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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 JOB AVAILABLE: ============== Premiere Pictures Int'l. ,Inc. http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=jobs&readfile=13.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== ARTErra - Rural Artistic Residencies (Tondela, Portugal; Deadline: February 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1482.ann The 8 Fest (Toronto, Canada; Deadline: September 30, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1483.ann HOME MOVIE DAY - OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, California; Deadline: September 16, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1484.ann Images Festival (Toronto, CANADA; Deadline: October 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1485.ann Newport Beach Film Festival (Newport Beach, CA, USA; Deadline: September 21, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1486.ann Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; Deadline: December 15, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1487.ann International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands; Deadline: October 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1488.ann Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany; Deadline: January 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1489.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ARTS COLLABORATORY (Ghana; Deadline: October 02, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1431.ann (Re)Capturing Womanhood (Carbondale, IL, USA; Deadline: October 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1468.ann FLEX Fest (Gainesville, FL, USA; Deadline: October 15, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1469.ann Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, IL, United States; Deadline: October 15, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1473.ann Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Deadline: October 08, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1478.ann The 8 Fest (Toronto, Canada; Deadline: September 30, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1483.ann Images Festival (Toronto, CANADA; Deadline: October 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1485.ann International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands; Deadline: October 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1488.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): ============================== * Bill Morrison: Excavating Light At Greenpoint Film Festival [September 22, Brooklyn, New York] * Calgary International Film Festival; 617 8th Avenue Sw Calgary Ab, T2p 1h1 [September 22, Calgary AB] * Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema - 8. Whose Reality? [September 22, Los Angeles, California] * Jon Moritsugu's Pig Death Machine [September 22, San Francisco, California] * L.A. Filmforum Presents Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema - Part 9: Here's Looking At You [September 23, Los Angeles, California] * So Is This 16mm Film By Michael Snow [September 24, Brooklyn, New York] * The Sounds of Silence 2: Sourcing Sound [September 24, Houston, Texas] * Edge Effects: Color Reversal Films By Timoleon Wilkins [September 24, Los Angeles, CA] * 25 Fps International Experimental Film and video Festival [September 25, Zagreb] * Directors Lounge Screening: Phlipp Hartmann | F.K.Flumen [September 27, Berlin, Germany] * Videofest 25 [September 27, Dallas] * Fall Into Noise: La Air / Will O'loughlen [September 27, Los Angeles, California] * Film Screening and Discussion: Eve Sussman Whiteonwhite:Algorithmicnoir [September 27, San Francisco, California] * Hold Him While He's Naked: A Loving Tribute To George Kuchar [September 28, Austin, TX] * Strange Science Series - Stardust: Films of the Hidden Universe [September 28, Chicago, Illinois] * Filmmobile Presents Move It! [September 28, Los Angeles, California] * Youngcuts Film Festival [September 28, Montreal, QC, Canada] * New Films, Recent Films, Works In Progress By Joel Schlemowitz [September 29, Brooklyn, New York] * Hearkenings Presents the Profound Otherness of Early Cinema [September 29, Los Angeles, California] * Who Bombed Judi Bari? + Petropolis + Monsanto In Our Midst [September 29, San Francisco, California] * Klaus Wyborny's Studies For the Decay of the West [September 30, Chicago, IL] * L.A. Filmforum Presents Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema - Part 10: In Awe [September 30, Los Angeles, California] * Gozocine [September 30, New York, New York] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. ---------------------------- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 ---------------------------- 9/22 Brooklyn, New York: Greenpoint Film Festival 7:30pm, 186 Huron Street BILL MORRISON: EXCAVATING LIGHT AT GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL Two programs of films by Bill Morrison, - curated by Paul Dallas - at the Greenpoint Film Festival - 186 Huron St., Brooklyn NY, Sat 22 September, 7:30pm - 11:00pm - Program I - - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - City Walk (2003, 6 min, b&w, 16mm on DVD) - An abstract, high contrast tour across Manhattan's streets and across bridges set to a score by Michael Gordon. - Light is Calling (2004, 8 min, color/b&w, 35mm on DVD) - A scene from James Young's The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to a musical composition by Michael Gordon. - Spark of Being (2010, 68 min, color/b&w, DVD) - Morrison's stunning feature, which won the LA Film Critic's Best Experimental Film (2011) is a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein retold through an array of decaying archival footage and set to a score by jazz musician Dave Douglas. Rarely screened and a must-see. - Spark of Being draws fascinating parallels between the invention of cinema and that of the Creature, and pulls Shelley's 19th-century tale into the modern age. Robert Koehler, Variety - (Program: 82 min) - Q&A with Bill Morrison following Program 1. - - Program II, 9:30pm - 11:00pm - - The Film of Her (1996, 12 min, b&w, 35mm on DVD) "A contemporary standoutâ¦Bill Morrison's The Film of Her deftly combines documentary, fiction, and found-footage collage to tell the story of the unsung clerk who saved the Library of Congress' paper print collection from certain destruction." Amy Taubin, Village Voice - Release (2012, 13 min, b&w, HD) - A crowd gathers in front of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in 1930, awaiting the appearance of a celebrity criminal in Morrison's sly meditation on spectacle and spectatorship. Watch closely. - The Miners' Hymns (2011, 52 min, color/b&w, HD) - Morrison's latest feature tells the story of the doomed coal-mining communities in Northern England through archival footage (from the British Film Institute and BBC, among other sources) and is set to a five-movement elegiac score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Trailer - "A miner himself of a type, Mr. Morrison has dug into the archives of the likes of the British Film Institute to cull 9/22 Calgary AB: Chaos a Film Company https://www.calgaryfilm.com/2012/schedule/film/2445/ 9:30 pm, Calgary's Globe Theater CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL; 617 8TH AVENUE SW CALGARY AB, T2P 1H1 The film premiered at World Film Festival in Montreal last week and "had people cringing and jumping at shadows," observed Robert Cuffley. "It was great. Seeing it with audience is, in a sense, seeing it for the first time. So I consider this the first time I've "seen" the movie. And it really works nicely. Acting is top notch." Fantasia Film Festival's Mitch Davis emphatically comments: "If you want to see one hell of an eccentrically evil Kim Coates performance, not to mention a typically powerhouse turn by Michael Eklund, be sure to check out Robert Cuffley's aptly-titled Ferocious!" Ferocious plays again at the Calgary International Film Festival (calgaryfilm.com) Saturday September 22 at 9:30pm at Calgary's Globe Theatre. The entire cast will be in attendance including Amanda Crew (Jobs, Charlie St. Cloud), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Black Hawk Down), Michael Eklund, Dustin Milligan and Katie Boland. Ferocious was produced by Carolyn McMaster, CHAOS a film company and Anand Ramayya, Karma Film. A theatrical release is set for late Fall 2012. ### For media inquiries please contact: Carolyn McMaster, CHAOS a film company inc. (403) 283 - 2090 cmcmas...@chaosafilmcompany.com 9/22 Los Angeles, California: UCLA Film and Television Archive http://www.cinema.ucla.edu 7:30 p.m., 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards) BREAKING GROUND: 60 YEARS OF AUSTRIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA - 8. WHOSE REALITY? These four "choreographed" documentaries play out in the interstices between inside and outside, public and private, visible and invisible, being in control and out of control, and they explore different aspects of the political arena. From a performance to an essay on the status of refugees and illegal immigrants in Fortress Europe, surveillance, public spaces and hyper-real public housing are questioned and traditional family models are undermined. Works in this program include 6/64 MAMA UND PAPA (1964); BODY TRAIL (2008); FORST (2005); SOMEWHERE, LATE AFTERNOON (2007). Total running time: 73 min. 9/22 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8pm & 10pm, 992 Valencia JON MORITSUGUS PIG DEATH MACHINE Notorious cult director Jon Moritsugu and co-producer Amy Davis storm the City after too long an absence. In this W-I-P peek at their new feature, a misanthropic-punk-rock-botanist-babein a nightmarish Doctor Doolittle twistgains the power to "talk to plants" after eating rotten meat! With music by Monte Cazazza, Meri St. Mary, I Am Spoonbender, Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, Early Man, Low On High, many in person serving as celebrity guest DJs, dispensing free vinyl, and trippin' on the Dream Machine. *TWO SHOWS: 8pm & 10pm. $7. -------------------------- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 -------------------------- 9/23 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30pm (box office opens 6:30, doors open 7), Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. L.A. FILMFORUM PRESENTS BREAKING GROUND: 60 YEARS OF AUSTRIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA - PART 9: HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU Austria's avant-garde film tradition, arising at mid-century (and thus, relatively later than those of other Western nations) has been among the most sustained and radical of such traditions. As with other Austrian arts, it is a response (in part) to past national decadence and entrenched conservatism; its repository of cutting-edge experimental film and video works is uniquely impressive and progressive, fracturing into ever-newer distinctions. The programs in this series have been constructed from avant-garde films and videos produced between 1955 and 2010 in which virtually every technique and genre imaginable is employed, from formalist and structuralist works by such globally renowned figures as Peter Kubelka, Peter Tscherkassky and Martin Arnold, to the radical work by performance-based artists such as VALIE EXPORT, Mara Mattuschka, Kurt Kren and the Viennese actionists, as well as the boundary-breaking contemporary output of artists including Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Johann Lurf and Virgil Widrich. Works already considered canonical are supplemented by other works that experiment with sonic art and digital technology. Moving between historical, social and aesthetic questions and purely formal works that wreak havoc with the retina, this panoramic selection is an attempt to define a poetic edge within a vast array of production while underlining links and relationships between several generations of artists, (re)discovering new ways of entering into the "material" and the frame, and examining the mechanics of cinema. This series is made possible with the support of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles. This program was curated by Brent Klinkum and presented in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Anthology Film Archives. NOTE: The first eight screenings in this series will be at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, from August 17 September 22. TICKETS: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available at Brown Paper tickets Screening: Neon (Nik Thoenin & Timo Novotny, 2003, video, colour, 5min), Legal Errorist (Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring, 2005, video, b&w, 15min), Spucken Spitting (Friedl vom Gröller, 2000, 35mm, b&w, silent, 2min), The Ballad of Maria Lassnig (Maria Lassnig & Hubert Sielecki, 1992, 35mm, colour, 8min), Pullover (Günter Brus, 1967, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3min), 8/64 Ana - Aktion Brus 8/64 Ana - Action Brus (Kurt Kren, 1964, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3min), November (Hito Steyerl, 2004, video, colour, b&W, 25min), Copy Shop (Virgil Widrich, 2001, 35mm, b&w, 12min) TRT: 73min -------------------------- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 -------------------------- 9/24 Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery http://www.microscopegallery.com 7PM, 4 Charles Place Brooklyn, NY 11221 SO IS THIS 16MM FILM BY MICHAEL SNOW Admission $6. Microscope Gallery presents a rare screening of the 1982 16mm film by seminal Canadian artist Michael Snow So is This. The film is a sumptuous mix of tautology, self-reference and humor, consisting solely of written text. Snow uses a playful approach combining reflections on the text itself and its use within the language of film. Snow's words confront with their own meaning as well as their added components of image and duration, creating a dialogue between the screen and the viewer's mind. Undoubtedly, a film that speaks for itself.So Is This by Michael Snow, 16mm, color, 48 min, 1982. "Snow manages to defamiliarize both film and language, creating a kind of moving concrete poetry while throwing a monkey wrench into a theoretical debate (is film a language?) that has been going on sporadically for 60 years. If you let it, Snow's film stretches your definition of what film is that's cinema and SO IS THIS." J. Hoberman More info: www.microscopegallery.com. Tel; 347.925.1433. Nearest subway: J/M/Z - Myrtle/Broadway. L-Morgan Ave or Jefferson Street. 9/24 Houston, Texas: The Menhil Collection http://www.menil.org/programs/TheSoundsofSilence.php 7pm, 1533 Sul Ross Street THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE 2: SOURCING SOUND The three-part series The Sounds of Silence tracks the many ways in which media artists have engaged sound and its diminutive double, silence. From the muted films of Stan Brakhage and Nathaniel Dorsky, through the clamorous scores of Harry Smith and Peggy Ahwesh, to the sampled sonorities of Warner Jepson and Stephen Vitiello, the series follows the artist's use of film sound as it evolved through numerous improvisations. The film program was organized by Steve Seid, Video Curator of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Thanks to Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. PROGRAM 3: Sourcing Sound & Image tends more towards electronic work but in this installment the source of sound and picture is intimately wed. In some cases, the same pulse or data has been split to form an image and a sound, so the two are inseparable expressions of the same impulse. Self-Portrait Warner Jepson (1975, Sound, 45 mins, 6 min excerpt, Color, Video); Primary Stimulus Robert Russett (1977, Sound, 13 minutes, B&W, 16mm); Flash Art Scott Wolniak (2011, Sound, 5:13 mins, Color, Video); Lightning Field Rudy Lemcke (2003, Sound, 2:30 mins, B&W, Video); Radio Island Van McElwee (1997, Sound, 11:40 mins, Color, Video); Light Reading(s) Stephen Vitiello (2003, Sound, 10:44 mins, Color, Video); Monody in Harmony Darrin Martin (2004/5, 17:20 mins, Color, Video); Waterlilies Rudy Lemcke (2003, Sound, 4:04 mins, B&W, Video) Brilliant Noise Semiconductor (2006, Sound, 5:47 mins, B&W, Video). 9/24 Los Angeles, CA: REDCAT - Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater 8:30, 631 West 2nd Street EDGE EFFECTS: COLOR REVERSAL FILMS BY TIMOLEON WILKINS This is my first one-man show in L.A. Including "Drifter" (winner of the Stan Brakhage Film at Wit's End Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2011) and a super rare screening of NEW 16mm films (shown via camera original)! Please tell your friends & support your local celluloid-artist (we are a passionate, committed and endangered species.) --------------------------- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 --------------------------- 9/25 Zagreb: Association for Audio-visual Research 25 FPS http://25fps.hr/2012/#/en september 25-30 2012 4 to 11 PM, SC 25 FPS INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL ...promotes innovative visual expressions, original concepts, works of stylistic, linguistic and media diversity, works based on the tradition of avant-garde and experimental genre... 25 fps denotes a number of full video frames per second as used in the European PAL video system. That of course does not mean that 25 FPS screens European videos only 25 FPS is a great fan of film it means that the name of the Festival incorporates a piece of time and space from which it originally grew. And it first came to life through a monthly Croatian TV show called "Videodrom" in which experimental films and videos were screened. The show was broadcasted for 2 years on the First Program of Croatian National Television (2002-2004). 25 FPS is definitely the only experimental film festival in the world that came from the TV screen to the big screen. /// No entry fee. / experimental film and video / produced after January 1st 2010 / Up to 60 minutes / screening format: 16 mm, 35 mm, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, HDCAM ---------------------------- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 ---------------------------- 9/27 Berlin, Germany: Directors Lounge http://www.directorslounge.net 21:00, Z-Bar, Bergstr. 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte DIRECTORS LOUNGE SCREENING: PHLIPP HARTMANN | F.K.FLUMEN Directors Lounge Screening: Phlipp Hartmann | f.k.flumen -°*°- Von der Notwendigkeit dessen -°*°- Video -°*°- With guest Jan Eichberg -°*°- -°*°- Von der Notwendigkeit dessen (whereby according to necessity) Philipp Hartmann, whose short film comedies about Karlsruhe called "Der Anner" ("the other, there" in Southern Dialect) have been audience favorites on festivals, also works in very different styles with film, preferably with Super-8, and with much more subtle humor. Tracking the traces of Alexander Humboldt or his grandfather in Latin America, reflecting on the physical-poetical conditions of condensation trails in the sky, or recording the last remnants of an old lady who passed away, he always combines documentary with fictional approaches in such subversive, subtle ways that the viewer at the same time may be following the "movies of his own mind" or his own associations while watching these films. In addition, Philipp Hartmann will present Jan Eichberg as guest artist in the program, who creates short narratives in similar aesthetic ways. Both artists with be present and available for Q&A. -°*°- Artist Links: http://flumenfilm.de -°*°- Jan Eichberg: http://www.elephantterrible.com/en/jan-eichberg/ -°*°- -°*°- Links -°*°- http://www.directorslounge.net -°*°- http://www.richfilm.de -°*°- http://www.z-bar.de 9/27 Dallas: Video Association of Dallas http:www.videofest.org 7 p.m., Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. VIDEOFEST 25 Since 1987 the Dallas Video Festival, now VideoFest, has specialized in fiercely independent, imaginative, unusual, provocative and sometimes description-defying electronic media. VideoFest is still a bastion of true independent media, offering viewpoints and voices and visual styles that don't always have expression in more mainstream festivals. We're a filmmaker-friendly festival whose audience is hip, sophisticated, adventurous, intelligent, and offbeat, and who care more about seriously watching your film than attending parties. We offer both style AND substance. 9/27 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. (at Sunset) FALL INTO NOISE: LA AIR / WILL O'LOUGHLEN LA AIR is a new artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over a four-week period. Will O'Loughlen was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1967. He completed his undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of Memphis in 1997. O'Loughlen resides in Los Angeles, California and currently works as a bookkeeper and for UCLA's Department of World Arts & Cultures. He has been involved as a film festival director and programmer for a variety of festivals in the last decade. O'Loughlen is also a filmmaking educator and has taught at the Echo Park Film Center for the past five years. He has been an independent filmmaker since 1997. His LA AIR project Fall Into Noise explores his continuing fascination with landscape and architecture, for double projection Super 8 with live noise performed by the artist. He will also show two shorts from his recent travels: Istan-bully and I Don't Know, Kenya? Free! 9/27 San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art http://www.sfmoma.org 11am-7pm, Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: EVE SUSSMAN WHITEONWHITE:ALGORITHMICNOIR Sussman's whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir becomes a new, unique film with each screening. The overarching narrative remains constant a geophysicist in a dystopian Siberian town tries to unravel the methods and motives of his shadowy new employer but the manner in which the story unfolds is in flux. The work is live-edited by a computer, dubbed the "Serendipity Machine," which is guided by algorithm and chance to assemble the film from thousands of video and sound fragments. As poetic juxtapositions emerge, the viewer completes the storytelling process. Free and open to the public. The film will also run Friday - Sunday, September 28 - 30, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -------------------------- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 -------------------------- 9/28 Austin, TX: Experimental Response Cinema http://www.hi-beam.net/erc 7:30pm, 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House HOLD HIM WHILE HE'S NAKED: A LOVING TRIBUTE TO GEORGE KUCHAR The uber-dramatic, low budget films of George Kuchar passionate, overwrought, lush, garish and hilarious inspired a generation of filmmakers, including David Lynch, Guy Maddin, John Waters and countless avant gardists. Experimental Response Cinema pays tribute to Kuchar, who died one year ago this month, with a screening of three of his most hyperbolic and inventive 16mm films spanning three decades: Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966), a mock autobiographical portrait of an underground filmmaker who directs all manner of erotic action but gets none himself; I, An Actress (1977), one of Kuchar's early San Francisco Art Institute class-made films featuring Kuchar himself as a fawning diva; and Cattle Mutilations (1983), where "four people face a growing sense of panic and uncleanliness" against the background of a grisly mystery. 9/28 Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers http://www.chicagofilmmakers.org/ 7:30 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago STRANGE SCIENCE SERIES - STARDUST: FILMS OF THE HIDDEN UNIVERSE Cameras provide one way of observing the universe, while telescopes and satellites provide others. The filmmakers in this program offer cinematic views of the solar system that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Semiconductor (artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) turns mountains of scientific data into extraordinary portraits of the sun, geo-magnetic storms, and solar winds. Jeanne Liotta watches the flow of the cosmos over seven years through a Bolex camera and finds new ways to wonder about the night sky. (2007-12, 48 min. total) Admission: $10. Observando el Cielo by Jeanne Liotta (2007, 19 min., 16mm on video) - Celestial field recordings of the cosmos and magnetosphere let the universe speak for itself. "One of the Best Films of the Decade." Film Comment 20 HZ by Semiconductor (2011, 5 min.) - A geo-magnetic storm observed in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Heliocentric by Semiconductor (2010, 15 min.) - The sun's trajectory tracked across a series of landscapes. Black Rain by Semiconductor (2009, 3 min.) - Solar winds and CME's (coronal mass ejections) head towards Earth. Brilliant Noise by Semiconductor (2009, 6 min.) - A secret life of the sun captured by satellite. 9/28 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, Corner of Hoover St and W. Jefferson Blvd 90007 FILMMOBILE PRESENTS MOVE IT! MOVE IT! As the name implies, the EPFC Spring Youth Filmmaking Class asked 17 local youth between the ages of 12 and 19 to explore the many ways one navigates though the City of Angels. In a world where modern, mechanized transportation is king, we used "old time" filmmaking machines to examine ideals of reliance, co-existence and struggle. FREE OUTDOOR EVENT, corner of Hoover Street & W. Jefferson Boulevard 90007 (beside USC). Everyone welcome! Follow us on Twitter @EPFCFilmmobile for more details. Program support generously provided by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. 9/28 Montreal, QC, Canada: YoungCuts Film Festival www.YoungCuts.com 7PM, 1155 University YOUNGCUTS FILM FESTIVAL Established in 2001, The YoungCuts Film Festival presents "Great Short Films by the World's Best Young Filmmakers 25 or under." ---------------------------- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 ---------------------------- 9/29 Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery http://www.microscopegallery.com 7PM-8:30PM, 4 Charles Place (at Myrtle btwn Bushwick & Evergreen Aves) NEW FILMS, RECENT FILMS, WORKS IN PROGRESS BY JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ Admission $6. Filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz screens a selection of new films and works-in-progress, including a series of film rolls from his recent travels throughout the cities and countryside of Japan. For Adolfas his 1999 short film will also be shown in memory of the filmmaker Adolfas Mekas who died last year. The screening takes place in connection with Schlemowitz's current exhibition LIGHT OBJECTS at Microscope featuring camera painting and cinema sculptures. The exhibit runs through October 7th. Joel Schlemowitz's films have screened widely at cinemas, festivals, and institutions including including the New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, MoMA, The Whitney Museum, Harvard Film Archives, New York Underground Film Festival, The London Film Festival, and many others. HIs light boxes, sculptures and installations have been previously exhibited at Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, KUMUKUMU Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Cinema (Madrid), Ukrainian Institute of America, The Images Festival (Canada), Bound & Unbound Gallery, and Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn). More info: www.microscopegallery.com. Tel: 347.925.1433. Nearest Subway- J/M/Z -Myrtle/Broadway. Other options L- Morgan Ave or Jefferson Street. B54 - Myrtle/Willoughby stop. 9/29 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. (at Sunset) HEARKENINGS PRESENTS THE PROFOUND OTHERNESS OF EARLY CINEMA $5 / "Early cinema was once considered to consist of clumsy attempts to find the way to a kind of film narrative style that was 'intrinsic' to the medium, the style we now call classic cinema. In fact, the films of the early period are the results of other, equally valid ways of seeing. Classic cinema draws the eye and the mind of the spectator in and exerts a control over what is seen and felt, whereas early cinema was a phenomenon to be looked at, a show to be enjoyed and examined in detail looking back at early cinema can freshen our vision." Eileen Bowser. This program looks at early cinema in all its "profound otherness." The first half presents Nöel Burch's Correction Please, Or, How We Got Into Pictures, a playful essay that explores early cinema and its evolution. The second half features five films by Edwin Porter, the pioneer whose work straddles the primitive and classic styles of film and, as Burch puts it, is "a locus of contradictions which informed the development of the cinema in its beginnings one foot effectively 'in the past' and one 'in the future' Porter's steps forward in fact end by accentuating some features of the primitive cinema even more strongly than before." 1903-1979, 85 min, 16mm & DVD. 9/29 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30pm, 992 Valencia WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI? + PETROPOLIS + MONSANTO IN OUR MIDST Drawing from some 700 hours of archival footage, photos and documents, Darryl Cherney presents his feature doc, co-directed by Mary Liz Thomson, that inquires into the car-bombing of Judi Bari (and Cherney) during their campaign around Redwood Summer 1990 the two were blamed by the FBI and Oakland Police for bombing themselves! Bari gives eloquent deathbed testimony for a trial victory that she, tragically, didn't live to see, enlightening us on saving large wilderness tracts from Big Lumber. PLUS the NorCal premiere of Peter (Manufactured Landscapes) Mettler's meditative Petropolis on the Alberta Tar Sands, Sarah Lewison's mock-trial of Monsanto, and Josh (Gasland) Fox' The Sky Is Pink. *$7. -------------------------- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 -------------------------- 9/30 Chicago, IL: White Light Cinema http://www.whitelightcinema.com 7:30, The Nightingale, 1084 N. Milwaukee KLAUS WYBORNY'S STUDIES FOR THE DECAY OF THE WEST White Light Cinema & The Nightingale Present, Klaus Wyborny's STUDIES FOR THE DECAY OF THE WEST, Co-Presented by Goethe Institut-Chicago - Introduced by Filmmaker and SAIC Professor Dan Eisenberg! - Sunday, September 30 7:30pm, At The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.) - - White Light Cinema is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the great German filmmaker Klaus Wyborny's much-acclaimed 2010 film STUDIES FOR THE DECAY OF THE WEST. The program will be introduced by local filmmaker and SAIC Professor Dan Eisenberg, a long-time friend and former student of Wyborny's. - Still woefully under-known in the U.S., Wyborny began making films in the late 1960's, following several years of studying theoretical physics, and was part of the explosive generation of New German Cinema filmmakers that included Harun Farocki, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Werner Schroeter, Alexander Kluge, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Over the past 40-plus years, Wyborny has created a rich, varied body of work that blurs the boundaries between experimental, documentary, and essay filmmaking. - - STUDIES FOR THE DECAY OF THE WEST, Klaus Wyborny, 1979/2010, 80 min, Super-8mm to Video (DVD exhibition format), Germany - A Music Film in five parts, 1: Tiring\; tumbling towards the end7 parts, edited directly in the camera, shot in the Ruhr (spring 1980) (10m, 30 sec) - 2: Serene\; in the way of ants13 parts (6 double-exposed) shot in the same way in the Ruhr (1980) (11m, 16 sec) - 3: Classical\; radiant with glory8 parts (4 double-exposed) in the Ruhr (1980) and Athens (1991) (9m, 32 sec) - 4: About the Light of the North13 parts (8 double-exposures) in Hamburg (1983/84), La Gomera (1984) and East Africa (1981/82) (20m), with an intermezzo "Out of New York" (1987) (12m) - 5: From the New World16 parts shot in Hamburg (1984), Rimini (1990), Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio (1979)(13m, 48 sec) - Total number of shots: 6.299 - 9/30 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30pm (box office opens 6:30, doors open 7), Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. L.A. FILMFORUM PRESENTS BREAKING GROUND: 60 YEARS OF AUSTRIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA - PART 10: IN AWE Filmforum presents the concluding program in this astounding ten-part retrospective of Experimental films from Austria. Austria's avant-garde film tradition, arising at mid-century (and thus, relatively later than those of other Western nations) has been among the most sustained and radical of such traditions. As with other Austrian arts, it is a response (in part) to past national decadence and entrenched conservatism; its repository of cutting-edge experimental film and video works is uniquely impressive and progressive, fracturing into ever-newer distinctions. The programs in this series have been constructed from avant-garde films and videos produced between 1955 and 2010 in which virtually every technique and genre imaginable is employed, from formalist and structuralist works by such globally renowned figures as Peter Kubelka, Peter Tscherkassky and Martin Arnold, to the radical work by performance-based artists such as VALIE EXPORT, Mara Mattuschka, Kurt Kren and the Viennese actionists, as well as the boundary-breaking contemporary output of artists including Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Johann Lurf and Virgil Widrich. Works already considered canonical are supplemented by other works that experiment with sonic art and digital technology. Moving between historical, social and aesthetic questions and purely formal works that wreak havoc with the retina, this panoramic selection is an attempt to define a poetic edge within a vast array of production while underlining links and relationships between several generations of artists, (re)discovering new ways of entering into the "material" and the frame, and examining the mechanics of cinema. This series is made possible with the support of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles. This program was curated by Brent Klinkum and presented in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Anthology Film Archives. TICKETS: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available at Brown Paper Tickets NOTE: The first eight screenings in this series will be at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, from August 17 September 22. SCREENING: Exposed (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2001, 16mm, b&w, 9min), Adebar (Peter Kubelka, 1957, 35mm, colour, 1min), Schwechater (Peter Kubelka, 1957-58, 35mm, colour, 1min), Iris (Maria Lassnig, 1971, 16mm, 10min), Le Barometre (Friedl vom Gröller, 2001, 35mm, b&w, silent, 3min), Berühmte Wieneriennen nackt: Die Geschichte des Pip-Ups [Famous Viennese Women naked: The History of the Pin-Up] (Ernst Schmidt, Jr., 1983, 16mm, colour, silent, 9min), TV + VT Works (Peter Weibel, 1969-72, video, b&w, 17.30min), Close Your Eyes (Billy Roisz, 2009, video, colour, 13min), Mann & Frau & Animal (VALIE EXPORT, 1970-73, 16mm, colour, 10min), 22/69 Happy End (Kurt Kren, 1969, 16mm, b&w, silent, 4min) TRT=90min 9/30 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue GOZOCINE gozoCine: WORKS BY GOZO YOSHIMASU Born in 1939, Gozo Yoshimasu is a highly acclaimed poet, filmmaker, and photographer living in Tokyo, Japan. Yoshimasu has published over thirty books of poetry, several of which have been translated in several languages. He has extended his poetry into other forms of artistic expression calligraphy, photography, and film. All of these films were shot and edited in-camera by Yoshimasu who captures landscapes and translates them into a delicate texture of interconnected images. This is the first time Yoshimasu has presented his films in the US. This program is presented in partnership with ISSUE Project Room and Aki Onda, as part of the "Voices and Echoes from Japan" tour. Funding for the tour is made possible by The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan program. Special thanks to the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and Osiris. AN ABANDONED SWIMMING POOL, TATESHINA (2006, 7 minutes, video) EIFFEL TOWER, TWILIGHT (2006, 6 minutes, video) WATTS TOWERS: THE TOWERS OF SHELLS OR SONG FOR DISAPPEARING SEA (2011, 10 minutes, video) WATER'S EDGE OF AMERICA, CONCORD (2011, 7 minutes, video) Plus other new works, and a performance by the filmmaker! Total running time: ca. 60 minutes. Enter your event announcements by going to the Flicker Weekly Listing Form at http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/thisweek.pl The weekly listing is also available online at Flicker: http://www.hi-beam.net
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