1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

LEWIS KLAHR

TALES OF THE FORGOTTEN FUTURE
A 12 Film Series Presented by
WHITE LIGHT CINEMA

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December 18th, 2009

First Ever Chicago Screening of the Complete Series!
Unseen in Chicago in Any Form in over 18 Years!

After last December’s popular screening of Lewis Klahr’s PICTURE BOOKS FOR ADULTS and THE PHARAOH’S BELT, White Light Cinema is again presenting rarely shown early work by Klahr as a holiday treat.

Over the past thirty years, Los Angeles-based filmmaker has created a stunning body of work that easily places him at the forefront of avant-garde artists. Moving from the intimacy of his early Super-8 films to his current digital works (with a long sojourn in 16mm), Klahr has always taken advantage of the particular characteristics of his various media. This appreciation of the textures and looks of each format is not surprising, though-Klahr’s meticulously constructed films (his early found footage collage works and his more well known cut-out animation films) all benefit from his careful attention to small details. From the constant lookout for source material (old magazines, comic books, diverse other printed matter, photographs, and even occasional three-dimensional objects), the selection of those materials for a particular project, and the combinations and juxtapositions of those materials within a film, Klahr exhibits an unerring eye for the telling, resonant, and evocative.

Klahr’s films are works of mystery and wonder. More than any other filmmaker working today they are psychic excavations of our shared mid and late-twentieth century cultural memory.

PROGRAM DETAILS
TALES OF THE FORGOTTEN FUTURE
(1988-1991, 131 mins, total, Super-8mm on video)

Part 1: The Morning Films
LOST CAMEL INTENTIONS (1988, 10 mins)
FOR THE REST OF YOUR NATURAL LIFE (1988, 9 mins)
IN THE MONTH OF CRICKETS (1988, 14 mins)

Part 2: Five O’Clock Worlds
THE ORGAN MINDER’S GRONKEY (1990, 14 mins)
HI-FI CADETS (1989, 11 mins)
VERDANT SONAR (1989, 2 mins)

Part 3: Mood Opulence
CARTOON FAR (1990, 6 mins)
YESTERDAYS GLUE (1989, 14 mins)
ELEVATOR MUSIC (1991, 14 mins)

Part 4: Right Hand Shade
STATION DRAMA (1990, 14 mins)
UNTITLED (1991, 21 mins)
UNTITLED (1991, 4 mins)



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