V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PASADENA FREEWAY STILLS

V' 08

PASADENA FREEWAY STILLS

Gary Beydler
USA, 1974
6min,

PASADENA FREEWAY STILLS

Gary Beydler
USA, 1974
, 6min,

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Possibly the most lucid, vivid, and awesome demonstration of the building up of still images to create moving ones, [i]Pasadena Freeway Stills[/I] simply, gracefully and powerfully shows us the process by which we are fooled by the movies. By doing so, Gary Beydler mines a very rich vein of associations and metaphor, without the slightest ostentation. Constructed as a thrilling arc of realization and, in a quite moving way, disappointment, the film is a beautiful articulation of our emotional entanglement with moving images, while simultaneously creating a form in which the illusion of cinema is brought into incredible relief as the film we’re watching gradually catches up to the film Gary is holding up to the camera with his hands, one frame at a time.

This film is part of the program <filmlink id=\"3016\">Falling Apart</filmlink>.

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