Anthology Film Archives


November 4 – November 6

Each of George Gittoes’s utterly unique and totally gonzo films is a journey that exposes us to revelatory truths from the most unexpected angles. An Australian artist who is as highly regarded for his paintings, drawings, and epic diaries as he is for his documentaries, Gittoes is attracted to war-torn countries and peoples in strife. Like a man possessed he constantly places himself directly in the middle of global and local conflicts. He has traveled to and produced work in such places as the U.S., Central America, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Somalia, the Middle East, Western Sahara, Sinai, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda, Congo, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Bougainville, China, Tibet, Thailand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Timor, Russia, Yemen, and Iraq. Whether talking to troops about the music they play while at war or actually making low-budget, direct-to-video action/melodramas in Pakistan, Gittoes constantly amazes with the bravado of his vision and the sensitivity of his touch.

George Gittoes will be in person at selected screenings to discuss his films; please visit for updates.

Special thanks to George Gittoes, Gabrielle Dalton, and David Levi Strauss.

Gittoes will also be appearing at the School of Visual Arts on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00, for a special presentation as part of the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Fall 2011 Lecture Series. Taking place at the SVA Theatre, at 333 West 23rd Street, the event will feature a screening of THE MISCREANTS OF TALIWOOD, as well as excerpts from Gittoes’s current projects, and a talk with David Levi Strauss about his work as an artist in war zones over the past 20 years. For more info call 212-592-2408, or visit:

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