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RPM Fest Presents Waiting for Snow: Michael Snow Tribute

Coming on October 17

Run Time: 87 min.

RPM Festival and the Brattle Theatre are excited to announce our co-presentation of “Waiting for Snow,” a long-awaited tribute to the avant-garde filmmaker Michael Snow. This special event will showcase three of Snow’s classic films, namely “New York Eye and Ear Control” (1964), “Wavelength” (1967), and “Standard Time” (1967), in their original 16mm format. The screening is scheduled for October 17th at 8:00 PM at the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Michael Snow (1928 -2023), a trailblazer in the world of experimental cinema, once stated, “My paintings are done by a filmmaker, sculpture by a musician, films by a painter, music by a filmmaker, paintings by a sculptor, sculpture by a filmmaker, films by a musician, music by a sculptor.” This encapsulates his multidisciplinary approach to art, which has had a lasting impact on film, music, and visual arts.

The soundtrack of “New York Eye and Ear Control” (1964) was recorded by the Jazz Improvisations group led by avant-garde jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, featuring trumpeter Don Cherry, drummer Sonny Murray, and other notable figures in New York’s free jazz scene. One of the highlights of this event is the rare screening of Michael Snow’s groundbreaking film “Wavelength,” which hasn’t been publicly shown in Boston for two decades. Don’t miss this rare chance to immerse yourself in the visionary world of Michael Snow.

New York Eye and Ear Control
16mm, 1964, 34 min. B/W, sound.

16mm, 1967, 45 min. Color, Sound.

Standard Time
16mm, 1967, 8 min. Color, Sound.

Screening format: 16mm

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Revolutions per Minute Festival (RPM Fest) is dedicated to short-form poetic, personal, experimental film, essay film, animation, documentary, video and audiovisual performance, and is co-hosted by Art and Art History Department and Cinema Studies at UMass-Boston, Brattle Theatre in Cambridge & Harvard FAS CAMLab.

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