GALAXIEMarch 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pmMetrograph7 Ludlow Street,, NYC United States
Gregory Markopoulos, one of the most revered and acclaimed of American avant garde filmmakers, decamped for Europe in 1967, and, angry at the state of exhibition, removed his works from distribution in the mid-1970s. To this day, every screening of a Markopoulos movie is an event—and this one is no exception. Screening one night only and presented by filmmaker Robert Beavers, Galaxie is among Markopoulos’ supreme achievements: silent save for the chime of a ritual bell, it collects disarming filmed portraits of thirty men and women of the New York art world in the mid-’60s, including W.H. Auden, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, Shirley Clarke, and Jasper Johns, and pillars of the filmmaking community like Jonas Mekas and the Kuchar brothers, images edited and overlaid in-camera by Markopoulos and his trusty Bolex. A singular celebration of an extraordinary, brilliant, and fiercely uncompromised body of film art.
Cairo & BarcelonaFebruary 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Film Implosion – Cairo
Films by Gregory Markopoulos and Robert Beavers were shown at the Film Implosion exhibition at the Medrar Center for Contemporary Art in Cairo, Egypt.
Film Implosion is an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema, curated by Temenos friends François Bovier and Adeena Mey.
Xcèntric – Barcelona
On February 22nd, 2018, our friends at Xcentric (the film society of the CCCB) will present Markopoulos’s portrait film Eros, O Basileus along with three more films by Robert Beavers. For more information please visit Xcèntric’s website.