The Film Love series provides access to great but rarely-screened films, especially important works unavailable on consumer video. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, explores diverse forms of projection and viewing, and illuminates connections between the moving image and other art forms.

Each program is preceded by introductions to the films and is followed by lively discussion. Events take place at diverse locations and venues throughout the city, from art centers and movie theaters to outdoors and site-specific locations. In over one hundred and fifty events since 2003, Film Love has provided a model of moving image history and cinemagoing that is both adventurous and accessible.

Film Love is curated by Andy Ditzler.


"The experience of watching films together needs preservation, just like the films do" -
Interview with curator Andy Ditzler about Film Love, Emory Wheel, 2015


165> MOTION, MIGRATION, AND THE MOVING IMAGE (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, May 2019-January 2020)

164> EMPIRE'S FINAL REEL: Andy Warhol and the Cinema of Darkness (Beautiful Briny Sea, October 15, 2019)    press release

163> ANDY WARHOL'S EMPIRE (The Works Upper Westside, October 12, 2019)    press release

162> The American Music Show (May 9, 2019)    press release
161> Fall-Apart Things (Encore Presentation) (April 16, 2019)    press release
160> Selections from "Civil Rights on Film" (March 14, 2019)    press release
159> light motion surface depth screen room viewer projector (February 7, 2019)    press release
158> THE CINEMA OF JOSEPH CORNELL (Encore Presentation) (January 17, 2019)    press release

157> THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: A CINEMATOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE (Encore Presentation) (The Michael C. Carlos Museum, November 3, 2018)    program notes     press release

156> FILMS FOR ONE TO EIGHT PROJECTORS: Multi-Projector Experiments by Roger Beebe (Atlanta Contemporary, February 7, 2018)

The first retrospective of a landmark twenty-five year television project
155> #5: National Holidays (Whitespace, December 1, 2017)  press release
154> #4: A Day in Forsyth County, a Night at Mardi Gras (Atlanta Contemporary, November 17, 2017)  press release
153> #3: Performance Practice (Eyedrum, November 10, 2017) press release

152> #2: Early Years (Gallery 992, October 5, 2017)    press release
151> #1: An introduction to The American Music Show (Whitespace, August 25, 2017)    press release

150> THE AMERICAN MUSIC SHOW: Highlights from a Community Television Classic (Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam, May 30, 2017)

149> MRS. WARHOL (Atlanta Contemporary, May 12, 2017)    press release

148> CHICK STRAND: THE MOST HUMAN DESIRE (Atlanta Contemporary, March 31, 2017)    press release

147> ERIN ESPELIE IN PERSON (Beautiful Briny Sea, March 29, 2017)    press release

146> THE AMERICAN MUSIC SHOW (The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland, March 7, 2017)

145> TWO FILMS BY HORACE OVÉ: Baldwin's Nigger and Reggae (Gallery 992, February 24, 2017)    press release

144> THE WOMEN'S OLAMAL by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies (Atlanta Contemporary, January 26, 2017)    press release

143> CINEPHILIA (Beautiful Briny Sea, October 27, 2016)    press release

142> SFVHS: California Artists' Video 1988-1999 (Bill Daniel, guest curator and artist) (Eyedrum, June 18, 2016)    press release

141> LET'S WORK TOGETHER: David and Judith MacDougall's To Live With Herds and Bess Lomax Hawes' Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 10, 2016)    press release

140> POLITICS, NARRATIVE, COLLAGE (Atlanta Contemporary, April 22, 2016)    program notes    press release

139> JEAN ROUCH'S JAGUAR (Atlanta Contemporary, February 19, 2016)   press release

138> JANE (BRAKHAGE) WODENING IN PERSON (Atlanta Contemporary, February 13, 2016)   press release

137> AN AVANT-GARDE HOME MOVIE: Marriage and Family Films of Stan Brakhage (Emory University, February 5, 2016)   press release

136> ANDY WARHOL'S THE LIFE OF JUANITA CASTRO (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, November 6, 2015)   press release

135> FILM AND SITE: Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, J. J. Murphy's Print Generation, and Robbie Land's Grant Park (Beautiful Briny Sea, October 22, 2015)    press release

134> CURATION AND CINEMA (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, May 15, 2015)    press release

133> JACK WILLIS' LAY MY BURDEN DOWN AND THE STREETS OF GREENWOOD (Emory University, April 24, 2015)    press release

132> FALL-APART THINGS: Refusing to Play Along (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, February 20, 2015)    program notes

131> THE NEW ENGLAND HOME MOVIE TOUR, ATLANTA EDITION (Eyedrum, January 16, 2015)    press release

130> THROUGH THE IMAGE: Recent Documentary Work from the Visual Scholarship Initiative (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, November 7, 2014)    program notes

129> CINEMA 16, MAY 1950: Revisiting a Radical Mid-Century American Film Society (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, September 19, 2014)    press release

128> PROJECTIONIST PLEASE READ!: Projection Instructions as Film Literature (Screening and exhibition of print materials, art|DBF at Decatur Book Festival, August 30 - 31, 2014)     press release    Checklist of the exhibition    Notes on items in the exhibition

127> FIFTY YEARS OF EMPIRE, PART ONE: ABSENCE OF EMPIRE (Mint Gallery, July 25, 2014)    press release

126> 2X16MM: DOUBLE SCREEN AND DOUBLE FRAME (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, May 30, 2014)    program notes

123 - 125> THE 1960S FILMS OF JAN NĚMEC (Emory University, February 28 - March 4, 2014)    press release

122> THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, February 21, 2014)    press release    program notes

121> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 4, WINTER DAYS (WORLD PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, November 15, 2013)    press release

120> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 3, AUTUMN'S WORK (WORLD PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, September 13, 2013)     press release

119> FILM LOVE'S POP-UP CINEMA (Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, August 31-September 1, 2013) press release

118> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 2, A SUMMER TASK (WORLD PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 7, 2013)     press release    Burnaway preview

117> WE ARE WINNING, DON'T FORGET: WORKS BY JEAN-GABRIEL PÉRIOT (Poem 88, April 13, 2013)    press release    ArtsATL review

116> ANNA GRIMSHAW'S MR COPERTHWAITE: A LIFE IN THE MAINE WOODS. PART 1, SPRING IN DICKINSON'S REACH (U.S. PREMIERE) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, March 29, 2013)    press release    ArtsAtl review    Creative Loafing interview with Anna Grimshaw    Burnaway review

115> ZOOM (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, March 1, 2013)    press release

114> JACK SMITH'S NORMAL LOVE (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, November 30, 2012)    press release

112 - 113> EMPTY QUARTER AND THE 16MM DOCUMENTARY FILM (Filmmakers Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty in person) (489 Edgewood and Emory University, November 7 and 8, 2012)    press release

111> TWO FILMS BY ROBERT DREW (Plaza Theatre, October 16, 2012)    press release

110> ROBERT NELSON: PLASTIC HAIRCUTS AND GOOD TIMES (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, August 17, 2012)    press release

109> PAINTERS FILMMAKING: An evening of historic handpainted cinema (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, June 15, 2012)    press release

107 - 108> JAMES NARES: DESIRIUM PROBE performed by Andy Ditzler (Elliott Street Pub, April 13, 2012 / The Goat Farm, May 23, 2012)
   press release    program notes

106> CRAIG BALDWIN IN PERSON (489 Edgewood, April 12, 2012)    press release

105> GEORGE KUCHAR: A TRIBUTE (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, February 24, 2012)    press release

104> ANDY WARHOL #8: KISS (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, December 9, 2011)    press release

103> JAMES NARES: FILMS FROM THE NO WAVE (PART 1) (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, September 16, 2011)    press release

102> JAMES BROUGHTON: BIG JOY (The Phillip Rush Center, Atlanta, August 26, 2011)   program

101> ROBBIE LAND: FLORIDALAND AND OTHER NEW 16MM WORKS (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, June 24, 2011)    press release


099> MONDO CINEMA 2011: Performance, Ritual, Transformation (My Sister's Room, May 29, 2011)
Mondo Homo's annual cinema screening

Five nights of films, solo and in collaboration with John Lennon
098> BOTTOMS (Emory University, April 8, 2011)
097> FLUX FLY BODY MUSIC: Fluxus Films, Fly, and Film Script #3 (Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, April 1, 2011)
096> A FALLING POSITION: Cut Piece and Rape (Emory University, March 26, 2011)
095> SKY BED PEACE: The Bed-In and Apotheosis (Plaza Theatre, March 25, 2011)
094> SMILE JOHN: Rare and vintage portraits of John Lennon (Plaza Theatre, March 25, 2011)

092 - 093> MAURICIO KAGEL: FILM MUSIC, MUSIC PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE FILM (Georgia State University and Eyedrum, October - November 2010)
Wit, theater, and virtuosity from one of the twentieth century's most subversive and fascinating composers     program 1    program 2   

089 - 091> WARREN SONBERT: FRIENDLY WITNESS AND OTHER FILMS (Eyedrum, October - November 2010) a three-night series on a master of the avant-garde    program 1    program 2    program 3

088> MONDO CINEMA 2010 (Eyedrum, May 30, 2010) (part of Mondo Homo)     program
featuring Kenneth Anger, Scott Treleaven, Gunvor Nelson and other artists

084 - 087> ANDY WARHOL #7: LONESOME COWBOYS IN ATLANTA (Eyedrum, Emory University, and Mixx Atlanta, March 25 - April 3, 2010)    press release

083> MARTIN SCORSESE: PORTRAIT FILMS (Eyedrum, February 26, 2010)    press release

081 - 082> TWO EROTIC UNDERGROUND FILMS PART 2: Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth and Curt McDowell's Pornografollies (Eyedrum, February 12-13, 2010)    program notes

080> VITO ACCONCI: OPEN TO YOU (Eyedrum, January 29, 2010)    press release    curator's note

079> CHANTAL AKERMAN'S JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, BRUXELLES 1080 (Emory University / Atlanta Celebrates Photography, October 23, 2009)    press release

078> ANDY WARHOL #6: Blow Job and My Hustler (Midtown Art Cinema, October 8, 2009)     press release

077> ROGER BEEBE: FILMS FOR ONE TO EIGHT PROJECTORS Artist in person (Eyedrum, September 5, 2009)    press release

076> PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE: Protest in Film and Video, 1961-2009 (The Museum of Design Atlanta, June 26, 2009)    press release

A two-part series, presented at Mondo Homo
075> THE COCKETTES: Midnight at the Palace (Eyedrum, May 24, 2009)   press release
074> BODIES: the Sexual Revolution on screen (Eyedrum, May 23, 2009)   press release

073> A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY (Eyedrum, May 10, 2009)
Vintage short films by artists and anthropologists on motherhood, from America to Bali    Press release

072> DARRIN MARTIN: Inside Out (Eyedrum, April 25, 2009) Press release

ANDY WARHOL 5: Poor Little Rich Girl (featuring Edie Sedgwick)
(Eyedrum, April 24, 2009) Press release

070> MARK STREET IN PERSON: Experiments in Urban Fascination and Alienation (Eyedrum, March 26, 2009)  Press release

CIVIL RIGHTS ON FILM: Rare films on African-American life, 1941-1967 (February 2009)
Program notes    series brochure    Creative Loafing review    Southern Voice review of program 4
069> Part 4: "My name is Jason Holliday..." (Emory University, February 28, 2009)
068> Part 3: The fierce urgency of now (Eyedrum, February 27, 2009)
067> Part 2: Inside the movement:
cinéma vérité and Civil Rights (Atlanta Cyclorama, February 21, 2009)
066> Part 1: Life, work and segregation in the south (Atlanta Cyclorama, February 20, 2009)

065> MINUTES TO GO: William Burroughs and Brion Gysin in the Beat Hotel (Eyedrum, January 30, 2009)    press release

SURREALIST CLASSICS, a two-part series co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
"a kind of two-night master class in surrealist cinema"  -- Creative Loafing
The Golden Age: the films of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí (Eyedrum, November 14, 2008)
063> Surrealist Science: the world of Jean Painlevé (Eyedrum, November 15, 2008)

FILM AND SPIRIT, the Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2008 film series
062> FILM AND SPIRIT Part 3: Robert Gardner's Forest of Bliss (Eyedrum, October 22, 2008)
061> FILM AND SPIRIT Part 2: Songs of Devotion: films by Nathaniel Dorsky (Eyedrum, October 15, 2008)
060> FILM AND SPIRIT Part 1: Blow-Up: Photography, Reality, and Time (Cinefest, September 27, 2008)

059> The Trick of Disaster  (Eyedrum, July 25, 2008)
A foray into the comedy of disaster, featuring Buster Keaton and Fischli and Weiss    press release

058> Tongues Untied: 20th Anniversary screening (Eyedrum, April 18, 2008)
featuring a tribute to Marlon Riggs and a screening of Nikolai Ursin's Behind Every Good Man    press release

A three-night series devoted to the underground filmmaking legend
057> A Zest for Life: classic 1960s and 1970s films by the Kuchars (Eyedrum, March 21, 2008)
056> Stormy Weather: George Kuchar in the Elements (Emory University, March 20, 2008)
055> The Video Diaries of George Kuchar: an overview, presented by Gene Youngblood (Emory University, March 18, 2008)
Southern Voice review    Atlanta Journal-Constitution review (pdf)   Creative Loafing interview with George Kuchar

054> Tearoom: a document presented by William E. Jones (Eyedrum, February 22, 2008)  Creative Loafing review
press release    Creative Loafing interview with William E. Jones    Southern Voice review

Openings: Music and experimental film (Eyedrum, December 9, 2007)
An evening of short experimental films with live soundtracks by Atlanta musicians.    press release

052> Dead Flowers (Eyedrum, November 10, 2007)
two films on gardens, loss, seasons, and the passage of time

051> Film Love #51 (Eyedrum, November 3, 2007)
three films on childhood, memory and growing up, shown as part of the Frequent Small Meals festival

050> Music and experimental film (Eyedrum, November 2, 2007)
three films shown as part of the Frequent Small Meals festival

049> STILL/MOVING: still photography in the moving image  / Part Two: pictures worth a thousand words (Eyedrum, October 20, 2007)  press release    
program notes

048> STILL/MOVING: still photography in the moving image  / Part One: Speed of Light (Eyedrum, October 17, 2007)  program notes

047> ART/SPACE: Artists in the public space (outdoor screening, beside the Davis Waldron gallery, Atlanta, September 29, 2007)    press release

046> How to Cope: Performance, Possession, Politics (Eyedrum, August 23, 2007)    press release

045> Summer of Love: Sex, Drugs, Rock, Art and Protest in the Counterculture circa 1967 (Eyedrum, July 21, 2007)     press release
Atlanta Journal-Constitution review    Creative Loafing review

044> A/V Geeks Greatest Hits (Eyedrum, Friday, July 6, 2007)    press release
Creative Loafing review      Skip Elsheimer profile

043> Our Folks: Poetic Documentaries About Family (Eyedrum, June 9, 2007)    press release

041, 042> Andy Warhol 3 and 4: Screen Tests and Portraits of Edie Sedgwick

(Eyedrum, May 4 and 5, 2007)    press release

040> Films by Robert Nelson and Gunvor Nelson: Collaborations and Friendships in the 1960s San Francisco Underground (Eyedrum, April 8, 2007)

039> Lynn Marie Kirby: Views from the center before and after Edison (Eyedrum, February 2007)    press release

038> Andy Warhol 2: Space (Eyedrum, January 27, 2007)   

037> Andy Warhol 1: Early Minimalist Films (Eyedrum, January 26, 2007)     program notes    Creative Loafing review     Indiewire review

036> A Lesson in Camp - guest curator Robert Coddington (FSM Lounge, January 2007)
a program of televised oddities from camp icons, accompanied by a showing of Nikolai Ursin's film "Behind Every Good Man" (1966) - one of the first films to feature an out gay African-American man

035> INFO DEMO: The Skin I'm In (Eyedrum, January 11, 2007)
Hollis Frampton's film Lemon shown as part of the long-running series at Eyedrum    program note

THEREFORE I LIVE: Home Movies, Personal Cinema, and the Avant-Garde (Eyedrum, October 2006)
This five-part series was the official film series for Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2006
034> Part 5: The Universal Truths
033> Part 4: Testament
032> Part 3: Here Now
031> Part 2: In the Garden of Film
030> Part 1: See the World

029> Robbie Land: Cine-Performance (Eyedrum, September 3, 2006)

028> Charlemagne Palestine: Filmworks
(Eyedrum, September 2, 2006)

027> Carnivals of Ecstasy:
Tony Conrad and the New York Underground
(Eyedrum, September 1, 2006)
"a night of hallucinatory, shamanistic, erotic, and hilariously decadent ecstasy" --Art Papers review, November/December 2006
Pitchfork review     Creative Loafing review

026> Warren Sonbert: Friendly Witness and Other Films (Eyedrum, July 13, 2006)    program notes    Deeper into Movies review

025> Nguyen Tan Hoang (Eyedrum, May 11, 2006)    program    review

024> Experimental Documentary  (Eyedrum, April 14, 2006)    program

023> Tony Conrad (Eyedrum, March 19, 2006)    program

022> The Films of Jim Trainor (Eyedrum, January 6, 2006)   program

A five-part series presented as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2005
021> Available Light 5: Refracted Light - Films by Stan Brakhage and Jim Davis (Eyedrum, November 2, 2005)    program
020> Available Light 4: Local Lightworks (Eyedrum, October 28, 2005) an evening of light-themed video works by Atlanta artists, curated by Shana Wood
019> Available Light 3: The Light Series (Eyedrum, October 19, 2005)    program notes
018> Available Light 2: On-Off (Eyedrum, October 12, 2005)    program
017> Available Light 1: Lighting the Space - Films by Gordon Matta-Clark and Anthony McCall (Eyedrum, October 7, 2005)    program notes

016> Kenneth Anger: Mouse Heaven and other works (Eyedrum, August 19, 2005)      program notes     review (1.1 Mb)

015> Chantal Akerman: From the Other Side (Eyedrum, May 26, 2005)

014> Act Up Fight Back: Art and Activism in the Time of AIDS, part 2 (Emory University, April 1, 2005)  program

013> Act Up Fight Back: Art and Activism in the Time of AIDS, part 1 (Eyedrum, March 30, 2005)  program notes

012> Gregg Bordowitz at Eyedrum (March 23, 2005)
The activist and videomaker introduced his video work Habit (2001).

011> NOW! Short Films on African-American Experience in the 1960s (Eyedrum, February 25, 2005)  program notes  review

010> Joseph Cornell (Eyedrum, January 20, 2005)    program notes    review

009> Protesting the Vietnam War, 1966 - 1971 (Eyedrum, October 2, 2004)     program notes    review

008> Word and Praxis: Gertrude Stein (Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA, June 2004)
Stan Brakhage's Visions in Meditation #1 shown during an evening dedicated to the study of Gertrude Stein and her influence.

007> Karlheinz Stockhausen: Music and Film (75th birthday concert at Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA, November 14, 2003)
Peter Moore's film Stockhausen's Originale: Doubletakes shown during a concert by Ensemble Sirius   program notes

006> An evening of Cameraless Film (Eyedrum, October 29, 2003)    program notes

005> Actionist Cinema (Eyedrum, August 14, 2003)    program notes

004> Beat Cinema 4: Portrait of Jason (Eyedrum, April 25, 2003)

003> Beat Cinema 3: Stan Brakhage (Eyedrum, March 28, 2003)    program notes

002> Beat Cinema 2: Christopher Maclaine (Eyedrum, February 28, 2003)    program notes

001> Beat Cinema 1: Pull My Daisy/This Song For Jack (Eyedrum, January 24, 2003)    program notes    review


Andy Ditzler 10/06/2020