Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Presented with No Response Festival
A film about the pioneering life and works of the legendary artist, musician, and educator.
Sometimes referred to as the Bill Murray of the Avant Garde, Tony Conrad is one the great American artists of our time, yet to the world at large he remains virtually unknown. Since the early 1960s, Conrad’s films and musical compositions have been the stuff of legend. Conrad was an early member of the Velvet Underground; he toured with Sonic Youth in the ’90s; collaborated with contemporary artists such as Tony Oursler and Mike Kelley; and has spent decades re-wiring generations of young minds as a professor and media personality in Buffalo, New York. His vast conceptual multimedia repertoire has challenged the very foundations of art, film and music and questioned entire belief systems. This definitive film will place Tony Conrad’s fifty years of influence at the forefront and explore his profound impact on generations of artists. Combining intimate footage of Tony and his collaborators shot over the last twenty years, his own archive of recordings and films, and interviews with fans and colleagues, the film will reveal not only a playful approach to life and art making but one that is motivated by a deep sense of powerful, political radicalism.
Free with $5 suggested donation.