Film

Gregory J. Markopoulos's Galaxie

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

In March and April of 1966, Markopoulos created this filmic portrait of writers and artists from his New York circle, including Parker Tyler, W. H. Auden, Jasper Johns, Susan Sontag, Storm De Hirsch, Jonas Mekas, Allen Ginsberg, and George and Mike Kuchar, most observed in their homes or studios. Filmed in vibrant color, Galaxie pulses with life. It is a masterpiece of in-camera composition and editing, and stands as a vibrant response to Andy Warhol's contemporary Screen Tests. (Steve Polta)

Image: Gregory J. Markopoulos, Galaxie (still), 1966; courtesy San Francisco Cinematheque

Presented in association with the Pacific Film Archive.