Screenings

Series: Works by Bill Morrison

Through the material of decaying and “lost” films, filmmaker Bill Morrison has developed one of the most celebrated and exciting filmographies of any contemporary American filmmaker. His masterful works, constructed from mostly decaying nitrate films, are achieved through extensive archival research as well as close collaborations with some of the world’s most innovative contemporary composers, including William Basinski, Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, Philip Glass, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Bill Frisell and David Lang.

In this series, we highlight some of Morrison’s major works, including a 20th Anniversary screening of his landmark feature DECASIA, which was the first film of the 21st century to be named to the Library of Congress National Film Registry and is heralded as an avant-garde masterpiece; as well as his newest critically-acclaimed documentary feature, THE VILLAGE DETECTIVE.

The series is presented in conjunction with University of Texas Visual Arts Center’s exhibition, Bill Morrison: Cycles & Loops; on view January 28-March 12 2022; as well as the January 21st performance, Bill Morrison & Bill Frisell: The Great Flood, at Bass Concert Hall.

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