The FREE SUMMER MOVIE FESTIVAL, on view at 534 West 25th Street, features films by Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, John Chamberlain and Agnes Martin. Michal Rovner's 1997 film Border, shot on the border of Israel and Lebanon, is as a fictional story taken from documentary footage captured while filming actual soldiers and focuses particularly on Giora Inbar, a high ranking Israeli military official whom the artist befriended and who agreed to participate in the film. Border screens at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Lucas Samaras wrote, produced, directed and starred in his 1969 film entitled Self, which was edited and photographed by critic Kim Levin. The film opens with a portrayal of daily routines and examines one man’s idea of self. Self screens at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The Secret Life of Hernando Cortez, 1968 was filmed in Valladolla, Mexico starring Ultra Violet and Taylor Mead and was directed by John Chamberlain and produced by Alan Power. This film takes a hedonistic and kitschy look at the lifestyle of Hernando Cortez and his wife, seeming sometimes erotic and sometimes ridiculous. The Secret Life of Hernando Cortez screens at 12:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Agnes Martin’s film Gabriel was filmed in 1976 in parts of California, Colorado, and New Mexico. She filmed the movie with Peter Mayne playing the part of Gabriel. Agnes intended her film to be about happiness, innocence and beauty. Gabriel screens at 4:30 p.m.
The FREE SUMMER MOVIE FESTIVAL remains on view through August 24, 2007.