The complete works of punk filmmaker Chris Langdon may or may not be screened at “Now, You Can Do Anything: The Films of Chris Langdon” (the schedule is still TBA), but here's hoping these titles make it on the menu: Go Oh Wow (1972, 6 min.), Bondage Boy (1973, 5.5 min.), Bondage Girl (aka “Immaculate Gate”) (1973, 6 min.), Now, You Can Do Anything (1973, 5.5 min.), Thin Premises (aka I've Seen Hundreds of Movies 2, 5, 10, 20 Times or More as Long as This, Based on Thinner Premises) (1974, 5 min.). All of these films and more were created by the prolific artist in the early 1970s, when she was a barely legal teen, and most have been out of circulation for years. What's so special about this kooky chick's movies? Film historian, critic, programmer and theorist Thom Andersen calls Langdon “the most important unknown filmmaker in the history of the Los Angeles avant-garde.” Well, then.
Mon., Jan. 25, 8:30 p.m., 2010
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