DOXA’s Motion Pictures Series presents The Films of Bill Morrison
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1131 Howe Street
Bill Morrison’s collaborations with composers and musicians as diverse and varied as Bill Frisell (The Great Flood), Jóhann Jóhannsson (Miner’s Hymns), and Simon Christensen (Tributes: Pulse — conceived as a tribute to Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, Steve Reich, and Trent Reznor) have explored the marriage of sound and image in entirely new ways.Decasia, a collaboration with composer Michael Gordon, was described by the Village Voice as “the most widely acclaimed American avant-garde film of the fin-de-siècle.” Director Errol Morris puts it more succinctly, stating: “this may be the greatest movie ever made.” The first film from the 21st century to be selected for preservation by the U.S. Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, Decasia is raw and bubbling with scratches, damage, and acidulous drips, but possessive of a singular and melancholy beauty. Decasia will be preceded by Morrison’s The Film of Her, a docu-dramatic retelling of the fight to preserve film history and the world it contains.
DOXA is extremely proud to present Bill Morrison’s masterwork, in partnership with The Cinematheque and Vancouver New Music’s Alternative Energies, a series of events taking place throughout September and October 2014, that explores the intersection of art and sustainability presented by an exciting variety of arts, educational, and community organizations in Vancouver.