Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Decay of Fiction

Is there an avant-garde cinema in Southern California, the belly of the Hollywood machine? Pat O'neill, the director of "The Decay of Fiction" proves that the answer is "yes!" An experimental film that uses heavy noir elements, centered around a mythic hotel, this detective story brings ghosts and detectives together, distancing us through its dialogue and time-lapse photography.

If you are not the experimental type, fear not. Stephen Holden's New York Times review says, If there were more experimental films as entertaining as “The Decay of Fiction,” the notion of a thriving avant-garde cinema might not be so intimidating to the moviegoing public."

"The Decay of Fiction" will be showing at OFFscreen on Sunday, October 26 at 7 and 9:30 at the Newcomb Hall theater.

Also this week: The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute is having two screenings. For more information please click here .
To get you in the mood for these two films, here is a short teaser from Cartune Exprez, showing at the Bridge this Friday evening.


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