Essay

Robert Kramer: Cinema/Politics/Community

By David Fresko

With fellow travelers or on his own, the maverick filmmaker traversed national and formal boundaries to bring his radical politics to the screen.

Past Screening

Robert Kramer Retrospective:
Milestones

Directed by Robert Kramer & John Douglas

After a six-year hiatus, Kramer returned to filmmaking with Douglas to fashion this docufiction epic examining the ongoing lives of over 50 people who had, in the previous decade, dedicated themselves to the Movement.

Last available Nov 11 2020

Past Screening

Robert Kramer Retrospective:
Troublemakers

Directed by Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover

Early Kramer collaborators Fruchter and Machover chronicle Kramer’s 1965 political efforts to organize Black and impoverished urban communities in this landmark doc. Newly restored!

Last available Nov 4 2020

Past Screening

Robert Kramer Retrospective:
FALN & The People’s War

Directed by Robert Kramer & Peter Gessner /
Newsreel #43: Robert Kramer, John Douglas &
Norm Fruchter

FALN is an examination of the guerrilla struggle in ’60s Venezuela, and The People’s War an intimate anti-war film shot in Vietnam.

Last available Oct 21 2020

Past Screening

Robert Kramer Retrospective:
The Edge

Directed by Robert Kramer

Kramer’s second feature focuses on the intersecting, isolating lives of 16 members of a militant urban cell who experience suffocating isolation.

Last available Oct 28 2020

Past Screening

Robert Kramer Retrospective:
In the Country

Directed by Robert Kramer

A couple escape from NYC to a big house in Westchester in Kramer’s first fiction film, a study in solitude, self-obsession, and bourgeois disaffection.

Last available Oct 16 2020

Past Screening

Robert Kramer Retrospective: Ice

Directed by Robert Kramer

Our Kramer series begins with one of the filmmaker’s best-known works, which as Amos Vogel says, ”deals with regional offensives, assassinations, terror and counter-terror, dedication, weariness, betrayal.”

Last available Oct 2 2020

Press Release

Announcing Robert Kramer Retrospective Part 1

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September 15, 2020