Manohla Dargis, noted film critic for The New York Times, wrote that one of the best films in the 2017 New York Film Festival was Robert Beavers’ Notes From the Notebook of… She called it a “48-minute masterpiece ... elegant, beautiful, complex and austere.” The work about “creation, about the transformation of life into art and the loveliness of Florentine sunlight flooding through a window,” Dargis wrote, is “so inviting and expansive that the experience is intensely pleasurable. Writing is thinking; so is filmmaking and film watching.”
Born in Massachusetts in 1949, Beavers moved to New York at the age of 16 and made his first film in 1967. From there he relocated to Europe with the influential avant-garde filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos. In the 1970s, they founded The Temenos, a private archive in Greece, where both filmmakers’ works are preserved.
Beavers has had major retrospectives at the Whitney Museum, the Tate Museum, the Pacific Film Archives and the Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum. In 1999, he was honored by the National Society of Film Critics. He currently lives and works in Berlin and Massachusetts.
Robert Beavers will be presented with the 2017 Stan Brakhage Vision Award prior to this screening at 7:15pm on Sunday, November 5, at the Sie FilmCenter. A reception in his honor follows in Henderson’s Lounge. All ticket holders are invited.
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