Tomislav Gotovac — Life as a Film Experiment @ New York
Columbia University / Anthology Film Archives
→ Book Launch & Round Table
Wednesday • October 24, 2018 • 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Harriman Institute (Columbia University)
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219
International Affairs Building
420 W 118th Street
Tomislav Gotovac — Life as a Film Experiment, written by Slobodan Šijan, is the first monograph published in English about the legendary Yugoslav-Croatian artist Tomislav Gotovac. Along with the author of the book participants at the round table are Pavle Levi [Stanford], Dijana Jelača [Brooklyn College], and Petar Milat [mi2]. The discussion will be moderated by Aleksandar Bošković [Columbia].
Thursday • October 25, 2018 • 7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Anthology Film Archives • Courthouse Theater
32 Second Avenue
→ free admission
Gotovac is a figure of seminal importance in the history of Yugoslav cinema. He was a versatile filmmaker, conceptual and performance artist, and a hardcore cinephile (As soon as I open my eyes in the morning, I see film). Since the 1960s, his avant-garde practices have greatly inspired generations of filmmakers and artists. This program features five of Gotovac’s key works, screened from new prints.
→ Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Slobodan Šijan [Belgrade] and Pavle Levi [Stanford].
— The Morning of a Faun [ 1963 • 8 min • 16 mm ]
— Straight Line (Stevens–Duke) [ 1964 • 8 min • 16 mm ]
— Blue Rider (Godard–Art) [ 1964 • 12 min • 16 mm ]
— Circle (Jutkevich–Count) [ 1964 • 12 min • 16 mm ]
— Glenn Miller I. (High School Backyard I.) [ 1977 • 45 min • 16 mm ]