A pioneer of experimental and American avant-garde film, Conner was also a leading West Coast assemblage artist. His visual art deeply influenced his films during his career, and both disciplines will be discussed as film curator Sheryl Mousley talks with Joan Rothfuss, curator of the 2000 Walker retrospective 2000 BC: THE BRUCE CONNER STORY PART II. Some of Conner’s short films will be shown, including REPORT, A MOVIE, VALSE TRISTE, AMERICA IS WAITING, MONGOLOID, 5:10 TO DREAMLAND, and BREAKAWAY, all drawn from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection. 90 minutes.
The Art and Films of Bruce Conner: 1933–2008