Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Clouds ...

“We want people to lose themselves in our films”, the Straubs told me. “All this talk about 'distanciation' is bullshit.”















Not unlike with Quei loro incontri a few weeks ago, I was quite tired at a screening for that other Straub-Huillet film based (partly) on Pavese's Dialogues with Leucò, From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979) preceded by Every Revolution Is a Throw of the Dice ('77). The result is that these films don't exist well in my head as "texts." They're like streams, a constant wash of great sensual beauty in both image and sound ...

4 comments:

phyrephox said...

Woah, wait--this screened in NYC recently? Where, when?

dave said...

question seconded.

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Andy Rector said...

the S/H films played at the Miguel Abreu Gallery on Thursday and Friday. He's showed some back in October too and will likely do more in the future. http://www.miguelabreugallery.com/

(if I'd known how little known these screenings were, I'd have posted a notice on my blog. Next time...)

-andy

Zach Campbell said...

Yeah, there was no announcement to the 'film public' in the area as far as I'm aware (the art gallery scene, maybe?). I was lucky enough to be hipped to this by Andy just a couple days before ...