On one hand, Markopolous's style is not the most immediately accessible. He has a fondness for rigorous formal montage, cutting as often as every second in regular repetitions. And while his films involve narratives of sorts, they are highly oblique and mythological. (Illiac Passion retells the story of Prometheus.) On the other hand, he had a lush hand with color, equal to Kenneth Anger's.
The Illiac Passion
dir. Gregory Markopoulos, US, 1967, 16mm, 92 min.
Introduced by Robert Beavers and Mark Webber
Co-presented with Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania