This screening is free and open to the public.
“As LB supported Anthology Film Archives for years, Jonas Mekas, John Mhiripiri, and the rest of the staff at Anthology have decided they’d like to pay tribute to La Grande Dame. So during this Sunday, October 3, in echo of her famous Sunday salons, we will program a few videos and films we made together.
“LA RIVIÈRE GENTILLE is based on one of the poems Louise wrote in the fifties: a touching and remarkable remembrance of her youth in parallel to her artistic activity in the last 10 years of her life.
“Along with this film, we will be screening a bunch of new short films: MISS MUFFET, MIRROR, HE DISAPPEARED INTO A COMPLETE SILENCE, and MY WORK IN PROGRESS 1, where we can see Jonas Mekas visiting Louise for the first time on a Sunday afternoon with some other friends, in 1996.
“In lieu of further commentary, here is another poem, a gem from Louise’s extraordinary diaries, dated January 14, 1950.” –Brigitte Cornand
A smile is such a funny thing
It wrinkles up your face
And when it is gone you can never find
Its secret hiding place
But far more wonderful it is
To see what a smile can do
You smile at me, he smiles at you
And so one smile makes two
And since a smile can do so much
By cheering hearts of care
Let’s smile a lot when we are together
Such smiles go everywhere.
LA RIVIÈRE GENTILLE
2007, 100 minutes, video.
SAINT LOUISE AND THE HAWK (2010, 4 minutes, Super8mm-to-video)
LA RIVIÈRE GENTILLE POEM (2008, 4 minutes, Super8mm-to-video)
L & B (2010, 2.5 minutes, video)
HE DISAPPEARED INTO COMPLETE SILENCE (2009, 7 minutes, Super8mm-to-video)
MIRROR (2005, 3 minutes, video)
THE INSTITUTE (2005, 5 minutes, video)
MISS MUFFET (2007, 2 minutes, Super8mm-to-video)
MY WORKS IN PROGRESS 1 (1996, 35 minutes, video)
Total running time: ca. 165 minutes.