GRAVITY IS TOPS
“The hidden forces of Cinema conspire with an instant of history to produce
actions that never were or could be. 3D for everyone (one eye will do). Regarding
the title, one hears on all sides that ‘God is great’. I don’t get it, seeing that noone
is listening or watching or doing anything about what happens here. However, gravity surely exists, if only for now, until the universe dissipates further, and gravity clearly
decides much – if not everything on the globe – that happens.”
Ken Jacobs (New York, 1933) debuted as a director in 1955 and in 1956 studied painting with Hans Hoffmann. Between 1966 and 1968, he directed the Millennium Film Workshop and in 1969 he founded the film faculty at the State University of New York at Binghamton. In 1996 the MoMA of New York dedicated a retrospective to him, and in 2004 he won the award for experimental film from the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association. Between 2007 and 2009, the Torino Film Festival presented a number of his films, including Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son, Return to the Scene of the Crime and The Scenic Route. This year the festival also presents Cyclopean 3D: Life with a Beautiful Woman (Waves).
Orchard Street (cm, 1955), Star Spangled to Death (1957-59), Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son (1969), Spaghetti Aza (1976), Jerry Takes a Back Seat, Then Passes Out of the Picture (cm, 1987), The Subcinema (1990), A Tom Tom Chaser (cm, 2002), Capitalism: Slavery (cm, 2006), Razzle Dazzle - The Lost World (2007), The Scenic Route (cm, 2008), Return to the Scene of the Crime (2008), Anaglyph Tom (Tom With Puffy Cheeks) (2008), Blankets for Indians (mm, 2012), Cyclopean 3D: Life with a Beautiful Woman (mm, 2012).
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