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Preserving the Underground


Images courtesy of National Film Preservation Foundation.

Preserving the Underground

Introduced by Jeff Lambert, Assistant Director of the National Film Preservation Foundation

Avant-Garde Masters: A Decade of Preservation

We’re proud to present three special screenings paying tribute to the milestone films of American experimental cinema. Thanks to an annual grant program funded by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation and the National Film Preservation Foundation, 20 organizations (including The Ohio State University) have saved 105 films by 49 filmmakers—and made new copies of these classics available for exhibition and study. Join us for this rare, not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 7 PM

This captivating program offers a wide-ranging introduction to some of the most significant American experimental films and filmmakers. Trust us: You’ve never seen these films look so beautiful. Highlights of the program include Kenneth Anger’s Rabbit’s Moon (1950), Abigail Child’s Prefaces (1981), Bruce Conner’s Cosmic Ray (1961), and Andy Warhol’s concert film The Velvet Underground in Boston (1967). (app. 100 mins., 16mm & 35mm)

Full program:

Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner, 1961) 4 mins.
Rabbit’s Moon (Kenneth Anger, 1950-70) 16 mins.
Velvet Underground in Boston (Andy Warhol, 1967) 33 mins.
Pixillation (Lillian Schwartz, 1970) 4 mins.
Olympiad (Lillian Schwartz, 1971) 3 mins.
Enigma (Lillian Schwartz, 1972) 4 mins.
Prefaces (Abigail Child, 1981) 10 mins.
America Is Waiting (Bruce Conner, 1981) 4 mins.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.