Warren Sonbert: "Friendly Witness" and Other Films
Tue., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. 2010
Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) holds a unique place in American independent film. On one hand he shows the distinct influence of Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk, and on the other he was a rigorous avant-gardist. Combining breathtaking photography with some of cinema's most complex montage editing, he created an exhilarating body of work -- compassionate meditations on global humanity that are visually sumptuous and structurally brilliant. Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde. All the selections will be shown in their original format of 16mm film.