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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: ============================ "Hermeneutics" by Alexei Dmitriev http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newwork&readfile=512.ann "Stuck in the 90's" by MWoods http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newwork&readfile=511.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival (San Vito Lo Capo (TP), Italy; Deadline: May 10, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1562.ann ARTErra - Rural Artistic Residencies Portugal (Tondela, Portugal; Deadline: June 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1584.ann Beloit International Film Festival (Beloit, WI, USA; Deadline: October 23, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1585.ann VIDEOHOLICA 2013 [OUT OF FOCUS!] OPEN CALL (Varna, Bulgaria; Deadline: June 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1586.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 SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival (San Vito Lo Capo (TP), Italy; Deadline: May 10, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1562.ann International Kontinent Photography Awards (TR; Deadline: June 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1566.ann WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Deadline: May 31, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1567.ann animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival (Cologne/Germany; Deadline: June 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1568.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 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 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): ============================== * The Decade You Spent A Decade Trying To Forget: Movies and Readings By Bill Brown [May 11, Los Angeles, California] * Super 8 Live and In Person With Katrina Del Mar & Stephanie Gray Short Filmic Portraits of People & Places" [May 11, New York, New York] * Christian Divine's Saturday Nite Drive-In Spectacular! [May 11, San Francisco, California] * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents China Girls [May 12, Los Angeles, California] * Berlin - Symphony of A City (Live Score) [May 12, New York, New York] * Shapeshifters Cinema Presents Jim Haynes [May 12, Oakland] * Mirror Stage [May 13, Cambridge, Massachusetts] * C. Spencer Yeh Presents Japanese Noise Vhs Double Bill [May 14, Brooklyn, NY] * An Evening With Jackie Raynal [May 15, New York, NY] * Center For visual Music Presents: An Evening With Barry Spinello [May 16, Los Angeles, California] * Violence // Seance Raguliare Du Collectif Jeune Cinema [May 16, Paris, France] * Delicate Textures: Films By Steve Polta [May 17, Los Angeles, California] * Show & Tell: Shelly Silver Program 1 [May 17, New York, New York] * KüçüK Sinemalar! Experimental Cinema From Turkey [May 18, Austin, TX] * Axwff Salutes Mm Serra &Amp; the Ny Filmmakers Co-Op [May 18, Filmmakers Co-op] * The Dream Machine: A Living Room Screening With Phil Solomon! [May 18, Los Angeles, California] * Up To the BorderA Personal view About the Berlin Wall [May 18, Los Angeles, California] * Experimental Films of Coleman Miller [May 18, Minneapolis, MN] * Essential Cinema: Stan Brakhage Program [May 18, New York, New York] * Show & Tell: Shelly Silver Program 2 [May 18, New York, New York] * Show & Tell: Shelly Silver Program 3 [May 18, New York, New York] * Bill Brown's Book Launch and Retrospective [May 18, San Francisco, California] * Michael Klier's Der Riese [The Giant] [May 19, Chicago, IL] * Simply Because You're Near Me: Films By Phil Solomon [May 19, Los Angeles, California] * Essential Cinema: Stan Brakhage Program 2 [May 19, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Dog Star Man [May 19, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Songs 1-14 [May 19, New York, New York] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. ---------------------- SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 ---------------------- 5/11 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. THE DECADE YOU SPENT A DECADE TRYING TO FORGET: MOVIES AND READINGS BY BILL BROWN Lonesome drifter of underground cinema Bill Brown will present the West Coast Premiere of his latest movie, Memorial Land, a documentary portrait of six people across the United States who built their own DIY 9/11 memorials. He will also screen a selection of recent work on 16mm, including Document and The Other Side, "a personal essay...imbued with magical landscapes and searing observations softly spoken during the director's cinematic trek along the United States-Mexican border" (-Lincoln Center Film Society). In addition to the films, Bill will be reading from the soon-to-be-released 15th issue of Dream Whip, his ongoing collection of stories about road trips, all-night bike rides, and bad coffee. Program: Memorial Land (2012) 28 minutes, 16mm & DV; Document (2011) 2 minutes, 16mm on DV; The Other Side (2006) 42 minutes, 16mm. Filmmaker Bill Brown in person! 5/11 New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop http://www.millenniumfilm.org/ 8 p.m., 66 E. 4th, Basement SUPER 8 LIVE AND IN PERSON WITH KATRINA DEL MAR & STEPHANIE GRAY SHORT FILMIC PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE & PLACES" Millennium presents an evening of super 8 works, screened on film by long-time film artists Katrina del Mar and Stephanie Gray. Whether through an iconography of the city, queerness, or grrl culture, both show an attention to photographic detail of a unique type that can only be captured with the intimacy of super 8 film, whether in black & white, color, handprocessed or edited in camera. Expect images of lesbian icons (both real and fictional), 90s grrl culture, mysterious portraits of the city and urban folk, and an overall eye for the hidden beauty of people and places that can often go unseen. All films will be projected on film. Gray will screen first, then a break, then del Mar. Katrina del Mar Program: Super 8 Portraits + Raw Reels del Mar will show a selection of a recent super 8 "portraits" series including an urban surfer, a dyke motorcycle racer, iconic lesbian writer Eileen Myles, and raw reels, some rarely seen on film, of her classic cult fave grrl gang movies of the late 90s. del Mar, both filmmaker and photographer, is perhaps best known for her decades-long work in video and photography, chronicling the reality and illusion of her Lower East Side friends and lovers as punk heroines; or within her girl gang movie world of strictly female population. Creating a family tree indebted equally to B-movies and diaristic photography, del Mar's defiantly queer photographs and videos are iconic alternatives to the cultural status quo, offering an exuberant, hyper-stylized sexuality, an unapologetic feminist voice, and often guerilla-style production tactics. To be screened: "Simon: Portrait of an Urban Surfer" (6 min, b&w, sound) Simon plays upright bass and surfs at Rockaway Beach. "Kara: Portrait of a Motorcycle Racer" (3 min, b&w, sound) Kara races a vintage triumph motorcycle on a flat track in upstate New York. "Eileen: Portrait of a Writer" (3 min, b&w, sound) Poet-novelist Eileen Myles writes and reads from a tiny notebook one late summer day in Wellfleet, Mass. Raw Reels (approx 25 min, b&w/color, no sound) When shooting Gang Girls 2000 in 1999, del Mar shot a roughly ten-to-one ratio of what wound up in the 25 minute final film. A reel or two will be chosen at random from the other 3.5 hours worth of pure late-90's eye candy: the hottest girls of the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, pretending to be in our own version of Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! Stephanie Gray: Queer Pop Culturing + City Portraits Filmmaker poet Gray will show a selection of urban portraits that show the puzzling unknown of the city in addition to a selection of her queer portraits (some subjective) of lesser (or more, if you know them) pop culture icons such as Kristy McNichol, Joan of Arc and Laverne & Shirley. Some films will be accompanied by live reading or experimental soundtracks. To be screened: "Magic Couldn't Save Magic Shoes" (7 min, color/b&w, 2011) Magic closed in '08 after being in biz since '79. No one did handwritten labels like them. When I finally had extra money to buy more Converse, which is mostly all I wear, thinking they'd still be around, even after I filmed it, it was gone. I shot this in Magic's last week. "Satanic Bible on Interlibrary Loan" (9 min, b/w, 2011) The title is a true situation that occurred when I was 15. I was an ardent metal head as a teen. A little while back, I was asked to write a poem for a poetry mag issue with the theme of the occult. The words and then the images, came together, and it all makes sense. "Kristy" (7 min, handprocessed b/w, sound, 2003) Digging deep to find Kristy, the only working class girl at a girls' summer camp in cult classic Little Darlings A faint recognizable 80s hit song is played with skips at the slowest speed. (She's out now, you know, right?) "Dear Joan" (3 min handprocessed b/w, live narration, 1999) A film letter to this heroine as the filmmaker laments the lack of public knowledge of Joan's real identity, ending in a hissyfit at the library. "Never Heard the Word Impossible" (7 min, sound, b/w, 2007) This work uses images from Laverne & Shirley remixed through video layers. What did the L really stand for? All sound is distorted from the theme song. "I Can't Stop Thinking About Eileen Myles' School of Fish Poem" (3 min, color, live narration, 2002) The filmmaker keeps hearing lines from the poem. The images are inspired visual thoughts of Eileen's poem. + one surprise super recent 3 min film! At Millennium 66 E 4th St (bet Bowery & 2nd Ave), Basement; Admission: $8/$5 Members By Contribution 5/11 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30 PM, 992 Valencia St CHRISTIAN DIVINES SATURDAY NITE DRIVE-IN SPECTACULAR! Cult-film expert Christian Divine trucks in with a cavalcade of clips about the uniquely American phenomenon of the Drive-In Movie. The final frontier of guerrilla showmanship, drive-ins exploited a lurid repertoire of Hollywood actioners and independent grindhouse fare. The activity was ritualized around the automobile, and the romance of expansive viewing under the stars was counterpointed by violence and copious sex on the super-wide screen (and in the back seats). Representative titles like Billy Jack, Smokey and the Bandit, Wild Angels, Blood Feast, Night Call Nurses, and Destroy All Monsters are organized into a prototypical Saturday-night al fresco experience, compressing years of film- and car-culture into Christian's wildly entertainingand obsessively researchedlecture-demo. -------------------- SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013 -------------------- 5/12 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30pm (box office opens 6:30, doors open 7), Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM PRESENTS CHINA GIRLS As a follow-up to the marvelous Orphan Film Symposium, taking place May 10 & 11 at the Academy Film Archive, Filmforum hosts a show on the China girl, curated by our former associate programmer Genevieve Yue! The various faces of the "China girl", sometimes called a "China doll" or "girl head", have appeared in more films than any actress, though she is almost never seen, save for the fleeting glimpses an audience might catch at the end of a film reel. Screening: Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particles, Etc. by Owen Land (formerly known as George Landow), Standard Gauge by Morgan Fisher, China Girls by Michelle Silva, To the Happy Few by Thomas Draschan and Stella Friedrichs, MM by Timoleon Wilkins, Releasing Human Energies by Mark Toscano - TRT: 60 min. Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/371720 or at the door. 5/12 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue BERLIN - SYMPHONY OF A CITY (LIVE SCORE) SPECIAL EVENT! 'BERLIN, SYMPHONY OF A CITY' WITH LIVE SCORE Karl Freund, Carl Mayer & Walter Ruttmann BERLIN, SYMPHONY OF A CITY / BERLIN, DIE SYMPHONIE DER GROSSTADT 1927, 65 min, 16mm. Special thanks to Kitty Cleary (MoMA). Tonight Anthology gives Edmund Meisel (the original composer of BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN as well as BERLIN) the night off. Instead the visionary 'city symphony' Meisel co-created with Carl Mayer, Karl Freund, and Walter Ruttmann unspools alongside a live score commissioned by the Springville, NY Center for the Arts, and composed and performed by bass player, vocalist, and percussionist Sue Garner, drummer and percussionist Rick Brown, and guitar player and percussionist Bruce Bennett. Collectively the trio boasts recordings and performances with The Shams, Run On, The A-Bones, V-Effect, Angel Dean, Timber, Rattle, Fish And Roses, John Zorn, Guigou Chenevier, Andre Williams, and Hasil Adkins, for labels including Matador, Norton, Thrill Jockey, and Egon. The group hopes that the Manhattan debut performance of their score will musically tease out the similarities between the film's bygone Weimar Berlin and the lost Lower East Side of the performers' vanished youth. Ruttmann and company's seminal, groundbreaking film is a valentine to the 'new' Berlin of the late 1920s. Beginning at dawn and ending after midnight, it shows Berliners hard at work by day and possessed by the city's thriving nightlife. Essentially a feature-length montage, the film was heavily influenced by Soviet documentary experiments like Dziga Vertov's KINO-PRAVDA and was itself very influential in fostering the 'city symphony' genre and other documentary hybrid styles to come. This rare screening is not to be missed! 5/12 Oakland: Shapeshifters Cinema http://shapeshifterscinema.com/ 8PM, Temescal Art Center, 511 48th St, Oakland, CA SHAPESHIFTERS CINEMA PRESENTS JIM HAYNES 18 Films About Ted Serios is an ongoing expanded cinema project for the intermedia artist Jim Haynes (23five, Aquarius Records), with the presentation for Shapeshifters Cinema being its fifth public iteration. The live video projection captures the in situ movement of manipulated glass, sand, motors, and pieces of metal through a surveillance camera, augmented by various means of illumination and a small monitor capable of video playback. Haynes also accumulates the acoustic and the electro-magnetic detritus into billowing tonal constructions and fractured minimalism. -------------------- MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 -------------------- 5/13 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Balagan Films http://www.balaganfilms.com 7:30pm, Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street MIRROR STAGE Much has been said about what is regarded as the quintessential cinematic experience: the darkened, softened, uterine surroundings, the hypnotic flicker ahead, the lulling whirr from the projection booth. It is a comfortable hiding place from which to observe others' nightmares and desires. As much as we at Balagan embrace this fancy, we like to break the spell on occasion by channeling an earlier form of cinema, when projected images elicited bewilderment instead of reverie. This time, we aim to shatter cinematic illusions by shifting our attention 180° away from the spectacle. As we ponder the screen, the stage and the curtains; as we gaze into the spectators' faces and observe their body language -- entranced or impatient -- we see a reflection of ourselves. So we enter Lacan's "mirror stage": the anxious moment of catching sight of oneself for the first time and beginning to grasp the reality of one's existence. PROGRAM: Peter Miller, Projector Obscura, 2005, 35mm, 10 minutes /// Herz Frank, 10 Minutes Older, 1978, 35mm shown on video, 10 minutes /// Ben Russell, Black and White Trypps #3, 2007, 16mm, 12 minutes /// Tony Conrad, Film Feedback, 1974, 16mm, 14:25 /// Standish Lawder, Necrology, 1970, 16mm, 11:25 /// Possible additions TBA. --------------------- TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013 --------------------- 5/14 Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/ 7:30, 155 Freeman Street C. SPENCER YEH PRESENTS JAPANESE NOISE VHS DOUBLE BILL Augen: Super Ball and Ziggy Atem, Presented by C. Spencer Yeh - Light Industry hosts a double bill of VHS tapes from legendary Japanese noise label Augen. Tickets - $7, available at door. - Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm. ----------------------- WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 ----------------------- 5/15 New York, NY: Filmmakers Co-op 7pm, 475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor AN EVENING WITH JACKIE RAYNAL The Film-Makers' Cooperative Presents: A rare screening of Jackie Raynal's Deux Fois (1968) followed by a conversation with the film-maker ---------------------- THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 ---------------------- 5/16 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. CENTER FOR VISUAL MUSIC PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH BARRY SPINELLO Barry Spinello's visual music films are inspired by influences including Klee and cubist painting, where musical notation is extended onto the canvas. His background in music, painting and poetry led to a desire to merge the three. From 1967-71 Spinello made films without a camera or tape recorder, by hand drawing both sound and picture directly onto clear 16mm leader. For several decades Spinello also made documentaries, before returning to visual music film. In 1998 Spinello started translating his ideas of filmpainting into a computer environment. Towards is the result. "The idea was to work with sound and picture at the same time, in the same way. My dream was to squeeze sound and picture out of the same tube - to weave a cloth with warp as sound, woof as picture, and meaning the fabric itself." Barry Spinello. Program: Opus One (1967) 2 minutes, 16mm. Sonata for Pen, Brush, and Ruler (1968) 12 minutes, 16mm: 14,000 frames carefully painted, with sound painted on the edge. Budget - $9.00 (four bottles ink, a brush, a pen, 400 feet used leader) and 8 months of concentration on the nib of a pen. Soundtrack (1969) 12 minutes, 16mm: We see two parallel lines of dots. One line moves off the screen and we hear the sound - that line is MAKING that sound. What we hear is what we see. Six Loop Paintings (1970) 10 minutes, 16mm: Sticky-back mylar sheets (ZIPOTONE) are cut to size and stuck on the clear film. Different patterns make different sounds. We see tones, harmonies, glissandos, rhythms. Towards (20002013) 18 minutes, digital: The last 10 minutes feature the voices of Gertrude Stein and TS Eliot arguing while trapped inside a Jackson Pollack painting. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Barry Spinello and a reception. 5/16 Paris, France: Collectif Jeune Cinéma 8:30, Cinema La Clef, 34 rue Daubenton VIOLENCE // SEANCE RAGULIARE DU COLLECTIF JEUNE CINEMA En présence d'Antoine Barraud, Claire Doyon, Philippe Cote et - sous réserve - Emilie Jouvet. ----------------------- - TEXTE - ----------------------- - PROGRAMME (durée : 1h30) : - *Marguerite DURAS, "Les Mains négatives", 1979, France, 35mm, 13'30" (projeté en 16mm) *Theofanis DE LEZIOSO, "XXXIII", 2012, Grèce, 16mm, 8' (projeté en 16mm) *Matti HARJU, "Afrikka", 2011, Angleterre, 35mm, 9' *Ãmilie JOUVET, "Mademoiselle", 2003, France, vidéo, 4'30" *Philippe COTE, "Images de l'eau", 2012, France, super 8mm, 11' *Antoine BARRAUD & Claire DOYON, "Son of a Gun", 2011, France, Super 8mm, 12' *Daphné HÃRÃTAKIS, "Ici, rien", 2011, Grèce, 16mm, Super 8mm et vidéo, 30' - ----------------------- - TARIFS : 5 EUROS (PLEIN) 4 EUROS (RÃDUIT : CHÃ"MEURS, ÃTUDIANTS, SENIORS, CINEASTES CJC) ----------------------- - Marguerite DURAS, Les Mains négatives, 1979, FRANCE, 35mm, 13'30" (projeté en 16mm) - Juste avant le petit jour, le film, uniquement composé de travellings, est une lente avancée à travers Paris de la République aux Champs Elysées. La plainte déchirante de la partition au violon d 'Amy Flammer se mêle au cri d'amour dit par Marguerite Duras sur la bande son. Destiné à la fois aux premiers hommes préhistoriques qui ont apposés et peints leurs mains sur les parois rocheuses, cet appel s'adresse également à la population obscure des déclassés, des exclus, des émigrés. - Theofanis DE LEZIOSO, XXXIII - 2012, GRÃCE, 16mm, 8' (projeté en 16mm) - Le personnage principal du film est un chat blanc sur une motocyclette. Il doit garder ses organes au meilleur de leur forme afin que sa famille puisse maximiser les profits au moment de les vendre. Quiconque se trouverait dans la même situation mériterait de recevoir quelques conseils. - Matti HARJU, Afrikka - 2011, ANGLETERRE, 35mm, 9' - Un bref échange de conversations autour de Glenn, à peine sorti de dépression. - Ãmilie JOUVET, Mademoiselle, 2003, FRANCE, vidéo, 4'30" "Mademoiselle" - Un film sur les violences verbales et physiques envers les femmes dans l'espace public. - Performance : Estelle Germain, Texte : Entendu maintes fois dans la rue - Philippe COTE, Images de l'eau, 2012, FRANCE, super 8mm, 11' - Le film décline différentes formes et manifestations prises par l'eau. L'expérience du corps immergé du cinéaste, englouti, en contact avec l'élément liquide, sert de fil conducteur à cet essai poétique sur l'imaginaire de la matière. - Antoine BARRAUD & Claire DOYON, Son of a gun, 2011, FRANCE, Super 8mm, 12' - Sur un trottoir à New York, une jeune fille ensanglantée, inerte, le corps offert à la rue. Ailleurs, près des quais, un homme assassiné sur le bitume. En réalité, ils sont plusieurs. Un groupe jouant à mourir, mettant en scène des crimes imaginaires. - Daphné HÃRÃTAKIS, Ici, rien, 2011, GRÃCE, 16mm, Super 8mm et vidéo, 30' - Un tournage commencé en septembre 2008, à Exarhia, haut-lieu de la contestation athénienne. Pendant mes aller-retour Paris-Athènes jusqu'en avril 2011, la situation politique de la Grèce n'a cessé d'évoluer. Le film est devenu la toile sur laquelle les témoignages se sont finalement posés, composant ainsi le paysage morcelé d'un pays en crise. - - - https://www.facebook.com/events/287782261357309/ -------------------- FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 -------------------- 5/17 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. DELICATE TEXTURES: FILMS BY STEVE POLTA Bay Area artist Steve Polta has been producing a body of films, mostly on Super 8, over the past two decades that are as exquisitely nuanced as they are rarely seen. Each film presents a narrow window onto the ordinary world, prodded by subtle observation until it yields images of ethereal beauty. "In 1997A Arrival and 1997B Departure the elements of a profoundly defocused lens distort a transit tunnel into a portal between worlds, traversed by color-spiked forms. And in Picture Window the picture verges on pure black, the barest hint of an image causing the screen to reverberate between a window and a surface plane. It's the texture of the image that constitutes the film, the essence of a film, which one can reveal only by opening the window hidden in every screen." Brian L. Frye, The New Science of the Cinema in Radical Light: Alternative Film in the San Francisco Bay Area 19452000. For this rare Los Angeles appearance, Polta will bring a program to include 1997B Departure (1997) Minnesota Landscape (1997) Estuary #1 (1998) Interval Oakland 99 (2000) A House Full of Dust (2007) Summer Rain for LMC, side A (2007/2011) Summer Rain for LMC, side B (2007/2011), and others tbd, all projected from Super 8 or 16mm. Steve Polta in person! 5/17 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue SHOW & TELL: SHELLY SILVER PROGRAM 1 PROGRAM 1 getting in. 1989, 3 min, digital video Starting with the deceptively soothing pastel hues of a sunny afternoon in San Francisco, 'getting in.' stages a collision between two rarely questioned phenomena, heterosexual sex and real estate. We 1990, 4 min, digital video "Even as the text instructs us otherwise, it is impossible not to read 'We''s two images that is, to respond to their symbolic quality, their suggestiveness. In a stream of associations, the rhythmic flow of people on the left becomes an ejaculation while the rhythmic hand on the right marks detachment, self-centeredness. Simultaneously, we may say to ourselves, 'Yes, it is only a crowd of anonymous people. It is only a penis.' "But even as we attempt to discipline our interpretative urges, the hermeneutic created by this simple juxtaposition is driving us crazy with questions: Who is he? Why is he alone? Does he have a lover ? Does everyone in this crowd masturbate? Do they seek isolation from the mass? Are they aware of one another? Are they relational in less-populated situations? Why was this private image made public? Why is this image private ?" Chris Straayer, DEVIANT EYES, DEVIANT BODIES, SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN FILM AND VIDEO small lies, Big Truth 1999, 18 min, digital video. With Bill Raymond, Joan Jonas, Kathy High, Ken Kobland, and others. "Based on the 1998 Grand Jury testimony of President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, 'small Lies, Big Truth' unravels the web of meaning created by this media event. Multiple voices read lines from the court proceedings. The varied voices and configurations of gendered pronouns render the familiar words ambiguous and strangely intimate." ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX Things I Forget to Tell Myself 1989, 2 min, digital video "A fragmented textual statement is interspersed with imagery culled from NYC, much of it cropped by the camera operator's outstretched hand. Buildings, windows, signs, pedestrians, cops and doors constitute a continuum of access and obstruction. The sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous patterns of disclosure and withholding, recognition and inobservance, are scrutinized to reveal the imprints of psychological processes and cultural codes, while testing boundaries between seeing and reading." Michael Nash, Curator, THE LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART 5 lessons & 9 questions about Chinatown 2009, 10 min, digital video 10 square blocks, past, present, future, time, light, movement, immigration, exclusion, gentrification, racism, history, China, America, 3 languages, 13 voices, 152 years, 17,820 frames, 9 minutes, 54 seconds, 9 questions, 5 lessons, Chinatown. 1 2001, 3 min, digital video A short tape about longing, threat, power, and seduction, with the camera functioning in turn, as aggressor, mediator, and confessor. What I'm Looking For 2004, 15 min, digital video On an Internet dating site a woman writes: "I'm looking for people who would like to be photographed in public revealing something of themselves ". Documenting the results, this video is a rumination on the nature of photography and the persistence of vision and desire. The Houses that are Left (trailer) 1989, 8 min, digital video "In this compelling 'trailer', Silver constructs an evocative and elusive montage of disjunctive narrative threads glimpsed images, dramatic snippets of sound and provocative fragments of text in a pastiche of stylized black-and-white film and color video verite. Documentary? Fiction? Silver builds a mesmerizing, staccato rhythm of light and dark, sound and silence, text and image: brief bursts of cinematic orchestration and sound effects; gestures and dialogue of 'characters' from a fictional melodrama, abbreviated answers to 'people-in-the-street' interview questions. Questions of race, age and marital status converge with self-descriptions in an enigmatic inquiry into contemporary identity, constructed from the roles and narrative conventions of cinema and television." Electronic Arts Intermix And a few surprises Total running time: ca. 70 min. ---------------------- SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 ---------------------- 5/18 Austin, TX: Experimental Response Cinema http://ercatx.org 7pm, AMOA-Arthouse, 701 Congress Ave. KüçüK SINEMALAR! EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA FROM TURKEY Experimental Response Cinema and AMOA-ArtHouse are proud to present this screening featuring a number of vital and contemporary works from Turkey! Hot off the heels from a showing at Albuquerque's Experiments in Cinema, this program is programmed by ERC's Ekrem Serdar, who will present the screening. Republic Day by Can Eskinazi 4.25min / digital / sound / 2010 A Preface to Red by Jonathan Schwartz 6min / 16mm / sound / 2010 A single recording, recorded in a tunnel that one passes through after exiting a boat taking you from one continent to another, where people are selling bright colored toys and bright white sneakers. for the brief variations in the movement on the peripheryJonathan Schwartz océanéant by Yoel Meranda 2.25min / digital / silent / 2009 "Yoel Meranda indulges a fascination with color in his extraordinary abstraction océanéant : fields of translucent reds gather upon themselves until they seem to congeal into something with mass, weight, and texture." Fred Camper Peeling by Eytan İpeker 6min / digital / silent / 2011 Neyse Halin by Mustafa Uzuner 5.43min / digital / sound / 2007 diagonal by Yoel Meranda 0.56min / digital / silent / 2009 Moscow Diaries, Part 2 Statues by Can Eskinazi 2.46min / digital / sound / 2011 A mystery thriller featuring a rather unusual Russian cabdriver. Oğlun Burada (Your Son is Here) by Deniz Tortum 3.26min / digital / sound / 2012 My parents' wedding anniversary in Istanbul seen through my room in Brooklyn. Material Ghost by Mustafa Uzuner 2.31min / digital / silent / 2010 Shot on an old SONY HDV camera usıng a macro lens converter. Highway Screening by Yoel Meranda 2.07min / digital / silent / 2010 Silent video shot in İzmir while travelling from Urla to downtown (and back, at night) by car. Thanks goes to Can and the Eskinazi family for the wonderful hospitality. Do not watch this if you have photosensitive epilepsy. Siamese by Eytan İpeker 4.37min / digital / silent / 2011 A video that winks back at its audience Eytan Ipeker Bu Sahilde (On this Coast) by Zeynep Dadak & Merve Kayan 21.47min / 16mm / sound / 2010 Bu Sahilde (On the Coast) is a short essay film on the ephemeral feeling of summer, observed in Erikli, a small coastal town on the Aegean Sea in Turkey. The film reflects on the nature of vacation, as it is a transformed version of reality, the fantastical counterpart to winter. 5/18 Filmmakers Co-op: Filmmakers Co-op 7pm, 475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floo AXWFF SALUTES MM SERRA & THE NY FILMMAKERS CO-OP ANOTHER EXPERIMENT by WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL, Salutes MM Serra & the NY Filmmakers Co-OP, Curated by Lili White - Screenings at the Film-Makers' Cooperative's, Charles S. Cohen Educational Screening Room - Wednesday May 1st, 2013 at 7:00pm - Admission $10 - Film-Makers' Cooperative, 475 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016, Ph. 212-267-5665 - - PROGRAM NOTES - TRT: 78 minutes - MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON\; Maya Deren - - The HOUSE of the GENTLE (excerpt)\; Lili White - - MILK AND GLASS\; Sarah Pucill - - BITCH BEAUTY\; MM Serra - - MISSING GREEN\; Joey Huertas aka Jane Public - #1\; Rie Sakaguchi-Nakaoka - - TIDES\; Amy Greenfield\; Camera: Hilary Harris - - FIREFLY\; Dariya Yalova\; Featuring Olga Alimanovic - - http://axwff.com, http://film-makerscoop.com/ 5/18 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 8:00 pm, Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th Street (at Hoover), Los Angeles CA 90007 THE DREAM MACHINE: A LIVING ROOM SCREENING WITH PHIL SOLOMON! Phil Solomon relocates his dream machine to the marvelous Velaslavasay Panorama for the sort of informal living room screening that we all dream of. It's a night for rare super8mm films, even two that were never released, and a few joyful larks. Plus the Panorama's garden welcomes everyone for the post-show conviviality. Including Nocturne 3 (The Dream Machine) (1976, super-8, silent, 8 minutes), Nocturne 4 (1980, color, super-8, 10 minutes), The Passage of the Bride (1978, 16mm silent, 6 min.), As If We (1980, color, silent, 16mm, 15 minutes) Los Angeles Premiere!, Remains to be Seen (1989, Super-8mm, 17 min), The Exquisite Hour (1989, Super 8mm, 14 min.), and more! 5/18 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. UP TO THE BORDERA PERSONAL VIEW ABOUT THE BERLIN WALL Sunday, August 13th 1961, the government of the German Democratic Republic lays the foundation stone for the "ugliest monument in the world". A whole city is in a state of shock. At first the "atrocious century-construction" is watched in disbelief. Then people start pulling their 8mm-cameras out of their cupboards to capture the images of the events. On the basis of these extraordinary, widely unknown recordings and found footage, Claus Oppermann und Gerald Grote's first feature film tells many impressive but forgotten stories about the rise of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to its fall in 1989, about the division of Germany and a bloody borderline through the middle of Europe. Claus Oppermann works as a camera operator, author, director and editor for cinema, TV, and advertising productions. Gerald Grote is primarily active as a graphic designer. He worked as a talk show host before becoming the editor-in-chief of a regional magazine, and is also active as an author and filmmaker. Bis an DIE GRENZEder private Blick auf die Mauer, dir. Claus Oppermann and Gerald Grote, 95 minutes, Blu-ray, 2012. Presented by Villa Aurora. 5/18 Minneapolis, MN: Casket Cinema 7pm, 681 17th Ave. NE EXPERIMENTAL FILMS OF COLEMAN MILLER Dear Friends of Casket Cinema, - Casket Cinema wraps up its 5th season with an Art-A-Whirl showcase of the Experimental Films of Coleman Miller on Saturday May 18th at 7pm. Miller is a film and video artist who works in the experimental genre. His work dynamically celebrates the self-referential by displaying sprocket holes, frame lines and aesthetic debris. His characters break down the 4th wall and recognizing they are, indeed, in a film. Miller worked for many years as a film printer at San Francisco's Monaco Lab where he conjured and refined numerous and resourceful printing techniques on the various continuous contact printers there. His work has shown at Rotterdam, Sundance, Ann Arbor, Edinburgh, Mill Valley, OtherCinema and many other venues. He has been awarded the Jerome, McKnight and Film Arts Foundation grants. - We will be playing: - Fixated Whereabouts 1983 16mm ~6 min, Kirk We Hardly Knew Ya 1996 16mm ~ 14 min, Step Off a Ten Foot Platform With Your Clothes On 1990 16mm ~6 min, Sideways 1993 16mm ~ 3 min - Heaven 2006 digital ~4 min, New York Minute 2011 digital 4 min, Frank & Paula 2010 digital ~4 min, Take the L 2009 digital ~ 3 min, Uso Justo 2005 digital 22 min - Running time is around 1 hour. - This is a special Saturday evening show. The director will be present. Films will be playing on video and 16mm. Donation is $10. - Special guests will be the filmmaker, Coleman Miller and will be joined with Casket Cinema co-founder/host Mark Wojahn. 5/18 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 3:45 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: STAN BRAKHAGE PROGRAM DESISTFILM (1954, 7 min, 16mm, sound) REFLECTIONS ON BLACK (1955, 12 min, 16mm, sound) THE WONDER RING (1955, 4 min, 16mm) FLESH OF MORNING (1956, 25 min, 16mm) DAYBREAK AND WHITEYE (1957, 8 min, 16mm) WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING (1959, 12 min, 16mm) Films made during the early, "psychodramatic" period of one of modern cinema's greatest innovators, including two of his early experiments with sound. Total running time: ca. 75 minutes. 5/18 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue SHOW & TELL: SHELLY SILVER PROGRAM 2 The Houses that are Left 1991, 52 min, digital video A story of mortality, friendship, revenge, murder, and the supernatural, as two friends come together to try to figure out how to live, while being besieged by malignant messages from the dead. Truth and fiction are blurred as the dead communicate with the living and real people are interviewed by fictional characters. "Structured as a sort of post-modern mystery story (that encompasses everything from murder to market research, from sexuality to the supernatural), 'The Houses that are Left' constructs a shifting narrative framework in which not only its characters but also the viewer is constantly having to sift out what is fiction from what is truth to finally arrive at its powerful and perceptive dissection of modern America: anxious, narcissistic, consumed by media images." Steven Bode, LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Meet the People 1986, 15 min, digital video "The fictions of the self overtly concern Silver in her tour-de-force 'Meet The People'. In video verite style, she swiftly intercuts what appear to be her interviews of 14 individuals representing contemporary New York types: a cabby, a waitress, a housewife, a stripper, an Italian construction worker, a black army officer. At the end the credits reveal that all 14 are actors and all were apparently reading Silver's script . Silver wittily questions the very idea of the authentic ultimately she implies, 'personal truth' is a momentary and collaborative invention, a triborough bridge between actor, author-director, and audience on TV and on the street." Anne Hoy, Curator, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY 5/18 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue SHOW & TELL: SHELLY SILVER PROGRAM 3 PROGRAM 3 FORMER EAST/FORMER WEST 1994, 62 min, digital video Made up of hundreds of street interviews done in Berlin two years after the Reunification, this is a vital, surprisingly open, and at times disturbing documentary about what it meant to be German at that particular moment in history. For forty-five years, residents of this divided city lived radically different lives, both in terms of ideology and everyday experience. Silver questions the very notion of a shared language, focusing on changing definitions of words for political and economic systems democracy, freedom, capitalism, socialism as well as words used to describe nations and identity nationality, Germany, history, foreigners, home. 5/18 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30 PM, 992 Valencia St BILL BROWNS BOOK LAUNCH AND RETROSPECTIVE Mr. Brown delights us with his personal appearance, in from North Carolina with a charming "how-to" volume, Action!. The artist-author reads from this self-illustrated guide to film- and video-making, and also from the latest issue of his beloved travel 'zine, Dream Whip. Bill then introduces an inspiring mid-career overview of his personal documentaries, headlined by the West Coast premiere of Memorial Land, a careful consideration of architectural sites honoring the 9/11 dead. ALSO: Chicago Corner, Confederation Park, Mountain State, and Bill's recent Document, a laser-printer-to-16mm rendering of a redacted CIA text. Q&A, toast and jam, and books available! -------------------- SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 -------------------- 5/19 Chicago, IL: White Light Cinema http://www.whitelightcinema.com 7:30, The Nightingale, 1084 N. Milwaukee MICHAEL KLIER'S DER RIESE [THE GIANT] White Light Cinema and The Nightingale Present - Michael Klier's DER RIESE [THE GIANT] - A Prescient 1983 German Film Essay on Surveillance - Sunday, May 19 7:30pm, At the Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.) - - Der Riese [The Giant] - Michael Klier (1983, 82 min, Video on DVD, West Germany) - "Comprised entirely of material generated by surveillance cameras, Der Riese is a rhapsodic but ominous work depicting the world with a cold mechanical spirit. That nothing can escape the chill stare of surveillance is only the starting point of Klier's tape. People come and go in public places-parks, department stores, banks, airports-like lifeless ciphers, unaware of the authoritarian stare of the camera. The flattened field of vision, black-and-white imagery, and sterile quality of the technology make the inhabitants of Der Riese emptied shadows. They are the signs of life\; truly signs, not the flesh rendered in two dimensions. Lyrically constructed sequences unfold to the strains of Mahler and Wagner, adding an almost heroic mood to much of this dark work. But this is where Der Riese excels-footage seemingly impervious to meaning here acquires the energy of high drama. Even the unblinking eye of the surveillance camera can be foiled." (Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive) 5/19 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30 pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028 SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU'RE NEAR ME: FILMS BY PHIL SOLOMON In our second night with Phil Solomon in person, Solomon brings an array of 16mm classics from throughout his career, and presents the world premiere of a new work! Nocturne (1980/89, 16mm, 10 min.), The Secret Garden (1988, 16mm, 23 min.), Seasons... by Phil Solomon and Stan Brakhage (2002, 16mm, 15 minutes), The Snowman (1995, 16mm, 8 min.), Psalm II: "Walking Distance" (1999, 23 min.), and Simply Because You're Near Me (2013, color, sound, HD video, 12 minutes) World Premiere! Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/375330 or at the door. 5/19 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 4:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: STAN BRAKHAGE PROGRAM 2 Unless otherwise noted, all films are silent. ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT (1958, 40 min, 16mm) CAT'S CRADLE (1959, 6 min, 16mm) SIRIUS REMEMBERED (1959, 12 min, 16mm) THE DEAD (1960, 11 min, 16mm) MOTHLIGHT (1963, 4 min, 16mm) BLUE MOSES (1963, 11 min, 16mm, b&w, sound) With ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT, Brakhage leaves psychodrama and enters the "closed-eye vision" period. This program also contains a unique example of a film made without a camera, MOTHLIGHT, and one of Brakhage's few sound (and 'acted') films, BLUE MOSES. Total running time: ca. 90 min. 5/19 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: DOG STAR MAN by Stan Brakhage 1961-64, 74 min, 16mm A masterwork in which all of Brakhage's techniques achieve a complex synthesis to produce one of cinema's supreme epic poems. "The film breathes and is an organic and surging thing it is a colossal lyrical adventure-dance of image in every variation of color." Michael McClure, ARTFORUM 5/19 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: SONGS 1-14 by Stan Brakhage 1964-65, ca. 53 min, 16mm "SONG 1: Portrait of a lady. SONGS 2 & 3: Fire and a mind's movement in remembering. SONG 4: Three girls playing with a ball. Hand painted. SONG 5: A childbirth song. SONG 6: The painted veil via moth-death. SONG 7: San Francisco. SONG 8: Sea creatures. SONG 9: Wedding source and substance. SONG 10: Sitting around. SONG 11: Fires, windows, an insect, a lyre of rain scratches. SONG 12: Verticals and shadows caught in glass traps. SONG 13: A travel song of scenes and horizontals. SONG 14: Molds, paints and crystals." S.B. 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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