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Moving Pictures Festival in Reykjavík

The Kvikar Myndir Hátíd/Moving Pictures Festival, held in cooperation with Reykjavík Art Museum, kicks off with an opening ceremony at 7:30 pm tomorrow. The festival traces the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 1960s to the present.


From a film by Bruce Connor.

The selected works and filmmakers have all inspired, and sometimes shocked, the film audience of their time with innovative techniques and trend-setting visions of what is possible, a press release states.

Every filmmaker screened has been the recipient of prestigious awards and the films have been screened in museums and festivals around the world. Also, they have all contributed to the ongoing tradition of experimentation with 16mm film.

“From Bruce Conner who is credited as the father of the music video, to Stan Brackage’s hand-painted films, and Abigail Child’s feminist revisions… there is an element of significance in every work presented,” the festival’s organizers promise.

All films will be screened on 16mm film with courtesy of Canyon Cinema and support from the American Embassy.

The festival runs from October 21-24 at the Reykjavík Art Museum on Tryggvagata 18. Visit for further information about the festival and its program.

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