Markopoulos edits The Illiac Passion in his apartment at 40 W. 11th St., NYC, circa 1965.

A Lens Brightly

Films of Gregory Markopoulos
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 7:00pm

Films of place and portraiture make up this screening of Gregory Markopoulos’ work dating from the period just as he left the US, never to return.  Markopoulos turns his gaze to his NY apartment in the lush and shimmering Ming Green. Bliss is a lyrical study of the interior of the Church of St. John on the island of Hydra.  One of the most accomplished works in Markopoulos’ series of film portraits, Through a Lens Brightly is a vivid study of the dancer and poet Mark Turbyfill, and the triad Genius posits Leonor Fini, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, and David Hockney as figures in a Faustian tale.

Total running time: 108 min.  16mm prints courtesy of Temenos Archive.