Monday, July 05, 2010
Charles Ludlam on Film: Anthology Film Archives (8/19-8/22/2010)
In one of the most momentous underground-film-related developments in recent memory, two films by the legendary playwright, counter-cultural figure, and founder of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Charles Ludlam, were discovered last year safely tucked away in Ludlam’s partner Everett Quinton’s closet. Rescued from oblivion through the efforts of filmmaker Ira Sachs and Butt Magazine contributing editor Adam Baran, curators of the Queer/Art/Film series, they were screened publicly for perhaps the very first time this past winter at the IFC Center. Their re-emergence is cause for great celebration, and we’re overjoyed to be presenting them both in a weekend of encore screenings, along with a selection of other movies made with Ludlam’s participation. These films are a bona fide revelation, and their discovery represents the restoration of a crucial and heretofore lost chapter in the history of underground film.
THE SORROWS OF DOLORES
80 minutes, video. With Everett Quinton, Minette, Arthur Kraft, Lola
Pashalinski, John D. Brockmeyer, Black-Eyed Susan, and Richard
MUSEUM OF WAX
22 minutes, video. With Charles Ludlam, Everett Quinton, and Richard
Total running time: ca. 105 minutes.
Thursday, august 19 through Sunday,
August 22 at 7:00pm nightly.
1966, 50 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology with support from
the Andy Warhol Foundation for the visual Arts.
Thursday, August 19 at 9:15pm
1979, 110 minutes, 16mm. With Charles Ludlam.
Friday, September 17 through
Thursday, September 23 at 7:15pm &
9:15pm nightly. additional screenings on
Saturday and Sunday at 5:15pm
1983, 75 minutes, video. With Bill Rice, Allen Frame, Rosemary Moore, Charles Ludlam, Black-Eyed Susan, and Jim Neu.
Saturday, August 21 at 9:15pm
For more info: www.anthologyfilmarchives.org