The Cat-vant Garde Film Show @ Museum of the Moving Image | Oct 10

Oct 10, 2:00pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. 
Astoria, NY 11106

The Cat-vant Garde Film Show

Cats make a natural subject for avant-garde filmmakers, who often film in domestic settings and are drawn to the feline’s contemplative, enigmatic, and photogenic nature. This selection, in the spirit of the first avant-garde cat film festival Intercat, which took place in 1969—long before cats took over the Internet—shows that cats inspired some of the masters of experimental film, including Stan Brakhage (Nightcats, Cat’s Cradle), Joyce Weiland (Catfood), Pola Chapelle (How to Draw a Cat), and many more.

The Private Life of a Cat (Alexander Hammid and Maya Deren, 1947, 16mm., 22 mins.)
Nightcats (Stan Brakhage, 1956, 16mm, 8 mins.)
Cat’s Cradle (Stan Brakhage, 1959, 16mm, 6 mins.)
Max (Stan Brakhage, 2002, 16mm, 4 mins.)
Airshaft (Ken Jacobs, 1967, 16mm, 4 mins.)
Ophelia/The Cat Lady (Tom Chomont, 1969, 3 mins.)
Two Cats (James Fotopoulos, 1999, 1 min.)
Catfood (Joyce Wieland, 1968, 16mm, 13 mins.)
Zip-Tone-Cat-Tune (Bill Brand, 1972, 16mm, 8 mins.)
How to Draw a Cat (Pola Chapelle, 1973, 16mm, 3 mins.)
Cat’s Amore (Martha Colburn, 2001, 16mm, 3 mins.)
If This Ain’t Heaven (Roberta Cantow, 1984, 16mm, 28 mins.)
Psycho Pussy Slaughter (Kat Bauer, 2007, digital projection, 10 mins.)
Death Love (Kat Bauer, 2015, 16mm, 8 mins.)

Original Museum of the Moving Image Release