Larry Johnson Film Series: Chat Room
Elective Affinities, a film series devised by Larry Johnson and William E. Jones, features works that might have shown at the Cinema Theater on Western Avenue before getting busted by the cops. Artistic ambition, opportunism, and (of course) sexual desire intermingle, with “art films” and “nudies” colliding rather than harmonizing.
A seduction does not go quite as planned; rants and raves fill empty hours; words fail.
The first screening of the series presents two featurettes and a very rare short video: Christopher Munch’s film The Hours and Times, Michel Auder’s video A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking, and Larry Johnson’s Untitled (Paul Rand’s Women, 1948).
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.