Forum slots ‘Cremaster’ series

Helmer Barney spent 8 years working on pics

Matthew Barney’s complete five-film “Cremaster” cycle will have a limited run on new 35mm prints at New York’s Film Forum, continuing the city’s focus on the cult multimedia artist whose work is the subject of a Guggenheim Museum retrospective.

Barney has spent eight years working on the experimental films, an epic cycle of birth and sexual differentiation that draws on influences as diverse as Busby Berkeley musicals, gothic Westerns, operatic spectacle, Celtic myth, Masonic initiation rites and motorcycle races.

The artist appears in the films in various guises, including a tap-dancing satyr, a naked magician, a giant and serial killer Gary Gilmore.

Distributed by Palm Pictures and Arthouse Films, the “Cremaster” cycle will play the Film Forum April 25-May 7, with a marathon of all five unspooling May 4.

Palm is preparing DVD releases of the pics.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading