Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Hans Richter: Everything Turns- Everything Revolves by Dave Davidson
364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570
EAST COAST PREMIERE!!!
“I have always used film as a free and creative medium, equal in every respect to the other arts.” (Hans Richter)
Dadaist provocateur, surrealist painter, and pioneering filmmaker, Hans Richter was a major force in 20th century art. At the forefront of the German avant-garde, he fled to the US in 1941, becoming director of City College’s department of documentary production. There, he was prophet to a generation of experimental filmmakers. Featuring interviews with colleagues, footage from Richter’s revolutionary films, and recently discovered audiotapes of Richter himself.
Q&A filmmaker Dave Davidson, who will also show two re-scored short films by Richter, Filmstudie and Ghosts Before Breakfast, scored by Rob Morsbrerger
Screenings of Gerhard Richter Painting and Hans Richter: Everything Turns—Everything Revolves are sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation and made possible through The Rudyard and Emanuella Reimss Fund, dedicated to promoting Germanic culture in Westchester County. These screenings are part of the series Masters of German Culture, highlighting great works by and about German artists.