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Adam Soch – Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary

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Feb 25, 2016
Feb 25, 2016
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7:00pm – 9:30pm
Adam Soch – Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary (US, 2015)
112 minutes | Elebash Recital Hall (180 seats)

The impact of wunderkind theatre director Reza Abdoh’s explosive work is finally brought to light twenty years after his death from AIDS, with live performance footage and interviews with those closest to him. Reza Abdoh; Theatre Visionary, directed by Adam Soch (Abdoh’s long-time collaborator and video archivist) is an intimate portrait of the world and work of Abdoh and his company, Dar a Luz. It features excerpts from Abdoh’s most important productions alongside interviews with Abdoh himself, his collaborators, critics, friends and family. These elements combine to illuminate his legacy; his groundbreaking work and his visionary, theatrical genius.

*Panel discussion to follow with Abdoh company members, Sabrina Artel, Anita Durst, Peter Jacobs, Tom Pearl and the film’s co-producer, Sandy Cleary


Producer Adam Soch of the Film

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Adam Soch (Director) fled Eastern Europe in 1980 to seek creative freedom in the US. He is a Los Angeles based filmmaker lauded by the media for the “stunning, remarkable, and compelling” images that are a hallmark of his films and theatrical productions, as well as for his editing style. Soch was Abdoh’s long time friend, collaborator, and archivist and has created the Reza Abdoh DVD Collection consisting of 21 titles on 29 DVDs. The collection can now be found in major universities and libraries throughout the United States. He is the founder of CULTURESonFILM.org, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to use film to illuminate global cultures in an apolitical and unbiased fashion.