Church of Film
Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of our vintage theater, we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.
Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the North Star Ballroom. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.
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!