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Bruce Baillie: Coming into Vision
October 25, 2013 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM$10
“Bruce Baillie: Coming into Vision”
“One-year journey through the land of incessant progress, researching those sources which have given rise twenty years later to the essential question of survival.” — B.B. on Quixote (1965).
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FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!
Regarded as the father of the ’60s West Coast experimental/lyrical film movement and co-founder of Canyon Cinema, Bruce Baillie’s virtuoso command of the 16mm film medium has introduced generations of viewers to the wider possibilities of a cinema that is both intensely personal and socially conscious. In anticipation of Baillie’s upcoming in-person appearances at the REDCAT (November 3 and 4), and part of a three program retrospective, UCLA Film & Television Archive will present three early masterworks: his rarely-screened and haunting first film, On Sundays (1961), the landscape meditation To Parsifal (1963) and Quixote (1965), Baillie’s sumptuously layered, epic road poem on mid-century America and Americana, and others.
Curated by Steve Anker and Timoleon Wilkins.
“On Sundays” (1961)
16mm, b/w, sound, 27.5 min.
“To Parsifal” (1963)
16mm, color, sound, 16 min.
16mm, color & b/w, sound, 45 min.
Total running time of program: approx. 120 min.