David E. Stone's

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

July 1 - August 31, 2019


The invention of film at the end of the 1800's was a remarkable one.  Not only did film introduce an effective illusion of motion into still photography but was embraced as a new form of entertainment. 

Artists in the early 1900s became interested in film, as well, as a new artist medium.  Whether extending the suggested motion of the Cubists and Futurists or the antics of the Dadaists, film was another vehicle for artists to expand on the innovation of the twentieth century.

This Summer Film Festival will focus only on films by artists.   And this is only a primer as there a many more films that can be found by the selected and artists.  So I have chosen key examples by many artists.  It is my hope that this selection will be helpful for those who are not familiar with many of these films and as well as finding new surprises for those who are knowledgeable on the subject. 

More than one film a week will be revealed.  Get your popcorn ready because the Summer Film Festival is underway!

 

THE FILMS


Andy Warhol

Screen Tests, 1964-66,    Empire, 1964,   Chelsea Girls, 1966

 


Structural Sixties

Mothlight, 1962-63 by Stan Brakage,  Wrist Trick, 1963 & Dots 1&2 1965 by Paul Sharits, Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles Etc., 1965-66 by George Landow, The Flicker, 1966 by Tony Conrad and Wavelength, 1967 by Michael Snow

 


Pop Sixties

Foto Death, 1961 by Claes Oldenburg,  Linoleum, 1967 by Robert Rauschenberg, Four, 1967 by Yoko Ono and Vinyl, 1965 by Andy Warhol


The Flaming Sixties

Flaming Creatures, 1962 by Jack Smith,  Scopio Rising, 1963 by Kenneth Anger, and Blonde Cobra, 1965 by Ken Jacobs


The 1950's

Adebar,1957  and  Arnulf Rainer,1960 by Peter Kuebelka

 


The 1940's

Meshes in the Afternoon, 1944 by Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid  and  Film No. 3: Interwoven,1947-49 by Harry Smith


Poetic Surrealism

The Blood of the Poet, 1930

by Jean Cocteau


Surrealism

Un Chien Andalou, 1929

by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali


More Dada

Ghosts Before Breakfast, 1927

by Hans Richter


 

MARCEL DUCHAMP

Anemic Cinema, 1926

by Marcel Duchamp


 

DADA FILMS

Entr'acte, 1924 by Rene Clair  and  Ballet Mecanique,1924 by Fernand Léger


 

THREE DADA FILMS BY MAN RAY

Return to Reason, 1923

Emak Bakia, 1926

Les Mystères du Château de Dé, 1929

by Man Ray


A TRIP TO THE MOON

A Trip to the Moon, 1902

by Georges Méliès

 

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