructions of Los Angeles, one of four screenings that L.A. Filmforum is hosting in association with Pacific Standard Time Presents Modern Architecture in L.A., includes some very rare documents of old Los Angeles from that Academy Film Archive, a classic deconstruction of the Watts Towers by Baylis Glascock; and several new works exploring the mysteries of the built and lost past and present of Los Angeles, by filmmakers Laura Kraning, Stephen Connelly (from England), and Johann Lurf (from Austria).
Curated by Mark Toscano and Adam Hyman
Screening (subject to change, and not in this order):
Home movie of the building of Los Angeles City Hall 1926, by Newcomb Condee & Family (1926, 16mm, b/w, silent, 7 min., courtesy of the Academy Film Archive)
Home Movie of Hollywood Boulevard and Downtown Los Angeles, 1930, by Stanfield Family, (1930, 16mm, b/w, silent, 7 min., courtesy of the Academy Film Archive)
Footage of Bunker Hill, ca. 1940, by Laure Lourié (ca. 1940, 16mm, b/w, silent, 7.5 min., courtesy of the Academy Film Archive)
DEVIL’S GATE, by Laura Kraning (2011, HD, b/w, 20 min.)
FILM EXERCISE NUMBER ONE, by Baylis Glascock (1962, 16mm, color, sound, 5.5 min.)
RECONNAISSANCE, by Johann Lurf (2012, digital, color, silent, 5 min., West Coast Premiere!)
ZABRISKIE POINT (REDACTED), by Stephen Connolly (2013, digital, color, sound, 27.5min., West Coast Premiere!)