Ken Jacobs, best known for rending space and time in his cinematic performances, digital videos and 16mm films, will be in Los Angeles for a full week of screenings and performances. If you have never seen a Jacobs film or his truly-indescribable Nervous Magic Lantern, buy a ticket, grab a seat and strap in. If you're already an admirer, now's your chance to catch up on the recent outpouring from this prolific artist.
Scott Foundas has a great review of Jacobs' new work in the LA Weekly. My own writing on Jacobs' cinema can be found here.
Toward The Depths of The Even Greater Depression, a Nervous Magic Lantern performance at REDCAT on Monday, October 12, at 8:30 p.m.
An evening of Jacobs’ new and recent work screens at the UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m.
The Whirled screens together with Aza Jacobs’ The GoodTimesKid at Los Angeles Filmforum at the Egyptian Theater on Saturday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Anaglyph Tom (Tom with Puffy Cheeks) screens at Los Angeles Filmforum at the Egyptian Theater on Sunday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Photo: Ken and Flo Jacobs in their New York City home.