The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), with Pacific Design Center, and Charles S. Cohen present Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant-Garde Film Festival, a three-day celebration of films focusing on the long-term alliance between experimental cinema and counter-culture activity. This is the very first avant-garde film festival in Los Angeles dedicated to the New York Film-Maker's Coop and the films it has distributed. Co-curated by David E. James and MM Serra, this historic event brings together the three living legends of the genre and founders of the NY Film Coop - Jonas Mekas, Carolee Schneemann and Ken Jacobs - who are still making films and who have been part of experimental film for the past 45 years.
According to festival curators, while New York has always been thought of as the center of avant-garde film, L.A. is now experiencing a renaissance in Counter Cultural Cinema. In fact, one of the festival programs is devoted to films made in Los Angeles and distributed in New York City, underscoring the point that California filmmakers have always been a part of the cultural initiatives that the Film-Coop represents.
(From: MOCA, LA)