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4 SUPER 8 FILMS BY LUTHER PRICE (ON FILM!)

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Thursday, November 10th @ 8:00pm


4 SUPER 8 FILMS BY LUTHER PRICE (ON FILM!)

A small collection of Luther Price?s legendary and controversial Super 8 films projected on their original format, including Sodom, Warm Broth, Clown, and Mr. Wonderful. In an article titled ?Home Movies from Hell? in Bright Lights Film Journal, Gary Morris writes of Price: ?He works in a disreputable format, appears in various guises in his own work from stylized, frozen-faced drag queen to naked performance artist to clown. Price?s film work has an oppressive intensity, envisioning an alienated world of often mindlessly repeated rituals and poses that entrap and suffocate his subjects ... Images of ruptured flesh and ghostly birthday parties are further ruptured and drained of life by Price?s torturous manipulations of the film, which can include chemical processing, filters, optical printing, re-photography, and even holes punched in the frame. What emerges is Price?s great subject ? the breaches, breakdowns, and collapse of body, family, and society, and by extension all of life, in the face of unstoppable philosophical forces.?


 

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Short Films