Sixty Six

Sixty Six


October 30, 2016, 3:15 PM


Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor


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Directed by Lewis Klahr
USA | Animation/Experimental | 2002-2015 | 90 min
Film Source: Filmmaker
Sponsor:  Judy Gerber

Showtime: Sunday, October 30 | 3:15 p.m. | FH

Director Lewis Klahr will participate in a Q&A via Skype.

Combining ambitious artistry and formal inventiveness with a pulp sensibility, an ingenious approach and a bit of kitsch, master collagist and animator Lewis Khlar has created a captivating stop-motion mosaic that employs a potent stew of media and techniques. Consisting of 12 chapters made over the course of 13 years, and playing like a loose picaresque across a shady, fedora-and-high-heel strewn past, Sixty Six is an avant-garde work that trucks in the language of mass culture. It’s a kind of reimagined Route 66 littered with Pop Art ephemera, mythical allusions, noirish postures and stray American idioms. Leonard Cohen and Euripedes sharing smokes with Roy Lichtenstein and Mickey Spillane. Debuting last December at MoMA, the anthology film has primarily been presented in museums and galleries. This VTIFF screening is a rare chance to see this singular masterwork in a theatrical setting; a bound-to-be-fascinating post-film discussion with Khlar over Skype only sweetens the deal. A unique cinematic experience that blurs boundaries between art forms, Sixty Six is why film festivals exist.  ~SJ