Istanbul Modern Cinema presents American Avant-Garde Cinema of the 70s

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

mighty of herIstanbul Modern Cinema, in collaboration with the Istanbul Film Festival, presents a selection of films by the stars of American avant-garde cinema in the 1970s with the title of ‘In Pursuit of Light’ between 7 and 10 April 2016.

American cinema took the world by storm, from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, with works directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese. During this era, dubbed the “New Hollywood”, a handful of directors from the same geography sought a different kind of filmmaking. They viewed cinema as a testing ground for new forms of expression.

“In Pursuit of Light”, curated by Burak Çevik, focuses on this second group of pioneering directors, with first-ever screenings in Turkey of works by filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Robert Breer and Jonas Mekas, in their original 16mm formats using 16mm projectors.


ROBERT BREER SELECTED WORKS: 7 April, 13.30 – 9 April, 16.00

THE MIGHTY OF HER: 7 April, 21.30 – 8 April, 21.30

VIDEO AS ART: 7 April, 11.00 – 10 April, 13.30

THE TEXT OF LIGHT:  9 April 2016, 11.00 – 10 April 2016, 16.00

REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA: 9 April, 13.30 – 7 April, 19.00

FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO...: 8 April 13.30, 9 April, 19.00

THE DESTRUCTIVE IMPULSE: 8 April, 16.00 - 9 April, 21.30

THE EDGES OF FILM: 7 April 16.00 - 10 April, 11.00

LA RÉGION CENTRALE: 10 April 2016, 19.00

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