FILM LOVE presents

Film Love’s pop-up cinema at the Decatur Book Festival
Projections of rare films and avant-garde classics – running all weekend:
Saturday, August 31, 2013  | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 1, 2013  |  12:00 – 5:00pm


stills and filmstrip from Michael Snow's So Is This, screening at the Film Love booth at DBF 2013

The Decatur Book Festival is the country’s largest independent book festival with over 80,000 visitors each year. This year the festival has added ArtDBF, a showcase for the full spectrum of Atlanta’s arts organizations. For the first time, Decatur's entire MARTA plaza will be transformed into an exhibition, installation, demonstration, conversation, and performance space. Film Love is proud to be the inaugural film booth at ArtDBF!

With an eye toward the social, curator Andy Ditzler has assembled a selection of the vast variety of moving imagery that Film Love presents, from rare archival film to classics of the avant-garde. Projections – in both video and 16mm film – will run nearly continuously through the weekend. The Film Love booth will be a space for observation, conversation, and celebration of the moving image in art.

Selections include a mini-retrospective of the films of Andy Warhol, including a double-screen projection of superstar Edie Sedgwick and a super-rare 1966 film of the Velvet Underground in rehearsal; Michael Snow's brilliant So Is This, which transforms watching a film into reading a text, and vice versa; Swiss artist duo Fischli and Weiss' beloved The Way Things Go; home movies and archival film from the south in the 1940s and the 1970s; and an in-person screening with Atlanta artist and Hudgens Prize finalist Robbie Land.

With dozens of participating arts organizations alongside a packed schedule of readings and book events, food and drink, and performances, this year's Decatur Book Festival and ArtDBF will be one of the year’s biggest cultural events.

Film Love's pop-up cinema space is in booths 336-337, above the MARTA entrance, near the corner of Church and Sycamore Streets. (See festival map here.) All events at the Decatur Book Festival and ArtDBF are free.

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Tentative schedule of films and videos (subject to change):

Saturday, August 31
10:30 Andy Warhol, Sleep (excerpt)
an excerpt from Warhol's notorious work helps wake us up at the festival
11:30 Fischli and Weiss, The Way Things Go
one of the most popular and ingenious artists' films ever made
12:00 H. Lee Waters, Kannapolis (excerpt)
archival 1940s footage of the African-American community in Kannapolis, North Carolina from its 1940s days as a mill town
1:30 Andy Warhol, Outer and Inner Space
double-screen 16mm projection featuring superstar Edie Sedgwick
2:30 Crawford Barton, archival films from 1970s rural Georgia and San Francisco
includes rare footage of the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival
3:30 Michael Snow, So Is This
Snow's tour de force film/text work
4:30 presentation by Robbie Land

Sunday, September 1
12:00 H. Lee Waters, Kannapolis (excerpt)
1:15 Fischli and Weiss, The Way Things Go
2:45 Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground and Nico
the Velvet Underground in rehearsal, 1966 – featuring Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Moe Tucker, and Nico

DBF POP-UP CINEMA is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and was featured in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009.

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