POTAMKIN | Stephen Broomer (2017)

Thursday 20 September, 7:30pm sharp @ Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St Fitzroy.
$7 ($5 for AFW lab members)

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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. 

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