Continuing Cadences: Fulton, Angerame, Sonbert

Introduced by Rebecca Meyers

Thu, Aug 18 / 7 pm

Program curated and introduced by Rebecca Meyers

80 min, 16mm Projection

“Path of Cessation” (Robert E. Fulton, 1974, 15 min)
“Continuum” (Dominic Angerame, 1987, 14 min)
“Swimming Stone” (Robert E. Fulton, 1982, 14 min)
“Short Fuse” (Warren Sonbert, 1992, 37 min)

Robert Fulton (1939–2002) was a pilot, a gifted aerial cinematographer, a devout Buddhist, a close friend and collaborator of filmmaker Robert Gardner, and an inspired independent filmmaker. His exhilarating, densely edited, poetically sensitive films were admired by Canyon stalwarts Bruce Baillie and Stan Brakhage, and he was an inspiration for students including filmmaker and former Canyon Cinema Executive Director Dominic Angerame. An artist who traveled the world accompanied by his Bolex camera, he eschewed narrative as he gathered images with a spirit of wonder and generosity, translating the people and places he encountered into scenes of breathtaking beauty and elation, and editing with a dazzling rhythm whose cadences evoke a deep passion for and knowledge of music. Fulton left behind a substantial body of work that resonates with Warren Sonbert's exuberant and visually resplendent montage.

Rebecca Meyers is the Film Programmer for Bucknell University. She previously taught filmmaking and was the Director of Film Programs at Emerson College. She has also served as Associate Director of Studio7Arts and as co-director of the Onion City Film and Video Festival in Chicago. She co-edited Looking with Robert Gardner, a new collection of writing on Gardner’s career (SUNY Press, 2016). She is also a 16mm filmmaker whose works have screened at Anthology Film Archives and at festivals in London, San Francisco, Toronto and New York.

Prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema.

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