I first saw DOG STAR MAN in the mid 1990s at the Queen’s Film Theatre in Belfast - mainly due to it’s title bearing an uncanny resemblance to the name of a Suede album! Though my flirtation with Suede didn't last too much longer, DOG STAR MAN was the first experimental film I saw and had a profound impact upon my life, absolutely depth charging my imagination. So come, but be careful ;))
But it in the more eloquent words of the Carnegie Institute’s Dan Clarke, 'Brakhage's most beautiful film. A masterpiece. Perhaps it is too much a masterpiece for me. It is too great. The mountain of meaning contained by the film gets in the way of simply 'looking' at beautiful things happening. However, it is undeniably one of the most important films ever made, and is technically brilliant beyond description… Submit or die!'
As an extra bonus and just before we submerge ourselves in DOG STAR MAN, our current Filmwerkplaats guests - Film Bee's Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming, Amelia Bande and Annette Knol , will show a short 20 minutes programme, introducing their work and bringing us deep into the world of colour gels and camera-less 16mm film.
Read more about the actual content of DOG STAR MAN here!
So come along, join us, we'd be happy to see you!