Brief Histories Of… and Correspondence Course(s) Photo Essays by Mark Rappaport
September 15 - October 12, 2008
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 24 at 6pm
Brief Histories Of… and Correspondence Course(s) are photo essays in which frames from a wide variety of movies are plucked from their original contexts and re-assembled. The stills refer to the old narrative from which the images were taken, but the viewer is invited to read them and the story they create with fresh eyes. As Mark Rappaport puts it, “It’s a leapfrogging, zigzagging, hopscotching, time-traveling, three-dimensional chess game through film history.”
Mark Rappaport has had two features in the New York Film Festival — Chain Letters (1985) and From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995) — two videos in the New York Video Festival — Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992) and Exterior Night (1994) — and two features in New Directors/New Films — Local Color (1977) and the Opening Night film The Scenic Route (1978). In June 2008, the first collection of his essays and fiction, Le Spectateur Qui en Savait Trop (The Moviegoer Who Knew Too Much) was published in France.
Brief Histories Of… and Correspondence Course(s) is free and open to the public. The Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery is adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater. It is open daily 1:30 to 6:00 p.m.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents curated exhibits in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater that either compliment the programming or are film related art shows. Inaugurated in 1991, the space was designed by prestigious architectural firm Davis Brody and named in honor of the Furmans, longtime supporters of the Film Society.