Three last days in Tate Gallery have been seriously amazing.
I love cinema, I try to do my best when I shoot but I when I'm lucky to watch works as Warren Sonbert did I feel happy, glad to be in the cinema in that moment.
Warren Sonbert was an extremely creative, eclectic, experimental, original american independent filmmaker. He was friend of Andy Warhol but in his works there is a lot of his authentic personality above all in the last ones, that I watched tonight, sunday 27 october 2013.
His style of shooting and the editing are absolutely authentic, original, no reproducible.
The contents are really various and apparently are less important than his style. In his last work the contents are little bit more political and social and I can't hide that I've seen some connection with Dziga Vertov and artist of the Avant-Garde of the first years of XX century.
These are the information absolutely are important now to know:
Light Cone is the distributor of his works. It is based in Paris. In their website there some his clips are available. Watch them and enjoy.
Luxonline in UK is one of the most important web resource regarding the experimental cinema. Tonight I was lucky to meet someone that spoke about that webite. Anne Thew, that was close to me when I watched the films of Sonbert, is one of the person that work in this website. She is artist and filmmaker.
Gerard Malanga is not italian but american (as I wrongly said in one occasion).
The young poet, Gerard Malanga, who had been brought to Warhol by poet and artist Charles Henri Ford in 1963 to act as his assistant, appears in Where Did Our Love Go?, and Hall of Mirrors.
Jon S. Gartenberg was the archivist that presented the works of Sonbert.
As Program Director of Film Preservation for the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, he oversaw the restoration of the complete oeuvre of Warren Sonbert, as well as selected films by David Wojnarowicz, Curt McDowell, and Jack Waters.