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24 January 2014
Utah Museum of Contempory Art
The film screening for this Friday the 24th is at 7 PM you must make a reservation to be added to the guest list. Each guest with a reserved seat will receive 2 drink tickets sponsored by Red Rock Brewing to enjoy a selection of beer or cream soda while supplies last.
See You Friday!
How Do You Make an Underground Film?
Trent Harris: Echo Cave is the first retrospective into the creative genius of the Utah cult filmmaker. This exhibition presents drawings, photographs, artists books, and short films that illuminate Harris's process and inimitable style. Internationally renowned for films such as
The Beaver Trilogy and Rubin & Ed, Harris demonstrates a lasting influence on underground cinema with his independent filmmaking and visual art practice.
An Anthropologist of the Bizarre
The title of his book, Mondo Utah, alludes to a genre of Italian filmmaking that reached its peak in the 1960s, and also serves as a philosophy that informs Harris's practice visually and conceptually. Blurring the line between documentary and narrative-fiction, Harris engages with notions of the absurd, the bizarre, and the uncanny.
A King Among Misfits
The world of Harris's films is populated by recluses and misfits that reflect his own status as an outsider. Just as Harris works in the margins of independent filmmaking, his subjects often exist in the margins of society. Harris's filmic treatment of these individuals is marked by a humanism and a wry sense of humor that has elevated his films to cult-status.
RSVP for this Friday's screening of Plan 10 From Outer Space with free drinks and giveaways by Harris himself, and join UMOCA at Brewvies on February 19th for a screening of Beaver Trilogy followed by a talk with Harris. See below for details.
"Trent Harris: Echo Cave" is proudly sponsored by: Deluxe Corporation Foundation
Film Screening and Book Signing with Trent Harris
JAN 24 | 6:30 pm
@ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 S West Temple, SLC 84101
Film Screening Followed by a Talk With Trent Harris
FEB 19 | 7 pm
@ Brewvies Cinema Pub
677 S 200 W, SLC 84101