The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Twice a Man
Interweaving the memories and subjectivities of four people, Markopoulos expands his vision of a new form of narrative cinema by exploring what he called “thought images”. Partly inspired by the filmmaker’s immersion in Greek mythology, it “came at the high point of the mythopoeic development within the American avant-garde” (P. Adams Sitney). Followed by three short works made in the period just before and after Markopoulos left America for Europe. Ming Green (1966) explores the intimate interior of the filmmaker’s New York apartment. Bliss (1967) is the first film Markopoulos made in Europe and examines the interior of a Byzantine church on the island of Hydra. Sorrows (1969) is a fascinating study of Wagner’s chateau in Switzerland.
16mm prints made available by the Temenos Archive.
To be introduced by Robert Beavers.
Also screening on Wed 08 November
This program celebrates the work of two of the most significant filmmakers in American and European avant-garde cinema, Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928–1992) and Robert Beavers (1949–)...
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