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Enter your announcements (calls for entries, new work, screenings, jobs, items for sale, etc.) at: http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl Item for Sale: Developing Tank http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=sale&readfile=32.ann New Film/Video: non-feature: "Confessors" by Michael Morris http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newwork&readfile=484.ann Job Available: Assistant Professor (Filmmaking) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=jobs&readfile=10.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== Studio 27 at Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, IL, USA; Deadline: January 16, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1379.ann call for artists 2012 (Tondela, Portugal; Deadline: March 09, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1380.ann "Past Future Now..." @ Oddball FIlm (san francisco, ca, usa; Deadline: December 08, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1381.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== Strange Beauty Film Festival 2012 (Durham, North Carolina USA; Deadline: December 15, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1329.ann Faux Film Festival (Portland, Oregon; Deadline: December 31, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1348.ann The Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, IL; Deadline: December 09, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1352.ann RiverRun International Film Festival (Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Deadline: December 16, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1353.ann Best Shorts Competition (La Jolla, Ca USA; Deadline: December 16, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1367.ann Periwinkle Cinema @ ATA (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: December 15, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1371.ann Courtisane Festival (Ghent, Belgium; Deadline: December 31, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1373.ann "Past Future Now..." @ Oddball FIlm (san francisco, ca, usa; Deadline: December 08, 2011) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1381.ann Enter your event announcements by going to the Flicker Weekly Listing Form at http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/thisweek.pl Also available online at Flicker: http://www.hi-beam.net THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS (SUMMARY): ============================== * Video Installations By Scott Stark and Barna Kantor [December 3, Austin, TX] * Mono No Aware V [December 3, Brooklyn, New York] * Sponeck! - KüçüK Sinemalar Experimental Film/Video Exhibition [December 3, Istanbul, Turkey] * Duncan Reekie : Retrospective [December 3, London, England] * Someplace I Don't Belong [December 3, Los Angeles, California] * Insight Film Festival [December 3, Manchester, England] * 3rd Insight Film Festival 2011 [December 3, Manchester] * Owen Land Program 1 [December 3, New York, New York] * Owen Land Dialogues [December 3, New York, New York] * Wallace Berman's Underground [December 3, Pasadena, CA] * From Tea Leaves To Technology [December 3, San Francisco, California] * Incredibly Strange Music [December 3, San Francisco, California] * Community visionaries: visual Communications and the Dawn of Asian Pacific American Cinema [December 4, Los Angeles, California] * Essential Cinema: Rapt [December 4, New York, New York] * Robert Breer Program 1 [December 4, New York, New York] * Robert Breer Program 2 [December 4, New York, New York] * Robert Breer Program 3 [December 4, New York, New York] * Early Monthly Segments #34 = Hart of London By Jack Chambers [December 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada] * 13th Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas [December 6, Paris, France] * The Trouble With Harry [December 6, Reading, Pennsylvania] * Design Shorts By Paul Clipson [December 6, San Francisco, California] * Berks County Film & video Show [December 8, Reading, Pennsylvania] * Celebrating George Kuchar [December 8, San Francisco, California] * Essential Cinema: the General [December 10, New York, New York] * Optronica! [December 10, San Francisco, California] * Essential Cinema: Laurel & Hardy [December 11, New York, New York] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. -------------------------- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011 -------------------------- 12/3 Austin, TX: Austin Holiday Stroll 5-9pm, 914 Congress VIDEO INSTALLATIONS BY SCOTT STARK AND BARNA KANTOR Artists Scott Stark and Barna Kantor set up video projections on Congress Avenue as part of Austin's Holiday Stroll. Free. 12/3 Brooklyn, New York: MONO NO AWARE http://www.mononoawarefilm.com 6 PM - 11 PM, 92 Wythe Avenue at the corner of North 11th street & Wythe MONO NO AWARE V MONO NO AWARE is an international exhibition of contemporary artists and filmmakers whose work incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a live performance or installation. No digital projections are presented; film and projected light only. We believe there is magic in seeing a film print projected, a presence a poet has when reading their own work, a feeling that resonates in your chest when seeing music performed live. For these reasons we encourage live projections with live additional audio, visual and performative elements. Participating artists include: Lindsay Mcintyre, Edward Merton Casey, Monica Baptista, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Joey Huertas aka Jane Public, Patricia Ordonez, Morgan Nance, Luke Munn, Eric Ostrowski, Jodie Mack, Jasa Baka, Julia Thomas, Tyr Jami, Alex Mallis, Hunter Simpson, Theodore Rex King, Jordan Stone, Alex Cunningham and Amanda Long. It will be a wonderful evening filled with live musical performances, dance, poetry, installation, multiple-projections and audience participation! That means YOU! There is NO FEE TO ATTEND, so invite your friends ! Various snacks / drinks / treats will be available from our sponsors: Adobe software will raffle a new version of CS5.5 and Flash !!! ADOBE, KODAK, DIJIFI, PAC-LAB, RAW REVOLUTION, IZZE, ROUTE 11 CHIPS, REEDS GINGER BREW, DAVID LYNCH'S ORGANIC COFFEE, EMERGEN-C, LARABAR This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc (BAC) and by the participants of MNA filmmaking workshops. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mono No Aware is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Mono No Aware must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The full program is listed on our website in the GALLERY includes bios and synopsis for each presentation. 12/3 Istanbul, Turkey: Küçük Sinemalar http://kucuksinemalar.blogspot.com 7.30 pm, Büyük Hendek Cd. No: 21/2 Galata Kuledibi, Beyoglu SPONECK! - KüçüK SINEMALAR EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO EXHIBITION A selection of our recent films and videos + 2 16mm films from the USA! The Küçük Sinemalar group consists of Can Eskinazi, Eytan Ipeker, Yoel Meranda, Ekrem Serdar and Mustafa Uzuner. Scott Puccio's "I am in ♥" Scott Stark's "I Walk with God" Place: Galata Perform Adress: Büyük Hendek Cad. No: 21/2 Galata Kuledibi, Beyoğlu (Very close to the Galata Tower) Free Seating 12/3 London, England: Exploding Cinema http://www.explodingcinema.org 7.30pm, The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1JD DUNCAN REEKIE : RETROSPECTIVE As part of the London Underground Film Festival, Duncan Reekie will present and perform a selection of work including early Super 8 films, recent digital video and the world premiere of a new performance. Reekie has been a malign influence on British Underground Cinema for over twenty years.He has produced a diverse body of work that explores a variety of styles, techniques and purpose, including narrative drama, scratching and colouring celluloid,multiple superimpositions, video collage and lyrical visions. He is perhaps most celebrated for his performance work which features projected images and scathing rhetoric that is often mistaken for irony. Reekie has developed a mongrel praxis that refuses the institutional separation between theory and practice. It is subjective and chaotic, it is enmeshed in a complex system of political contingencies : he is an agent in the narrative. He is a founder member of the infamous Exploding Cinema Collective, a radical open access-screening group and he was the co-ordinator, producer and co-director of the international Underground feature film MALDOROR (2001) that has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. His highly acclaimed book 'Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema' was published by Wallflower Press in October 2007. http://www.duncanreekie.co.uk/ £5 at the door. Advanced discounted tickets available for £3.50 at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/142078. For day tickets, visit: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/3635. For map and directions : http://www.thehorsehospital.com/contact/. For the full London Underground Film Festival program check out : https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246415185411892. http://www.londonundergroundfilmfestival.org.uk/. 12/3 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8pm, 1200 N. Alvarado Street SOMEPLACE I DON'T BELONG A not-to-be-missed night of Italian Futurist ponderings, poignant portraits, animated evocations, intimate glimpses of shrimp, and much more. This collection of film and video includes work by Scott Stark, Janie Geiser, Matt Wolf, Allison Schulnik, Ben Coonley, Ely Kim, Keith Wilson, and John Davis, plus a few surprises. Highlights include Scott Stark's award-winning 16mm film "Speechless" (a mesmerizing and provocative meditation featuring animated 3D photographs taken from a set of ViewMaster 3D reels that accompanied a medical textbook entitled "The Clitoris"), Janie Geiser's haunting 16mm film "The Fourth Watch" (which was named by Film Comment as one of the top 10 experimental films of 2000-2010), Matt Wolf's cell phone-only mini-opus "Boca" (commissioned by Filmmaker Magazine with music by Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy), and Allison Schulnik's breathtaking stop-motion animation "Mound." Program compiled by John Palmer. Admission helps support Echo Park Film Center and the featured artists. Stick around after the screening for libations, treats, and lively discussions. $5 at the door - seating is limited. SHOW SITE: http://someplaceidontbelong.tumblr.com/ FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/188411011243935/ 12/3 Manchester, England: Insight Film Festival http://www.insightfestival.co.uk 11am- 11pm, Zion Arts Centre, Manchester INSIGHT FILM FESTIVAL The Insight Festival brings together films and audiences from around the world for a weekend spectacular of screenings, discussion and debate. Filmmakers of all faiths and none present work from around the world, exploring and challenging aspects of religion and belief. TICKETS Weekend Pass - £9.00/£6.00 (Concessions) Day Pass - £5.00/£3.50 (Concessions) Festival Lecture - £3.00/£1.50 (Concessions) www.insightfestival.co.uk/tickets Festival highlights The Insight Festival Lecture The first Insight Festival Lecture will be given by critically acclaimed author and screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions, 24 hour Party People). Frank has worked with everyone from Michael Winterbottom to Danny Boyle, and will be discussing his approach to his work in the lecture titled 'Special Effect: The joy and pain of having a counter cultural set of beliefs'. Film Programme The 3rd Insight Festival 2011 received a record number of submissions, and with entries open internationally for the first time, this year's screenings are more exciting than ever. Insight announce animation, documentary and drama from across the globe. Full listings at www.insightfestival.co.uk/films Workshops BBC writersroom will host a free session about screenwriting with a chance to meet BBC writer and producer Henry Swindell. Join them for a workshop which focuses on championing writers from across the north of England. This event is FREE. 12/3 Manchester: Insight Film Festival http://www.insightfestival.co,uk 11am, Zion Arts Centre, Manchester 3RD INSIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 2011 3rd Insight Film Festival 2011 Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December Zion Arts Centre Manchester www.insightfestival.co.uk 0161 232 6084 The Insight Festival brings together films and audiences from around the world for a weekend spectacular of screenings, discussion and debate. Filmmakers of all faiths and none present work from around the world, exploring and challenging aspects of religion and belief. TICKETS Weekend Pass - £9.00/£6.00 (Concessions) Day Pass - £5.00/£3.50 (Concessions) Festival Lecture - £3.00/£1.50 (Concessions) www.insightfestival.co.uk/tickets Festival highlights The Insight Festival Lecture The first Insight Festival Lecture will be given by critically acclaimed author and screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions, 24 hour Party People). Frank has worked with everyone from Michael Winterbottom to Danny Boyle, and will be discussing his approach to his work in the lecture titled 'Special Effect: The joy and pain of having a counter cultural set of beliefs'. Film Programme The 3rd Insight Festival 2011 received a record number of submissions, and with entries open internationally for the first time, this year's screenings are more exciting than ever. Insight announce animation, documentary and drama from across the globe. Full listings at www.insightfestival.co.uk/films Workshops BBC writersroom will host a free session about screenwriting with a chance to meet BBC writer and producer Henry Swindell. Join them for a workshop which focuses on championing writers from across the north of England. This event is FREE. 12/3 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue OWEN LAND PROGRAM 1 See notes for Dec. 2 , 6:45. 12/3 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 5:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue OWEN LAND DIALOGUES DIALOGUES, OR A WAIST IS A TERRIBLE THING TO MIND 2007-09, 120 minutes, video. Land's final film the first he had produced in more than 20 years consists of an episodic series of short films informed by his study of folklore, myth, history, and the theology of all major religions, including Gnosticism and cabala. With a healthy dose of irony and a proudly irreverent attitude toward all kinds of orthodoxies, Land readily applies the structure of the Platonic dialogue to explore themes of reincarnation, art criticism, and Tantra. "On one level, DIALOGUES is a parody of SCORPIO RISING, using era-specific hit records to locate scenes in time and mood; on another level, it's an interpretation of Plato's dialogue 'Phaedo', in which Socrates proves the doctrine of re-incarnation; on still another level, it is a polemic for the Tantric belief in the sacredness of male-female polarity. With music by Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Joan Baez, Patti Smith, The Byrds, Phil Collins, Alice Cooper, Genesis, The Human League, et al. Rated R: Restricted to audiences with a knowledge of Art History." O.L. 12/3 Pasadena, CA: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 8:00pm, the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Ave WALLACE BERMANS UNDERGROUND In the mid-1960's, Wallace Berman inspired and communed with a close-knit circle of actors and artists, who screened their underground films domestically among a group of Topanga Canyon bohemians. These films were influenced by Berman's spiritualist and radically amateur concepts of art, that nevertheless thrived in the intersection among art, Hollywood, and the institutions of the semi-commercial underground. Films to be screened include: Aleph by Wallace Berman (1956-66), Breakaway by Bruce Conner (1966), First Film by Russ Tamblyn (c. 1966), Rio Reel by Russ Tamblyn (c. 1968), A Dance Film Inspired by the Music of Jim Morrison by Toni Basil (1968), and Selections from Topanga Rose by George Herms (1960s). In person: Toni Basil, Tosh Berman, George Herms, Russ Tamblyn (schedules permitting) 12/3 San Francisco, California: Oddball Films http://www.oddballfilm.com 8pm, 275 Capp Street FROM TEA LEAVES TO TECHNOLOGY Oddball Films presents From Tea Leaves to Technology: Britain's GPO Films, a program of rare 16mm films examining culture and modernity produced by the UK's legendary GPO Film Unit. The GPO employed some of the most influential directors of creative cinema including abstract filmmakers and animators such as Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Lotte Reiniger. The program features Song of Ceylon (1934), one of the most critically acclaimed films of the UK's early documentary film movement produced by John Grierson (who would go on to found the National Film Board of Canada) and sponsored by the Empire Tea Marketing Board and the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Bureau. Song of Ceylon chronicles the exotic cultural and religious customs of the Sinhalese (now Sri Lankans) and the effects of advanced industrialism on their culture. This poetic and elegantly lensed film features inventive experimental sound montages interwoven with anthropological narration. Winner of best film at the 1935 International Film Festival in Brussels. Also screening will be Night Mail (1936). This critically acclaimed film features the operation of the Royal Mail train delivery service showing its systematic stages and procedures channeling representations of modern technology and institutional practice into a study of the train as a powerful symbol of modernity. Night Mail borrowed from the aesthetics of Soviet cinema to turn an explanation of the work of the travelling post office into a hymn to collective labor. With a musical score arranged by Benjamin Britten and Alberto Cavalcanti, and rhyming verse written by the great poet W.H. Auden. Also screening will be This Is Britain (1942) a British propaganda short produced during World War II by the Crown Film Unit, an organization within the British Government's Ministry of Information to support the Allied war effort. The film depicts a day in the life of Britain during the blitz, and is noted for its nonlinear structure and inventive use of sound. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 1942. Finally The Oil in Your Engine (1969) a technologically innovative film about the properties of oil in automotive engines produced by the makers of the biggest petroleum disaster in history-British Petroleum. The psychedelic visuals and experimental soundtrack, combined with the innovatively framed shots makes their "science" of oil lubrication all the more bizarre. Nominated for a BAFTA award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). ---- Admission: $10.00 - Limited Seating RSVP to programm...@oddballfilm.com or 415.558.8117 12/3 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30, ATA, 992 Valencia Street INCREDIBLY STRANGE MUSIC DALE HOYT'S BRAILLE + WHAT THE FUTURE SOUNDED LIKE + Dale introduces this deadpan video about his father's career at Muzak, revealing some of the machinations behind what became known as "elevator music." Preceded by a clip from The Joy of Easy Listening, from none other than the BBC. ALSO British in origin is Matthew Bate's What the Future Sounded Like, a look at the early analog synthesizer scene in '60s England, with clips of Hawkwind and Roxy Music-era Brian Eno!! Keith Sanborn's Russian research has unearthed a rare Esfir Shub clip of the revolutionary Theremin, followed by John Roy's work-in-progress on the avant-garde hobo Harry Partch, Bitter Music. In 16mm, surreal post-war Soundies initiate a mini-review of the music-on-film genres: the campiest Scopitones, as well as The World's Worst Music Videos! Free beer AND free vinyl!! ------------------------ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 ------------------------ 12/4 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 2:00pm, the Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street COMMUNITY VISIONARIES: VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DAWN OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CINEMA This program highlights the documentary-focused early years of Visual Communications (VC), an organization created by a group of visionary Asian American filmmakers, educators, and activists from UCLA's EthnoCommunications program. In person: Alan Kondo, Duana Kubo, Robert Nakamura, Eddie Wong! Films to be screened include Manzanar by Robert Nakamura (1971), Wong Sinsaang directed by Eddie Wong (1971), City City by Duane Kubo & Donna Deitch (1974), I Told You So by Alan Kondo (1974), and Cruisin' J-Town by Duane Kubo (1975). 12/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: RAPT by Dimitri Kirsanoff In French with no subtitles, English synopsis available, 1934, 84 minutes, 35mm "RAPT is, paradoxically, both a film which looks back anachronistically toward the silent era and a work which belongs to the vanguard of sound cinema. Part of that paradox can be resolved by an understanding of the film's complex utilization of music. RAPT employs very little dialogue, and in this respect it is reminiscent of the part-talkie genre . It is linked to such abstract and hybrid avant-garde works as VAMPYR and L'?GE D'OR. The radical nature of RAPT, however, resides in its vision of a cinematic musical score. In making the film, Kirsanoff worked closely with the composers Honegger and Hoerce." Lucy Fisher 12/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 5:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ROBERT BREER PROGRAM 1 With the exception of BREATHING, all of the films in this program were preserved by Anthology with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Unless otherwise noted, all films in this program are 16mm blown-up to 35mm. FORM PHASES I (1952, 2 minutes, 16mm) FORM PHASES II (1953, 2 minutes, 16mm) UN MIRACLE (1954, 30 seconds) Made with Pontus Hulten. RECREATION (1956, 1.5 minutes) A MAN AND HIS DOG OUT FOR AIR (1957, 2 minutes) JAMESTOWN BALOOS (1957, 6 minutes) LE MOUVEMENT (1957, 14 minutes) EYEWASH (1959, 3 minutes) EYEWASH (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) (1959, 3 minutes) BLAZES (1961, 3 minutes) PAT'S BIRTHDAY (1962, 13 minutes, 16mm) BREATHING (1963, 5 minutes, 16mm) 66 (1966, 5.5 minutes) 69 (1969, 4.5 minutes) Total running time: ca. 70 minutes. 12/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ROBERT BREER PROGRAM 2 With the exception of GULLS AND BUOYS, all of the films in this program were preserved by Anthology with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Unless otherwise noted, all films in this program are 16mm blown-up to 35mm. 70 (1970, 5 minutes) 77 (1970, 6.5 minutes) FIST FIGHT (1964, 9 minutes) GULLS AND BUOYS (1972, 8 minutes, 16mm) FUJI (1974, 9 minutes) SWISS ARMY KNIFE WITH RAT AND PIGEON (1981, 6.5 minutes) BANG (1986, 10 minutes) Total running time: ca. 60 minutes. 12/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:45 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ROBERT BREER PROGRAM 3 HOMAGE TO JEAN TINGUELY'S HOMAGE TO NEW YORK (1960, 9.5 minutes, 16mm, b&w) INNER AND OUTER SPACE (1960, 4 minutes, 16mm) HORSE OVER TEA KETTLE (1962, 8 minutes, 16mm) PBL NO. 2 (1968, 1 minute, 16mm) RUBBER CEMENT (1975, 10 minutes, 16mm) LMNO (1978, 9.5 minutes, 16mm) T. Z. (1979, 8.5 minutes, 16mm) TRIAL BALLOONS (1982, 5.5 minutes, 16mm) A FROG ON THE SWING (1988, 5 minutes, 16mm) SPARKILL AVE! (1993, 5 minutes, 16mm) TIME FLIES (1997, 13.5 minutes, 16mm) ATOZ (2000, 5 minutes, 16mm) WHAT GOES UP (2000, 4 minutes, 16mm) Total running time: ca. 95 minutes. ------------------------ MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 ------------------------ 12/5 Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Early Monthly Segments http://earlymonthlysegments.org/ 7:30 PM, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #34 = HART OF LONDON BY JACK CHAMBERS Parallel to the exhibitions of Jack Chambers' artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario, running until May 13, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, running until January 15, we're pleased to present a 16mm screening of his breathtaking film, Hart of London. "The houses were unlit and, without their orange banners of human warmth, the street looked abandoned of life. My feet became numb with the cold as the day darkened, and tough little grey flakes began falling from the sky. I looked around to find what it was that had hurt me, and all I saw were the dumb houses, the glitter of steel through a crack in the closing sky, and the hard snow Jack Chambers on Hart of London EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS @ Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar, 1214 Queen Street West Monday December 5, 2011, 7:30 pm screening, $5 suggested donation Special thanks to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and our lovely hosts at the Gladstone Hotel. Upcoming: #35 = Monday 16 January 2012 = PUBLIC Journal launch of 2010 Experimental Media Congress issue WITH special EMS screening of a recently restored rarely screened avant garde film! Early Monthly Segments is a monthly film series named after an early film by Robert Beavers, and is inspired by the immediacy, vibrancy and experimentation found in that film. Programmed by Scott Berry, Chris Kennedy, and Kate MacKay this series features historical and contemporary avant-garde 16mm films in a salon-like setting at the Gladstone Art Bar in Toronto, Canada. In this relaxed context with refreshing beverages and food available, we hope to encourage a convivial atmosphere for engaged viewing and post-screening dialogue. We do not receive public funding for our programs. We pay artists from admissions. ------------------------- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 ------------------------- 12/6 Paris, France: Collectif Jeune Cinema http://www.cjcinema.org/ 8pm, Les Voûtes, 19 rue des Frigos 73013 13TH PARIS FESTIVAL OF DIFFERENT AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMAS The 13th Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas (December, 6-11, 2011) renews the ideas developed in 2010: a big event built around an international competition, with a Grand Jury and a Press Jury, and many cartes blanches that this year we dedicate to European film structures. For this new edition, the Festival also organises several non-competitive screenings and a special programme to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Collectif Jeune Cinéma. 12/6 Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks Filmmakers, Inc http://www.berksfilmmakers.org 7:30 pm, Albright College Center for the Arts THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY by ALFRED HITCHCOCK. The Master's most delightful and gorgeous (dark, of course) comedy. 12/6 San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art http://www.sfmoma.org noon, Phyllis Wattis Theater at SFMOMA (151 Third Street) DESIGN SHORTS BY PAUL CLIPSON Paul Clipson Presents Design Shorts Introduced by Paul Clipson, filmmaker Phyllis Wattis Theater, noon This program of commercial and experimental shorts investigates how ideas about consumerism, product, and design directly inform the visual style and texture of a film. In some manner self-referential or subversive, these films comment on and critique the very basis of their own creation, questioning basic practices of the entertainment industry. The program includes Adebar (1957) and Schwechater (1958), Peter Kubelka's failed commercials that became seminal works of avant-garde cinema. Museum and program admission are free. -------------------------- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 -------------------------- 12/8 Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks Filmmakers, Inc http://www.berksfilmmakers.org 7:30 pm, Albright College Center for the Arts BERKS COUNTY FILM & VIDEO SHOW A sampling of recent independent & experimental media art recently produced in Berks County. Film/video artist will be present to introduce their work. 12/8 San Francisco, California: SF Cinematheque http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/events/1978 7pm, Phyllis Wattis Theater at SFMOMA (151 Third Street) CELEBRATING GEORGE KUCHAR With the passing of Kuchar in September, this program pays homage to his 50-plus years of filmmaking and his jaw-droppingly voluminous filmography of camp genre send-up, diary film, and video portraiture that is unparalleled in its far-reaching cultural influence. This program of works by one of the most influential figures in film history includes Hold Me While I'm Naked; Wild Night in El Reno; I, An Actress; The Mongreloid; and others. $10 general; $7 SFMOMA and SF Cinematheque members, students, and seniors. For tickets please visit www.sfmoma.org --------------------------- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011 --------------------------- 12/10 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: THE GENERAL by Buster Keaton 1927, 105 minutes, 35mm One of Keaton's best silent features, setting comedy against a true Civil War story of a stolen train and Union spies. 12/10 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30, ATA, 992 Valencia Street OPTRONICA! GENDREAU'S PERILS OF THE PHANTOM NEEDLE + VORONINA + GOLDWAVE + Our semi-annual Live A/V program features Michael Gendreau and Lisa Seitz, mixing turntables, infrasonic recordings, and a structural shaker named Electro-Seis. Opening the show is Goldwave, performing a live soundtrack to their time-travel omnibus Tempus Fluxus. Followed by that spritely spark of mutant microtones, Lana Voronina. Will Erokan deploys a special speaker set-up for his Mechanical Induction, a demonstration of "sonic programming" using the binaural-beats phenomena. PLUS Keith Sanborn's re-discovered Soviet Theremin material, Len Lye's awesome Storm King clip (in 16mm), and a young Michael Tilson Thomas on prepared piano! Come early for Negativland's Booper how-to's (with free DVDs) and $2 homemade brews at our High-Art Bar. $7. ------------------------- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 ------------------------- 12/11 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: LAUREL & HARDY "Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are the movies' greatest comic duo, the quintessential dumb and dumber odd-couple. Though critically overshadowed by Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd, they were enormously popular, and proved a major influence on Abbott & Costello, Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance, and Jackie Gleason & Art Carney, not to mention Samuel Beckett (they were an inspiration for WAITING FOR GODOT), Roman Polanski (who paid homage to them in his existentialist short films FAT AND LEAN and TWO MEN AND A WARDROBE), and Ken Jacobs (whose ONTIC ANTICS deconstructs one of their films)." David Mulkins COUNTY HOSPITAL (1932, 20 minutes, 16mm, b&w) Directed by James Parrott. THE MUSIC BOX (1932, 30 minutes, 16mm, b&w) Directed by James Parrott. THEM THAR HILLS (1934, 20 minutes, 16mm, b&w) Directed by Charley Rogers. TIT FOR TAT (1935, 20 minutes, 16mm, b&w) Directed by Charley Rogers. Total running time: ca. 95 minutes. 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