Discovered: Prime Time Reverie

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October 02 only

That Woman Dir. Sandra Davis

Presented by Canyon Cinemaas part of its Canyon Cinema Discovered curatorial fellowship program.

Curated by Aaditya Aggarwal

From cosmetic commercials to women-led talk shows to narrative melodrama, television catered to feminized viewers is a formally diverse genre, nudging, socializing, and mirroring its spectators in intimate and discerning ways. Capturing the urgent, anchoring spirit of prime time telecasts, Prime Time Reverie stages a fragmented history of television as a women’s medium. The works in this program engage multiple tides of broadcasting, from soapy to confessional, from sensationalist to documentarian. Weaving an absent or corporeal presence through each work, televised portrayals of womanhood—hermetic, large, versatile—incite daydreams among a mass populace, flirting with histories of technology, desire, and visuality. 

 

Screening Line-Up

Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron)

Cauleen Smith, 1992, 6 minutess, color, sound, 16mm 

No No Nooky T.V.

Barbara Hammer, 1987, 12 minutes, color, sound, 16mm 

Removed

Naomi Uman, 1999, 6 minutes, color, sound, 16mm

Waiting for Commercials

Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, 1966-72, 1992, 7 minutes, color, sound, digital video 

No Land

Emily Chao, 2019, 1 minute, b&w, silent, 16mm 

MTV: Artbreak

Dara Birnbaum, 1986, 30 seconds, color, sound, digital video

Kiss the Girls: Make them Cry

Dara Birnbaum, 1979, 7 minutes, color, sound, digital video 

That Woman

Sandra Davis, 2018, 22 minutes, color, sound, digital video

10:28,30

Paige Taul, 2019, 4 minutes, color and b&w, sound, digital video 

Still Life with Woman and Four Objects

Lynne Sachs, 1986, 4 minutes, b&w, sound, 16mm 

 

Approximate running time: 70 minutes


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