Filmmaker Luther Price presents eight experimental 16mm films made entirely from found footage.
Luther Price: Poetry of the FoundSpielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA) Map it $10
Filmforum hosts the second of three exclusive Luther Price screenings in Los Angeles on April 5th. Price, who rejects DVD screeners and Vimeo links, is the only one in possession of any copies of his films and only shows them when he's present during the screening (read: chances to catch his mesmerizing films are few and far between). Following the Echo Park Film Center's evening devoted to Price's Super 8 films, Filmforum welcomes the experimental film-crafter to the Spielberg Theatre to present his recent films created entirely from found footage. Entitled "Luther Price: Poetry of the Found," the program comprises eight 16mm films: Singing Biscuits (2006, 16mm, optical sound, 4 min.), Fancy (2006, 16mm, optical sound, 10 min.), URF16 (2006, 16mm, optical sound, 5 min.), Inside Velvet K (2006, 16mm, optical sound, 8 min.), Pop Takes (2013, 16mm, optical sound, 6 min.), Dipping Sauce (2005, 16mm, optical sound, 8 min.), The Mongrel Sister (2007, optical sound, 10 min.), and Deaf for Chicken Lip (2006, optical sound, 12 min.)
Filmforum is really happy to host Luther Price one of three shows he is doing in Los Angeles. He's one of the pre-eminent artist filmmakers of the past thirty years, but I've seen almost none of his work. That's because he brings the only copies and screens them in person, and that's it. No DVD screeners, no Vimeo links. Sure, he can send you a print to include in a group show, but that hasn't happened much. He hasn't been in L.A. for at least a decade, and this time he's here for three completely different shows, showing his amazing meditations on life and film. If you like artist's cinema, you want to be at one or more of these programs.