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Brakhage @ MoMA

The schedule of the all but clandestine screenings through March 5.
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Night Music (1986)

You may recall our alert in mid-December regarding what amounts to a fairly extensive retrospective of films by Stan Brakhage going on at MoMA in New York. There wasn't much noise being made about it at the time, and now, several weeks on, there still isn't, so here's a second alert. The screenings are taking place daily at 3pm in the Time Warner Screening Room on the 2nd floor of the Museum's Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, with the program changing once a week on Wednesdays. The schedule through March 5:

February 1-6:
Confession. 1986.  16mm. 18 fps.  Color. 24 min
Night Music. 1986. 16mm. Color. 30 sec.
Loud Visual Noises. 1987. 16mm. 24 fps. Color. Music compilation by Joel Haertling. 3 ½ min
Kindering. 1987. 16mm  24fps. Color.  Music by Architects Office. 3 min
Rage Net. 1988. 16mm. Color. 30 sec.
Babylon Series.  (1-3). 1989. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. Total: 12 min.
The Dante Quartet. 1987. 35mm. 18 fps. Color. 8 min
Garden of Earthly Delights. 1981. 18fps. Color. 3 min.
February  8-13:
Matins.  1988. 16mm 18fps. Color. 2 ½ min
I… Dreaming. 1988. 16mm. 24 fps. Color. Music by Joel Haertling (and Stephen Foster).  7 ½  min
Marilyn’s Window. 1988. 16mm. 18fps. Color. 8 min
City Streaming.  1989. 16mm. 18fps. Color. 25 min
The Thatch of Night. 1989. 16mm. 18 fps. 6 min
Visions in Meditation. 1989. 16mm. 18fps. 18 min.
February  15-20: 
Arabic Numeral Series 1-8. 1981. 16mm. 18 frames per second (fps). Total running time: 67 min
February 22-27:
Arabic Numeral Series 9-12. 1981. 16mm. 18 fps. Total running time: 77 min
February 29- March 5:
Arabic Numeral Series 13-19. 1981/1982.  16mm.  18fps.  Total running time: 52 min

Update, 2/26:

March 7-12: Roman Numeral Series III-IX. 1980/81. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. Total running time: 32 min. / Unconscious London Strata. 1981. 16mm.  18 fps. Color.  23 ½  min.

March 14-19:  Faustfilm: An Opera. 1987. Music by Rick Corrigan. 16mm. 24 fps. Color. 43 ½ min.

March 21-26:  Faust’s Other: An Idyll. 1988. Sound and Music by Joel Haertling. 16mm. 24 fps. Color. 44 ½ min.

March 28-April 2: Faust 3: Candida Albacore. 1988. Music by Doll Parts; Sound by Rick Corrigan. 16mm.  24 fps. Color.  27 mins / Faust 4. 1989. Music by Rick Corrigan. 16mm. 24 fps. Color. 37 min.

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If only I still lived in NYC… or had a lot of money to make ridiculous cinephile trips in the dead of winter (that doesn’t feel like winter?), I’d probably prioritize this over any concurrent festival. As it is, I’ve got the BluRay from CC. And the PFA. And hopes. And dreams.
An NYC sojourn would no doubt be exquisite, but perhaps for a bit less money you can always turn to Canyon Cinema and have some of the films come to you!: Canyon Cinema …

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