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Screening: Stan VanDerBeek: Newsreel of Dreams Image

Film still from Mankinda, courtesy of The New American Cinema Group, IncThe Film-Makers' Cooperative

Stan VanDerBeek: Newsreel of Dreams


Stan VanDerBeek embraced nearly every possibility for creating and combining pictures, from collage film and cut-out animation to early explorations with large-scale film installation. Trained at Black Mountain College, where he was influenced by John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, and others, VanDerBeek joyfully combined forms—photography, film, music, video, dance— to arrive at unique syntheses and interdisciplinary projects. This program is presented by Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA in connection with the current permenant collection exhibition.