Bruce Conner's Explosive Cinema: A Tribute
Co-presented with The UCLA Film & Television Archive, in association with REDCAT and The Los Angeles Film Forum
Influential maestro of found-footage, Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was legendary for his mastery of assemblage, drawing, collage and film. At once voluptuous and razor-edged, Conner's compact, cinematic bombs are an inspired mix of heartfelt meditation and political satire. Bruce Conner's Explosive Cinema: A Tribute is a two-night memorial tribute and will encompass Conner's major body of work over the past 50 years and will include Cosmic Ray (1961), Mongoloid (1978), The White Rose (1967), and his final work Easter Morning (2008). Longtime friend and co-conspirator Dennis Hopper will be on hand both nights to introduce the programs, along with guest of honor, Jean Conner.
Program curated by Timoleon Wilkins, Michelle Silva and Steve Anker.
Total running time for the evening is approx. 90 min.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.