Sarah Morris: Robert Towne / Los Angeles

Film program
21/12 2016 7 pm

Introduction: Vanessa Joan Müller

Robert Towne, 2006
35mm / DVD, 34 min. 26 sec.
© Sarah Morris, Courtesy White Cube

In Robert Towne, 2006, the lens shifts from a wide view onto a city to an up-close and intimate portrait of the legendary screenwriter and script doctor, Robert Towne. An interview with the subject covers topics ranging from his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Chinatown (1974), the role of authorship, his relationship with colleagues such as Robert Evans, Warren Beatty, Pauline Kael, and the reoccurring themes in his film work – conspiracy, paranoia, corruption, and power.

Los Angeles,2004
35mm / DVD, 26 min. 12 sec.
© Sarah Morris, Courtesy White Cube

Los Angeles continues Morris’ investigation into the psychology, architecture and aesthetic of the American city. It reveals a new cityscape of Los Angeles by tracking its de-centered plan, its complex architecture, and most importantly its crucial role as a center of image production. Los Angeles is, in part, a film about contemporary commercial filmmaking, following the production and direction of a movie in an abstract sense – as well as the relations between the studio, producer, director and talent. It also tracks various pre and post-production processes thus creating a sweeping non-narrated image of the mechanisms of filmmaking and how they relate to the identity of a place.

Admission EUR 2
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