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FILMS DE FESTIVAL SIGMA DE BORDEAUX (1965-1990)

by herb shellenberger
FILMS DE FESTIVAL SIGMA DE BORDEAUX (1965-1990) by herb shellenberger
Festival of the avant-garde and underground cinema in Bordeaux, France. Jean-Pierre Bouyxou was the major organizer. “On its creation in 1965, Sigma was a protest festival which welcomed avant-garde theater and music. Intended to shock the Bordeaux bourgeois, this yearly manifestation was also an instrument of the Bordeaux municipality’s cultural policy. The rise of its mayor, Jean Chaban-Delmas, to the position of Prime Minsiter, helped the festival to secure its audience and financial solidity, but it was also the beginning of its decline. The Sigma case raises the problem of the ageing of an avant-garde festival in a municipal stronghold… Read more

Festival of the avant-garde and underground cinema in Bordeaux, France. Jean-Pierre Bouyxou was the major organizer.

“On its creation in 1965, Sigma was a protest festival which welcomed avant-garde theater and music. Intended to shock the Bordeaux bourgeois, this yearly manifestation was also an instrument of the Bordeaux municipality’s cultural policy. The rise of its mayor, Jean Chaban-Delmas, to the position of Prime Minsiter, helped the festival to secure its audience and financial solidity, but it was also the beginning of its decline. The Sigma case raises the problem of the ageing of an avant-garde festival in a municipal stronghold whose most important official was understood that culture could serve his national political image.” – Françoise Taliano-des Garets, abstract of Le festival Sigma de Bordeaux (1965-1990)

Le festival Sigma de Bordeaux (1965-1990) [Françoise Taliano-des Garets, Vingtième Siècle. Revue d’histoire. N°36, octobre-décembre 1992.

I’m gathering films that have played at Festival Sigma through various sources. This is a work in progress, with many films being rare and out of circulation. If anyone has any further information, please share!

25th Anniversary video

1967

Chromo sud (dir. Etienne O’Leary, 1968, France/Canada, 16mm, 21’)
Day Tripper (dir. Etienne O’Leary, 1966, France/Canada, 16mm, 11’)
European Diary (dir. Taylor Mead, 1967, France/US, 16mm, 70’)
Heads and Tails (dir. Francis Conrad, 1967, France/US, 16mm, 20’)
Homeo (dir. Etienne O’Leary, 1967, France/Canada, 16mm, 40’)
Sins of the Fleshapoids (dir. Mike Kuchar, 1965, US, 16mm, 43’)

1968

Le joueur des quilles (dir. Jean-Pierre Lajournade, 1968, France, 16mm, 90’)

1969

Assommons les pauvres (dir. Jean-Pierre Lajournade, 1969, France, 16mm, 15’)
Les caméléons (dir. Patrick Hella, 1967, Belgium, 8’)
Le poisson lune (dir. Philipe Bordier, 1969, France, 16mm, 20’)

1970

Ere erera baleibu icik subua aruaren (dir. José Antonio Sistiaga, 1970, France, 35mm, 75’)
Le pain quotidien (dir. Philipe Bordier, 1970, France, 16mm, 20’)

1971
Mnemosyne (dir. Chantal Lasbats, 1971, France, 14’)

1972

Les cahiers du cinéma (dir. Noël Godin, 1972, Belgium, 16mm, 20’)
Sortez vos culs de ma commode (dir. Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, 1972, France, 16mm, 20’)

1974

La parole en deux (dir. Patrice Enard, 1974, France, 16mm, 20’)
La réquisition (dir. Philipe Bordier, 1974, France, 16mm, 21’)
Regulæ, un film fait dans les règles (dir. Frédérique Touratier, 1974, France, 16mm, 12’)

1985
Réaction directe (dir. Pierre Pattin, 1985, France, 35mm, 9’)

1987

Fessetival de Cannes (dir. Michel Fenioux, 1987, France, 16mm, 20’)

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