24th Leeds International Film Festival Program Celebrates The Films of Warren Sonbert


Warren Sonbert (1947 - 1955) 

Director               Warren Sonbert

Country                USA

Running Time:      60 mins

Sun 21st Nov, 2010 - 16:00 @ East Street Arts (ESA) - £5.00 / £4.00

A celebration of just a small part of the superb oeuvre of Warren Sonbert, one of the seminal figures of American wondermental film and rarely shown in the UK. He started making films in 1966 and was given a retrospective before he was 20! His early films feature denizens of the Warhol scene, with his late works culminating in astonishing symphonic montages, both silent and sound, uniting universal human gestures into singular works of moving image artistry. A prolific theorist and critic as well as filmmaker, his films display a deep love and understanding of cinema. The programme, curated by Jon Gartenberg, is entitled ‘Silent Rhythms / Sound Symphonies II’ and includes the films ‘The Cup and the Lip’ (1986, colour, silent) and ‘Short Fuse’ (1992, colour & b/w, sound), both on 16mm.

Read more: http://www.leedsfilm.com/film/warren-sonbert-1947-1995/#ixzz15xneKLQd