||Experimental Film and Video
|Friday, May 25, 7pm, $2
Woodland Pattern Experimental Film/Video Series
Presented by the UWM Department of Film
A Cinema For Peace! For Life, Against the War ... Again!
(multiple artists, 88 min., 2007)
In 1967, with the Vietnam War escalating wildly, an invitation was
issued to filmmakers to create works running under three minutes in
protest against the accumulating carnage. The original organizers
chose the rubric For Life, Against the War, and eventually compiled
sixty films from the likes of Robert Breer, Shirley Clarke, Storm De
Hirsch, Ken Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Jonas Mekas, Stan Vanderbeek, and
many others. Now, decades later, an invitation to protest yet another
war seemed sadly urgent, inspiring the New York Film-makers
Cooperative to ring the clarion once '. . . Again.'
The response was
overwhelming, with submissions from several generations of artists
unified by a singular disgust for the war in Iraq and the foreign
policy that perpetuates it. Compiled with works from the overtly
angry to the formally forceful, For Life, Against the War boldly
announces that artists can take a stand, again and again."
-- Steve Seid, Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum
Filmmaker Participants include:
||Lynn Marie Kirby