HELLO HAPPINESS! - MARIE LOSIER
“The girl Friday with a 16mm camera, high priestess of celluloid, defending it in the face of digital impermanence.”
- Jackie Raynal
“Marie Losier’s movies are as sweet and sassy as her name and well worth a gander or goose by all off beat cineastes. So beat off to a different drum and marvel at the wad of wonders that only a French woman could generate. Take a trip down a sprocketed spiral of celluloid strips into a glory hole of impressive dimensions. What pops through will surely enlarge with persistent, ocular manipulation.”
-- George Kuchar
Marie Losier, a French-born, contemporary New York avant-garde filmmaker, learned from the Kuchar brothers about the art of making 16mm films with a Bolex camera. Through her craft, she has created a unique series of engaging cinematic “dream” portraits featuring key figures in avant-garde circles, among them Mike Kuchar (BIRD, BATH AND BEYOND, 2003), George Kuchar (ELECTROCUTE YOUR STARS, 2004), Richard Foreman (THE ONTOLOGICAL COWBOY, 2005), Guy Maddin (MANUELLE LABOUR, 2007), Genesis P-Orridge (SLAP THE GONDOLA, 2010), Alan Vega (JUST A MILLION DREAMS, 2014), and Tony Conrad (DREAMINIMALIST, 2008). Losier often choreographs these on-screen performances with outré, costumed characters. Her movies are imbued with both psychological acumen and effervescent flair, which extends as well to her intimate, feature-length portrait biography film, THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE (2011).
“After it has long fertilized the Lettrist, Situationist and Fluxus movements, Marie Losier continues to channel that original Dada spirit – an Artist’s international for those forging their own networks for their psychic survival…”
- Nicole Brenez
The films of Marie Losier are the subject of a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art (New York) in November 2018. GME also distributes DREAMINIMALIST, (2008) directed by Marie Losier as well as SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS, (1966), directed by Mike Kuchar, who is one of the performers in this compilation DVD entitled HELLO HAPPINESS!
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HELLO HAPPINESS! - MARIE LOSIERA Selection of 10 Short Films
Director: Marie Losier
- 124 minutes
Total Running Time: 02:04:00
Language: English, with French subtitles
Booklet Text: Nicole Brenez, Bertrand Mandico, Jackie Raynal, Mike Kuchar, Jonathan Caouette, Guy Madden, George Kuchar, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (43 pages, in French and English)
Published By: Re:Voir Video
Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping).
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A Selection of 10 Short Films
THE BIRD OF THE NIGHT (L’OISEAU DE LA NUIT)
Featuring: Deborah Krystal, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
(2015, 20 minutes, color)
BIM, BAM, BOOM, LAS LUCHAS MORENAS!
Featuring: The Moreno Dynasty, Cynthia, Ester, and Rossitrong
(2014, 13 minutes, color)
ALAN VEGA, JUST A MILLION DREAMS
Featuring: Liz Lamere, Alan Vega and Dante Vega
(2014, 16 minutes, color)
BYUN, OBJECT FOUND (BYUN, OBJECT TROUVÉ)
Featuring: Byun Chong
(2012, 7 minutes, color)
SLAP THE GONDOLA!
Featuring: Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge and April March
(2010, 15 minutes, color)
Featuring: Marie Losier, Guy Maddin and Juliana Francis
(2007, 10 minutes, b&w)
EAT MY MAKEUP!
Featuring: George Kuchar, Marie Losier, Jason Livingston and Paul Shepard
(2005, 6 minutes, color)
ELECTROCUTE YOUR STARS
Featuring: George Kuchar
(2004, 8 minutes, color)
BIRD, BATH AND BEYOND
Featuring: Mike Kuchar
(2003, 13 minutes, color)