Monday 30th March 2015, 7pm
LUX, 3rd floor, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EZ
Tickets: £6 via Eventbrite
This LUX Salon brings together two works that challenge and question the cinematic representation of Los Angeles and the city’s cultural and social memory. Social Visions by Redmond Entwistle – made while studying at CalArts under Thom Andersen – suggests the myriad histories and futures that constitute Los Angeles, addressing the impossibility of adequately representing a city when whole sections of the population are excluded from the channels of power. In Get Out the Car, Thom Andersen composes a city symphony out of advertising signs, building facades, fragments of music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural landmarks.
“Andersen’s film frees images from the yoke of instrumentality, revealing the city for what it is and allowing us to see what we otherwise cannot. It is at once theory and practice; not content to simply describe the new cinema, it embodies it… It teaches us how to see. ” (Bright Lights Film Journal).
This special screening will be followed by a conversation between Thom Andersen and Redmond Entwistle.
Social Visions by Redmond Entwistle, 2000, USA/UK, 16mm, 15 min
Get Out of the Car by Thom Andersen, 2010, USA, 16mm, 34 min
More Information: http://www.lux.org.uk/whats-on/events/lux-salon-thom-andersen-redmond-entwistle-films-dialogue-30-march-2015