Melnitz Movies Presents
The Second Quarterly Spotlight on the Avant-Garde
Beryl Sokoloff and Hy Hirsh
Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater
This program is a celebration of the late artist Beryl Sokoloff, whose work has been obscure for many years. Now experiencing a revival, Melnitz Movies hopes to contribute to the deserved attention brought upon this artist, whose filmic observations allow one to inhabit his gaze and gait, to experience his remarkable transformative vision. Moving deeper into abstraction, we will also present three films by Hy Hirsh, an influential visual music artist, close friends and one time roommate of Sokoloff. Brought together again in this program, these two filmmakers inject rhythm into their observed processes, and in visualizing their classical, jazz and experimental scores (including Miles Davis and John Cage) they exhibit a fascination...