FILM LOVE presents
YOKO ONO: reality dreams

Program One: Smile John
Rare and vintage portraits of John Lennon

Friday, March 25, 2011
7:00 pm at the Plaza Theater
$10    ($8 if attending both programs one and two)

Yoko Ono: Stills from Film No. 5 (Smile), 1968 © Yoko Ono

John Lennon is featured as Yoko Onoís collaborator and muse in two intimate portrait films. Jonas Mekasís diary film of his friendship with John and Yoko covers art openings and birthday parties, featuring luminaries such as Ringo Starr and Allen Ginsberg and a unique soundtrack (unavailable elsewhere) of Lennon jamming with friends.  Smile, filmed with an extreme high-speed camera, captures the gradual changes in Lennonís expression over three minutes, stretched to fifty minutes of screen time. As film scholar Scott MacDonald says, ďItís almost as though you can see [Lennonís] mind working... as though those of us in the theater and Lennon are meditating on each other from opposite sides of the cinematic apparatus, joined together by Ono in a lovely, hypnotic stasis.Ē

Happy Birthday to John (Jonas Mekas, 1972) 24 minutes
Film No. 5 (Smile) (Yoko Ono, 1968) 51 minutes

The Plaza Theater
1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta Georgia 30306

YOKO ONO: REALITY DREAMS is co-sponsored by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the departments of Visual Arts, Women's Studies, Film Studies, and American Studies at Emory University.

is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and was featured in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009.

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