Today At The Clinton Street Theater
Church of Film: Films of Artavazd Peleshian
One of cinema's greatest secrets and spiritual theorists, Armenian direcor Artazavd Pelechian was lauded by Jean-Luc Godard, Andrei Tarkovsky, and many other film giants, even as he languished in obscurity. In his films he explored the psychological and mystical possibilities of what he termed "distance montage"—the ordering of images to create patterns and juxtopositions of ideas at different measures of psychic space.
In these three films, US (1969), SEASONS OF THE YEAR (1975), and OUR CENTURY (1982), Pelechian used extraordinary footage of Soviet life to meditate on the relationship of humankind to nature, technology, and divinity—and to examine their aspirations and follies. Some of the most haunting experimental cinema ever made!