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And Magics: The films of Josh B Mabe, and his Chicago favorites
Echo Park Film Center
Los Angeles, CA
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And Magics: The films of Josh B Mabe, and his Chicago favorites
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
And Magics: The films of Josh B Mabe, and his Chicago favorites
Friday, January 18, 2019, 8:00 pm
At the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles
Los Angeles and US premieres, with Josh B Mabe in person!

Renowned Chicago-based filmmaker and programmer Josh B Mabe presents a selection of his films and videos made over the past decade as well as a selection of his favorite work from other Chicago-based artists.

Mabes films have screened at the New York Film Festival, Images Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. He has programmed work in Chicago at Gallery 400, Links Hall, The Nightingale, University of Chicago, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He was formerly Program Director of Chicago Filmmakers and Programmer for the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (you can see him at work in episode 2 of the Netflix show Easy).

"But to the end of time certain places of the world remain defined for him as the place where those sensations were; and his only possible answer to the question where anything is will be to say 'there,' and to name some sensation or other like those first ones, which shall identify the spot. Space means but the aggregate of all our possible sensations.
William James

Tickets: $10 general; $6 for students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or at the door

For more information: www.lafilmforum.org or 323-377-7238.

Edward Owens, Remembrance: A Portrait Study
1967, 16mm on digital, 6 min,
Remembrance: A Portrait Study is a filmic portrait of the artists mother, Mildered Owens, and her friends Irene Collins and Nettie Thomas, set to a score of 50s and 60s hit songs. Using Baroque lighting techniques, Owens captures the three women drinking and lounging one evening. Tate Museum

JoAnn Elam, Lie Back and Enjoy It
1982, 16mm, 9 min
JoAnn Elam's Lie Back and Enjoy It is an absorbing eight-minute dialectical film about the politics of representation. More specifically, it examines the politics of filmic representation of women under patriarchy .... An undergraduate male student paid it a true compliment in declaring that he can no longer look at a woman in a film without thinking about the consequences of the filmmaker's use of her as a person and as a spectacle .... The film is endowed with remarkable structural and rhetorical lucidity .... Its image track consists of technologically manipulated images of women, and some printed titles. Its soundtrack consists of a dialogue between a Man (a filmmaker) and a Woman (of whom he's going to make a film) .... Everyone who watches movies with women in them ought to see it.  Claudia Gorbman, Jump Cut

Carolyn Faber, IOTA
1998, 16mm, 6 min.
Using optical printing techniques, Iota explodes a moment in time captured on a fragment of decaying film and attempts to look at artifacts of time, place and celluloid that are otherwise easily (dis)missed. A 4 second segment of an anonymous Super-8 home movie is blown-up, slowed down and repeatedly rephotographed, but always from a different point within the frame.

Josh B Mabe, To Another
2010, 16mm, 1 min.
LA premiere!
A tiny poem. Richlands, VA & Rock Hill, SC.

Josh B Mabe, Addy Choo
2013, 16mm, 2 min.
LA premiere!
Flipcam, cross processed Kodachrome, old animations. Big Creek, VA.

Josh B Mabe, Pastoral
2008, 16mm, 2 min.
LA premiere!
Altering landscape. Cheeky. Chicago, IL.

Josh B Mabe, To Quit, To Quiet & To Mark The Shape
2011, 16mm, 7 min.
LA premiere!
Two Christmastime films. Two sides of the mountain. Richlands, VA.

Josh B Mabe, To Fall
2010, 16mm, 2 min.
LA premiere!
The interior of Jim & Tammy Faye's PTL theme park. Fort Mill, SC.

Adam Paradis, Damage Control,
2010, 16mm, 5 min.

This film began as an experimental restoration of a hypothetical parody; Jay Wards Bullwinkle does Peter Kubelka. Re-spliced and rebuilt several times, this film at times becomes more of a restoration process than a creative one. In a sense, the film represents a work of experimental archiving.

Karen Johannesen, Daylight and the Sun
2009, Super 8, 5 min.
..light itself comes in packages..and is emitted and absorbed not continuously, but in small units of quanta..traveling through space at high velocity. - The Dancing Wu Li Masters

Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, Abductive Object #4
2013, digital, 3 min.
Originally shown as a looping video for the Body Doubles show at Gallery 400.

AJ McClenon, he kind of like skips over me and tells all my African-American friends to go sit down.
2016, digital, 9 min.
Echoes from an interview with Dajerria Becton, a 15-year-old girl who was attacked by a McKinney, Texas police officer in attendance of a pool party in a predominantly white neighborhood & from audio footage from the McKinney, Texas pool party "incident," where Black teens were forcibly removed from a predominantly white pool party. Sounds production made from harmonica sounds and breathing.

Jesse Malmed, THERE
2016, digital, 1 min.

Tommy Heffron, Like This/Like That
2017, digital, 3 min.
letnothingbechangedandallbedifferent Robert Bresson via Public Access TV.

US Premiere!
2016, digital, 5 min.
Library Art. Chicago Heights, IL.

Los Angeles Filmforum screenings are supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the citys longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimental film, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation. 2018 is our 43rd year.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:

Jan 10  Small, Real: Observation and the Mundane, Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA

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Echo Park Film Center (View)
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
United States


Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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