<i>Wintercourse</i>. 1962. USA. Directed by Paul Sharits

Paul Sharits: Restored Films

Introduced by Andrew Lampert, Jay Sanders

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

An artist-filmmaker who created an extensive body of work in numerous mediums, Sharits (1943–1993) was primarily engaged with color and the use of celluloid film as a material object. In addition to making numerous short films intended for theatrical viewing, Sharits was one of the earliest filmmakers to produce works for gallery installation, a form he referred to as “locationals.” Anthology Film Archives has been engaged in a long-term effort to conserve and restore Sharits’ innovative, explosive works for single-screen and multi-projector exhibition. This dynamic program, presented on Anthology’s Fortieth Anniversary and drawn from its collection, will focus on recently preserved films as well as some lesser-known titles from Sharits’ extensive oeuvre, including his earliest surviving work, Wintercourse (1962). The films will be introduced by Andrew Lampert, Archivist, Anthology Film Archives, and Jay Sanders, a curator, writer, and gallery director of Greene Naftali.

In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

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