James Benning's Landscape Suicide at Film Society of Lincoln Center Sept. 6 8:30PM

James Benning's Landscape Suicide at Film Society of Lincoln Center Sept. 6 8:30PM

Writer/artist Dennis Cooper & filmmaker Zac Farley: “We love James Benning’s films and thought about them when imagining our film’s possibilities. What makes his great 1987 documentary LANDSCAPE SUICIDE feel particularly like an elder kin to Permanent Green Light is how it eschews the psychological rhetoric that usually accompanies filmic accounts of crime, caring only about the mysterious vacancy of the film’s people and locations, and their relationships to each other.”  

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GME Gem #6: "Something in the photograph comes alive, tells a little story." - Hugh Bell

GME Gem #6: "Something in the photograph comes alive, tells a little story."       - Hugh Bell

Hugh Bell (1927-2012) spent a lot of time doing the thing he liked best, photographing jazz musicians. After graduating from NYU in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Cinematic Art, Bell’s iconic photo “Hot Jazz” was selected by Edward Steichen for inclusion in The Museum of Modern Art's landmark exhibition, The Family of Man, one of the most successful photographic exhibitions of all time.

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