Nick Zedd - Two-night Retrospective @ PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia [from 9 to 10 November]

Nick Zedd - Two-night Retrospective


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9 - 10
November
20:00 - 22:00

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PhilaMOCA
531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
This November, PhilaMOCA presents a two-night retrospective of the work of legendary filmmaker/author Nick Zedd! Zedd will be making his first-ever Philadelphia appearance, all the way from Mexico. The first night (Thursday, November 9) will focus on Zedd’s early work including fils that utilize “triple projection” (two 16mm projectors plus one digital); the second night (Friday, November 10) will feature later and current work including premieres of recent shorts made in Mexico.

WARNING: Portions of these programs contain graphic content of a very extreme nature including violence, abuse, and sexual acts. Attendees must be at least 17 years of age.

Tickets for both nights ($20): ticketfly.com/event/1532456
THU 11/9 ticket ($12): ticketfly.com/event/1532453
FRI 11/10 ticket ($12): ticketfly.com/event/1532454

“Nick Zedd’s films are legendary — he is a truly seminal figure in the New York underground.” — JIM JARMUSCH

“Nick Zedd makes violent, naked, perverted art films from Hell — he’s my kind of director!” — JOHN WATERS

“There is a tremendous energy and unbound, uninhibited imagination present in his work…forbidden, maybe even evil, perverted, ungodly.” — JONAS MEKAS

Nick Zedd’s accomplishments are as varied as they are notorious. A central figure in NYC’s underground art scene of the 1980s, Zedd coined the term “cinema of transgression” to encompass his films as well as those of his collaborators/acquaintances including Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern, and Lung Leg. His 1979 debut THEY EAT SCUM gave birth to the “death rock” musical genre. Within the pages of his esteemed Underground Film Bulletin Zedd authored his classic Cinema of Transgression Manifesto in which he proposed that “all film schools be blown up and all boring films never be made again”. He has written several novels including two autobiographies and is also a prolific painter and performer.

Zedd’s films have screened worldwide for decades. Recent hosts of his work include the Berlin International Directors Lounge, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and New York’s New Museum where he was presented with the Acker Award for Lifetime Achievement. Zedd has also appeared as a subject in the documentaries Llik Your Idols (2007) and Blank City (2010). He continues to create art of varied disciplines from his current home in Mexico City.

Promo video:
youtube.com/watch?v=OdHjjtDVAdE
nickzedd.com/

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:00 PM
* Most of these films will be screened on 16mm, a few of them will utilize Zedd’s “triple projection” method (two 16mm projectors + one digital running simultaneously).
Excerpts from THEY EAT SCUM (1979) and GEEK MAGGOT BINGO (1983) (8 min)
“The Bogus Man” (1980, 11 min)
“Thrust In Me” (1984, 8 min)
“Police State” (1987, 18 min)
WAR IS MENSTRUAL ENVY excerpt (1992, 10 min)
“Why Do You Exist” (1998, 11 min)
“Ecstasy in Entropy” (1999, 15 min)
“Tom Thumb in the Land of the Giants” (1999, 3 min)
“Thus Spake Zarathustra” (2001, 18 min)
TOTAL PROGRAM: 102 MINUTES

Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 PM
* The majority of this program will be digital projections.
“Electra Elf: No Plague Like Home” (2007, 28 min)
“Electra Elf: Hollow Be Thy Name” (2007, 28 min)
Vete al Diablo “Vad” music video (2017, 3 min 40 sec)
“Demonica” (2017, 3 min)
“The Death of Muffin Head” (2016, 3 1/2 min)
“Attack of the Particle Disruptors” (2016, 7 min)
“Traveling & Selfie” (3 min 50 sec)
Demonic Sweaters “Love Always Love” music video (2014, 4 min)
Dr. Shinto “Infatuation Frustration” music video (2011, 3 min 14 sec)
TOTAL PROGRAM: 84 minutes

Advance tickets: $12 admission per night, $20 for both nights.
Door tickets: $15 per night

PhilaMOCA
531 N. 12th Street
philamoca.org
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