Retrospective: Warren Sonbert

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Shown at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

One of the most original and influential figures in American experimental cinema, Warren Sonbert began making films in 1966 as a precocious NYU student who found himself in the midst of Andy Warhol’s Factory. After graduating, he took his Bolex camera on his travels as he perfected a complex style of filming and editing that lyrically transforms mundane-yet-beautiful details into larger emotions, concepts, and visual splendors. Sonbert’s influences ranged from rock-and-roll to opera, from Douglas Sirk to Stan Brakhage. This vital retrospective featuring all newly restored prints cements his reputation as one of the most innovative and notable experimental filmmakers of the last half of the 20th century.

As a testament to his ongoing vitality, the spring 2015 issue of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media is devoted to Sonbert’s writing. Pick up your copy at the Wexner Center Store.

Program 1: Queer Identity
Wed, Jan 20 | 7 PM

Program 2: Carriage Trade
Wed, Jan 20 | 8 PM

Program 3: 60s New York
Wed, Jan 27 | 7 PM

Program 4: Silent Rhythms/Sound Symphonies
Wed, Jan 27 | 8 PM

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for students, seniors, and WexMembers.

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