Free Film Series – Jozef Robakowski: My Very Own Cinema
Presented with Contemporary Art Gallery, in association with The Cinematheque
January 28, 2013 7:00PM (60 min) FREE
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street
Józef Robakowski is a pioneer of independent Polish film. From the early 1970s he interrogated the language, material and mechanics of film, combined with a long-standing interest in conceptualist avant-garde traditions filtered through an insistence on authenticity and personal identity. Presented are a series of pieces produced between 1970 and 2000 including From My Window, 1978–1999 (2000) shot from Robakowski’s apartment. By filming the world around him and narrating everyday events in his own, often wryly humorous voice, he deployed a kind of personal resistance to the political situation imposed upon him.