Rare Super-8 Films and Handmade Slides by Luther Price
With Luther Price in Person!
Co-presented by WHITE LIGHT CINEMA


The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
March 31st, 2013

archives White Light Cinema and The Nightingale are pleased to welcome back Boston-area filmmaker and artist Luther Price for a program that explores then and now. The majority of the films in this program are rarities, some have never been shown publicly before, and date to the beginnings of Price’s filmmaking career, when he was working as Tom Rhoads. Included are photographed works (including his very first film COLD COLD HEART from 1986) and found footage films, the practice for which he is best known. The program of films is still being finalized, but a partial listing is below.

The other end of the program is his current practice of individually crafting handmade slides-miniature collages made of bits of film, splicing tape, paint, cut-outs, dead flies, and other random detritus. Though Price has been making slides for several years, they have only recently come to light and were featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. They have subsequently shown in a variety of museums (including the Walker Art Center), festivals (first, here at the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival), and at the Toronto International Film Festival), and galleries. We will be showing two 2012 slide series-UTOPIA and RIBBON CANDY. Like his films, which often exist only as edited originals, Price’s slides are rough-hewn but stunningly beautiful-especially in sequence-works that carry through themes of fragility, rupture, rapture, and discomfort seen in his films.

Utopia (2012, slides)

Ribbon Candy (2012, slides)

Cold Cold Heart (1986, 3 min) as Tom Rhoads

Portrait (1986, 4 min) as Brigk Aethey

Letter to Tom Rhoads (1987, 4 min) by Joe Shepard

#12 (1990, 8 min, silent) [tentative, based on projectability]

House (1990, 3 min, silent) as Tom Rhoads

Fumf und Fumf Sig (1990, 4 min, silent) as Tom Rhoads

run (1994, 16 min) as Luther Price

Plus additional films to be announced.

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