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Sat, March 23, 4:00pm

“Water and Power” by Pat O’Neill

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Pat O'Neill's first 35mm feature, Water and Power, is widely regarded as a masterpiece. By using a series of visually and aurally dense tableaux created with advanced motion control, optical printing and animation techniques, the film explores the complex battle for natural resources waged between Los Angeles and the Owens Valley.


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(Pat O’Neill, 1967) 10 min

Named after the high-contrast film stock of the same name, 7362 was a pure annunciation of talent. Taking the pump jacks and oil derricks of Southern California and nude models...

Water and Power

(Pat O’Neill, 1989) 54 min

"[Water and Power] reveals a modern city as layer over layer of experience, and makes no pretense of reducing Los Angeles to anything like a single, coherent understanding…  LA is not...