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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: ============================ "Distractions" by Kat McLain http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newwork&readfile=517.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== LITTLE SCUZZY FILM FEST (Carbondale, IL, USA; Deadline: October 10, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1611.ann Experimental Documentaries (new york, NY; Deadline: October 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1612.ann Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario; Deadline: November 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1613.ann Comedy Ninja Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA, United States; Deadline: January 15, 2014) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1614.ann MONO NO AWARE VII (Brooklyn, New York; Deadline: October 31, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1615.ann 13 at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: August 16, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1616.ann Artisans at Work (Toronto; Deadline: August 19, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1617.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline: August 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1593.ann Kinofilm: Manchester International Short Film Festival (Manchester, United Kingdom; Deadline: August 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1597.ann danubeVIDEOARTfestival (Austria; Deadline: August 31, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1599.ann Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (Innsbruck, Austria; Deadline: August 31, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1600.ann Visible Verse Festival (Vancouver; Deadline: August 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1603.ann Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image (Johnson City, NY, USA; Deadline: August 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1608.ann 13 at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: August 16, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1616.ann Artisans at Work (Toronto; Deadline: August 19, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1617.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): ============================== * Immovable Objects: Film Works By Rachael Guma & A Special Performance By Optipus [July 27, Brooklyn, New York] * Pedro AlmóDovar, Labyrinth of Passion At El Charro Espanol! [July 27, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Conner & Conrad Program [July 27, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Eggeling/Cavalcanti Program [July 27, New York, New York] * The Poetics of Mountains, their Mutations and Multifarious Things, Verbier, 27-28 July 2013 [July 27, Verbier] * Sight Unseen Presents: Perpetual Memory [July 28, Baltimore] * How To Be A Crook and Succeed In the Art World: Useful Tips For Artists and Galleries [July 28, Brooklyn, New York] * Michael Klier's Der Riese [The Giant] -- Encore Screening! [July 28, Chicago, IL] * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents "Live and In Color: An Evening With Simon Tarr" [July 28, Los Angeles, California] * The Artist and the Fragile Emulsion [July 28, Washington, DC] * Simone Di Bagno and Michele Capozzi, T.V. Transvestite Screening [July 29, New York, New York] * Jem Cohen Program 1 [July 29, New York, New York] * Early Monthly Segments #53 [July 29, Toronto, Ontario, Canada] * Sarah Maldoror's Sambizanga [July 30, Brooklyn, NY] * Jem Cohen Program 2 [July 30, New York, New York] * Notes + A Few Tunes Going Out [July 31, Boston, MA] * The Re- Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (X3) Film(S) and Live Music With Mark Street, Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh [July 31, Brooklyn, NY] * Double vision [July 31, Brooklyn, New York] * Gay videos and Fims From Youtube At Julius'! [July 31, New York, New York] * Experimental Documentaries [July 31, New York, New York] * Now What #2: Film, video, New Media and Performance, Curated By Microscope [August 1, Brooklyn, New York] * Heat Waves: Robert Todd Films &Amp; Synthhumpers + Guests Music [August 2, Brooklyn, NY] * 1,000 Leagues Under the City With the Goat Family and More! [August 2, San Francisco, CA] * Essential Cinema: Charlie Chaplin Program 1 [August 4, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Charlie Chaplin Program 2 [August 4, New York, New York] * Essential Cinema: Charlie Chaplin Program 3 [August 4, New York, New York] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. ----------------------- SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 ----------------------- 7/27 Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery http://www.microscopegallery.com 7pm, 4 Charles Place Brooklyn, NY 11221 IMMOVABLE OBJECTS: FILM WORKS BY RACHAEL GUMA & A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY OPTIPUS w/ Bradley Eros, Victoria Keddie, Timothy Geraghty, and Rachelle Rahme // admission $6 artists in person // Microscope Gallery is very pleased to welcome Rachael Guma for a night of her Super 8 film & film performance works involving live sound and vinyl record manipulations. Guma kicks off the program with a screening of Dear Phone, the 1976 short film by Peter Greenaway, an artist who has highly inspired her work. The night concludes with a live visual/sound poem performance of "A Poison Tree William Blake" by Guma and other members of the expanded cinema collective Optipus. 7/27 New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/ 2PM - 5PM, El Charro Espanol, 4 Charles Street (RSVP) PEDRO ALMóDOVAR, LABYRINTH OF PASSION AT EL CHARRO ESPANOL! Pedro Almódovar, Labyrinth of Passion, 35mm on DVD, color, 1982. Curated by TIffany Malakooti. Labyrinth of Passion follows scantily disguised but heavily camped-up members of the Iranian royal family in their famous period of limbo following the revolution of 1979 as they are thrust by Pedro Almódovar into extravagant plot lines that weave hilariously between historical accuracy and ribald fantasy. "Toraya," the disgruntled ex-empress is desperate to fertilize herself with royal seed via the young Crown Prince "Riza." Riza is busy attempting to cure himself of his homosexuality after falling in love with a nymphomaniac pop star named Sexilia, but his former lover Sadec (played by a young and nubile Antonio Banderas) is secretly a pro-Khomeini terrorist belonging to a group attempting to kidnap him. Plus, plastic surgery, doctors, laxatives, and other culturally appropriate themes. RSVP for table dirtylooks...@gmail.com 7/27 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: CONNER & CONRAD PROGRAM Bruce Conner A MOVIE (1958, 12 min, 16mm) COSMIC RAY (1961, 4 min, 16mm) REPORT (1965, 13 min, 16mm) Three films by the master and poet of the collage film. COSMIC RAY and REPORT have been preserved by Anthology through the National Film Preservation Foundation's Avant-Garde Masters Grant program funded by The Film Foundation. Tony Conrad THE FLICKER 1966, 30 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Mathematical and rhythmical orchestration of white and black frames. Total running time: ca. 65 min. 7/27 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: EGGELING/CAVALCANTI PROGRAM Viking Eggeling SYMPHONIE DIAGONALE 1924, 8 minutes, 35mm. Alberto Cavalcanti RIEN QUE LES HEURES / NOTHING BUT THE HOURS 1928, 52 minutes, 35mm. A "city symphony" interweaving documentary, experimental, and narrative elements that provide vivid images of Paris in the mid-1920s. Total running time: ca. 65 minutes. 7/27 Verbier: Artprojx Cinema http://www.artprojx.com/cinema 17:30, Place Medran THE POETICS OF MOUNTAINS, THEIR MUTATIONS AND MULTIFARIOUS THINGS, VERBIER, 27-28 JULY 2013 Artprojx presents: 'the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things'. Selected by David Gryn. Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27-28 July 2013. Verbier 3-D as part of its 'Mutations' programme. >>>> Artists: Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, DJ Spooky, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid. >>>> The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things is a reflection on the place of this screening and how an audience engages with it's own reflection. A programme of mountain, snow, ice, the outsider and mutation inspired and related films. http://www.artprojx.com http://davidgryn.wordpress.com --------------------- SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 --------------------- 7/28 Baltimore: Sight Unseen http://www.sightunseenbaltimore.com/ 9:00pm, The WindUp Space, 12 W. North Ave. SIGHT UNSEEN PRESENTS: PERPETUAL MEMORY For its first anniversary, Sight Unseen presents Perpetual Memory, a group program of mesmerizing, seminal masterpieces on celluloid. These experimental feats of cinema continue to achieve an affective, recurring response from contemporary viewers. Via visceral and intellectual variations upon classical composition, mass media, and personal peril, these award-winning works established alternative modes of filmmaking that enhanced earlier aesthetic traditions and are still emulated by younger generations of moving image practitioners. Enmeshed in exponential shifts to the status quo, these four breakthrough films reveal seductive motions towards sublime beauty as well as psychological shock. Featuring films by Bruce Conner, Maya Deren, Chris Marker, & Norman McLaren. For more information, visit http://www.sightunseenbaltimore.com/ FREE ADMISSION. 7/28 Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery http://www.microscopegallery.com 7pm, 4 Charles Place Brooklyn, NY 11221 HOW TO BE A CROOK AND SUCCEED IN THE ART WORLD: USEFUL TIPS FOR ARTISTS AND GALLERIES an improvised discussion // OUTLAW: NEW WORKS artist Jonas Mekas will attend // Doors 6:40 admission is free // On the final weekend of Jonas Mekas' OUTLAW: NEW WORKS, an exhibition inspired by the artist's "money draining and annoying 'dispute' with a former gallery Microscope presents the improvisational discussion "How to be a Crook and Succeed in the Art World: Useful Tips for Artists & Galleries." A reception with the artist follows the discussion. Please note the discussion will start promptly at 7pm. 7/28 Chicago, IL: White Light Cinema http://www.whitelightcinema.com 8pm, The Nightingale, 1084 N. Milwaukee MICHAEL KLIER'S DER RIESE [THE GIANT] -- ENCORE SCREENING! White Light Cinema and The Nightingale Present, Michael Klier's DER RIESE [THE GIANT] -- Encore Screening! - A Prescient 1983 German Film Essay on Surveillance - Saturday, July 27 8:00pm, 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) 7/28 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM PRESENTS "LIVE AND IN COLOR: AN EVENING WITH SIMON TARR" Filmmaker Simon Tarr in person! Simon Tarr comes from South Carolina with films and live cinema performance! Many Los Angeles premieres! Not well known yet on the West Coast, Simon Tarr utilizes a full array of methods to create his expressive media work. Sometimes he grabs video glitches and renders them in one luxurious colorful whole; other times he films fleeting moments in centers of world finance. He manipulates found footage in completed works and live "remixes" that change the meaning of the original work. It's a shame that we haven't hosted his work in Los Angeles previously, and we're delighted to rectify the situation. Be sure to come out and see the possibilities! 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/419198 or at the door. Screening (subject to change): FUD (2006, digital, color, sound, 4 min), Lowcountry (2012, digital, color, sound, 7 mins), TIA MAK (2007, live performance, color, sound, 15 min), Giri Chit (2009, digital, color, sound, 14 min), Interruptus (2011, digital, color, sound, 4 min), Drang 8th Ave (2012, digital, color, sound, 1 min), Mother of the World (2011, digital, color, sound, 12 min), Glitchscape (2013, live performance, color, sound, 14 min) 7/28 Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art http://www.nga.gov 4:30pm, 6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW THE ARTIST AND THE FRAGILE EMULSION Jon Gartenberg in person Short innovative films by Andy Warhol, Warren Sonbert, David Wojnarowicz, Jack Waters, Ken Jacobs, and Beryl Sokoloff are screened during an illustrated presentation by archivist and curator Jon Gartenberg, specialist in restoring the legacy of moving image artists. Total running time approximately 90 minutes. --------------------- MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013 --------------------- 7/29 New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/ 9PM, Don Pedro (Bathsalts), 90 Manhattan Avenue SIMONE DI BAGNO AND MICHELE CAPOZZI, T.V. TRANSVESTITE SCREENING 16mm on video, 1982 Curated by Bradford Nordeen. Predating Paris Is Burning by 8 years, T.V. Transvestite offers a rare glimpse into the ball scene in Harlem of the 1980s. Featuring drag legends Pepper LaBeija, Doran Corey and Sugar, the film was initially released to incredible acclaim by filmmakers like Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. The film's distribution was truncated, however, due to musical licensing issues, and was considered lost for 30 years. 7/29 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue JEM COHEN PROGRAM 1 Jem Cohen has long-since established himself as one of the most gifted and uncompromising of independent American filmmakers, creating a body of work over the past 30 years that encompasses shorts and features; Super-8, 16mm, and digital works; and documentaries, music videos, and narrative films. Demonstrating both a preoccupation with music (and other art forms), and a deep commitment to critiquing the excesses of American society, he has worked at the intersection of culture and politics throughout his career. Following on the release of his most recent feature, MUSEUM HOURS, set to open in NYC in June, we present two programs focused on his short films one highlighting some of his earliest works, the other showcasing more recent but still rarely-screened pieces. Though his features have garnered a great deal of (well-deserved) attention, these short works reveal another, equally important dimension of his cinema. PROGRAM 1: SOME EARLY WORK BURIED IN LIGHT 1994, 60 min, Super-8mm-to-digital video Music: Tom Cora, Ben Katchor, Vic Chesnutt, Stephen Vitiello, Gabriel Cohen, and Knox Chandler. A personal exploration of Central and Eastern Europe in a time of massive change, the film consists of dispatches from Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Budapest, and Dresden. Visual shortwave, jumbled dictionaries, and the ghosts of Hitler, Stalin, and Disney. "When I traveled to Central and Eastern Europe in '92 and '93, the euphoria surrounding the dramatic changes of '89 had already faded. I felt that I had come just in time to see Old Europe being carted off to the dustbin, renovated, and welcomed into the international shopping mall network. With this project, I set out to explore this fleeting juncture, and to capture something of a world that seemed about to disappear. As a descendent of Eastern European immigrants, my travels took on an added individual significance." J.C. JUST HOLD STILL 1989, 32 min, Super-8mm-to-digital video This compilation was intended to work like a visual LP ('long playing record') and was released with the following manifesto: "Where documentary collides. Music video as independent film. Birds as punctuation". Side A was called "The Heart is Attached" and consisted of the following shorts: 4:44 (FROM HER HOUSE HOME) (1989, 3.5 min) A certain kind of night collected: trees, houses, footsteps, and narrative skimmed. In support of unsolved mysteries. NEVER CHANGE (1988, 4.5 min) Filmed here and there, but mostly coming down one California mountain in a quiet storm of film grain and fog. The text is a poem read by Blake Nelson. LOVE TELLER (1989, 2.5 min. Made with Ben Katchor.) A 42nd St. arcade machine and the science of the human heart. LIGHT YEARS (1989, 4.5 min) Personal history, passing friends, and why does memory look so much like Super 8? Side B was called "City Song" and contained the following: CITYFILMS COLLECT (1989, 2.5 min, silent, b&w) Brief photoplays from unrehearsed New York, including rare documentation of the Motorcycle Christ. GLUE MAN (1989, 5 min) A collaboration with the band, Fugazi, built around some troubling footage that I'd gathered from Brooklyn windows, and some music the band was developing concurrently. Video and song were intertwined, a shared deconstruction. Our intention was to challenge the music video form on several fronts: creating a piece that foregrounded documentary footage rather than pop conventions, finding ways to meld images and music outside of the commercial stream dictated by MTV and the record industry. In short, thinking about the problem of when to avert one's eyes, while making a 'music video' with nothing to sell. TALK ABOUT THE PASSION (1988, 3.5 min) In collaboration with the band, R.E.M., my first (non) music video, with some images borrowed from THIS IS A HISTORY OF NEW YORK. Concerns homelessness, but it's also simply about counting and accountability. Total running time: ca. 95 min. 7/29 Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Early Monthly Segments http://earlymonthlysegments.org/ 8:00 PM, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #53 Perceptual Intensities // Guest programmed by Michael Zryd Three films rooted in real and resonant spaces that magnify the transformative process of aesthetic contact between eye/ear/body and the matter/wave forms of the world.A student film from David Bienstock's masters studies at New York University, Brummer's takes its young couple through a whirlwind of Godard, Technicolor, and breakfast. Peggy's Blue Skylight is a loose and lovely romp through Joyce Wieland and Michael Snow's loft in New York, shot originally on 8mm and transferred to 16mm colour stock in 1985. The title comes from a jazz piece by Charles Mingus and Paul Bley performs the soundtrack. The fifth film in Hollis Frampton's 7-part Hapax Legomena, Ordinary Matter was also the last film of the series to be completed, partly due to Frampton's ambitious original plan to have the sound track consist of verbal descriptions by three women and three men of Marcel Duchamp's Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas. The current soundtrack is a non-sync recording of Frampton reading what he called the "Wade-Giles syllabary of the Chinese language," an attempt to translate ideograms (idea-pictures) to phonemes (units of sound). Frampton's description of the film gets us started: "A vision of a journey, during which the eye of the mind drives headlong through Salisbury Cloister (a monument to enclosure), Brooklyn Bridge (a monument to connection), Stonehenge (a monument to the intercourse between consciousness and LIGHT) visiting along the way diverse meadows, barns, waters where I now live; and ending in the remembered cornfields of my childhood." Like Duchamp's posthumous installation, Ordinary Matter is less about what we see (or think we see) than the work of perception and consciousness as it swings between matter and energy. As Frampton says in A Lecture: "This is where we came in." Programme: Brummer's, David Bienstock, 1967, USA, 16mm, 10 min Peggy's Blue Skylight, Joyce Wieland, 1965, USA/Canada, Super-8 on 16mm, 12 min Ordinary Matter, Hollis Frampton, 1972, USA, 16mm, 36 min. sound on tape @ Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar 1214 Queen St West Monday July 29, 2013 8:00 PM screening $5-10 suggested donation Thanks to the Gladstone Hotel, CFMDC and York University. Contact earlymonthlysegme...@gmail.com for email list. Next up: EMS #54 = Monday August 19, 2013 = TBA ---------------------- TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013 ---------------------- 7/30 Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/ 7:30pm, 155 Freeman Street SARAH MALDOROR'S SAMBIZANGA Sambizanga, Sarah Maldoror, 16mm, 1972, 102 mins - "Sarah Maldoror's Sambizanga is a film about acting. In fact, the film was seen to be so effective at mobilizing action that the Portuguese colonial authorities banned it from being screened in their then province of Angola. It was first seen publicly in Angola only after the country won its independence in 1974. Based on a novel by Luandino Vieira, a political prisoner of the Portuguese from 1961 to 1974, Sambizanga is a fictionalized chronicle of the arrest and fatal imprisonment of a man whose underground activities were an impenetrable secret to all around him. 7/30 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue JEM COHEN PROGRAM 2 PROGRAM 2: PASSING THROUGH BLESSED ARE THE DREAMS OF MEN (2005, 9.5 min, 16mm-to-digital video) Moving towards an unknown destination, a group of anonymous passengers float through an unidentified landscape, accompanied by a guitar piece from Andy Moor of the Ex. The film can be seen as a curious parable made in a time of national malaise. It's subheading refers to the Book of Daniel, Chapter 11, verse 40: "And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over." REAL BIRDS (2012, 11 min, digital video) A walk in Gowanus shortly before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. ONE BRIGHT DAY (2009, 17 min, digital video) While out shooting for a different project, I encountered two sleeping men on a Manhattan street. A short time later, I was standing in front of Pennsylvania Train Station with the camera on a tripod when one of the men suddenly reappeared. He stepped in front of my camera and began to speak, about his path in the U.S. military, from Panama to Afghanistan to Iraq, about his life. I decided to limit the piece to what I shot in that area in those few hours, with one key addition: the text from a classic children's rhyme. CROSSING PATHS WITH LUCE VIGO (2010, 12 min, 16mm-to-digital video) A portrait of Luce Vigo, film critic, educator, and the daughter of seminal filmmaker, Jean Vigo. Filmed in Pamplona, Spain. Luce reflects on her life and her father's legacy. OPUS LUMINIS ET HOMINIS (2010, 14 min, 16mm-to-digital video) Portrait of Pamplona, in the North of Spain. This small city is both the home of the fine Punto de Vista film festival and, less promisingly, one of the centers of the right wing, ultra-Catholic Opus Dei (Works of God). Hence my title, which translates to "Works of Light and Man". Total running time: ca. 70 min. ------------------------ WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013 ------------------------ 7/31 Boston, MA: MassArt Film Society http://massartfilmsociety.blogspot.com/ 8pm, 621 Huntington Avenue NOTES + A FEW TUNES GOING OUT Summer MASSART Film Society - NOTES + A FEW TUNES GOING OUT, please join me as I present some of my NOTES & TUNES - Program: NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL [1976, S8mm, 18fps, color, sound, 33 min.] "Notes of an early fall refers to the season in which he returns to his family home with his new camera to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, as well as to the aesthetic fall from the grace of pure vision into the worldly cacophony of synchronous sound (in a hyperbole of Brakhage's polemics) and the fall from a prestigious position in what was at the time the strongest academic program in avant-garde filmmaking in America..." Taking Note: P. Adams Sitney on the films of Saul Levine " - ArtForum, May, 2007 by P. Adams Sitney, Full article here: http://saullevine.com/artwork/858175_Taking_Note_P_Adams_Sitney_on_the_f ilms.html - NOTES AFTER A LONG SILENCE [1984 - 1989, S8mm, sound, 16 min.] "Hard-edged poetry. How else could one characterize the films of Saul Levine, which cut as they do between jackhammers and B.B. King singing the blues? Levine is Boston's own outsider. In the culture of public television and whiz bang computer-generated images, Levine sticks to his expressionist, tactile guns as the king of Super 8. Perhaps better known nationally than in his adopted home city, Saul Levine has made a reputation for himself as a prime maker and promoter of the American avant-garde film..." - Marjorie Keller, VISIONS MAGAZINE Film/Television Arts, N.7 Summer â92, Full Article here: http://saullevine.com/artwork/858136_Saul_Levine_s_Notes_After_Long_Sile nce.html - A FEW TUNES GOING OUT 1974 - 1984, TUNE #1 - BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE [1974 - 1984, S8mm, 18fps, sound, 5 min.] "A portrait of disc jockey Mai Cramer, filmmaker Dan Barnett, and Levine himself. The film cuts between Cramer talking, Barnett working and touring China and Levine engaged in the routines of his life. Incorporated into the portrait are shots of an astronaut floating in space, clouds passing and Chinese women performing their daily exercise. As vast space and clouds float by, the film mixes daily routines, foreign locales and the expanse of the universe in a work of cinematic music and dance." - Marjorie Keller, program note, Collective for Living Cinema, 1983 - TUNE #2, GROOVE TO GROOVE [1979 - 1984, S8mm, 18fps, sound, 13 min.] - w/ MAI CRAMER & JESSE GREEN BLUES BAND - TUNE #3, A BRENNEN SOLL COLUMBUS MEDINA [1979 - 1984, S8mm, 18fps, sound, 13 min.] A collection of songs, stories, conversations scattered and interchangeable at the Memorial Day event. - MASSART FILM SOCIETY, Programmed by Saul Levine, FILM SOCIETY is a screening class for MassArt film students open to those who are interested. We hope to provide access to films and videos not often shown at other venues. - Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Film Department Screening RM 1 | 621 Huntington Ave. Boston MA 02115, Enter MASSART through the South Building, Admissions, on Huntington Ave. Suggested donation is $4 at the door and free to the MassArt community with their ID. Donations are used to give visiting artist something for their expenses of coming to show their work. 7/31 Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Fire Proof 7:00pm, 119 Ingraham Street (in the alley) THE RE- TAKING OF PELHAM 1,2,3 (X3) FILM(S) AND LIVE MUSIC WITH MARK STREET, BRADFORD REED AND GEOFF GERSH Wednesday July 31 7pm, Brooklyn Fire Proof East 119 Ingraham Street | Brooklyn, NY - 5 $ - http://www.brooklynfireproof.com/cafe/events/the-re-taking-of-pelham-123 -x3-films-and-live-music/ - In this live performance three slightly altered versions of the same film title(made in 1974, 1998 and 2009) will be projected side by side. Sound will be mixed from each of the three works with live musical improvisation by Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh. - Narrative slippages, abstract fugues and time-travel counterpoints collide and mingle in this fractious and riotous remake of a remake of a remake of a book adaptation. NYC manages to both evolve and stay the same over the course of 35 years, as does visual storytelling. - Projection and Concept: Mark Street, Pencilina: Bradford Reed, Guitar: Geoff Gersh - Mark Street is an experimental filmmaker who works in the tradition of urban street photography, just like his name suggests. He has made films in Dakar, Senegal\; Hanoi, Vietnam, Montevideo, Uruguay and New York City - www.markstreetfilms.com - Bradford Reed is a Brooklyn based composer, performer and producer who fights and tames the idiosyncrasies of the pencilina, an original instrument of his own design. - http://www.pencilina.com - Geoff Gersh is a guitarist/composer who works with filmmakers, choreographers and other visual artists. He performs monthly at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg accompanying silent films. - http://www.geoffgersh.com 7/31 Brooklyn, New York: MONO NO AWARE https://www.facebook.com/events/493584180723458/ 7 pm , Center For Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue DOUBLE VISION Please join Mono No Aware on Wednesday JULY 31st for an intimate screening performance with Andrew Lampert, Fern Silva, and David Beard. PROGRAM BELOW : "DOUBLE TROUBLE", 2013 Super 8mm Andrew Lampert & Fern Silva Double Trouble is an expanded cinema projector performance duo of filmmakers Andrew Lampert and Fern Silva. Each reiteration of this piece unveils a new double projection experience focused on something they came up with at the very last minute. Pasta Fazul! Mangia Cine!! "CORRESPONDENCES 1-4", "MANHATTAN BEACH" & "TWO PARKS" , 2013 Double 8mm David Beard The 'correspondences series' films were made in collaboration with photographer Christy Shigekawa. --- Andrew Lampert - Working primarily in film, video, and performance, Andrew Lampert pursues the alchemy between artist, art, and audience in a public space, especially that of cinema. A trained film archivist, Lampert combines a Duchampian attention to the gap between an artwork's private intent and public reception with an appreciation for the contingency of film as a medium, bringing unscripted and chance elements into cinema's veneer of control. Reveling in cinema as a performative environment, Lampert reclaims this space from a mass media culture to emphasize its potential for immediacy and accident. Fern Silva - Is a former instructor for MONO NO AWARE's workshop series and a alumni of MONO NO AWARE II. He has created a body of film, video, and projection work that has been screened and performed at various festivals, galleries, museums and cinematheques including the Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, New York, Edinburgh, Images, Oberhausen, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, Anthology Film Archive, Wexner Center for the Arts, San Francisco Cinematheque, MALI, BAM, ICA/Boston, and the Greater New York exhibition at MOMA P.S.1. His work emerges out of travel and its various effects on culture. As a personal artist with an interest in working against conventional modes of documentary and narrative film-making, his work often gravitates toward ideas surrounding mysticism and the deceptive capabilities of memory. He was listed as one of the Top 25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century in Film Comment Magazine's Avant-Garde Filmmakers Poll, is the recipient of the Gus Van Sant Award from the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Short Film at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. He received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, MFA from Bard College and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL where he teaches filmmaking at the University of Illinois-Chicago. David Beard - " The greatest influence on my visual works is 17 years of involvement in abstract and experimental music, translating lessons learned in texture, rhythm, flow and improvisation into visual language. I've performed and recorded with the bands Kanovanik, the Real Perfections, and Acoustical Cave Band, and collaborated with artists and musicians including Daniel Carter, Hanayo, Firehorse the DJ, and Vox Populi (Paris). I see the camera first as a tool to sharpen one's eye for the world, and secondly as a means of sharing that perspective with others. My experimental films reflect observation during 'free and easy wandering' and spontaneous decision than more than meticulous planning. I view 'art objects' as the residue of art in living. Other influences include over a decade of experience working in the field of chemistry, daily life in NYC, and the regular practice of internal martial arts. I am a 6th generation Men Ren in the lineages of Northern Wu Taijiquan and Cheng Style Baguazhang under Frank Allen (Wutang PCA). In addition to music and motion picture films, I am also active in video, computer art and still photography. " 7/31 New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/ 9PM, Julius, 159 West 10th Street GAY VIDEOS AND FIMS FROM YOUTUBE AT JULIUS'! Various Artists, YOUTUBE XXX-Trava-GANZA, 2012, YouTube. Curated by Dirty Looks: On Location Curatorial Committee. A YouTube slam. Dueling teams try to outdo each other as they scour YouTube in search of the "gayest" videos they can find, covering such YouTube genres as: gay music videos, obliquely gay videos, and funniest gay home videos. These artists were carefully hand-selected by virtue of their cultural acumen and the amount of time they spend trolling YouTube videos. 7/31 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:00 PM, 32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003 EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARIES Experimental Documentaries on the subject of travel Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman A program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:00 PM Anthology Film Archive, Deren Theater 32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003 ****** Colonize the Golden Triangle (From Behind Glass), Jason Halprin, 12:30 A trip to Northern India - the challenges of being a tourist in exotic places. I Was Here, Philippe Leonard, 05:35 An afternoon spent in front of the Pantheon in Rome. To Begin With, Mónica Savirón, 08:00 What to keep and what to leave behind. Descending into Las Vegas, William A. Brown, 02:50 Las Vegas is the sum of all American desires where revelers descending into an adult playground. Two Crowd Studies Pensacola, William A. Brown, 04:30 Mardi Gras celebration in Pensacola, Florida. Antloop Alexander Hahn, 05:33 A fictitious passage to India? Danube Treasure, Ada Kobusiewicz, 05:00 Harshness and poetry in the polluted Danube river. Mukuntuweap, Enrico Rossini Cullen, 18:00 Impressions of Zion National Park. ------------------------ THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013 ------------------------ 8/1 Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery http://www.microscopegallery.com 7pm-11pm, 6 Charles Place Brooklyn, NY 11221 NOW WHAT #2: FILM, VIDEO, NEW MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE, CURATED BY MICROSCOPE It's summer, now what! Microscope is very pleased to present the 2nd installment of now what, a night of screening & moving image performance curated from an international open call. The 3 programs include a wide-range of mostly new and recent works from established to emerging artists working with Super 8mm or 16mm film, digital video, video games, appropriated footage (from Youtube, Google & other sources), music video, performance and more. The night also features 5 live film and video projection performances, most presented for the first time including multi-screen, live sound, multiple projectors, glitch and weird objects. Program (in 3 parts): // PART I: Doors 7PM, screening 7:20PM // PART II: 8.45PM // PART III: 10PM // More info and FULL PROGRAM available soon at www.microscopegallery.com // presented at our neighbors, Running Rebel Studios: 6 Charles Place, Brooklyn NY 11221 // general admission $8 //students (with ID) $6 ---------------------- FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 ---------------------- 8/2 Brooklyn, NY: UnionDocs http://www.uniondocs.org 7:30pm, 355 Union Ave. HEAT WAVES: ROBERT TODD FILMS & SYNTHHUMPERS + GUESTS MUSIC Filmmaker Robert Todd in attendance for a discussion along with curator Rachael Rakes. Synthhumpers + guests to follow. info/tix: www.uniondocs.org - 7:30pm screening, 9:30pm live performance. Suggested donation $12 or concert only $9. - Drawing from the resultant archive of near-constant filming, Robert Todd assembles his own footage into temporal moods which then fracture and multiply through careful editing. Todd's extensive body of work comprises a library of emotions and observations and reveals a life dedicated to careful looking. Marking the pinnacle of summer, this program features a survey of Todd's hot-weather films, capturing, interchangeably, the light, oppression, curiosity, and clarity of the East Coast summer. - Organizedand lemonade provided by Rachael Rakes, full line-up on the site - Following the screening, we will pull up the chairs and welcome sonic explorers Synthhumpers. This kitchen table-top sound collaboration between Jim Supanick and Josh Solondz features murky improvisations which are anchored in trust and transcendental pursuit. For their last performance, they repurposed an electric football game for their novel interpretation of Alvin Lucier's The Queen of the South at the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival\; this time they will save Electronic Dance Music from itself, summoning the spirits of Kiki Gyan and Sugarfoot Bonner through their rhythmmachine. No indie-rocker beard-scratchin' permitted- this night is strictly to groove with the two jayesses and their special secret guests. 8/2 San Francisco, CA: De Young Museum 5pm-9pm, DeYoung, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr 1,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE CITY WITH THE GOAT FAMILY AND MORE! A Friday night after-hours art happening at the de Young Museum with films and music by the Goat Family. Also Urbanauts, Sean Orlando, Rebar, Atlas Obscura, films by the Exploratorium and our friend and host Ben Burke. This will start your August off on the right hoof. - http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/friday-nights-de-young-1000-le agues-under-city ---------------------- SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 ---------------------- 8/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 4:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: CHARLIE CHAPLIN PROGRAM 1 A WOMAN (1915, 20 min, 16mm, b&w) EASY STREET (1917, 19 min, 16mm, b&w) A DOG'S LIFE (1918, 33 min, 35mm, b&w) Total running time: ca. 75 min. 8/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: CHARLIE CHAPLIN PROGRAM 2 SHOULDER ARMS (1918, 37 min, 35mm, b&w) SUNNYSIDE (1919, 30 min, 35mm, b&w) A DAY'S PLEASURE (1919, 19 min, 35mm, b&w) Total running time: ca. 90 min. 8/4 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue ESSENTIAL CINEMA: CHARLIE CHAPLIN PROGRAM 3 THE IDLE CLASS (1921, 32 min, 35mm, b&w) PAY DAY (1922, 22 min, 35mm, b&w) THE PILGRIM (1923, 41 min, 35mm, b&w) Total running time: ca. 100 min. 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