Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Forum Expanded Exhibition

L. Cohen

A farm field in Oregon on a very special day.

by
James Benning

USA

Without dialogue

45’ · Colour · 1-Kanal-Videoinstallation

World premiere

Crew

Director
James Benning

Biography

James Benning

James Benning was born in Milwaukee, USA in 1942. He began working as an independent filmmaker in 1972, even before studying film at the University of Wisconsin, starting with short films and subsequently moving on to longer experimental works. Starting in the 1970s, he also created a number of screen projections and computer installations. From 1977 to 1980 he taught at the universities of California and Oklahoma. Besides his current film work, Benning has taught at the California Institute of the Arts since 1987.

Filmography (selection)

1972 Time & A Half; 17 min. · Art Hist. 101; 17 min. 1973 Honeyland Road; 11 min. 1974 8½ x 11; 33 min. 1975 Saturday Night; 3 min. · The United States of America; 25 min. · 9/1/75; 22 min. 1977 11 x 14; 83 min., Forum 1977, Forum 2018 · One Way Boogie Woogie; 60 min. 1979 Grand Opera. An Historical Romance; 90 min., Forum 1980 1981 Him and Me; 88 min. 1983 American Dreams (lost and found); 56 min. 1985 O Panama; 28 min., Forum 1987 1986 Landscape Suicide; 95 min., Forum 1987 1988 Used Innocence; 95 min. 1991 North on Evers; 87 min. 1995 Deseret; 82 min. 1997 Four Corners; 80 min., Forum 1998 1998 Utopia; 93 min. 1999 El Valley Centro; 90 min., Forum 2002 2000 Los; 90 min., Forum 2002 2002 Sogobi; 90 min., Forum 2002 2004 13 Lakes; 133 min., Forum 2005 · Ten Skies; 101 min., Forum 2005 2005 One Way Boogie Woogie / 27 Years Later; 120 min., Forum 2006 2007 RR; 110 min., Forum 2008 · Casting a Glance; 81 min. 2009 Ruhr; 121 min. 2010 John Krieg Exiting the Falk Corporation in 1971; 71 min. · Pig Iron; 33 min. · Pascal’s Lemma (document); 17 min. · Reforming the Past; 60 min. 2011 Two Cabins; 30 min. · Faces (1973); 25 min. · Faces; 135 min. · Milwaukee/Duisburg; Installation, Forum Expanded 2011 · Twenty Cigarettes; 99 min., Forum 2011 · After Warhol; 65 min. · Small Roads; 103 min. 2012 Nightfall; 98 min. · Stemple Pass; 121 min., Forum 2013 · Easy Rider; 95 min. · One Way Boogie Woogie 2012; 90 min. · BNSF; 194 min. 2013 US 41; 52 min. 2014 Natural History; 77 min. · Farocki; 77 min. · Concord Woods; 121 min. 2015 American Dreams; 85 min. · Fresh Air; 46 min. 2016 Dancing in the Street; 6 min. · Fall Equinox; 77 min. · Spring Equinox; 77 min. · Measuring Change; 61 min. · Time after Time; 44 min. 2017 Untitled Fragments; 75 min. 2018 L. Cohen; 45 min., video installation, Forum Expanded 2018 · TELEMUNDO; 82 min. · two moons; 43 min. · glory

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

James Benning