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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: ============== Binghamton University http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=jobs&readfile=14.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== WAMMFest (Towson, MD, USA; Deadline: December 15, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1490.ann Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: November 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1491.ann OpenLens Festival (Eugene, OR, USA; Deadline: December 07, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1492.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== MONO NO AWARE VI (Brooklyn, NY USA; Deadline: October 31, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1456.ann Beloit International Film Festival (Beloit, WI, US; Deadline: October 31, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1458.ann Go Short (Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Deadline: November 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1462.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 Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: November 01, 2012) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1491.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): ============================== * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 6, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Tony Conrad [October 6, New York] * The Connection [October 6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * United In Anger: A History of Act Up [October 6, San Francisco, California] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 7, New York, New York] * Judson Dance theater Program 2 [October 7, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 8, New York, New York] * Views From the Avant Garde [October 8, New York, New York] * Tie At the Paramount Center [October 9, Boston, Massachusetts] * The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott [October 10, London, England] * Breaking the Frame [October 10, London, England] * Tony Conrad Program 1 [October 10, New York] * Home Movie Day 10th Anniversary Special Screening (Two By Peter Forgacs) [October 10, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * Artprojx and Stevenson Present Four Short Films By Penny Siopis [October 11, London, England] * Peter Kubelka: the Essence of Cinema [October 11, London, England] * Occupy the Cinema [October 11, London, England] * Tony Conrad Program 2 [October 11, New York] * Robinson In Ruins (Free Screening) [October 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * Electromediascope [October 12, Kansas City, Missouri] * Laure Prouvost: the Wanderer [October 12, London, England] * Two Years At Sea [October 12, New York] * Two Years At Sea [October 12, New York] * Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches [October 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * Projexorcism: Spaceglue Continuum [October 13, Baltimore] * Fragments of Kubelka [October 13, London, England] * Two Years At Sea [October 13, New York] * Two Years At Sea [October 13, New York] * Two Years At Sea [October 13, New York] * Stop & Go 3-D [October 13, Oakland, CA] * Michael Koshkin's Pixel visions + Fialka's Pxl This 21 Fest [October 13, San Francisco, California] * Jordan Belson: Films Sacred and Profane [October 14, Cambridge, Massachusetts] * Home Movies and the Avant-Garde: Program 2 [October 14, Chicago, Illinois] * Two Years At Sea [October 14, New York] * Two Years At Sea [October 14, New York] * Two Years At Sea [October 14, New York] * Couleurs MéCaniques: Films of Rose Lowder [October 14, San Francisco, California] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. ------------------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012 ------------------------- 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 1:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 1:30pm Program 10. BEYOND THE BORDERLINE Beyond Expression Bright Erin Espelie, U.S., 2012, 9m The Name Is Not the Thing Named Deborah Stratman, U.S., 2012, 10:50 Marshy Place Across Lorenzo Gattorna, U.S., 2012, 4:30 Tectonics Peter Bo Rappmund, U.S./Mexico, 2012, 60m Total Running Time: 84m 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 10pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 10:00pm Program 2b. RAUL RUIZ The Blind Owl, France, 1987, 90m, 16mm 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 12pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 12:00pm Program 9. PHANTOM RESIDENCE S P E C T R E Sarah Grace Nesin, U.S., 2011, 5:50 Phantom of a Libertine Ben Rivers, UK, 2012, 10m, 16mm The Room Called Heaven Laida Lertxundi, U.S., 2012, 11m Mekong Hotel Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2012, 60m Total Running Time: 87m 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 2:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 2:30pm Program 11. PEGGY AHWESH & JOE GIBBONS Martina's Playhouse Peggy Ahwesh, 1989, U.S., 20m From Romance to Ritual Peggy Ahwesh, 1985, U.S., 20m Confidential Pt. 2 Joe Gibbons, 1980, U.S., 25:50 Spying Joe Gibbons, 1977-78, U.S., 31:30 16mm blow-ups from Super 8 by BB Optics National Film Preservation Foundation funded projects of Bard College Total Running Time: 94m 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 4:15pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 4.15pm Program 12. JEROME HILER: NEW SHORES In the Stone House 1967-70/2012, U.S., 30-45m, 16mm New Shores 2012, U.S., 25m, 16mm Total Running Time: 70m 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 5pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 5:00pm Program 4. NICOLAS REY anders, Molussien (differently, Molussia), France, 2012, 81m, 16mm 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 6;15pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 6:15pm Program 13. NATHANIEL DORSKY August and After U.S., 2012, 18:50, 16mm April U.S., 2012, 26m, 16mm Total Running Time: 44m 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 7:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 7:30pm Program 3b. INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES BY SKY AND ON FOOT see Friday at 2:30pm Total Running Time: 81m 10/6 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 8:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 8:30pm Program 14. JEFF PREISS STOP, U.S., 1995-2012, 120m 10/6 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: TONY CONRAD THE FLICKER 1966, 30 min, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with funding provided by The National Film Preservation Foundation. Mathematical and rhythmical orchestration of white and black frames. STRAIGHT AND NARROW 1970, 10 min, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with funding provided by The National Film Preservation Foundation. A study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black-and-white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. FILM FEEDBACK 1974, 15 min, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with funding provided by The National Film Preservation Foundation. "Made with a film-feedback team which I directed at Antioch College. Negative image is shot from a small rear-projection screen, the film comes out of the camera continuously (in the dark room) and is immediately processed, dried, and projected on the screen by the team. What are the qualities of film that may be made visible through feedback?" T.C. Total running time: ca. 60 min. 10/6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/robinson-in-ruins/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street THE CONNECTION dir. Shirley Clarke, US, 1962, 35mm, 102 mins, b/w ///// American independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke adapted this controversial play about a group of drug addicts, some of whom are also jazz musicians, waiting for their drug connection. Clarke's first feature draws from both Cinéma Vérité and the French New Wave to create a captivating and gritty vision of the beat era. Featuring music by jazz composer Freddie Redd, The Connection is a major achievement from one of the most important and tragically overlooked directors of American cinema. The Connection is the first release of Project Shirley, a four-year mission by Milestone Films to explore the life and work of Shirley Clarke by partnering with archives around the world to bring out the best versions of her films. The Connection was preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding by the Film Foundation. 10/6 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30pm, 992 Valencia UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP In its West Coast theatrical debut, Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman's United in Anger is a feature doc about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement, from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Mixing oral histories of ACT UP members with rare archival footage, and taking the viewer through the planning and execution of a dozen exhilarating major actions, the film depicts the courageous efforts of the direct-action group as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. Introduced by Cyd Nova, of the local chapter, which receives a portion of the proceeds. ----------------------- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012 ----------------------- 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 1:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 1:30pm Program 15. TOUCH AND GO Quando i volti si tòccano Paolo Gioli, Italy, 2012, 6:44 Arbor Janie Geiser, U.S., 2012, 7m Impressions Marika Borgeson, U.S., 2012, 4:29 Point de Gaze Jodie Mack, U.S., 2012, 5m Audition Karen Yasinsky, U.S., 2012, 4m Quando i corpi si tòccano Paolo Gioli, Italy, 2012, 3:44 Dragonflies with Birds and Snake Wolfgang Lehmann, Sweden, 2011, 60m Total Running Time: 93m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 10:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 10:30pm Program 21. CHRONOCOLOR Jake Seven Mary Beth Reed, U.S., 2012, 4m Austerity Measures Guillaume Callieau & Ben Russell, Greece, 2012, 8:40 Another Void Paul Clipson, U.S., 2012, 10:30 Which Ceaselessly Float Up Beige Band (Vanessa O'Neill and Kent Long), U.S., 2012, 15m, 16mm double projection with live music Bloom Scott Stark, U.S., 2012, 11m Never a Foot Too Far, Even Daichi Saito, Canada, 2011, 14m, 16mm double projection Deep Red Esther Urlus, Netherlands, 2012, 7m, 35mm Total Running Time: 67m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 12pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 12:00pm Program 13. NATHANIEL DORSKY see Saturday at 6:15pm Total Running Time: 44m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 2:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 2:30pm Program 16. JAMES BENNING small roads, U.S., 2011, 103m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 4:30pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 4:30pm Program 17. DOPPLEGANGER (THE ETERNAL RETURN) Strata of Natural History Jeannette Muñoz, 2012, Switzerland/Chile, 11:45 Girl Chewing Gum John Smith, 1973, UK, 12m, 16mm Man Phoning Mum John Smith, 2012, UK, 11:35 Interstitial Project 3 Matt McCormick, U.S., 2012, 1:55 Waiting Room Vincent Grenier, U.S., 2012, 8:40 Interstitial Project 4 Matt McCormick, U.S., 2012, 2m Transit of Venus 1 Nicky Hamlyn, UK, 2005, 3m, 16mm Transit of Venus 2 Nicky Hamlyn, UK, 2012, 3m, 16mm WORK IN PROGRESS Ernie Gehr, U.S., 2012, 30:20 Total Running Time: 84m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 5:15pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 5:15pm Program 18. PUZZLING EVIDENCE Across and Down Lori Felker, U.S., 2012, 18m Hotel Room Bernd Oppl, Austria, 2011, 6m The Day of Two Noons Mike Gibisser, U.S., 2012, 67m Total Running Time: 92m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 7pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER 7:00pm Program 19. ATLAS MINUS The Strife of Love in a Dream Camille Henrot, 2012, France, 12m, 35mm 21 Chitrakoot Shambhavi Kaul, U.S./India, 2012, 9m A Few Extra Copies Bobby Abate, U.S., 2012, 9:15 17 New Dam Road Dani Leventhal, U.S., 2012, 8:52 The Voice of God Bernd Lützeler, India/Germany, 2011, 9:35, 35mm The Tombigbee Chronicles Number Two Kevin Jerome Everson, U.S., 2012, 19:13, 16mm Chevelle Kevin Jerome Everson, U.S., 2012, 7:30, 35mm Wadena Peggy Ahwesh, U.S., 2012, 18:30 Total Running Time: 95m 10/7 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 9pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE HOWARD GILMAN THEATER 9:00pm Program 20. A LUTHER PRICE BESTIARY selected 16mm work by Luther Price, U.S., 2007-12 Total Running Time: 90m 10/7 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue JUDSON DANCE THEATER PROGRAM 2 In 1982, Danspace Project and Bennington College collaborated on "The Judson Project", a series of performances dedicated to reconstructing Judson-era works with 14 Judson choreographers, including Edward Bhartonn, Remy Charlip, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Brian De Palma, Judith Dunn, Simone Forti, Deborah Hay, Aileen Passloff, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Elaine Summers, and James Waring. The Bennington College Judson Project also filmed interviews with many of the artists that were central to Judson Dance Theater. Danspace Project and Movement Research present a selection of these rarely-seen reconstructions and interviews in a special afternoon screening. ----------------------- MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012 ----------------------- 10/8 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 11:15am, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE Program 22. Fragments of Kubelka: Martina Kudlácek, Austria, 2012, 232m 10/8 New York, New York: New York Film Festival http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm 7 & 9pm, Lincoln Center VIEWS FROM THE AVANT GARDE Program 23. PETER KUBELKA: MONUMENT FILM: 35mm double projection & installation: 1. Arnulf Rainer Austria, 1958-60, 6:24m. 2. Antiphon Austria, 2012, 6:24m. 3. Arnulf Rainer & Antiphon simultaneous projection side by side . 4. Arnulf Rainer & Antiphon superimposed double projection. Technical realization by Robert Film Services ------------------------ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 ------------------------ 10/9 Boston, Massachusetts: TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition http://experimentalcinema.givezooks.com/events/tie 7:00PM, 559 Washington Street TIE AT THE PARAMOUNT CENTER TIE presents its second annual show at the Paramount Center's Bright Family Screening Room. One of TIE's central concerns is with the dissolution of boundaries as a productive artistic practice. We explore this in terms of cross-cultural communication, in our stance toward historicity in film, in our openness toward and engagement with the public, and in our emphasis on the materiality of the medium of filma materiality that can be said to be at the boundary of representation. The following program of contemporary 16mm films helps to form such a vision: http://experimentalcinema.givezooks.com/events/tie --------------------------- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 --------------------------- 10/10 London, England: BFI London Film Festival www.experimentaweekend.org.uk 6pm, ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH THE POOR STOCKINGER, THE LUDDITE CROPPER AND THE DELUDED FOLLOWERS OF JOANNA SOUTHCOTT THE POOR STOCKINGER, THE LUDDITE CROPPER AND THE DELUDED FOLLOWERS OF JOANNA SOUTHCOTT (Luke Fowler | UK 2012 | 61 min) The new work by Luke Fowler, a current nominee for the Turner Prize, explores the role played by left wing intellectuals in the working class communities of post-war Yorkshire. At night schools organised by the Workers' Educational Association, adults with no other access to further education were taught by progressive thinkers such as Raymond Williams, Richard Hoggart and E.P. Thompson, from whose treatise The Making of the English Working Class the film takes its long-winded title. As in previous studies of R.D. Laing and Cornelius Cardew, Fowler makes effective use of archival and contemporary materials. The result is far from a conventional documentary: in place of objective commentary, the soundtrack features the lilting voice of artist Ceryth Wyn Evans reading Thompson's class reports (pointed and often droll). For the present-day images of municipal buildings, West Riding towns and surrounding landscapes, Fowler shot in collaboration with American independent filmmaker Peter Hutton. (Mark Webber) The screening on 10 October will feature an extended introduction by Dr Tom Steele. 10/10 London, England: BFI London Film Festival www.experimentaweekend.org.uk 8pm, ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH BREAKING THE FRAME BREAKING THE FRAME (Marielle Nitoslawska | Canada 2012 | 100 min) Breaking the Frame is the first feature-length documentary on Carolee Schneemann, an artist whose pioneering work has transformed discourses on the body, sexuality and gender. In cinema history, she is primarily known for Fuses, an honestly explicit film of lovemaking from a feminine viewpoint shot between 1964-67. For decades, Schneemann has similarly challenged taboos in other media, making paintings, performances, video, collage and installations in which personal experiences are absolutely entwined with formal considerations: 'Form is emotion. I work towards metaphors of sensation, a dramatization of loss and recovery.' Her kinetic performance style, developed while a key member of the Judson Dance Theater, produced pieces such as Meat Joy, Up To And Including Her Limits and Interior Scroll, now regarded as seminal works of live art. In this mesmerising film, which forgoes chronological biography, the artist generously shares her memories and extraordinary personal archive. (Mark Webber) 10/10 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TONY CONRAD PROGRAM 1 BROADCAST & CABLE-ACCESS WORK Conrad hosts an evening of his video productions made for Buffalo NY cable-access television. Conrad commandeered the airwaves in the 1990s with a program called STUDIO OF THE STREETS and was involved in many other productions made within the Buffalo media community. These collaborative production projects and innovative public-access programs are among Conrad's least visible works, and deeply deserve further attention. Conrad will offer up his inimitable commentary on a hand-picked selection of clips and episodes. 10/10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/home-movie-day-10th-anniversary-special-screening/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street HOME MOVIE DAY 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SCREENING (TWO BY PETER FORGACS) In 2012, Dwight Swanson of the Center for Home Movies invited the programmers of IHP as well as other Philadelphia and nationwide community theaters, cinematheques, micro-cinemas, and similar venues to help them mark Home Movie Day's 10th anniversary this October by programming one or more titles listed on their "Home Movie Movies" selection list. (See the complete list at their website.) The two features we've chosen to present for you are:::::: Miss Universe 1929: Lisl Goldarbeiter. A Queen in Wien dir. Péter Forgács, Hungary/Netherlands/Austria, 2006, DigiBeta, 70 min, b/w: Lisl Goldarbeiter's cousin, amateur filmmaker Marci Tenczer, came from Szeged, Hungary. He studied in Vienna, where he saved his money to buy a camera and film to pursue his passion for making films. It is through him that this bittersweet twentieth-century Austro-Hungarian story has come down to us. Lisl, who grew up in Vienna in modest circumstances, first won the title of Miss Austria in 1929 at the Austrian beauty contest, finishing ahead of 600 other contestants. She finished second at the Miss Europe beauty contest in Paris, where the first Hungarian beauty queen, Böske Simon won. That year, the beauty queens of the world set sail to the United States to compete against the American beauties in Texas. This is where Lisl was voted the first Miss Universe by a unanimous decision of the jury! Lisl, now suddenly world famous, received various invitations and an offer from Hollywood, and her company was sought by many celebrities. She traveled extensively and, having rejected numerous suitors, finally married Fritz Spielmann, heir to a silk necktie fortune in Vienna. Marci Tenczer faithfully recorded it all on film. These golden years in Vienna came to an end when Hitler's Germany annexed Austria. They lost nearly everything in the war, and their trials under the Nazi regime began. ///// El Perro Negro: Stories from the Spanish Civil War dir. Péter Forgács, Hungary/France/Netherlands, 2005, DigiBeta, 84 min, b/w: El Perro Negro takes a cliché-breaking view of the Spanish Civil War through a mesmerizing found footage collage. The saga begins in 1929 with the talented amateur filmmaker Joan Salvans, son of a wealthy Catalan industrialist, of Terrassa. The Salvans were the object of admiration as one of the most successful wool manufacturers of Catalonia but also of hatred by the emerging anarchists and socialist trade unionists. On July 24, 1936, six days after the Civil War broke out; a militant anarchist group led by 'Pedro el Cruel' kills Joan Salvans, filmmaker, and his father Francesco Salvans. A cyclist, not far from their house, finds their bodies. Just about the same time as when Joan's life unfortunately ends, a new saga of the other young clandestine filmmaker, Ernesto Noriega, picks up the story line to guide us through his adventures. He is arrested and almost executed, but luckily survives and secretly films the prison on his way to Madrid. The twentieth century saw an unprecedented vitality of the Spanish spirit, but also an unpredictably sharp conflict between old and new, developed North and feudal South. What drove the anarchist 'Pedro el Cruel' to murder Salvans? And why did the Spanish army revolt against the Republic? While searching for answers, we travel through Spain's chaotic decade with the images and stories of several amateur filmmakers and their memories focusing on all sides of the front like Republicans, anarchists, Communists, and the foreigner Brits, Germans, Italians, and Americans, who fought on both sides. -------------------------- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012 -------------------------- 10/11 London, England: Artprojx Cinema http://www.artprojx.com/cinema 8pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY ARTPROJX AND STEVENSON PRESENT FOUR SHORT FILMS BY PENNY SIOPIS ARTPROJX & STEVENSON present ... 'THIS IS A TRUE STORY': FOUR SHORT FILMS BY PENNY SIOPIS. 11 October 2012, 8.15-9.45pm (doors open at 8pm). Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY. With TJ Demos and Penny Siopis in conversation and introducing the films. FREE BEER & POPCORN. STEVENSON and ARTPROJX are pleased to present four short films by Penny Siopis at the Prince Charles Cinema in London as part of the Frieze Art Fair VIP programme. The screening will be introduced by writer/curator TJ Demos in conversation with the artist. http://www.artprojx.com http://www.twitter.com/artprojx http://davidgryn.wordpress.com ... Based in Cape Town, Siopis has been exploring 'the poetics of vulnerability' in various media, including painting and installation, since the 1970s. She made her first film, My Lovely Day, for the second Johannesburg Biennale in 1997, prompted by the artistic director, Okwui Enwezor, who later described it as 'one of the masterpieces of the biennale'. Since then her films using old home-movie footage have come to play an increasingly prominent role in her oeuvre. In all of these, Siopis combines sequences of found 8mm film with sound and text (appearing as subtitles) to shape stories about people caught up, often traumatically, in larger political and social upheavals. Siopis writes: 'The elemental qualities of these stories appeal to me as they speak to questions far beyond their specific historical origins.' Tickets £10 (discount £5 for artists, students, curators and PCC members). Box office: +44 (0)20 74943654 http://www.princecharlescinema.com (Each ticket is entitled to one free beer and popcorn) 10/11 London, England: BFI London Film Festival www.experimentaweekend.org.uk 6pm, ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH PETER KUBELKA: THE ESSENCE OF CINEMA The seven films made by Peter Kubelka between 1955 and 2003 are an extraordinary demonstration of cinematic possibilities. In the 'metric' films Adebar, Schwechater and Arnulf Rainer, each individual element is precisely placed in relation to each other and the whole, resulting in a rhythmic viewing experience that articulates his assertion that 'film is not movement'. The 'metaphoric' works Mosaik im Vertrauen, Unsere Afrikareise, Pause! and Dichtung und Wahrheit explore ways in which meaning can be constructed by the juxtaposition of images and sound. Astounding at first sight, our understanding of these films deepens with repeated viewings. MOSAIK IM VERTRAUEN (Peter Kubelka | Austria 1955 | 17 min) ADEBAR (Peter Kubelka | Austria 1957 | 2 min) SCHWECHATER (Peter Kubelka | Austria 1958 | 1 min) ARNULF RAINER (Peter Kubelka | Austria 1960 | 6 min) UNSERE AFRIKAREISE (Peter Kubelka | Austria 1966 | 13 min) PAUSE! (Peter Kubelka | Austria 1977 | 12 min) DICHTUNG UND WAHRHEIT (Peter Kubelka | Austria 2003 | 13 min) Jonas Mekas has written: 'Kubelka's cinema is like a piece of crystal, or some other object of nature: It doesn't look like it was produced by man; one could easily conceive that it was picked up from among the organic treasures of nature.' 10/11 London, England: BFI London Film Festival www.experimentaweekend.org.uk 8pm, ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH OCCUPY THE CINEMA AUSTERITY MEASURES (Ben Russell & Guillaume Cailleau | Greece 2012 | 9 min) Athens at crisis point: a colour-separation portrait of the Exarchia neighbourhood during the anti-austerity protests. SEEKING THE MONKEY KING (Ken Jacobs | USA 2011 | 40 min) Amid the hypnotic, flickering motion of a metallic terrain, vitriolic onscreen texts rail against American culpability, from the Revolution to Iraq to the present administration. Each statement casts an arrow, and J.G. Thirlwell's monstrously cinematic score drives them home. DEEP STATE (Brad Butler & Karen Mirza | UK 2012 | 44 min) 'An audacious, semi-fantastical secret history of the counterforces of popular protest and clandestine control, this struggle is told through archive material, contemporary footage and future speculation.' A direct development of the filmmakers' visit to Cairo prior to the Tahrir Square uprising, Deep State was commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella, and made in collaboration with author China Miéville. 10/11 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TONY CONRAD PROGRAM 2 NEW, BUT OLD Conrad's archive contains slews of unfinished pieces from earlier days alongside more recent performances still buried on videotapes. Tonight's show features the unveiling of a plethora of works recently revived by the artist, including documentation of live performances and recently completed short videos. These pieces offer a multi-faceted, frequently hilarious look at a cross-section of Conrad's incomparable creativity. 10/11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/robinson-in-ruins/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street ROBINSON IN RUINS (FREE SCREENING) dir. Patrick Keiller, UK, 2010, video, 101 mins, color /// Robinson in Ruins is the third of Patrick Keiller's feature-length essay films in which we join the fictional protagonist Robinson on a Sebaldian journey through the English countryside. Here, Vanessa Redgrave assumes the role of former lover and narrator, offering new evidence of Robinson's most recent investigations. Upon being released from prison, Robinson is confronted with a world that has suffered war, economic collapse, and environmental crisis and sets out to find a cure. Wending his way through the landscape of southern England, we are told of Robinson's often profound musings, weaving together agriculture, philosophy, politics, architecture, and history. As Brian Dillon wrote in The Guardian, "Before Keiller's (Robinson's) gaze, the English countryside is a monument to itself, and ripe for revolutionary appropriation." ///// Organized in conjunction with Jeremy Deller: Joy in People at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. ///// ICA thanks The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and The Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts. ///// FREE admission (please RSVP at the link to let us know you plan to attend!) ------------------------ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 ------------------------ 10/12 Kansas City, Missouri: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art http://www.nelson-atkins.org 7;00 P.M., 4525 Oak Street ELECTROMEDIASCOPE Possible Worlds: Community, Identity and Culture. "Drop City," Joan Grossman (USA) 2012, 82 min. HD video transferred to DVD, produced with Tom McCourt, animation by Michael Kreuger. Visiting artist, Joan Grossman, will present and discuss her documentary on Drop City, an art commune in Colorado in the 60s. "The history of the world has been shaped by climate, war, famine, disease, Diasporas, revolutions, invention, energy and commerce. These influences all continue to contribute to the socio-political and cultural dynamics of change. Several new technological and intellectual developments are affecting the ways that people think about the communities that they are born into as well as those that they choose. The very notion of communities itself is complex with different scales and qualities, including the community of those who do not belong to a community, open permeable communities and closed or static societies where power is achieved through violence, ethnic cleansing and dictatorial or fascist control that maintains the status quo in the face of global change. At a time when the dysfunctional and often horrific dissolution and destruction of communities is becoming more prevalent artists and filmmakers are producing works that document and raise critical questions regarding what, how and if the limits of community that are emerging are relevant in the context of today's global political, economic and social crises."--Patrick Clancy. Series continues on Oct. 19 and 26. 10/12 London, England: Rio Cinema http://www.riocinema.org.uk/ 11:30pm, 107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB LAURE PROUVOST: THE WANDERER A Special Late Night Preview Screening of THE WANDERER by Laure Prouvost (2012, 75 minutes). "When I double speak, laughing and vomiting by the swing-bridge, then my language exits through a trapdoor." https://vimeo.com/49499097 In Laure Prouvost's THE WANDERER, a character undergoes a series of increasingly bizarre and mysterious experiences. As he tries to hold onto reality, it seems to melt from under him. THE WANDERER is based on a text by artist Rory Macbeth, who translated a Kafka novella from German into English without any knowledge of the German language and without a dictionary. On the way between languages, the original narrative is transformed, if not lost, in translation. Tickets: £6. Box Office: 020 7241 9410. Book Online: http://bit.ly/PS0xOQ 10/12 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA by Ben Rivers 2011, 86 minutes, 16mm-to-35mm, b&w NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN! FILMMAKER IN PERSON FOR OPENING NIGHT SCREENINGS! Ben Rivers renewed his relationship with Jake Williams, a man living in a decrepit house in the Scottish Highlands who had served as the subject of his earlier short film, THIS IS MY LAND (2006), in this feature-length exploration of solitude and the present's slow crawl into the future. Situated squarely within what seems to be the perfect environment for his sensibility and temperament, Jake goes about his daily routine across the four seasons in the near-complete absence of any human ties, with Rivers's camera functioning as the lone connection between him and the world beyond his self-imposed isolation. Rivers's use of anamorphic monochrome 16mm film stock emphasizes Jake's resistance to the forward march of time, and the patient, uncritical perspective presented in TWO YEARS AT SEA enables Jake to come into focus as an individual who leads his life exactly as he chooses, and as a weathered object moving resolutely against the temporal current. 10/12 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 9:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/12 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/robinson-in-ruins/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street WALDEN: DIARIES, NOTES AND SKETCHES dir. Jonas Mekas, US, 1969, 16mm, 180 mins, color ///// Walden is an early major work by Jonas Mekas, the first complete diary film ever made. Mekas continually shot his life with the manifesto: "I make home moviestherefore, I live! I livetherefore, I make home movies!" These home movies contain astonishing footage: a visit to Timothy Leary at Millbrook; performances by the Velvet Underground; and appearances by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Stan Brakhage, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Smith, Hans Richter, P. Adams Sitney, Andy Warhol, Nico and many more. ///// "Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shot nothing. When one writes diaries, it's a retrospective process: you sit down, you look back at your day, and you write it all down. To keep a film (camera) diary, is to react (with your camera) immediately, now, this instant: either you get it now, or you don't get it at all. All footage that you'll see in the Diaries is exactly as it came out from the camera: there was no way of achieving it in the editing room without destroying its form and content. "Walden contains materials from the years 1965-69, strung together in chronological order. For the soundtrack I used some of the sounds that I collected during the same period: voices, subways, much street noise, bits of Chopin (I am a romantic), and other significant and insignificant sounds." Jonas Mekas -------------------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 -------------------------- 10/13 Baltimore: Sight Unseen http://www.sightunseenbaltimore.com/ 8:30pm, Pent House Gallery | Copy Cat B501 | 1511 Guilford Ave. PROJEXORCISM: SPACEGLUE CONTINUUM Doors @8:30pm | Performance @9:00pm | $5 | Sight Unseen and Projexorcism present: Spaceglue Continuum, a live cinema performance inspired by "duct tape and its history of utility in space and on screen." The eight films used in this performance are not spliced - they are manipulated with independent lighting controllers, disrupting the linear flow of plot and dialogue as other films are blended in and out in a dizzying stroboscopic maelstrom of light and optical sound - real time editing a new narrative out of old found films. Using eight 16mm projectors, bicycle chains, CD-Rs as image splitters, light controllers, VJ/DJ mixers, camcorder images scrambled digitally and re-projected through two butterflied video projectors, and optical audio, projectionist Ed Cooper weaves an absurd new sensory overload from found footage. 10/13 London, England: BFI London Film Festival www.experimentaweekend.org.uk 1pm, ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH FRAGMENTS OF KUBELKA FRAGMENTS OF KUBELKA (Martina Kudláček | Austria 2012 | 232 min plus brief interval) In this extended portrait, Peter Kubelka speaks at length about his life, work and interests, drawing on a vast range of knowledge and experience. Active as a filmmaker since the 1950s, Kubelka's acclaimed cinematic works are only one aspect of his dynamic personality. In his legendary public lectures, he holds forth on a variety of disciplines including film, music, archaeology and cooking. He has also played an important institutional role in establishing the Austrian Film Museum, and as co-founder of Anthology Film Archives, for whom he designed an ideal viewing theatre known as the Invisible Cinema. Martina Kudláček (known for previous documentaries on Maya Deren and Marie Menken) immersed herself in Kubelka's world for several years, researching historical footage, recording lectures, and perhaps most importantly, filming him at home surrounded by his eclectic collection of anthropological objects. In these precious sequences, Fragments of Kubelka provides extraordinary insight in conveying his philosophy on life and art. (Mark Webber) 10/13 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 5:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/13 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/13 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 9:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/13 Oakland, CA: Studio Quercus http://www.studioquercus.com 7:00 pm, 85 26th Street, Oakland, CA STOP & GO 3-D A new series of stop-motion animations from around the world (www.stopandgoshow.com) The program dramatically plays with our visual senses through the artist's use of strobing effects, afterimages, anaglyphic experiments, optical elements and three-dimensional spoofs. Four of the animations in the program require the audience to wear red/cyan-colored glasses to fully engage with the work. This is the third installment of the Stop & Go program which was developed in 2008 to showcase animations that use stop-motion techniques. Animations in the Stop & Go 3-D screening are by Santiago Caicedo de Roux, David Daniels, Iemke van Dijk, Joey Fauerso, José Heerkens, Gilbert Hsiao, Kalle Johansson & Bendik Kaltenborn, Sarah Klein & David Kwan, Abbey Luck & Sean Donnelly, Jodie Mack, Brian McClave, Claudia Molitor & Gavin Peacock, Kate Nartker, Mel Prest & Andrew Kleindolph, Johan Rijpma, Albert Roskam, Tal Rosner, Jennifer Schmidt, Molly Schwartz, Wade Shotter & Yukfoo Animation, Jeanne Stern and Mark de Weijer. Tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271634 10/13 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30pm, 992 Valencia MICHAEL KOSHKINS PIXEL VISIONS + FIALKAS PXL THIS 21 FEST In this hr-plus sneak preview, Pixel Visions examines the early life and growing subculture of Fisher Price PXL 2000 enthusiastshow the first kids' video camera, using a simple audiocassette, turned the film world on, and found its way to Hollywood! Through interviews and rare footage, Koshkin demonstrates how this cheap plastic camera gave access to emerging artists attracted to its abstract b/w imagery. With Rick Linklater, Cecilia Doughtery, Lee Renaldo (Sonic Youth), Peggy Ahwesh, and others. PLUS peripatetic media whiz Gerry Fialka, in the flesh with the finest from his famous fest: Clint Enns, Wago Kreider, Will Erokan, tENTATIVELY a convenience, and more! ------------------------ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012 ------------------------ 10/14 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Film Archive http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa 7pm, Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street JORDAN BELSON: FILMS SACRED AND PROFANE Presented in association with the Center for Visual Music. The mesmerizing and otherworldly films of Jordan Belson (1926-2011) mark one of the unsurpassed high points in the history of post-WWII American experimental cinema. Defining a mode of rigorously and sublimely pure cinema, Belsons films invent spellbinding abstract forms in order to engage and expand perceptual experience, exploring a realm beyond habitual vision and somewhere deeper within human consciousness. Belsons long fascination with space travel and Eastern religions guided his exploration of light as a sculptural element, imbued with celestial, ethereal and mystical properties. In now iconic works such as Allures, Re-entry, Samadhi and the aptly named Light, Belson radically transformed the abstract film as defined earlier by Oskar Fischinger and Norman McLaren into an immersive and meditative experience, opening swirling, glittering depths in the screen for the minds eye to travel. Rarely acknowledged are the ways Belsons films were in dialogue with the most progressive art of its time, both the op-art of Bridget Riley and the Light and Space movement of the 1960s of Robert Irwin, Peter Alexander, et al., the West Coast school of minimalism that discovered a kind of vernacular sacred within the intense Southern California sunlight. Belsons work remained largely unseen for many years until the Center for Visual Music undertook an ambitious preservation initiative focused on Belson and the work of other abstract filmmakers. Presented in association with the CVM, the program includes a number of key titles recently preserved by the Center as well as Belsons marvelous final film, Epilogue which was commissioned by the Hirshhorn Museum for their vitally important Visual Music exhibition. The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to welcome Center for Visual Music curator and archivist Cindy Keefer to present an exciting showcase of Belsons cinema that includes both new preserved titles and rare archival prints. Introduction by Cindy Keefer Sunday October 14 at 7pm Caravan US 1952, 16mm, color, 4 min Séance US 1959, 16mm, color, 3.5 min Allures US 1961, 16mm, color, 8 min Re-entry US 1964, 16mm transferred to digital video, color, 6 min Momentum US 1968, 16mm, color, 6 min Chakra US 1972, 16mm, color, 6 min Light US 1973, 16mm, color, 6 min Cycles Directed by Jordan Belson and Stephen Beck US 1974, 16mm, color, 10 min Music of the Spheres US 1977/2002, digital video, color, 7 min Epilogue US 2005, digial video, color, 12 min Quartet US c. 1982, 16mm, color, silent, 10 min (unfinished) 10/14 Chicago, Illinois: Northwest Chicago Film Society http://www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org 7:00 PM, Cinema Borealis, 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 4th Floor HOME MOVIES AND THE AVANT-GARDE: PROGRAM 2 Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives as part of Home Movie Day The Program:  The Persistence of Memory (Ricardo Block, 1984, 16.5 min, 16mm from Filmmaker's Coop)  A Trip to the Land of Knowledge (Zoe Beloff, 1995, 65 min, 16mm from Filmmaker's Coop)  Reflexfilm/Familyfilm (Dana Hodgdon, 1978, 22 min, 16mm from Chicago Filmmakers) For decades, home movies and avant-garde films were jointly denigrated as 'amateur' in the least appealing sense: precious, obscure, endless, and immeasurably handicapped by a lack of professional polish. They were judged as failed attempts at Hollywood-style filmmaking, though their aspirations and implications often could not be more removed. In the 1960s, avant-garde filmmakers like Jonas Mekas and Stan Vanderbeek began reclaiming the epithet of 'home moviemakers,' producing work that challenged the borders of amateur cinema and domesticity itself. In honor of the tenth anniversary of Home Movie Day, we present two programs of avant-garde films that exalt, appropriate, and reshuffle home movies. 10/14 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 5:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/14 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/14 New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 9:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue TWO YEARS AT SEA See notes for Oct. 12, 7 pm. 10/14 San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque http://www.sfcinematheque.org 4 pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (at Third) COULEURS MéCANIQUES: FILMS OF ROSE LOWDER "The most memorable of Lowder's films are experiments in creating distinct visual experiences that, in their reduction of day-long phenomena into brief, precise, intense cinematic moments, sing the potential of an ecological film aesthetic." (Scott MacDonald) Hailing from the south of France, filmmaker, curator and archivist Rose Lowder has created, since 1978, a remarkable body of 16mm films which explore visual perception and the mechanics of the cinematic apparatus while absolutely exploding with ecstatic color and vibrant kineticism. Inspired largely by the rhythms of nature and rural life, Lowder's films joyously celebrate the textures of the natural world with an impassioned, impressionistic eye. This two-part series, presented on the occasion of her first visit to the Bay Area since 1987, represents a brief overview of Lowder's extraordinary body of work, 19782011. Second program to include: Roulement, rouerie, aubage, a study of paddle wheels on the River Sorgue; Rue des Teinturiers a longitudinal exploration of an urban landscape via intricate focus-pulling; Les Coquelicots (Poppies), a fusion of fishing boats and a field of red poppies; Jardin du sel/Salt Garden, a series of six poetic pictures, based on the sun, the wind and the sea, a strangely dark documentation of a sea-salt harvest; Bouquets 11-20, ten tightly structured, intricately woven, single-frame floral flicker films; and Beijing 1988, in which the ancient traditional philosophies and social practices of Chinese culture confront the ideological ambitions of the State. (Steve Polta) 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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