Screen/Society--"Sixty Six" (2015) | Filmmaker Lewis Klahr in attendance
(Lewis Klahr, 2002-15, 90 min, USA, Color, DCP)
The culmination of Lewis Klahr's decades-long work in collage filmmaking, "Sixty Six" is a hypnotic dream of 1960s and 1970s Pop organized into twelve chapters made between 2002 and 2015. Pulling inspiration and material from comic books, Hollywood films, Greek mythology, and newspaper ads, Klahr uses his signature stop-motion collage to follow an ensemble of classic Hollywood types as they work their way through postwar Los Angeles.
"A kind of cinematic archaeology of the American unconscious...one of the finest cinematic achievements of the year and a terrific introduction to Mr. Klahr's work." -- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"In the age of industrial sound and light, Lewis Klahr makes special-effects movies that are almost insanely artisanal - one man, labor-intensive animations that are at once crude and poetic, blunt and enigmatic, as funny as they are inventive... [He is] the reigning proponent of cut and paste." -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice
Artist bio: Lewis Klahr (born 1956, United States) is a Los Angeles-based experimental filmmaker. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic films, which use found images and sound to explore identity, sexuality, memory and history. From its beginnings in 1977, his body of work has come to encompass a number of short digital & analogue stop-motion collages, including two feature-length films.