Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
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Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Los Angeles Filmforum Presents
Jodie Mack: Patterns, Posthaste!

Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who received her MFA in film, video and new media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: Her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. The works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects and question the role of decoration in daily life.

Mack’s 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Projections at the New York Film Festival and the Viennale. She has presented solo programs at the 25FPS Festival, Anthology Film Archives, BFI London Film Festival, Harvard Film Archive, National Gallery of Art, REDCAT, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale and Wexner Center for the Arts among others. Her work has been featured in publications including Artforum, Cinema Scope, the New York Times and Senses of Cinema. She is an associate professor of animation at Dartmouth College.

Films include:
“Posthaste Perennial Pattern” (2010, 4 min. Dir. Jodie Mack) An earlier work in which Mack was already placing her visual fantasias of textile patterns against sounds that expand or play with the interpretation of the images.
“Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant” (2017, 5 min. Dir. Jodie Mack) This film colorfully combines or contrasts computer waste with natural lands.
L.A. Premiere! “Hoarders Without Borders” (2018, 5 min. Dir. Jodie Mack) This short features a dazzling display of minerals at the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum while making evident the archival work surrounding each one.
THE GRAND BIZARRE, 2018, 61 min. Dir. Jodie Mack. This new feature takes Mack’s animation around the world as she tracks the pathways of textiles through global commerce.

110 minutes. | Ticket prices: $12 General, $8 Cinematheque Members. Free to Filmforum members. | Screening format: All films on 16mm except THE GRAND BIZARRE (35mm)
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sun, Feb 16, 2020 • 7:30pm

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