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Rétrospective Henry Hills 1

Rétrospective Henry Hills 1 (No dialogue)
Main screening room
May 30th, 2024
69 min
Symposium XP

For this latest edition of the experimental film symposium, we offer a retrospective of a major American filmmaker (Henry Hills, in attendance), provide updates on current female production, accompany director Christian Lapointe in his first experience with radical cinema, host musician Sam Shalabi, and present two forgotten classics, one of which is a newly restored version that we have just completed.

In the presence of the filmmaker, Henry Hills

Rétrospective Henry Hills 1
Directed by
Henry Hills
No dialogue
69 min
16 mm and digital

A prolific experimental filmmaker, living between New York and Vienna (Austria), Henry Hills won the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009, and his works are held in the permanent collection of the MOMA. Among his best-known films are several collaborations with musician John Zorn and his group Naked City. The two-part program of his works presented at the Symposium XP provides an overview of his work spanning over forty years.

This short film program is composed of George (1976, 16 mm), Porter Springs 3 (1977, 16 mm), Kino Da! (1981, 16 mm), Radio Adios (1982, 16 mm), Little Lieutenant (1994, 16 mm), SSS (1988, 16 mm), Electricity (2007, num.), Social Skills (2021, num.) and The Tree (2018, num.).

Rétrospective Henry Hills 1

Henry Hills

Henry Hills has been making dense, intensely rhythmic experimental films since 1975. A longtime resident of New York's East Village, he has ongoing working relationships with the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poets, composer John Zorn, and choreographer Sally Silvers. Since 2005, he has been Visiting Professor at FAMU, the Czech national film academy in Prague, and currently lives in Vienna. He received a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship & his films are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His films, with an eccentric humor, seek abstraction within sharply-focused naturalistic imagery & the ethereal within the mundane, promoting an active attentiveness through a relentlessly concentrated montage.

Presented in collaboration with

June 18th, 2024
Jacques and November
June 18th, 2024
Hour of the Wolf