PERSONAL CINEMA: TAKAHIKO IIMURA

When 16 Jul 2021
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Where Le Petit Versailles
247 E 2nd St
New York, NY 10009
United States

MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP, in collaboration with THE FILMMAKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE and ALLIED PRODUCTIONS INC. is proud to present our first in-person screening of 2021.

Takahiko Iimura is a Japanese experimental filmmaker who has been a pioneer of cinematic form since the early 1960s. This screening is a retrospective spanning 30 years of his work, from 1962 to 1993. Takahiko defines his own career as having three distinct phases, all represented in this screening — His early, “imagist” films depicting concrete imagery, scenario, performance – such as Ai (Love) (with original score by Yoko Ono), and Onan. He shifted his focus to structuralism in the late 60s and early 70s, producing experiments in form and repetition, including In The River. This led to the pure conceptualism of his films from the mid-70s, including the mathematical + and – (Plus and Minus). Takahiko Iimura’s video experimentation represents another category of his multifaceted work, and we will be showing Camera/Monitor/Frame and AIEUONN from among his video selections as well. A 20 Minute Zoom discussion with Takahiko Iimura, recorded June 2021 will screen before the works.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.