LVAC Film Night: Decasia

December 17, 2009, 7:30PM

Bartos Theatre
20 Ames Street Building E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Decasia, a 70-minute film, is nothing more — and nothing less — than a collage of decaying, decomposing nitrate film stock. Movie fans are frequently reminded that a big chunk of America’s film history is already lost or is in danger of rotting away, and that financing is needed to preserve what’s left. Decasia is what has happened already to so many silent movies, newsreels and the like. The unexpected thing is that its dying, in this shower of black-and-white psychedelia, is quite beautiful. Bill Morrison, who wrote, directed, produced and edited this truly original work, doesn’t even call Decasia a film. Instead the opening titles use the words “a Michael Gordon symphony.” — Anita Gates , The New York Times.

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Mark Linga
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