Film to Be Screened In Honor of UB Filmmaker Frampton

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 21, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "From the Age of Lightheartedness" (1980), a lyrical account of an exotic love affair by experimental German filmmaker Klaus Wyborny, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in the Center for the Arts Screening Room on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

It will be free and open to the public.

The event will be presented by the Department of Media Study in memory of the late American independent filmmaker Hollis Frampton, who taught filmmaking, film theory, sound, video and digital arts in the UB Department of Media Study from 1973 until his death in 1984.

Frampton, renowned as a genius and pioneer of American avant-garde filmmaking, made 58 films from 1962-80, including "Nostalgia," "Hapax Legomena," "Zorns Lemma" and "Magellan: At the Gates of Death." His work has been the subject of endless critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally.

Other films by Wyborny, who lives in Hamburg, Germany, include "Abandoned; Lost; Lonely; Cold" (1985), "The Open Universe" (1986), "Grace; Things" (1985), "At the Edge of Darkness" (1985) and "The Scenic Sacrifice" (1980).

Wyborny's most noted film, "The Birth of a Nation," was named "Best Independent Film of the Seventies" by Film Comment in 1980 and was shown at the British Film Institute in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.