Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum
Flux and the Hammer Museum have worked together on a quarterly screening series featuring innovative short films, music videos, features, filmmaker retrospectives and the most visual work from around the globe. The September screening starting tonight will include the new Gnarls Barkley video “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” presented by filmmaker Chris Milk. The program will also include a new collaborative video from filmmakers Syd Garon and Paul Griswold and more followed by a courtyard after-party.
Special Guests include the following names…
Chris Milk is an American director who has created music videos for Kanye West, U2, Green Day, Courtney Love, Audioslave, and Modest Mouse. He will present “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”, his new video for recording artist Gnarls Barkley.
Italian director Lorenzo Fonda will introduce his new series of short films during the Screening Series.
Influenced by skateboarding and street culture, Fonda mixes spectacular cinematography with innovative animation to create unique music videos, short clips and commercials for companies such as Converse, Nike and MTV. His new documentary Megunica will be released in September 2008 and follows acclaimed street artist Blu on his road trip adventures though Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Argentina.
Syd Garon & Paul Griswold
Filmmakers Syd Garon and Paul Griswold collaborated with artist Shepard Fairey to create the video “Money” for NASA. Saturday night’s screening marks the world premiere of the video, featuring David Byrne, Ras Congo, Chuck D, and Seu Jorge.
Pennsylvania artist and filmmaker Splunny has created videos for recording artists and bands such as Spank Rock. The world premiere for “Hip Hop”, Splunny’s recent collaboration with NASA, will debut at the Screening Series and features KRS One, Fatlip, and Slim Kid Tre from Pharcyde.
Los Angeles filmmaker Andy Bruntel will present music videos “Eraser” and “Keechie”, which he directed for experimental indie band No Age. Represented by The Director’s Bureau, Bruntel has created videos for songs “This Year” by The Mountain Goats, “It’s A Hit” by Rilo Kiley, and “Baby C’Mon” by Stephen Malkmus.
Los Angeles director Keith Schofield will present “Toe Jam”, his new music video collaboration with The Brighton Port Authority. The video is an artistic and entertaining take on censorship and features David Byrne and Dizzy Rascal.
The world premiere of “Dance Justice”, a new short by Jonnie Ross, will debut at the Screening Series.
Represented by Smuggler, Ross’ growing repertoire of projects includes Blood of Abraham’s award-winning music video “Dangerous Diseases”, which has been featured in film festivals worldwide, from the New York
Underground Film Festival to London Festival Antenna’s “Most Creative Videos You Won’t Get To See On MTV.”
The screening series will feature two new shorts by Guilherme Marcondes. Born and raised in Brazil, Marcondes has directed numerous commercials and spots, including “Tyger”, a short film that won more than 20 awards around the world.
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
November 16, 2008