Glass Eye Pix: 30th Anniversary Tribute
Thursday, October 8 - Saturday, November 14, 2015
IFC Center celebrates the 30th anniversary of Glass Eye Pix (“one of the indie scene’s most productive and longest-running companies” —Filmmaker Magazine) with a series of midnight shows of some of its most notable horror work, along with select screenings of its acclaimed non-genre fare, many with filmmakers in person.
The fierce independent NYC-based production outfit has been headed by art-horror auteur Larry Fessenden (WENDIGO, HABIT) since 1985, with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts. Perhaps best known for its horror output — lean-budgeted, filmmaker-driven pulp pictures that nurture emerging talents of the genre — Glass Eye has also produced lauded dramas and comedies, including Rick Alverson’s THE COMEDY and Kelly Reichert’s WENDY AND LUCY, both presented in the program.
The company remains guided by its four long-established principles:
- That process and collaboration in filmmaking constitute a microcosm of life and socio-political interaction. To do good work in a collaborative process with fairness and finesse is an accomplishment and an end in itself.
- That movies don’t have to cost a lot. Resourcefulness breathes life into the process and the product and frees us from the tyranny of commercialism.
- Personal cinema is stimulating and exploitable if the audience is open, and the work truthful.
- Just as a work is comprised of an accumulation of choices, an artist is defined by a body of work: The choices of projects over time tell a thematic story about the artist’s point of view.