Water and Power and Freeways
Sat 12/17 • 7:30PM - 8:30PM PST
Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served.
Of car culture, Joan Didion famously wrote: “Actual participation requires a total surrender, a concentration so intense as to seem a kind of narcosis, a rapture-of-the-freeway. The mind goes clean. The rhythm takes over.” Babette Mangolte offers an outsider’s counterpoint in her elegant meditation on the Southern California landscape and its built environments, while Pat O’Neill, in this classic of Los Angeles experimental filmmaking, takes on another of Didion’s preoccupations, West Coast water infrastructure.
16mm, color 8 min. Director: Babette Mangolte.
Water and Power
35mm, color, 54 min. Director: Pat O'Neill.
Total runtime: 62 min.
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