June 16 - July 9, 2024

Matthew Barney: An American Cinematheque Retrospective

Series | CREMASTER 4, CREMASTER 1, CREMASTER 5, CREMASTER 2, CREMASTER 3

ABOUT THE SERIES:

The American Cinematheque is delighted to welcome artist Matthew Barney for a retrospective screening of his seminal film series, THE CREMASTER CYCLE.

Spanning over three decades, Barney’s oeuvre is notably unencumbered by form; he has expressed his vision through drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, and of course, filmmaking. A former athlete, Barney’s artistic projects often explore new ways of thinking about the body, utilizing custom prosthetics, elaborate costuming, and unconventional materials to produce avant-garde narratives and imagery. Barney’s CREMASTER CYCLE is a five-film anthology, shot out of order, that has spawned accompanying works in sculpture, photography, and installation. Barney’s filmic narratives move beyond biology to explore creation through other disciplines—from mythology to geology—yet often return to the stage of development before sexual differentiation, a moment in which all outcomes are possible.

Join the American Cinematheque for a stimulating theatrical experience of these works. We also encourage you to visit Barney’s newest film and installation, SECONDARY: commencement, on view at Regen Projects in Los Angeles through August 17, 2024.

Read More about CREMASTER 4 / CREMASTER 1
SUN JUN 16, 2024

12:00 PM

CREMASTER 4 / CREMASTER 1

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Egyptian Theatre | ‘Matthew Barney: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’

Read More about CREMASTER 5 / CREMASTER 2
SUN JUN 30, 2024

1:00 PM

CREMASTER 5 / CREMASTER 2

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Egyptian Theatre | ‘Matthew Barney: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’

Read More about CREMASTER 3
TUE JUL 9, 2024

7:00 PM

CREMASTER 3

$15.00 (member) ; $20.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Discussion with artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney

‘Matthew Barney: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’