Heavy Visuals ’69


Allow me to suggest this exceptional evening of experimental shorts from 1969, screening tomorrow at 8pm courtesy of The Sprocket Society (who, by the way, are also presenting this night of documentary shorts on October 14).

Electronic Cinema and Experimental Film

Northwest Film Forum
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
8:00 PM

A selection of 1969’s cutting-edge landmarks in avant garde shorts, video art, and even pioneering digital animation.
Surreal animation, psychedelic abstracts, and strange rituals.

Featuring classics and rarely-seen treasures by:
Kenneth Anger, Lawrence (Larry) Jordan, Jud Yalkut & Nam June Paik, Scott Bartlett, Michael Whitney, and Piotr Kamler
plus a short documentary about controversial Aktionist performance artist, Hermann Nitsch

For selected streaming video previews and more information about the films, visit

Presented as part of the Northwest Film Forum’s year-long 69 Series.

The Films:

Invocation of My Demon Brother
Kenneth Anger, with synthesizer soundtrack by Mick Jagger

Our Lady of the Sphere
Larry Jordan

Moon 1969
Scott Bartlett

Le Labyrinthe
Piotr Kamler, with electronic score by Bernard Parmegiani

Binary Bit Patterns
Michael Whitney

Beatles Electronique
Electronic Moon no. 2
Jud Yalkut and Nam June Paik

Hermann Nitsch: An Introduction to the O.M. Theatre
Stephen Gebhardt

For more about our Fall 2009 season, visit http://sprocketsociety.org/2009/08/31/sprocket-society-fall-2009-season-preview/

October 21 —  Focal Points: Documentary Shorts of 1969.
The Black Panthers meet Pentecostal Christians and the Kuchar Brothers in the psychedelic ruins of the ’68 Chicago riots.
Schizoid time capsules from a schizoid time.

October 30 — The Halloween Spook-Show Spectacular
During a Halloween movie show, The Grand Illusion Cinema is overrun with creeps, spooks, ghouls, and fiends.
Will you escape alive??  Or will your head explode with terror?!?!?!


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