Director Thom Andersen, a longtime CalArts School of Film/Video faculty member, previews his new work The Thoughts That Once We Had, during Tuesday’s Structuring Strategies class and screening series.
The 108-minute digital piece is the filmmaker’s look at the history of cinema, loosely inspired by the writings of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Deleuze’s books Cinéma 1. L’Image-Mouvement (Cinema 1: The Movement-Image) from 1983 and its 1985 follow-up volume Cinéma 2, L’Image-temps (Cinema 2: The Time-Image) combine philosophy and film criticism.
The Thoughts That Once We Had is Andersen’s latest addition to a storied filmography that includes Reconversão (2012), a documentary investigation of the buildings and designs of Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura, and the film essay, Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), which was finally released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Sept. 30 after several years of copyright discussion.
Thom Andersen: The Thoughts That Once We Had
Bijou Theater at CalArts
Nov. 25 at 7 pm