POTAMKIN | Stephen Broomer (2017)
Thursday 20 September, 7:30pm sharp @ Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St Fitzroy.
$7 ($5 for AFW lab members)
Potamkin, Stephen Broomer, 66 mins, 16mm, 2017
Screening on 16mm. Print courtesy the artist.
"In 1933, at age 33, Harry Alan Potamkin died of complications related to starvation, at a time when he was one of the world's most respected film critics. In his writings, he advocated for a cinema that would simultaneously embrace the fractures and polyphony of modern life and the equitable social vision of left radical politics. This film-biography is assembled out of distorted fragments of films on which he had written, an impression of erupting consciousness."
Toronto film-maker and academic Stephen Broomer's long form 16mm homage to Potamkin is less bio-pic than hard-core abstract retina melting meditation.