American police in riot formation. Still from 'Los' (2001)
American police in riot formation. Still from 'Los' (2001)
Los (2001)

ACMI presents


James Benning | U.S.A. | 2001 | Unclassified (All Ages)

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Sun 27 Jun 2021


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James Benning's "California Trilogy" continues with Los, an urban companion piece to the farming hinterland of El Valley Centro.

Each film of the California Trilogy – El Valley Centro (1999), Los (2000), and Sogobi (2001) – contains 35 shots, each exactly two and a half minutes long, to "map the state, visualizing its beauty while examining the politics of water and of ethnicity" (Artforum).

Format: 16mm
Language: None
Source: Arsenal
Courtesy: Arsenal
Runtime: 87 min

Event duration

87 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Water spout in dam - still from Sogobi (2002)

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