American avant-garde cinema at Istanbul Modern
ISTANBULIstanbul Modern Cinema, in collaboration with the 35th Istanbul Film Festival, presents a selection of films by the stars of American avant-garde cinema in the 1970s.
American cinema took the world by storm from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, with Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese first coming to light during this expansive time. During this era, dubbed the “New Hollywood,” a handful of directors from the same geography sought a different kind of filmmaking. For them, cinema was a testing ground for new forms of expression.
“In Pursuit of Light,” curated by Burak Çevik, focuses on this second group of pioneering directors, with first-ever screenings in Turkey of works by filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Robert Breer and Jonas Mekas, in their original 16mm formats using 16mm projectors.
The screenings will take place between April 7 and 10.