Birkbeck University is screening a series of Stan Brakhage's hand painted, abstract short films. The screening will be introduced by author and professor Esther Leslie, and will close with a chance for discussion. Nine films will be shown, including early works such as Mothlight from 1963, as well as late works including Chinese Series, which Brakhage made shortly before his death in 2003, using a process that involved scratching directly on to the film's emulsion.
The full schedule is as follows: Mothlight, The Garden Of Earthly Delights, Night Music, Untitled (For Marilyn), Stellar, Black Ice, Persian Series 1–3, I Take These Truths, and Chinese Series. For a detailed programme and to reserve a seat email Marco Lori (mlori01[at]mail.bbk.ac.uk). London Birkbeck Cinema (43 Gordon Square), 23 June, 6:20pm.