The California Trilogy: El Valley Centro, Los, Sogobi

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 21, 2002

Thursday, March 21, 2002, 6pm

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James Benning in person!

James Benning will appear in person to present the first complete screening of his California Trilogy, including the US premiere of the third film in the trilogy, Sogobi.  Each film is composed of 35 shots, each shot lasting 2 minutes and 30 seconds, filmed from a stationary camera, with no narration and no sound except the ambient sounds of the locations. The first film in the series, El Valley Centro, describes the effects of agricultural commerce in rural Central Valley. Los, the second installment, is set in Los Angeles. Sogobi, the final installment, is a portrait of California’s wilderness. 2000-02, James Benning, USA, 360 min, 16mm.

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