Sixty Six




Lewis Klahr

USA 2002–2015

90 min – DCP – Englisch

B+K+S+P: Lewis Klahr – Voice: Andrea LeBlanc – M: Marc Anthony Thompson, Josh Rosen
SD: Lewis Klahr, Nathan Ruyle



“Messages and portents bubble up throughout Lewis Klahr’s
90-minute, 12-episode feature
Sixty Six, which poetically fuses images and ephemera of the Sixties with Greek mythology. It begins with the brief film ‘Mercury’, in which light-box-illuminated double-sided pages from ‘Flash’ comics evoke the fleet-footed messenger god. A pulp serial that shimmers with potent emotions and fragmented memories, Sixty Six is made up of digital films Klahr began working on in 2002 and fittingly opens with an epigraph from Paul Eluard and André Breton: ‘Let the dreams you have forgotten equal the value of what you do not know.’” – Kristin M. Jones, Film Comment

I aim to create an experience that lingers for it's audience – a kind of time release that takes a period of contemplation both conscious and unconscious to digest.” – Lewis Klahr

thursday 6 oct 7.00 p.m. filmmuseum münchen

Lewis Klahr Master collagist Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic experimental films and cutout animations which have been screened extensively in the United States and Europe. New York's Museum of Modern Art has purchased Klahr's films for their permanent collection, and curated three one-person shows with him since 1989. Klahr has also been included in the Biennial Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art (1991 and 1995). His epic cutout animation THE PHARAOH'S BELT received a special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics in 1994. For the past three years Klahr's shorts (ALTAIR, LULU and PONY GLASS) have been included in the New York Film Festival. LULU was commissioned by Copenhagen's Gronnegard's Theater production of Alban Berg's opera of the same name that opened to critical acclaim in August 1996. CALENDER THE SIAMESE, Klahr's first linear narrative, was included in the 1997 New Directors/New Films series as a featurette. Klahr is a 1992 Guggenheim Fellow and has also received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NY State Council of the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, and the NY Foundation of the Arts and Creative Artists Public Services. Commercially he has created special effects and animation for television show openings, music videos, commercials, a documentary and a TV movie.

Films Her Fragrant Emulsion 1987 – The Pharaoh’s Belt 1993 – Altair 1994 – Green ‘62 1996 – Pony Glass 1998 – Marietta’s Lied 1998 – Engram – Sepals 2000 – Daylight Moon 2002 –Two Minutes to Zero 2004 – False Again 2008 – The Pettifogger 2011 – Kiss the Rain 2012 – Helen of T 2013 Mars Garden 2015 – Sixty Six 2015