Sat, Jun 10|
Clarion Performing Arts Center
Sneak Preview of a New Feature Film by Daniel Kremer, Film Screening
Worlds collide in this unconventional essay film, when Daniel Kremer seamlessly edits M. Antonioni's legendary but controversial counterculture art film Zabriskie Point into the same narrative universe as Stanley Kramer's madcap epic comedy extravaganza It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Time & Location
Jun 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
About the Event
"Desert, culture, counterculture." Worlds collide in this unconventional essay film, when filmmaker, film historian, and archivist Daniel Kremer seamlessly edits Michelangelo Antonioni's legendary but controversial counterculture art film Zabriskie Point (1970) into the same narrative universe as Stanley Kramer's madcap epic comedy extravaganza It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). In creating these new sequences, Kremer comes to recognize that the exercise effortlessly draws cultural and historical parallels in twentieth-century American life that echo in present-day America. The editorial mashups weave a tangled web of social and cinematic history that root our notions of Americana in the mythology of the desert. As Kremer expounds in his narration on these often astonishing and sometimes shocking associations, his very personal ties to the subject matter become manifest.
Daniel Kremer is a filmmaker, film historian, biographer, professional film archivist, veteran home video audio commentator, and DVD/Blu-Ray extras producer. He has screened work at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Joseph Conrad Festival in Krakow, Poland, Maryland International Film Festival, and many other international venues. His first book, about the life and career of filmmaker Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys in Company C, The Entity), was published by University Press of Kentucky's Screen Classics Series and edited by legendary biographer Patrick McGilligan. His critically lauded narrative feature Overwhelm the Sky is distributed by Kino Lorber, and was given special coverage for having been released in the classic epic "roadshow" format.
Q&A moderated by Jeff M. Giordano and will follow the screening.
$6 all-day parking at St. Mary’s Square Garage
D.Kramer film screening$10.00+$0.25 service fee