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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 NEW FILM/VIDEO: NON-FEATURE: ============================ "Black Holi " by karan sharma http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newworkf&readfile=137.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== PCPC Arts Festival (Dallas, Texas, USA; Deadline: September 30, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1576.ann Manipulated Image (International; Deadline: April 20, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1577.ann 15th Annual Artsfest Film Festival (Harrisburg; Deadline: May 03, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1578.ann The Winnipeg U. F. F.'s 90 Second Quickie (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Deadline: June 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1579.ann Blind Date [Vox Populi & Goldilocks Gallery, Philadelphia] (Philadelphia, PA, USA; Deadline: May 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1580.ann Festival of (In)appropriation (Los Angeles, CA; Deadline: May 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1581.ann Team Vector + videofag : Queer Arcade Call for Submissions Now Open! (Toronto, Ontario, Canda; Deadline: June 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1582.ann Antimatter [Media Art] (Victoria, BC, Canada; Deadline: July 19, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1583.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== twin rivers media festival (Asheville, NC USA; Deadline: May 06, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1535.ann Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Toronto, Canada; Deadline: May 10, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1547.ann 25 FPS Festival (Zagreb, Croatia; Deadline: May 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1554.ann Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2013 Call for Entries (UK; Deadline: May 03, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1556.ann Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (Mumbai,India; Deadline: April 30, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1558.ann SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival (San Vito Lo Capo (TP), Italy; Deadline: April 30, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1562.ann Federation Square - Melbourne (Australia; Deadline: April 30, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1563.ann Exuberant Politics (Iowa City, IA; Deadline: April 21, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1565.ann LITTLE SCUZZY FILM FESTIVAL (Carbondale, IL, USA; Deadline: April 20, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1571.ann Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: May 17, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1573.ann Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: May 10, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1574.ann Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: May 10, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1575.ann Manipulated Image (International; Deadline: April 20, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1577.ann 15th Annual Artsfest Film Festival (Harrisburg; Deadline: May 03, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1578.ann Blind Date [Vox Populi & Goldilocks Gallery, Philadelphia] (Philadelphia, PA, USA; Deadline: May 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1580.ann Festival of (In)appropriation (Los Angeles, CA; Deadline: May 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1581.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): ============================== * Sight Unseen Presents Contemporary Shorts @ the Bma [April 20, Baltimore] * Su Friedrich's Gut Renovation Screening At Rerun In Dumbo For One Week [April 20, Brooklyn, NY] * Handmade [April 20, Detroit, MI] * 2nd Annual Flamingo Film Festival: A Showcase of International Student Film & video [April 20, Ft. Lauderdale, FL] * New Works Salon Xi [April 20, Los Angeles, California] * South of the Border With Nick Zedd, Pgm 2 [April 20, New York, New York] * Panel Discussion: My Friends! the Life and Work of Jonas Mekas [April 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * The Cinema Is Jonas Mekas: Selections From the 365 Days Project [April 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * John Davis + Allison Holt/Jim Haynes Signal Mountain + [April 20, San Francisco, California] * Man With A Movie Camera [April 21, Boston, Massachusetts] * Twohundredfiftysixcolors - Second Screening! [April 21, Chicago, IL] * Kelly Sears: the Day of Speculative Motion [April 21, Los Angeles, CA] * Essential Cinema: Warhol/Whitney Program [April 21, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: My Hustler [April 21, New York, New York] * Gordon Matta-Clark Program [April 21, New York, New York] * An Evening With Jackie Raynal: Deux Fois [April 21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * Nick Zedd Presents "Spirit Underground" By Dr. Fanatik & Lorenzo Lagrave [April 22, Brooklyn, New York] * Early Monthly Segments #50 = Speaking Directly By Jon Jost [April 22, Toronto, Ontario, Canada] * Original Copies: the Limited Edition In Film and video [April 23, Brooklyn, NY] * Vicious Circle [April 23, Cambridge, Massachusetts] * Three Filmmakers: Schlemowitz, Jang, Serra [April 24, New York, New York] * Black Circle Cinema #001: Robert Smithson + Nancy Holt: Earthworks [April 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * La Air: Sharmaine Starks [April 25, Los Angeles, California] * Out-Takes From the Life of A Happy Man [April 25, New York, New York] * Raw, Raucous and Sublime: 30 Years of Vanessa Renwick, An Oregon Department of Kickass Retrospective [April 25, Portland, Oregon] * Bastard Film Encounter [April 25, Raleigh, NC] * Electromediascope [April 26, Kansas City, Missouri] * Out-Takes From the Life of A Happy Man [April 26, New York, New York] * Canyon Luminaries Program 1: Canyon Classics of the Bay Area [April 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * Canyon Luminaries Program 2: Through the Looking Glass [April 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] * Cnyx Screening Series: Films By Kevin Everson [April 26, Rochester, NY] * Psychic Geographies [April 26, Syracuse, NY] * Animation Freak-Out Night [April 27, Los Angeles, California] * Essential Cinema: Kenneth Anger Program [April 27, New York, New York] * Out-Takes From the Life of A Happy Man [April 27, New York, New York] * Jeremy Rourke + Colburn + Klahr + Geiser + [April 27, San Francisco, California] * Out-Takes From the Life of A Happy Man [April 27, Washington, DC] * Essential Cinema: Baillie/Crockwell Program [April 28, New York, New York] * Quick Billy [April 28, New York, New York] * Out-Takes From the Life of A Happy Man [April 28, New York, New York] * Shapeshifters Cinema Presents Lori Varga and Paul Baker [April 28, Oakland] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. ------------------------ SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 ------------------------ 4/20 Baltimore: Sight Unseen http://www.sightunseenbaltimore.com/ 2:00-4:00pm, The Baltimore Museum of Art | 10 Art Museum Drive SIGHT UNSEEN PRESENTS CONTEMPORARY SHORTS @ THE BMA Sight Unseen presents a group program of short films and videos chosen in response to the newly reopened Contemporary Art wing at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Featuring both local and international artists, the screening will be followed by a gallery talk relating pieces from the contemporary collection to the works shown. Including films and videos by: Stephanie Barber, Tom Borax, Mark Brown, David Gatten, Lawrence Jordan, William Knipscher, Laida Lertxundi, Jonas Mekas, Rebecca Meyers, Miranda Pfeiffer, Luther Price, Jennifer Reeves, Tasman Richardson, & Karen Yasinsky. FREE ADMISSION. For more information on the works, artists, and the Sight Unseen screening series, please visit: www.sightunseenbaltimore.com 4/20 Brooklyn, NY: reRun 7:30pm, 147 Front Street (Mezzanine) SU FRIEDRICH'S GUT RENOVATION SCREENING AT RERUN IN DUMBO FOR ONE WEEK http://gutrenovation.eventbrite.com/ Shows at 7:30 + 9:45 on Fri and Mon-Thurs, at 2pm on Sat and Sun ONE WEEK ONLY! 4/20 Detroit, MI: Mothlight Microcinema https://www.facebook.com/events/606526589377352/ 8pm, 2 John R. St., Ste 2 HANDMADE Please join us for the Mothlight Microcinema screening on April 20th at 8pm! This month we have a very exciting program of short animations curated by Gary Schwartz (see the full program listing below). The total run time of this screening will be 80 mins. As always, this event is free and open to the public; friends and cinephiles welcome. BYOB. Ring the white doorbell on John R to be let in. Hope to see you there! HANDMADE -- ANIMUS, Gary Schwartz 1982, 5 min, 16mm SINDROME DE LINEA BLANCA, Loudes Villagomez 2006, 8:20, 35mm (video transfer) IN PLASTER, Alyssa Baron-Klask 2012, 3:36, video HOUSE BUNNY, Gina Kamensky 2010, 1:30, 35mm (video transfer) PLAYTIME, Steven Woldshen 2007, 5:20, video FA, FHA, PHA OTTAWA!, Gary Schwartz 2010, 0:53, video THE DEEP DARK, Laura Heit 2011, 7:07, video COVERSONG, Eric Dyer 2012, 1:45, video YOURS TRULY, Osbert Parker 2006, 7 min, 35mm (video transfer) HERE COME 'Da JUDGE, Gary Schwartz 2007, 4 min, video PRAYERS FOR PEACE, Dustin Grella 2009, 7:38, video THE GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE, Min Young Oh 2013, 13:06, video FRESH OFF THE GRILL FILM FESTIVAL, Gary Schwartz 2012, 0:29, video INHERENT OBLIGATIONS, Rao Heidmets 2008, 10 minutes, video THAT DAM BOX SHOW 2, Gary Schwartz 2010, 1:10, video SECRET BEE, Gina Kamensky 2010, 2:30, video 4/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Flamingo Film Festival http://flamingofilmfest.com 7PM, 111 East Las Olas Blvd. AT-819 2ND ANNUAL FLAMINGO FILM FESTIVAL: A SHOWCASE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM & VIDEO The 2nd Annual Flamingo Film Festival: A Showcase of International Student Film & Video will be happening April 19th & 20th @ FAU FTL Askew Tower, Room #921 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m each evening. The event is free and open to the public. This year there will be representation from multiple schools in the United States including FAU, SCAD, USC, NYU, Iowa, and more. Further, there will be international representation from schools in Canada, India, London and Belgium. The festival is juried and competitive. Awards will be given in Animation, Experimental, Documentary and Narrative. Following each screening, there will be a Q & A with students in attendance. After parties to follow each night. For information on the festival, go to: www.flamingofilmfest.com 4/20 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. NEW WORKS SALON XI Several local and visiting artists will present in-progress or recently completed works in an informal screening with brief introductions by the artists and time for discussion between each work. William E. Jones will present Joy in Repetition, a lecture / performance addressing the relationship between artists Peter Roehr and Charlotte Posenenske, and the gallerist Paul Maenz. The performance will include a selection of Roehr's film montages, along with Jones' own Film Montages (for Peter Roehr), an appropriated video work that also takes simple repetition as its first principle, arranging fragments of gay porn films into a musical composition at once austere and erotic. San Francisco-based Irwin Swirnoff will perform we r bodies, using his short films, still photos and creative non-fiction, Irwin creates an intimate & immediate setting where he explores sexuality, romance, longing, anguish, pain, and resilience. Rick Bahto will perhaps show Room Film, a short Super 8 film looking at his filthy bedroom. Stephen van Dyck's show Customer Care airs on Los Angeles artist-run radio station KChung Radio. Through an episodic narrative of van Dyck's own defaulted loans, debts and bills, he calls debt collectors, telemarketers and customer service agents and talks with them about each other's personal lives. In one touching episode, a AAA agent in Dallas rings in the new year with van Dyck over the phone, wishing each other good luck in the new year for each other's creative careers. In others, van Dyck's curiosity and questions reveal a Costa Rican Time Warner Cable agent who has been to the jungle and seen jaguars and toucans, a cruise line booking agent who can't afford to take vacations, and a young mother in a new city trying to make friends while her husband is fighting in Afghanistan. 4/20 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:45 PM, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.) SOUTH OF THE BORDER WITH NICK ZEDD, PGM 2 An unhinged desire to shock can be found in Segura's films, while a healthy appreciation of female sensuality is embraced in Dr Fanatik's experimental dreamscapes. Finally, Teresa Margolles's documentation of the cleansing of a dead baby confronts an activity both mundane and exotic, as the dichotomy between life and death is manifested. Cultural anthropology is my mission here, to expose you to artifacts both similar and different from a time and place both alien and familiar as seen through Mexican eyes." Nick Zedd PROGRAM 2: Joaquin Segura LIL FIF FAIRY (2004, 1.5 min, video. Co-directed by Maurecio Limon.) ACAPULCO GOLDEN (2005, 13 min, video) Dr. Fanatik & Lorenzo Lagrava AXIS ATER 2008, 85 min, video Teresa Margolles BANANDO AL BEBE (1999, 10 min, video) Total running time: ca. 115 min. 4/20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/the-cinema-is-jonas-mekas-my-friends-the-life-and-work-of-jonas-mekas/ 2PM, 3701 Chestnut Street PANEL DISCUSSION: MY FRIENDS! THE LIFE AND WORK OF JONAS MEKAS Panel discussion with Jonas Mekas, Amy Taubin, Jackie Raynal and Ed Halter, moderated by Andrew Lampert. This discussion will utilize expert panelists, each of whom has a different connection to Mekas' life and work. They will share their perspectives on his film and video practice, the influence he has had on moving image culture and how he became the central figure in American independent film. ///// Jonas Mekas was born in 1922 in the farming village of Semenikiai, Lithuania. In 1944, he and his brother Adolfas were taken by the Nazis to a forced labor camp in Elmshorn, Germany. After the War, the UN Refugee Organization brought both brothers to New York City. Two weeks after his arrival he borrowed money to buy his first Bolex camera and began to record brief moments of his life. He soon got deeply involved in the American Avant-Garde film movement, creating Film Culture magazine, the Movie Journal column in the Village Voice, the artist-run distribution collective the Film-Makers Cooperative, and Anthology Film Archives, one of the world's largest and most important repositories of and venues for avant-garde cinema. During this time he completed 20 books of poetry and over 74 films varying from 4 minutes to 284 minutes in length. His film Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress when it was added to the National Film Registry in 2006. 4/20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/the-cinema-is-jonas-mekas-selections-from-the-365-days-project/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street THE CINEMA IS JONAS MEKAS: SELECTIONS FROM THE 365 DAYS PROJECT dir. Jonas Mekas, US, 2007, digital, 137 min. ///// Introduction and Q&A with Jonas Mekas ///// This program features selections of the short digital films Mekas posted daily throughout 2007. Combining brand-new footage with older material unearthed and made public for the first time, The 365 Days Project was both a bold leap into the digital world for Mekas and a natural extension of the approach to cinemasmall-scale, intimate, and directthat he had been practicing in his diary films for decades. Anthology Film Archives "It's a big struggle and I'm still struggling now. Poets have always struggled. The haiku, for example, is the art-form which absolutely comes closest to reality and is also the formal ecstasy of what poetry can achieve. In cinema, the camera can only film reality, that is, what is in front of it. But how to achieve this formally? It's a question of essence and how to structure it, so that it can contain reality and at the same time transport it into a completely different plane! It is a challenge I think that poets haveand we will be facing it forever. I have been trying in The 365 Days Project, I continue to try today, and I will keep trying until the day I won't be able to try anymore." J.M., from an interview with Brooklyn Rail magazine This series is supported in part by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 4/20 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30 PM, 992 Valencia St JOHN DAVIS + ALLISON HOLT/JIM HAYNES SIGNAL MOUNTAIN + Sound artist John Davis patches together a smart stack of oscillators to generate original tracks to three peculiar 16mm artifacts: A pair of anomalous educationals on electromagnetism precedes the world premiere of Craig Baldwin's double-projection Nth Dimension. Allison Holt and Jim Haynes' Signal Mountain is another world premiere, the brilliant edit of their recent SFMOMA performance. A delicious selection of 3D pieces includes Lillian Schwartz, Slavko Vorkapich, and Kerry Laitala's latest. PLUS Phil Patiris, DJ Spooky, and TV Sheriff. $7. ---------------------- SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 ---------------------- 4/21 Boston, Massachusetts: ArtsEmerson http://ArtsEmerson.org 1:00 PM, Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Man with a Movie Camera. This experimental silent documentary challenges the conventional need for characters and plot in a film. Instead, focusing on a range of cinematic techniques to create a mesmerizing depiction of work and play of Soviet citizens, Man with the Camera brought innovations and conventions to the film industry still used today. Splicing together three years' worth of random clips from director Vertov's collection, this avant-garde film paints a fantastically futuristic view of life in the city during the 1920s. 4/21 Chicago, IL: Conversations at the Edge http://www.saic.edu/cateblog 1pm, 164 N. State St. TWOHUNDREDFIFTYSIXCOLORS - SECOND SCREENING! Eric Fleischauer in person! - Crafted from thousands of animated GIFs (the file format used to create simple, looping animations online) twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Chicago-based artists Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus chart the GIF's evolution from internet page signpost into a nimble tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and considered artistic gestures as well as the file type's connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities. - JASON LAZARUS (1975, Kansas City, MO) is a Chicago-based artist, curator, educator, and writer. His practice includes photography, public archive projects, and the exploration of notions of impossibility as a medium. Lazarus's work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art, among others. - ERIC FLEISCHAUER (b. 1977, Buffalo, NY) is a Chicagobased artist, curator, and educator working in video, film, and digital mediums. Fleischauer examines the ramifications of technology's expansive influence on both the individual and cultural sphere. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, threewalls, and the Kunstmuseum Bonn, among others. - 2013, Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus, digital file, ca 97 min + discussion 4/21 Los Angeles, CA: The Machine Project 9am, 1200-D North Alvarado Street KELLY SEARS: THE DAY OF SPECULATIVE MOTION The Day of Speculative Motion features a series of dystopic short works starring wayward astronauts, ghostly beauty queens, eager soldiers, haunted ex-presidents, alluring telephone operators and doomed 1970s high school students. Kelly Sears uses popular American imagery to create parafictional readings of the nation's past and forge connections with the present-day. These works draw on the intersection of animation, experimental film, recycled cinema, and the film essay. Through this patchwork of American Post War histories, Sears examines the darker side of the American Dream in hallucinatory vignettes. - The Day of Speculative Motion begins on April 21st at 9 AM and will loop until midnight. There will be an artist talk, tea and morning toast at 11 AM. The screening includes, Voice on the Line (2009), Tropical Depression (2012), The Drift (2007), The Rancher (2012), Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise (2011), Cover Me, Alpha (2011). - Machine Project, 1200 D N Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026, Sunday April 21st, 9AM - midnight 4/21 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: WARHOL/WHITNEY PROGRAM Andy Warhol EAT (1963, 35 min, 35mm, b&w, silent) John and James Whitney FILM EXERCISES 1-5 (1943-45, 18 min, 16mm) James Whitney LAPIS (1963-66, 10 min, 16mm, silent) Total running time: ca. 65 min. 4/21 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 5:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: MY HUSTLER by Andy Warhol 1965, 67 min, 16mm, b&w MY HUSTLER is one of the classics of gay cinema. It is the story of a sexual triangle in which Ed Hood competes with his Fire Island neighbors, Joe Campbell and Genevieve Charbin, for the attentions of Paul America, whom he has rented for the weekend from "Dial-a-Hustler". The realism of the scenario is due largely to the absence of a script and performances by actors essentially playing themselves. 4/21 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue GORDON MATTA-CLARK PROGRAM Gordon Matta-Clark SPLITTING (1974, 11 min, 16mm, b&w/color, silent) SOUS-SOL DE PARIS (1977, 26 min, 16mm, b&w. In French with English subtitles.) Anthony McCall LANDSCAPE FOR FIRE (1972, 7 min, 16mm-to-video) LANDSCAPE FOR WHITE SQUARES (1972, 3 min, 16mm-to-video) Jane Crawford & Robert Fiore SHEDS (2004, 22 min, video) Nancy Holt & Robert Smithson SWAMP (1971, 6 min, 16mm-to-video) Ken Jacobs AIRSHAFT (1967, 4 min, 16mm, silent) LET THERE BE WHISTLEBLOWERS (2005, 18 min, video, b&w/color. Sound by Steve Reich.) Joseph Cornell GNIR REDNOW (1955, 5 min, 16mm, silent. Shot by Stan Brakhage.) Total running time: ca. 105 min. 4/21 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/an-evening-with-jackie-raynal-deux-fois/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street AN EVENING WITH JACKIE RAYNAL: DEUX FOIS dir. Jackie Raynal, France, 1969, 35mm, b/w, French with English subtitles ///// Introduction and Q&A with Jackie Raynal ///// IHP welcomes French filmmaker, film editor, critic and curator Jackie Raynal to present her landmark feature film debut Deux Fois. Raynal began her career in the 1960s as the film editor for New Wave directors such as Eric Rohmer, Jean-Daniel Pollet and Jean Eustache. Challenged by producer and patroness Sylvina Boissonnas to stop editing other people's films and make her own, Raynal traveled to Barcelona, where she completed Deux Fois in a single week. One of the most enigmatic films of the Zanzibar group (which included Philippe Garrel, Pierre Clementi and Nico), it is composed of a series of unconnected episodes, some repeated twice. The fairy-tale phrase "once upon a time" is turned on its head, as is the logic of classical film construction. With herself as the film's "star," Raynal announces each of the film's sequences and proclaims, theatrically and ironically, "tonight will be the end of meaning." Deux Fois has been described by Noël Burch as "an intentionally elementary meditation on certain primary functions of film, that could be said to be at the roots of film editing as suchexpectations, exploring the picture, perceptual memory, relationships between on-screen and off-screen spaceall explored in a series of free-standing sequence shots of perfect simplicity." In Les Cahiers du cinema, French critic Serge Daney said, "This cinema 'au feminin' reminds us what the imperialist eye had repressed: different modes of editing impulses; what is seen and heard alters our perspective." ---------------------- MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 ---------------------- 4/22 Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery http://www.microscopegallery.com 7PM, 4 Charles Place (at Myrtle between Bushwick & Evergreen Aves) NICK ZEDD PRESENTS "SPIRIT UNDERGROUND" BY DR. FANATIK & LORENZO LAGRAVE digital video, 2011, 65 minutes. A feature from Mexico City, Introduced by Nick Zedd. Admission $6. Nick Zedd joins us to introduce to New York the 2011 feature Spirit Underground by Mexican artists Dr. Fanatik and Lorenzo Lagrava, a work he discovered in his new home of Mexico City. "Spirit Underground" breaks the myth that there is a parallelism between mega cities such as Mexico and New York. While in New York underground movements are generated by the tedium and abundance, in Mexico it is by backwardness and lack. The pictures mixed with the texts in the movie become timeless, themed by the extravagant music of the authors of his musical "metamorphosis". The score is like a prelude for an audience that attends the museum halls, hungry for sensations that heal the everyday foolishness prevailing in most cities flooded by a comfortably cheap commercialism. -- FANATIK is an artist working with music, film, video, and photography. Since the 70s he has been a very active figure in the Mexican underground scene producißng 7 albums and more than 50 feature films and experimental videos. As a musician, he has played alongside José Manuel Aguilera, Steven Brown, Saul Hernandez, Alejandro Sanchez, Sabo Romo, Alejandro Marcovich, and many others. His work, which extends to radio and television broadcasts, has been object of numerous solo and group exhibitions. NICK ZEDD is a film-maker, painter, writer, actor, political satirist, and a leading figure of the Lower East Side cinematic revolution, the Cinema of Transgression. Zedd's works have been shown world-wide often with great resistance and are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). More info: www.microscopegallery.com. tel:;347.925.1433. Nearest Subway J/M/Z Myrtle/Broadway. 4/22 Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Early Monthly Segments http://earlymonthlysegments.org/ 8pm, Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar, 1214 Queen Street West EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #50 = SPEAKING DIRECTLY BY JON JOST Guest programmed by Eli Horwatt. Speaking Directly was made after Jon Jost was imprisoned between March 1965 and June 1967 for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War. While this may have left a heroic residue on the film, it is one Jost resists at every opportunity. Speaking Directly deconstructs the language of war, national identity, gender politics, friendship and ultimately cinema itself. ----------------------- TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013 ----------------------- 4/23 Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/ 7:30, 155 Freeman Street ORIGINAL COPIES: THE LIMITED EDITION IN FILM AND VIDEO A lecture by Erika Balsom - The sale of artists' film and video as limited editions on the art market is an increasingly dominant form of distribution, displacing both the rental model of the co-ops and the sale of uneditioned works. The widespread espousal of editioning represents a reining in of the inherent reproducibility of the moving image and its wholesale recuperation into the symbolic economy it once compromised, that of the unique work of art. The rise of this model has provoked considerable controversy. For some, its artificial scarcity goes against the inherent qualities of the medium and betrays promises of access and democratization\; for others, it represents the only way film and video will be taken seriously by museums and the most viable economic model to support the livelihood of artists. - Influenced by the practices of late-nineteenth century printmaking, the idea of selling artists' films as limited editions arises in the early 1930s but remains unrealized at that time. Throughout most of the twentieth century, attempts to edition film and video consistently failed to achieve market viability. This changes in the 1990s, when a number of factors align to make such a model of distribution not only possible, but more and more preferred. Tonight's talk will unfold this history, proposing an account of the reasons behind the increasing adoption of the limited edition over the past twenty years, and will explore what implications this development has for the production, distribution, and acquisition of film and video today. - Erika Balsom is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University. Her book on recent film and video installation, Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art, will be out from Amsterdam University Press this spring. - FREE - Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm. 4/23 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Balagan Films http://www.balaganfilms.com 7:30pm, Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street VICIOUS CIRCLE Mixing a number of rarely juxtaposed genres, Balagan takes a 360-degree look at cyclical structure and circular form. We are happy to present three locally-based artists and filmmakers: Nicolas Brynolfson, Santiago Gil and Julie Miller; as well as an audiovisual performance by NY-based artist Thomas Dexter and a 1970s' experimental film by Japanese avantgardist Toshio Matsumoto. ------------------------- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 ------------------------- 4/24 New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop http://www.millenniumfilm.org/ 8pm, 66 E 4th St THREE FILMMAKERS: SCHLEMOWITZ, JANG, SERRA Millennium Film Workshop presents work by three New York based filmmakers whose diverse films represent a common interest in the using the filmic texture of the media to enhance the subject matter of their work. MM Serra's "Art Parade" uses super-8 to preserve the East Village performance art scene. Joel Schlemowitz's "Teslamania" uses in-camera double exposures and prismatic lenses to document a Tesla coil performance. Hey-Yeun Jang's "(k)now (t)here" uses the 16mm Bolex to transform a train compartment into a camera obsura of image poetry. Additional works from the three filmmakers will also fill out the program. All three artists will be available for a Q&A after the screening. JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Screenings of his films have included the Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. His work has received awards from the Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Dallas Video Festival, and elsewhere. Filmmaker website: www.joelschlemowitz.com HEY-YEUN JANG is a Korea-born, New York based artist. Her works often involve 16mm film as either installation or a single channel film. Her films have been screened at the New York Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and VIDEOEX, and have been included in exhibitions all around the world. Her works have been awarded with the Fellowship Grant in New Genre by The National Endowment for the Arts and with the Finishing Funds by the Experimental TV Center. M.M. SERRA, Executive Director of the Film-Makers Cooperative is an experimental film/videomaker who has produced, directed, and edited more than fourteen works. Her own work, as well as her curated programs, have been screened at festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and New York Film Festival; the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York; The Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris; the London Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and the Dresden Film Fest in Germany. Serra has been the Executive Director of the Film-Makers' Cooperative in New York City since 1991 and has curated several exhibition programs in New York and Europe. www.mmserra.com 4/24 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Aux Performance Space http://blackcirclecinema.tumblr.com/bcc001 8:00PM, 319 N 11th Street BLACK CIRCLE CINEMA #001: ROBERT SMITHSON + NANCY HOLT: EARTHWORKS In recognition of Earth Day, Black Circle Cinema is pleased to present two important films by two pioneers of land/environmental art. These two depictions of major works of earth art are just as stunning today as when they were first created. Smithson and Holt both deal with time and space on a grand scale and these films are a testament to their enduring vision. // This exhibition comes on the heels of JG, a new 35mm film project by Tacita Dean on view at the Arcadia University Art Gallery through Sunday, April 21. JG examines the connection between JG Ballard's short story "The Voices of Time" and Spiral Jetty. // Spiral Jetty dir. Robert Smithson, 1970, US, 16mm, 30' // This film, made by the artist Robert Smithson, is a poetic and process minded film depicting a "portrait" of his renowned earthwork Spiral Jetty as it juts into the shallows off the shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake. A voice-over by Smithson reveals the evolution of Spiral Jetty. Sequences filmed in a natural history museum are integrated into the film featuring prehistoric relics that illustrate themes central to Smithson's work. A one minute section is filmed by Nancy Holt for inclusion in the film as Smithson wanted Holt to shoot the "earth's history." This idea came from a quote Smithson found: "the earth's history seems at times like a story recorded in a book each page of which is torn into small pieces. Many of the pages and some of the pieces of each page are missing". Smithson and Holt drove to the Great Notch Quarry in New Jersey, where he found a facing about 20 feet high. He climbed to the top and through handfuls of ripped pages from books and magazines over the edge of the facing as Holt filmed it. // Sun Tunnels dir. Nancy Holt, 1978, US, 16mm, 27' // Takes a close look at the many different processes involved in making art in the American landscape, away from urban centers and outside the usual art-world confines of museums and galleries. More specifically, it is a personal record of the making the filmmaker's art-work Sun Tunnels in the remote northwest Utah desert. Being aligned with the sunsets and sunrises during the summer and winter solstices, the sculpture indicates the daily and yearly cycle of the sun. The sunlight, which changes slowly within the tunnels during the day, is speeded up, making available an experience of the work which is filmic in nature. // Tickets: $7-10 sliding scale ------------------------ THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 ------------------------ 4/25 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. LA AIR: SHARMAINE STARKS 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. Sharmaine Starks, aka SharStar*, is a West Coast based, independent filmmaker, whose work explores inner city life and Hip Hop culture ranging from documentaries, narratives and music videos. She also teaches youth filmmaking workshops throughout Los Angeles, is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a Mom. Portraits of women in underground West Coast Hip Hop will be presented through short documentaries and uniquely crafted music videos that combine photography, digital and film mediums and hand-processed techniques. This eclectic collection of art will serve as a platform for these relevant voices in music to be seen and heard. Free event! 4/25 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue OUT-TAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN by Jonas Mekas 2012, 68 min, video "A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It's a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man." J.M. "In a film of amazing delicacy and poetic insight, Mekas celebrates the beauty of imperfect images " Amy Taubin "OUT-TAKES starts with Mekas alone at night while the city sleeps, editing his old films. As he looks back over his life he starts to talk, insisting that his life's work amounts to 'just images, some fragments of this world' that he will bring together for himself and a few friends. But as images of the people who brought joy into his life pass by, we realize that most of them are no longer alive. Mekas sees them again, but he is seeing them alone. As much as it is about his happy life, the film is also about emptiness, loss, and a longing for some sort of spiritual consolation. At one moment the cover of St John of the Cross's MEDITATIONS appears on screen. This is Mekas's long dark night of the soul." Richard Dorment, THE TELEGRAPH 4/25 Portland, Oregon: The Hollywood Theatre 7:30, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd RAW, RAUCOUS AND SUBLIME: 30 YEARS OF VANESSA RENWICK, AN OREGON DEPARTMENT OF KICKASS RETROSPECTIVE Two nights- April 25th and 26th - of different programing spanning the 30 year career of Vanessa Renwick. Also, the release of the LONG awaited N S E W dvd compilation of Vanessa's work! - This is Oregon Movies, A to Z's first Oregon filmmaker retrospective. - Find Oregon Movies, A to Z at www.talltalestruetales.com. 4/25 Raleigh, NC: Bastard Film Encounter http://www.bastardfilmencounter.com 7pm, Raleigh, NC BASTARD FILM ENCOUNTER basâ¢tard [bas-terd] - noun, something irregular, inferior, spurious, or unusual. - enâ¢counâ¢ter, verb, to come upon or meet with, especially unexpectedly: to encounter a new situation. - The Orphan Film Symposium introduced us to films that had been orphaned by their creators or caretakers. We hope to expand on this idea by looking at films that are bastardsill-conceived or received; embarrassing or beyond the bounds of acceptability; poor in conception or execution; undesirable to those who should be caring for them; proof of something that should have never happened. - The aim of the Bastard Film Encounter is to bring these misbegotten moving images out of the closet and begin to address what these films are, how they are kept and ignored (and if they really should be), if and why they might matter, and what role they might play in archives and in studies of the moving image. - We invite you to join us for a weekend of screening-intensive conversations about bastard films in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. Screenings and conversations are the focus of this event. Thematically clustered screenings will be followed by lengthy discussion and q&a sessions. ---------------------- FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013 ---------------------- 4/26 Kansas City, Missouri: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art http://www.nelson-atkins.org 7:00 p.m., 4525 Oak Street ELECTROMEDIASCOPE It is with mixed feelings that we present our 20th anniversary and final Electromediascope program titled "The End" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this April 12, 19 and 26, 2013. On April 12 we are exited to have composer, musician and sound artist Laetitia Sonami and visual artist SUE-C here in person to kick-off the celebration with a presentation of "Sheepwoman," a collaborative live cinema and sound performance constructed real time on stage. Sonami will also perform "Tunnel of Love," a world premiere sound installation by Paul DeMarinis and her own electronic sound work and world premiere, "Birds without Feet cannot Land." See www.sonami.net and www.sheepwoman.com. On April 19 we will present the feature length Inuit film "Before Tomorrow." We end the series on April 26 with a selection of short works by Anri Sala, William Kentridge, Peggy Ahwesh, Guy Maddin, Robin Rhode, Jesper Just, Jem Cohen & Luc Sante and Les LeVeque. To commemorate this milestone event, we have compiled a listing of all the works we have shown over the years, and the Museum has published it a small catalog, "Electromediascope 20th Anniversary." Copies are available for $15.95 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum Store. You may order online at museumstore.nelson-atkins.org, or call 816-751-1242. We feel very privileged to have been able to curate and present such a wide variety of films, videos and new media artworks by more than 350 artists from 53 different countries of origin. Electromediascope has had a great 20-year run at the Nelson-Atkins, and now we are excited by the prospect of redirectaing our time and energy back into our own artwork and writing. --Patrick Clancy and Gwen Widmer 4/26 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue OUT-TAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN See notes for Apr. 25, 8 pm. 4/26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/motion-picturescanyon-luminaries-program-1-canyon-classics-of-the-bay-area/ 7:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street CANYON LUMINARIES PROGRAM 1: CANYON CLASSICS OF THE BAY AREA Curator and film scholar Irina Leimbacher will be in attendance ///// Canyon Classics of the Bay Area opens with early films by James Broughton (Mother's Day) and Sidney Peterson (The Lead Shoes) that were screened at and supported by Frank Stauffacher's legendary Art in Cinema series at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Then, moving from urban angst to celebrations of nature, we have short gems from the 1960s: Bruce Baillie's single take of a rose-covered fence, All My Life, and Gunvor Nelson's portrait of her young daughter, My Name is Oona. We conclude back in the city center with Ernie Gehr's rigorous and unsettling silent city symphony Side/Walk/Shuttle. Mother's Day dir. James Broughton, US, 1948, 16mm, 15 min. ///// The Lead Shoes dir. Sidney Peterson, US, 1949, 16mm, 18 min ///// All My Life dir. Bruce Baillie, US, 1966, 16mm, 3min. ///// My Name is Oona dir. Gunvor Nelson, US, 1969, 16mm, 10min. ///// Side/Walk/Shuttle dir. Ernie Gehr, US, 1991, 16mm, 41min., silent 4/26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: International House Philadelphia http://ihousephilly.org/events/motion-picturescanyon-luminaries-program-1-canyon-classics-of-the-bay-area/ 9:00PM, 3701 Chestnut Street CANYON LUMINARIES PROGRAM 2: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Curator and film scholar Irina Leimbacher will be in attendance ///// Nathaniel Dorsky once said that his films were "of the world as it comes through the hole of his Bolex camera." The three filmmakers in this program use the Bolex and 16mm film as their "looking" glass. Guy Sherwin's 100-foot-roll studies reveal the power of his spring-wind camera to philosophically contemplate and comment on light, temporality, and life. In 19 Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan, Konrad Steiner places moving images next to each other to reflect on the dynamism and transience of relation and the force of the cinematic frame. Finally, Nathaniel Dorsky's Sarabande is a continuous, moving experience of discovery of the mysterious world that we seebut usually missevery day. Short Film Series dir. Guy Sherwin, US, 1976-1999, 16mm, 33 mins, silent, 18 fps ///// 19 Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan dir. Konrad Steiner, US, 1998, 35mm, 15 min. ///// Sarabande dir. Nathaniel Dorsky, US, 2008, 16mm, 15 min., silent, 18 fps 4/26 Rochester, NY: University of Rochester http://rochester.edu/college/humanities/ 6pm, University of Rochester, Hubbell Auditorium CNYX SCREENING SERIES: FILMS BY KEVIN EVERSON Films by Kevin Everson, with Mr. Everson in attendance for a Q&A to follow the screening. "For more than a decade, working in numerous film and video formats, Everson has presented images of the lives of African Americansand other people of African heritage, worldwidethrough his own distinctive practice of cinematic portraiture, a blend of fiction and documentary that analyzes minute aspects of individual personality by homing in on everyday gestures of labor and leisure...he has carved a place for himself outside both the typical expectations of documentary and the conventions of representational fiction."--Artforum 4/26 Syracuse, NY: Urban Video Project (UVP) http://www.urbanvideoproject.com/ 7:00pm, 401 Harrison Street PSYCHIC GEOGRAPHIES screening: 7pm in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium; reception: 8:30-9:30pm in the Everson plaza. Urban Video Project, Light Work and the Everson Museum of Art are pleased to present a group show of new video work in which forces of desire, both personal and political, and forces of nature traverse the land with a heavy tread, describing the borders of contested territories and propagating strange ecologies. Artists include: Mariam Ghani, Sayler/Morris, Basma Al Sharif, Jacqueline Goss, and Michael Robinson. In conjunction with the outdoor exhibition (April 11 - June 1) projected onto the Everson facade, a special indoor screening will be held including additional work by Michael Robinson and Geoffrey Pugen. A reception will follow immediately on the plaza. Coffee and vegan baked goods by Recess Coffee. All UVP events are FREE & OPEN to the public. Contact: i...@urbanvideproject.com; 315.443.1369. For more info, go to: http://www.urbanvideoproject.com/?p=1522 ------------------------ SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013 ------------------------ 4/27 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. ANIMATION FREAK-OUT NIGHT Won't you join Cosmo Segurson for an evening of strange and mind bending cartoons? Root beer floats will be served up as his collection of 16mm animation prints entertains you beyond belief. From the United States and around the world, some from the Film Center's own library, these cartoons are rare and well worth your attention. Tex Avery, The Fleischer Studios, and a couple of prints that he's not sure who made, will be shown. Did we mention Root Beer Floats? All works shown on 16mm! 4/27 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: KENNETH ANGER PROGRAM FIREWORKS (1947, 20 min, 35mm, b&w) RABBIT'S MOON (1950-70, 15 min, 35mm) EAUX D'ARTIFICE (1953, 13 min, 16mm) KUSTOM KAR KOMMANDOS (1965, 3 min, 16mm) SCORPIO RISING (1963, 30 min, 35mm) Poetry, psychodrama, and the occult meet in these timeless works by one of the pioneers of the American avant-garde film. Total running time: ca. 85 min. 4/27 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue OUT-TAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN by Jonas Mekas 2012, 68 min, video Share + Film Notes "A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It's a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man." J.M. "In a film of amazing delicacy and poetic insight, Mekas celebrates the beauty of imperfect images " Amy Taubin "OUT-TAKES starts with Mekas alone at night while the city sleeps, editing his old films. As he looks back over his life he starts to talk, insisting that his life's work amounts to 'just images, some fragments of this world' that he will bring together for himself and a few friends. But as images of the people who brought joy into his life pass by, we realize that most of them are no longer alive. Mekas sees them again, but he is seeing them alone. As much as it is about his happy life, the film is also about emptiness, loss, and a longing for some sort of spiritual consolation. At one moment the cover of St John of the Cross's MEDITATIONS appears on screen. This is Mekas's long dark night of the soul." Richard Dorment, THE TELEGRAPH 4/27 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30 PM, 992 Valencia St JEREMY ROURKE + COLBURN + KLAHR + GEISER + Back by popular demand is the spirited person of Jeremy Rourke, conjuring musical complements to three extraordinary animations: the debut of his own Walk Long Inside Upon Your Land, the exquisite Mulching Emulsion, and Dave Fleischer's 1928 Koko Goes Ghosting. We honor the recently deceased Gerry Anderson with a section from Thunderbirds Are Go!, plus Philip Stapp's Tanguy-esque Picture in Your Mind (on 16mm). As to the new generation: Martha Colburn's Colony Collapse Disorder, Jodie Mack's August Song, Nina Paley's This Land Is Mine, Omer Gal's Sap, Janie Geiser's Lost Motion, and Lewis Klahr's Creased Robe Smile. Joel Schlemowitz kicks in a collage-homage to illustrator extraordinaire Ms. Dame Darcy 4/27 Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art http://www.nga.gov 4:30, 6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW OUT-TAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN Fleeting scenes and favorite moments, Out-Takes is composed of fragments not used in his earlier diary films, the genre that Jonas Mekas (now 90) made famous during his more than 50 years of filmmaking."Brief glimpses of family, my friends, girlfriends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It is a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man." (Jonas Mekas, 2012, DigiBeta, 68 minutes) Reminiscences from Germany, writes Mekas, is "an attempt to provide an introduction to the German period of my life from 1944 to 1949. Using original photos taken by myself and my brother Adolfas, and footage from 1971 and 1993, I revisit Elmshorn, Flensburg, Wiesbaden, Mainz and Kassel where I spent five yearsfirst as a Forced Laborer in a war prisoners' camp, and later as a Displaced Person in displaced persons' camps. ---------------------- SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 ---------------------- 4/28 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 4:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: BAILLIE/CROCKWELL PROGRAM Bruce Baillie MASS FOR THE DAKOTA SIOUX (1963-64, 20 min, 16mm, b&w) QUIXOTE (1964-65, 45 min, 16mm) CASTRO STREET (1966, 10 min, 16mm) ALL MY LIFE (1966, 3 min, 16mm) VALENTIN DE LAS SIERRAS (1968, 10 min, 16mm) Meditations on America by a filmmaker whom Willard van Dyke once called the most American of all contemporary filmmakers. Annette Michelson has referred to Bruce Baillie as one of the few American political filmmakers. Douglass Crockwell GLENS FALLS SEQUENCE (1964, 8 min, 16mm) "The basic idea was to paint continuing pictures on various layers with plastic paint, adding at times and removing at times, and to a certain extent these early attempts were successful." D.C. Total running time: ca. 100 min. 4/28 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue QUICK BILLY by Bruce Baillie 1971, 57 min, 16mm Bruce Baillie's journey through "the dark wood encountered in the middle of life's journey" (Dante), with references to Bardo Thodol. A major work from one of the great poets of cinema. 4/28 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue OUT-TAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN See notes for April 25, 8 pm. 4/28 Oakland: Shapeshifters Cinema http://shapeshifterscinema.com/ 8-9PM, 511 48th St. Oakland SHAPESHIFTERS CINEMA PRESENTS LORI VARGA AND PAUL BAKER Bay Area native Lori Varga will present "Beyond the Frames of Light and Strange Sounds, Vol. 2" using 16mm and 8mm handmade collage films, experimental celluloid loops, 35mm slides and a live electronic sound collage made from old audio tape loop machines, magnetic card readers and analog cassette tapes. Paul Baker (Austin, Texas) and friends will also perform Analog Omega - a series of analog feedback loops of images and sounds utilizing VCR, TV and projector overlays, set to audio dronal and tonal experimental sound. 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