Looking @ Art Cinema - Eraserhead (Special Event)

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Looking @ Art Cinema - Eraserhead
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30 AM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
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The Summer 2017 series for Looking @ Art Cinema will frame up on the film movement that is part of the reason we have cinemas like a/perture and the films to screen at them. Foreign films initiated the American public to art house nuances, then the New American Hollywood proved that artistry also lived here at home. But as the Reagan era set in so did the blockbuster phenomenon. Could the art film still exist domestically? Thanks to the American Independent Cinema art films continued to gain audiences throughout the eighties, nineties, and today. In this installment of our lecture series we will span the last three decades to look at some quintessential American Independent Cinema. We will talk about what makes them independent, what makes them instant classics, and what makes them art.

Cagney Gentry is a filmmaker and teacher in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While working as a media production consultant he has also spent the last five years creating films that search for a pure cinema. His debut feature, Harvest, is currently making the festival rounds and was awarded second prize in the feature-length films competition at Athens International Film and Video Festival. His last short film, 1. Stop 2. Jump 3. Go, was awarded a top prize at the Indie Grits Film Festival and played many others around the U.S.A. He studied communication and film at Wake Forest University and received a Masters in Fine Arts in Filmmaking from UNC-Greensboro.

In Eraserhead, a surreal nightmare examines male paranoia. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting someone of the opposite sex, meeting her parents, and procreating. Produced during a one-and-a-half-year period while director David Lynch was a student at the American Film Institute, the film launched him as a major new talent admired by cinephiles and filmmakers all over the world. It stands today as a milestone in personal, independent filmmaking.