Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, by David E. James,Adam Hyman

By David E. James,Adam Hyman

Alternative Projections: Experimental movie in l. a., 1945-1980 is a groundbreaking anthology that includes papers from a convention and sequence of movie screenings on postwar avant-garde filmmaking in la subsidized by way of Filmforum, the Getty origin, and the collage of Southern California’s institution of Cinematic Arts, including newly-commissioned essays, an account of the screening sequence, reprints of old records by means of and approximately experimental filmmakers within the area, and different infrequent images and ephemera. The ensuing assorted and multi-voiced assortment is of serious value, now not easily for its relevance to l. a., but additionally for its common discoveries and projections approximately substitute cinemas.

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