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)
Gregory J. Markopoulos's Galaxie
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Image: Gregory J. Markopoulos, Galaxie (still), 1966; courtesy San Francisco Cinematheque
Presented in association with the Pacific Film Archive.