Julie Orlick (b. 1990; Los Angeles, California) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, analog photographer, poet & artist. Funding her practice through her day-job as a pastry chef, for nearly 10 years Orlick has written, produced and edited over 13 short experimental films in 16mm while based in Brooklyn, New York. Orlick’s visual landscape is evocative of the nascent stages of the artform in tandem with cult-cinema of mid-century American experimental filmmaking. Using a Bolex h16 Rex-5, her signature style employs in-camera bolex tricks, multiple exposures, slow motion, fast motion & superimpositions, to effect a pastiche of 20th century pop-culture, an epoch intimately bound to, and defined by, film. Orlick is an instructor at Mono No Aware Film & has presented films in underground DIY venues & mini theaters across the country & internationally in Mexico City & Berlin. She and/or her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, and Bedford and Bowery, and a double-exposed still from her short film 'Traur Natur' titled ‘ZuZu und Wienglas’ is showcased in Joel Schlemowitz' book Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera.
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"Filmed in a dingy Brooklyn basement, as well as one of our own beloved d.i.y. venues, Julie Orlick and her team of unsung romantic weirdos bring to Spectacle her latest and most enterprising short film, Silent Lovers, within a retrospective of Orlick’s works all shot in New York, and on glorious and grainy 16mm. An encounter with her films feels something like slipping out to the speakeasy and tending to a surreal bender with Kenneth Anger. Come indulge in a lavish feast of cake and cruelty, mermaids washed ashore, lecherous gazes, ladies lost in double exposure, murder and sugar cubes, and endless flowers all hot off the reel."
-Otis Mahach of Spectacle Theater & Molasses Books