In the world of
3D, special effects, and billion-dollar box offices, the genius of American
avant-garde filmmakers such as Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage is in danger of
fading into obscurity. Directed by Pip Chodorov, an avant-garde filmmaker
himself, Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2010) pays
tribute to them with a personal portrait of the movement and its practitioners.
With his characteristic wit, Chodorov demonstrates that such films, though
challenging, are above all playful and fun. It screens at the Museum of Fine Arts,
465 Huntington Ave, Boston | Thursday, September 6 @ 6 pm | $11; $9 students, seniors |
617.369.3907 or mfa.org/programs/film.