YOKO ONO

The Yoko Ono Film Festival

Rome | October 23rd-27th, 2018

Yoko Ono, Freedom, 1971

The Yoko Ono Film Festival | Program.

Yoko Ono, Film No. 4 ('Bottoms'), 1966/1967

Film No. 4 (Bottoms)

Short, 1966-67 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Black/white, mono | Duration: 78’51″

Screening 1: Wednesday October 24th, 2018 @ 4:00PM
Screening 2: Friday October 26th, 2018 @ 4:00PM

Film No. 5 ('Smile'), 1968

Film No. 5 (Smile)

Short, 1968 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 49’21”

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 4:00PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 4:00PM

John Lennon & Yoko Ono, “RAPE”, 1968

Rape

TV movie, 1968 | By John Lennon + Yoko Ono | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 59’48″

Screening 1: Wednesday October 24th, 2018 @ 5:20PM
Screening 2: Friday October 26th, 2018 @ 5:20PM

John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Two Virgins, 1968

Two Virgins

Short, 1968 | By John Lennon + Yoko Ono | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, stereo | Duration: 18’47”

Screening 1: Wednesday October 24th, 2018 @ 6:21PM
Screening 2: Friday October 26th, 2018 @ 6:21PM

John Lennon, Apotheosis, 1970, directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Apotheosis

Short, 1970 | By John Lennon | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 17’49”

Screening 1: Wednesday October 24th, 2018 @ 6:40PM
Screening 2: Friday October 26th, 2018 @ 6:40PM

John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Bed Peace, 1970, still

Bed Peace

Full feature, 1970 | By John Lennon + Yoko Ono | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 70’55″

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 4:51PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 4:51PM

Yoko Ono, Fly, 1970, directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Fly

Short, 1970 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 24’00”

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 6:03PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 6:03PM

Yoko Ono, Freedom, 1971

Freedom

Short, 1971 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 1’05″

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 6:28PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 6:28PM

John Lennon, Erection, 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Erection

Video short, 1971 | By John Lennon | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, stereo | Duration: 17’17”

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 6:30PM

Yoko Ono, Museum Of Modern Art, 1971

The Museum of Modern Art Show

Short documentary, 1971 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 8’47″

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 6:49PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 6:49PM

Yoko Ono, Sisters, O Sisters (live at The Apollo Theatre), 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Sisters, O Sisters (Live at The Apollo Theatre)

Documentary, 1971 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: John Lennon + Yoko Ono
Color, mono | Duration: 3’55”

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 6:59PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 6:59PM

John Lennon, Woman, 1981, directed by Yoko Ono

Woman

Short, 1981 | By John Lennon | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo | Duration: 3’36″

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 7:04PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 7:04PM

Yoko Ono, Goodbye Sadness, 1981

Goodbye Sadness

Video documentary, 1981 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo | Duration: 2’36”

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 7:09PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 7:09PM

Yoko Ono, Walking On Thin Ice, 1982

Walking On Thin Ice

Documentary, 1982 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo | Duration: 5’58”

Screening 1: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 7:14PM
Screening 2: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 7:14PM

Yoko Ono, Painting To Shake Hands, 2012

Painting To Shake Hands

Documentary, 2012 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, mute | Duration: 5’04”

Screening: Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 @ 6:18PM | 6:48PM | 7:18PM | 7:48PM | 8:18PM | 8:48PM| 9:18PM | 9:48PM

Yoko Ono, ARISING, 2013

ARISING

Documentary, 2013 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo | Duration: 14’53”

Screening: Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 @ 6:00PM | 6:30PM | 7:00PM | 7:30PM | 8:00PM | 8:30PM | 9:00PM | 9:30PM

Yoko Ono, Bad Dancer, 2013, directed by Ben Dickinson

Bad Dancer

TV Movie documentary, 2018 | By Yoko Ono | Direction: Ben Dickinson
Color, stereo | Duration: 3’04”

Screening: Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 @ 6:26PM | 6:56PM | 7:26PM | 7:56PM | 8:26PM | 8:56PM | 9:26PM | 9:56PM

The Yoko Ono Film Festival | Screenings.

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

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6:00PM | 6:30PM | 7:00PM | 7:30PM | 8:00PM | 8:30PM | 9:00PM | 9:30PM

ARISING

FILM INFO

2013
by Yoko Ono
Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 14’53”

On the notes of Yoko Ono, models of female bodies are left to burn off an island in the Venetian lagoon. ARISING is an installation, presented for the first time in PERSONAL STRUCTURES, a collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale promoted by the Global Art Affairs Foundation at Palazzo Bembo, in which the video was accompanied by an invitation to women of all ages and backgrounds to send the artist an image of their eyes, as a universal testimony of the violence they have suffered.

 

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6:18PM | 6:48PM | 7:18PM | 7:48PM | 8:18PM | 8:48PM | 9:18PM | 9:48PM

Painting To Shake Hands

FILM INFO

Documentary, 2012
By Yoko Ono
Direction: Yoko Ono
Color, mute
Duration: 5’04”

Originally shot in 2012 for Into the Light, an exhibition dedicated to the artist at London’s Serpentine Gallery, but later made for the Sedition portal, the film originates from the instructions contained in her Grapefruit, first published in 1964.

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6:26PM | 6:56PM | 7:26PM | 7:56PM | 8:26PM | 8:56PM | 9:26PM | 9:56PM

Bad Dancer

FILM INFO

TV Movie documentary, 2018
By Yoko Ono
Direction: Ben Dickinson
Color, stereo
Duration: 3’04”

A music video for the first excerpt from Plastic Ono Band’s album, Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013), Bad Dancer depicts the artist along with several characters from the New York scene dancing in a silvery space and includes a few references to works the artist has done, such as Film No. 1 (Match), Ceiling Painting and Touch Me.

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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4:00PM

Film No. 4 (Bottoms)

FILM INFO

1966/1967
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
B/N, mono
Duration: 78’51″

 

An extended version of an earlier project, it stems from the desire to create a petition in which the signatures are replaced by the bodies of the signers. A long series of close-ups of backsides saturates the frame, canceling out the background and dividing the screen into four sections. The movement and anatomical particularities of the protagonists give variety to the formal structure. The soundtrack is made up of the impressions and comments of the participants, exponents of the London scene called together by word of mouth.

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5:20PM

“RAPE”

FILM INFO

1968
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 59’48″

Eva Majlath is followed incessantly by cameraman Nic Knowland, who, following the instructions already outlined by the artist in 1968, filmed the young woman for two days, not caring about her privacy, relentlessly invading her personal space.

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6:21PM

Two Virgins

FILM INFO

1968
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 18’47”

To the notes of their eponymous album and ambient sounds, the figures of Yoko Ono and John Lennon overlap until they merge into a single image.

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6:40PM

APOTHEOSIS

FILM INFO

1970
by John Lennon
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 17’49”

A long piano-sequence that, starting from the faces of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, moves to reveal, from the top of a balloon, the desolate winter landscape over Laveham (Sussex) until it crosses the clouds and reaches a bright and sunny sky, in an almost paradisiacal atmosphere.

Day 3 – Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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4:00PM

Film No. 5 (Smile)

FILM INFO

1968
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 49’21”

Yoko Ono portrays John Lennon’s smile in his Kenwood garden with a high-speed car, elevating it to an emblem of the smile of everyone in the world. The scrolling of these low-speed images is accompanied by ambient noises. Viewers are invited to accompany the performance with live music.

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4:51PM

Bed Peace

FILM INFO

1970
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 70’55″

The film traces the week that Yoko Ono and John Lennon, in protest against the Vietnam War, chose to spend in bed in their hotel room in Montreal, in May 1969, between political debates and interventions of friends, including Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, journalists and photographers who came to document the event.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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6:03PM

Fly

FILM INFO

1970
by Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 24’00”

The motionless body of a young woman is revealed by a series of close-ups that follow the movement of a fly. The female body is presented as a fragmented landscape, observed with subtle humor by the gaze of an animal and not as an object of male desire. Yoko Ono’s voice accompanies the video, assisting the insect’s exploration.

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6:28PM

Freedom

FILM INFO

1971
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 1’05″

Made for the 1971 Chicago Film Festival, the film depicts in slow motion the artist’s attempt to rip off her bra with deliberately theatrical movements, ending without revealing the outcome of the action.

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6:30PM

Erection

FILM INFO

1971
by John Lennon
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 17’17”

The brainchild of John Lennon, the film consists of photographs that document the construction of the London International Hotel, between 1970 and 1971, from a single point of view. The soundtrack, taken from Yoko Ono’s album Fly, includes ambient noises produced by the construction site under construction.

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6:49PM

The Museum Of Modern Art Show

FILM INFO

1970
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 8’47″

The film recounts the reactions of the public that had come to the Museum of Modern Art to visit an imaginary retrospective dedicated to Yoko Ono, announced by the artist through the newspapers. Upon arriving at the museum, only a cameraman, assigned by the artist to document the feelings caused by the absence of the exhibition, awaits them.

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6:59PM

Sisters, O Sisters (Live at The Apollo Theatre)

FILM INFO

1971
by Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 3’55”

Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Jerry Rubin, Chris Osborne and Eddie Mottau perform the song Sisters, O Sisters, which first appeared on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 album Some Time in New York, during a benefit concert for the Attica Prison riots on December 17, 1971, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York.

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7:04PM

Woman

FILM INFO

1981
by John Lennon
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 3’36″

Created following John Lennon’s death, the video illustrates the single from John Lennon’s 1980 album Double Fantasy, with amateur footage of the couple and private images of Yoko Ono.

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7:09PM

Goodbye Sadness

FILM INFO

1981
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 2’36”

Made following the death of John Lennon, the video illustrates the single taken from Yoko Ono’s 1981 album Season of Glass, with amateur footage depicting the couple and private images of Yoko Ono.

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7:14PM

Walking On Thin Ice

FILM INFO

1982
di Yoko Ono
Regia: Yoko Ono
Colore, stereo
Durata: 5’58”

Realizzato in seguito alla scomparsa di John Lennon, il video illustra il singolo estratto dall’album Season of Glass di Yoko Ono del 1981, con filmati amatoriali che ritraggono la coppia e immagini private di Yoko Ono.

Day 4 – Friday, October 26th, 2018

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4:00PM

Film No. 4 (Bottoms)

FILM INFO

1966/1967
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
B/N, mono
Duration: 78’51″

 

An extended version of an earlier project, it stems from the desire to create a petition in which the signatures are replaced by the bodies of the signers. A long series of close-ups of backsides saturates the frame, canceling out the background and dividing the screen into four sections. The movement and anatomical particularities of the protagonists give variety to the formal structure. The soundtrack is made up of the impressions and comments of the participants, exponents of the London scene called together by word of mouth.

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5:20PM

“RAPE”

FILM INFO

1968
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 59’48″

Eva Majlath is followed incessantly by cameraman Nic Knowland, who, following the instructions already outlined by the artist in 1968, filmed the young woman for two days, not caring about her privacy, relentlessly invading her personal space.

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6:21PM

Two Virgins

FILM INFO

1968
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 18’47”

To the notes of their eponymous album and ambient sounds, the figures of Yoko Ono and John Lennon overlap until they merge into a single image.

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6:40PM

APOTHEOSIS

FILM INFO

1970
by John Lennon
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 17’49”

A long piano-sequence that, starting from the faces of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, moves to reveal, from the top of a balloon, the desolate winter landscape over Laveham (Sussex) until it crosses the clouds and reaches a bright and sunny sky, in an almost paradisiacal atmosphere.

Day 5 – Saturday, October 27th, 2018

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4:00PM

Film No. 5 (Smile)

FILM INFO

1968
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 49’21”

Yoko Ono portrays John Lennon’s smile in his Kenwood garden with a high-speed car, elevating it to an emblem of the smile of everyone in the world. The scrolling of these low-speed images is accompanied by ambient noises. Viewers are invited to accompany the performance with live music.

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4:51PM

Bed Peace

FILM INFO

1970
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 70’55″

The film traces the week that Yoko Ono and John Lennon, in protest against the Vietnam War, chose to spend in bed in their hotel room in Montreal, in May 1969, between political debates and interventions of friends, including Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, journalists and photographers who came to document the event.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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6:03PM

Fly

FILM INFO

1970
by Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 24’00”

The motionless body of a young woman is revealed by a series of close-ups that follow the movement of a fly. The female body is presented as a fragmented landscape, observed with subtle humor by the gaze of an animal and not as an object of male desire. Yoko Ono’s voice accompanies the video, assisting the insect’s exploration.

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6:28PM

Freedom

FILM INFO

1971
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 1’05″

Made for the 1971 Chicago Film Festival, the film depicts in slow motion the artist’s attempt to rip off her bra with deliberately theatrical movements, ending without revealing the outcome of the action.

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6:30PM

Erection

FILM INFO

1971
by John Lennon
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 17’17”

The brainchild of John Lennon, the film consists of photographs that document the construction of the London International Hotel, between 1970 and 1971, from a single point of view. The soundtrack, taken from Yoko Ono’s album Fly, includes ambient noises produced by the construction site under construction.

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6:49PM

The Museum Of Modern Art Show

FILM INFO

1970
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 8’47″

The film recounts the reactions of the public that had come to the Museum of Modern Art to visit an imaginary retrospective dedicated to Yoko Ono, announced by the artist through the newspapers. Upon arriving at the museum, only a cameraman, assigned by the artist to document the feelings caused by the absence of the exhibition, awaits them.

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6:59PM

Sisters, O Sisters (Live at The Apollo Theatre)

FILM INFO

1971
by Yoko Ono
Director: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Color, mono
Duration: 3’55”

Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Jerry Rubin, Chris Osborne and Eddie Mottau perform the song Sisters, O Sisters, which first appeared on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 album Some Time in New York, during a benefit concert for the Attica Prison riots on December 17, 1971, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York.

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7:04PM

Woman

FILM INFO

1981
by John Lennon
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 3’36″

Created following John Lennon’s death, the video illustrates the single from John Lennon’s 1980 album Double Fantasy, with amateur footage of the couple and private images of Yoko Ono.

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7:09PM

Goodbye Sadness

FILM INFO

1981
by Yoko Ono
Director: Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 2’36”

Made following the death of John Lennon, the video illustrates the single taken from Yoko Ono’s 1981 album Season of Glass, with amateur footage depicting the couple and private images of Yoko Ono.

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7:14PM

Walking On Thin Ice

FILM INFO

1982
di Yoko Ono
Regia: Yoko Ono
Colore, stereo
Durata: 5’58”

Realizzato in seguito alla scomparsa di John Lennon, il video illustra il singolo estratto dall’album Season of Glass di Yoko Ono del 1981, con filmati amatoriali che ritraggono la coppia e immagini private di Yoko Ono.

Festival venue.

The Yoko Ono Film Festival will be hosted at STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio address:
Via delle Mantellate 14 – 00165 Rome, Italy

Contact info:
tel\fax: +39 06 68805880
email: info@studiostefaniamiscetti.com