The Balagan Experimental Film & Video Series was conceived in the summer of 2000 when the Coolidge Corner Theatre approached us with an opportunity to host a regular program highlighting local experimental film/video makers in their brand new Screening room.
The New room is a wonderful compliment to Boston's most treasured art Deco moviehouse and a wonderful opportunity to present experimental films & videos in an intimate theatrical setting. As filmmakers ourselves, struggling to find venues to exhibit our works, we were excited for the challenge of establishing a new space for experimental works by local and international film/video artists who are rarely represented in Boston cinemas.
Our mission in creating the series is to promote films and filmmakers whose works do not fit into the traditional genres of the film "industry". These works traditionally, throughout the history of cinema, have been labeled as avant-garde, art-house, or experimental.