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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 MISCELLANEOUS: ============= experimental Video Course http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=misc&readfile=132.ann NEW FILM/VIDEO: NON-FEATURE: =========================== "Almost there" by Kim Collmer http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newwork&readfile=526.ann NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== Open City Cinema (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Deadline: October 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1627.ann MVAS Screening/Exhibition at Kings ARI (Melbourne, Vic. Australia; Deadline: October 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1630.ann Multidiciplinary artist call 2014 (Tondela,Portugal; Deadline: February 15, 2014) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1631.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== PCPC Arts Festival (Dallas, Texas, USA; Deadline: September 30, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1576.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 Beloit International Film Festival (Beloit, WI, USA; Deadline: October 19, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1590.ann 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 RICHMOND RADICALS (Richmond, VA usa; Deadline: October 18, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1622.ann Plug Projects (Kansas City, MO. 64108; Deadline: October 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1623.ann Open City Cinema (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Deadline: October 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1627.ann MVAS Screening/Exhibition at Kings ARI (Melbourne, Vic. Australia; Deadline: October 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1630.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 Sights & Sounds From Enoch Pratt [September 21, Baltimore, MD] * New Works Salon [September 21, Los Angeles, California] * Forster's vinyl Resurgence + Muybridge + 16mm Soundies + [September 21, San Francisco, California] * Echo-Systems: Outdoor Music + Film [September 22, Boston, Massachusetts] * Saul Levine: Groove To Groove [September 22, Brooklyn, NY] * Maintenance By Adele Horne, Los Angeles Premiere! [September 22, Los Angeles, California] * One Night, Standish Lawder [September 23, Cambridge, Massachusetts] * An Evening With Grey Room [September 24, Brooklyn, NY] * Screening of Dog Star Man By Stan Brakhage [September 24, Lancaster, PA] * Fiction-Non Presents: Lynne Sachs' Your Day Is My Night [September 25, New York, NY] * Directors Lounge Screening: Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy [September 26, Berlin, Germany] * Tomomi Adachi and Takahiko iimura: Films and Performances [September 26, Chicago, Illinois] * The Edmonton International Film Festival [September 26, Edmonton, Alberta] * La Air: Eve Fowler & Mariah Garnett [September 26, Los Angeles, California] * Konrad Steiner's 'way' Film Premiere [September 26, San Francisco, California] * Boston Premiere of Unbound A New Film By Abigail Child [September 27, Boston, MA] * Hearkenings Presents Early Films By D.W. Griffith [September 28, Los Angeles, California] * Phil Niblock Program 1 [September 28, New York, New York] * Sam Green's Tree Utopia + Dear Comrade + Jesse Drew + [September 28, San Francisco, California] * Phil Niblock Program 2 [September 29, New York, New York] * Phil Niblock Program 3 [September 29, New York, New York] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. ---------------------------- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 ---------------------------- 9/21 Baltimore, MD: Sights & Sounds Department @ Enoch Pratt Free Library http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/sightsandsounds/ 2pm, 400 Cathedral Street (Wheeler Auditorium) SIGHT UNSEEN PRESENTS SIGHTS & SOUNDS FROM ENOCH PRATT Sight Unseen presents a selection of experimental standouts from the Sights & Sounds Department at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The shorts program promises audiovisual displays of unbridled cinepoems, contrast-filled fantasies, televised filmloops, violent diptychs, laboratory graphics, plein air dreamscapes, paranoid studies and multiplied microcosms. The rapid-fire as well as resonant sequences highlight the rich and radical extent of this Baltimore-based analog archive both chronologically and content-wise. A special thanks goes to Tom Warner at Sights & Sounds for setting this screening at Enoch Pratt. FEATURING: Dream of the Wild Horses by Denys Colomb de Daunant, 1960, Angel by Derek May, 1966, Off-On by Scott Bartlett, 1967, Black TV by Aldo Tambellini, 1968, UFO's by Lillian Schwartz, 1971, Mindscape by Jacques Drouin, 1976, Mirrored Reason by Stan Vanderbeek, 1979, Subtitles by Michael Tolson a.k.a. tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, 1983. TRT: 63m. For more information on the films, please visit: http://sightunseenbaltimore.com/. 9/21 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St (at Sunset) NEW WORKS SALON $5 / Ross Lipman will screen two recent works: Curva Peligrosa, part of his cycle of works on the nature of organic change The Perfect Heart of Flux, examines La Reparosa, a perilously stunning stretch of road between Tijuana and Mexacali. Though measures have been taken to increase safety it remains a major hazard, as attested to by the ruins of vehicles that lay beneath it. Dr. Bish Remedies, from Lipman's "personal ethnography" series, is an informal visit with legendary filmmaker Bruce Baillie at his home on Camano Island in Washington State. Michele Jaquis, who will be screening three short videos, is a socially engaged artist and educator based in Los Angeles, where she is founding Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has been presented at conferences, film and video festivals, galleries, museums, and alternative spaces across the U.S. and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Combining strategies of documentary research, social practice and performance art, Michele's recent videos explore the complexities of language, identity and communication. And visiting from the Bay Area a special expanded cinema performance by Beige, the collaborative project of Vanessa O'Neill and Kent Long. "Working with 16mm projection and live sound, we endeavor to keep present our physical selves, as we slowly succumb to the screen's dissociative veil." 9/21 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30, 992 Valencia St. FORSTERS VINYL RESURGENCE + MUYBRIDGE + 16MM SOUNDIES + A surveyand celebration!of Analog Media culture: Ben Wood re-capitulates Frisco's fabled father of the moving image, Rick Prelinger annotates Trip Down Market Street in a 60 Minutes clip, and Will Nold documents the relentlessly cruel theatrical switch to DCP. ALSO: Russ Forsterwith one hand on the turntable and the other on the overhead projector, and a third(?) on electric guitarcomplements that cinema timeline with his own demented performance on the value of vinyl, leading to other seminal audio-art-ifacts: Tiny Tim on 8-track tapes, an Optigan promo, the SF Tape Music Center, Moog and modular synth clips, Harry Partch, even the Trololoman! Free beer (and typewriters!!) launch Russ' latest 8-Track Mind issue, while fantastic 16mm Soundies (Spike Jones, Liberace) toast that lost format. media archeology -------------------------- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 -------------------------- 9/22 Boston, Massachusetts: Balagan Films http://www.balaganfilms.com 7:30pm, Norman B. Leventhal Park, Congress Street x Franklin Street ECHO-SYSTEMS: OUTDOOR MUSIC + FILM A special treat: outdoor screening and performance in the middle of Boston's masonic Financial district, courtesy of the caretakers of the Norman B. Leventhal Park. Acclaimed JP-based filmmaker Robert Todd and Fort Point-based filmmaker Douglas Urbank will present their most recent 16mm works in collaboration with local experimental musicians, Ernst Karel and Jorrit Dijkstra. Rain date: September 29. 9/22 Brooklyn, NY: Millennium Film Workshop http://www.millenniumfilm.org/ 5:30pm, The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave SAUL LEVINE: GROOVE TO GROOVE SAUL LEVINE: GROOVE TO GROOVE, MILLENIUM FILM WORKSHOP @ SILENT BARN 9|22|13 - Millennium Film workshop is pleased to present Saul Levine: Groove to Groove, this Sunday, September 22 at Silent Barn. We've been showing Saul's work from the beginning, so it's fitting that Sunday's program takes us from 1968 to the present. - Program: - NEW LEFT NOTE - (R8/16mm, 27min) Silent - DEPARTURE, 1976-84 Â© Saul Levine - (S8, 25min) Sound - GROOVE TO GROOVE, 1978-1982 Â© Saul Levine - (S8, 12min) Sound, Featuring Mai Cramer & the Jesse Green Blues Band - RAPS AND CHANTS Part One, 1981-82 Â© Saul Levine - (S8, 12min) Sound - LIGHT LICKS: BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON: - I WANT TO PAINT IT BLACK, 2011 Â© Saul Levine - (S8/16mm, 12min) Silent, WHOLE NOTE 1999-00 © Saul Levine - A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE 1978-79 © Saul Levine (S8, 7min) Sound - A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: GROOVE TO GROOVE 1978-1982 © Saul Levine (S8, 12min) Sound - WWW.SAULLEVINE.COM - Location: The Silent Barn - $8 9/22 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30 pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028 MAINTENANCE BY ADELE HORNE, LOS ANGELES PREMIERE! Filmmaker Adele Horne returns to Filmforum with the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, the superb documentary Maintenance. The winner of the Grand Prize of the Images Festival in April, Maintenance provides an intimate reckoning of cleaning house, inviting viewers to meditate on the ongoing maintenance work that makes other, more highly valued, work possible. 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/462215 or at the door. -------------------------- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 -------------------------- 9/23 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Film Archive http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa 7PM, Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street ONE NIGHT, STANDISH LAWDER $12 Special Event Tickets Standish Lawder in Person A truly multi-dimensional artist, the filmmaker, photographer, inventor, educator and film historian Standish Lawder (b. 1936) is best known today for his delightfully intelligent films that playfully straddle the categories of structuralist cinema and conceptual art. Lawder's long career in cinema began first as a student of art history at Yale where his PhD dissertation gave way to a major book on cubist cinema and a position teaching film history and influencing a generation of film scholars. Lawder's year as the Henry R. Luce Visiting Professor of Film at Harvard the university's first faculty position in cinema studies earns him a special place in the history of the Harvard Film Archive and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, now in the midst of its 50th anniversary celebration. Displaying a similar offbeat humor and rigorous design as the work of Owen Land and Morgan Fisher, Lawder's own films dramatically expand and challenge the modernist montage principles of the early cinematic avant garde so close to him, especially the work of his father-in-law, Hans Richter. In major works such as Necrology and the all too little known Corridor (a fascinating companion piece to Ernie Gehr's Serene Velocity of the same year), Lawder creatively bends the perceptual dimensions of cinema into dizzying new directions, creating spellbinding, mysterious and quite literally visionary films. The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to welcome Standish Lawder back to Harvard for a focused retrospective and enlightened discussion. --------------------------- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 --------------------------- 9/24 Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/ 7:30pm, 155 Freeman Street AN EVENING WITH GREY ROOM The reception of Guy Debord's work has long positioned him foremost as a theorist and political writer, and only secondarily as a filmmaker, but in a strategic departure, the current issue of Grey Room is devoted to a re-examination of Debord's cinematic output. To mark the arrival of this publication, the first book-length collection of its kind, Light Industry presents a screening of a newly-produced (and completely unofficial) English-language version of Debord's film Society of the Spectacle (1973), with a voiceover by Paul Chan. - Debord directed seven productions between the 1950s and 1990s, ranging from the Lettrist-era Howls for Sade (1952) to the late television documentary Guy Debord, His Art and His Times (1995)\; his On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time (1959) and Critique of Separation (1961) are the only films made by a member of the Situationist International during the group's existence. In "Guy Debord, Filmmaker," the introduction to Grey Room's special issue, Jason E. Smith notes that filmmaking was "the most consistent activity Debord undertook over the course of his life," and that, furthermore, cinema became one of the keyif frequently overlookedtheoretical concerns of the SI. - "As a writer, Debord, with the exception of La société du spectacle, has no oeuvre," Smith writes. "As a filmmaker, however, he has an oeuvre. The films, consequently, should be placed at the center of his work. They are not illustrations of his theoretical writings\; they are the putting into sensible or material form his otherwise abstract theoretical formulations. An argument can even be madeat some risk and requiring much justificationthat nothing of value in Debord's theoretical writings does not appear or rather reappear in his films: they are a form of filtration, selection, and expansion." - The historical lack of availability of Debord's films has contributed to this paucity of critical attention. Debord himself pulled them from distribution in 1984, following the murder of his producer and friend Gérard Lebovici, and for years they circulated only as nth-generation VHS bootlegs. More recently, Gaumont issued a DVD box set in 2005, and in 2009 Lincoln Center hosted the first retrospective of Debord's films with English-subtitled prints. - Though these contemporary releases have enabled an unprecedented visibility for the the work, subtitling presents certain aesthetic problems. Most of his films are structured around numerous modes of narration: Society of the Spectacle, for instance, includes voice-over, intertitles, and French-subtitled clips appropriated from reduction prints of Hollywood movies and other sources. English subtitling flattens this complexity, distracting the viewer and overly simplifying Debord's correspondences between word and image. This particular issue has been addressed by filmmakers such as Harun Farocki, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, and Straub-Huillet by offering multiple iterations of the same essay film, narrated in different languages. Inspired by these artists, we look back to Debord's role as a filmmaker through an experiment in translation. - Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord, digital projection, 87 mins - Followed by a discussion with Alexander R. Galloway, Jason E. Smith, McKenzie Wark, and Soyoung Yoon. - Tickets - Pay-what-you-wish ($7 suggested donation), available at door. - Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm. 9/24 Lancaster, PA: Franklin&Marshall College 7:00pm, Franklin&Marshall College SCREENING OF DOG STAR MAN BY STAN BRAKHAGE 1964 film by Stan Brakhage shown on 16MM film - Original live score performed by Flamingosis https://soundcloud.com/flamingosis, Sponsored by the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film - Projection courtesy of MOVIATE http://www.moviate.org/ - Location: Green Room Theatre (College Ave) on the campus of F&M College - "I force myself to make films that the viewer can absorb according to their, own experience, in the act of seeing, without requiring that it be absorbed by the film and/or by their lack of experience." -Stan Brakhage (on Film) ----------------------------- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 ----------------------------- 9/25 New York, NY: Maysles Cinema http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/cinema.html 7:00pm, Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd. FICTION-NON PRESENTS: LYNNE SACHS' YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT Wednesday, September 25th-Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm, Fiction-Non: Lynne Sachs' Your Day is My Night - (A documentary series exploring 'hybrid films' that cross the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction traditions.) - Curated by Beyza Boyacioglu - Your Day is My Night, Lynne Sachs, 2013, 65 min. - This provocative hybrid documentary begins with the stories of a Chinatown "shift-bed" apartment, as told through dreams, movement and song. The bed transforms into a stage, revealing the collective history of the Chinese in the United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues, and theatrical improvisations. Shot on 16mm, Super 8 and HD video in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, Your Day is My Night addresses issues of home and urban life. With each "performance" of their present, the characters illuminate the joys and tragedies of their past, as well as the challenges of contemporary life in New York. - Both evening's screenings will begin with a short live performance created for Beyza Boyacioglu's "Fiction-Non" series. ---------------------------- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 ---------------------------- 9/26 Berlin, Germany: Directors Lounge http://www.directorslounge.net 21:00, Z-Bar, Bergstr. 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte DIRECTORS LOUNGE SCREENING: ANJA DORNIEDEN & JUAN DAVID GONZALEZ MONROY Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy have dedicated themselves to avant-garde film and work together for several years, strictly with 16mm and Super-8. At the same time they often address society-related questions in their films, with phenomenas ranging from the relation between hypnosis and psychoanalysis, from the nostalgia about East-German puppet houses, to spatial imaginations connected the term private sphere. As members of the Labor Berlin, they have created their own facilities to develop film, but also produce 35mm copies of some of their films. Working with film for them also means to extend the possibilities of single film projection towards a layering of projections, which becomes a performance by itself, in former days also called Expanded Cinema. °**° °**° Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy will be present for Q&A. Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr °**° Artist Links: http://www.ojoboca.com/ °**° Links: Directors Lounge http://www.directorslounge.net °**° Z-Bar http://www.z-bar.de °**° Program details (upcoming): http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/ °**° °**° 9/26 Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge http://www.saic.edu/cate 6:00 pm, Gene Siskel Film Center / 164 N. State St. TOMOMI ADACHI AND TAKAHIKO IIMURA: FILMS AND PERFORMANCES In a rare joint appearance, filmmaking luminary Takahiko Iimura and Tokyo-based sound artist Tomomi Adachi present an evening of films and performances. Since the early 1960s, Iimura has been renowned for his groundbreaking films and videos, ranging from surreal underground narratives to elegant explorations of time and perception, many produced with performance artists and avant-garde composers. Adachi has garnered similar acclaim for his work with voice, electronics, and self-made instruments. The two will present four of Iimura's early films, a selection of Adachi's works, including the Chicago premiere of his ten-voice Song for Everyone, and a new collaboration for film, voice, and electronics. Co-presented with the experimental music series Lampo with support from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sound Department. 19622013, Japan/USA, multiple formats, ca 90 min + discussion 9/26 Edmonton, Alberta: The Edmonton International Film Festival www.edmontonfilmfest.com 11am, Empire Theatres, Edmonton City Centre THE EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF)shines its spotlight on the City of Champions and everything Indie film from September 26 - October 5,2013 at Empire theatres, in Edmonton City Centre. This year's line-up features more than 150 films from around the world! And, the Canadian Premiere of the Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom, Boom' Mancini with Director Jesse James Miller and Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini in attendance. There's also the always popular Lunchbox Shorts, 45 minutes of international short films and a Subway lunch. It's the perfect way to spend your afternoon. Or join in the fun and register your team for the 24/ONE Filmmaking Challenge. There's something for everyone! Gala Premieres, Parties, Visiting Filmmakers, Music and Laughter. If you eat, drink and breathe Independent film, and want to meet others like you, the Edmonton International Film Festival is the place to be. www.edmontonfilmfest.com follow @edmfilmfest 9/26 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St (at Sunset) LA AIR: EVE FOWLER & MARIAH GARNETT The Girls! The Boys! The Girls! Come sneak a peak, in a voyeuristic evening of objectifying surfers. Excerpts from Eve Fowler & Mariah Garnett's new movie, Life Is Torture will be screened along side some of the films which inspired itmovies about, and sometimes by, surfers from the 1970's. Eve Fowler lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of Temple University and Yale University, she is co-founder of Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. She has had a solo shows at Horton Gallery, New York; Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles; and Julie Saul Gallery, New York. Mariah Garnett is an experimental filmmaker and artist whose work seeks to occupy a space between convention and experimentationor, rather, to experiment with convention. The boundaries of adaptation, documentary and fiction are continually being drawn and re-drawn in her work. Her work has been screened at the Venice Biennial, Rencontres Internationales, and Outfest, and included in a two person show at ltd los angeles as well as a solo show at Human Resources Gallery. 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. Free event! 9/26 San Francisco, California: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts http://tickets.ybca.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=17286 6:30, 8pm, 3rd and Mission Streets KONRAD STEINER'S 'WAY' FILM PREMIERE The six part film follows the six sections of Leslie Scalapino's book length poem, 'way' (1988). (LS appears in a brief cameo in the film, but this is not a film of the poet reading.) As the poet performs the complete text on the soundtrack, a montage of images responds to various levels and qualities of movement in the reading: the narratives, the ideas, the cadences and melodies, the poetic images themselves. The look of the film is drawn from a variety of sources including 16mm film and video footage of San Francisco streets and bars, internet clips of Hollywood, documentary, personal and erotic video, and computer generated animation. While the film presents the poem (voiced), it doesn't illustrate, interpret or even "set" the poem. Aesthetically it offers the viewer an expanded "reading" experience of interpreting a complex braid of image and language. Philosophically i hope it follows a model of how individual elements can join without merging, can retain identity and commonality at once, without subordination to rules, programs, dogma or heirarchy. Co presented by the SFSU Poetry Center and YBCA -------------------------- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 -------------------------- 9/27 Boston, MA: The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston 7:00pm, 100 Northern Ave BOSTON PREMIERE OF UNBOUND A NEW FILM BY ABIGAIL CHILD UNBOUND: Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley. - 2013, 69 mins, 16mm, sound. - In Rome for a year at the American Academy, I created imaginary home movies of scenes from the life of Mary and Percy Shelley. I was attracted to these authors their life of poetry, politics and sexual inventionand inspired by my previous fictionalizing of home movies in Covert Action and The Future is Behind You. I worked with non-actors, the seasons and the extraordinary architecture and landscapes of Italy where the Shelleys were in exile for six of their eight years together. - The result was a feature film A Shape of Error, gorgeous, emotional and harnessed to the narrative. I wanted to go further and abetted by digital technology, I have âexploded' the film. The result is UNBOUND, digressive, looped, unpredictable, symphonic, spontaneous, messylike life and memory. Music by Zeena Parkins. - Filmmaker Abigail Child in attendance. ---------------------------- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 ---------------------------- 9/28 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St (at Sunset) HEARKENINGS PRESENTS EARLY FILMS BY D.W. GRIFFITH $5 / "The motion picture is an art, since it approaches more closely real life." That this quote comes from D.W. Griffith creates a paradox: he helped standardize many conventions of cinematic illusion, and yet he showed a dynamic receptivity to real life. What did he mean? This screening will feature a selection of short films made during Griffith's formative years at the Biograph Company including Fools of Fate (1909), Lines of White on a Sullen Sea (1909), A Corner in Wheat (1909), The Rose of Kentucky (1911), The Painted Lady (1912) and others. All films will be projected on 16mm. 9/28 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 7:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue PHIL NIBLOCK PROGRAM 1 PROGRAM 1: ENVIRONMENTS The 'Environments' were a series of non-verbal theater and museum installations/performances that Niblock produced at the turn of the 1960s. These were originally presented in various venues Judson Church, NYC, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and the Whitney Museum. Only the last three 'Environments' still exist in their complete versions. We will be screening them as they were originally presented, as three 16mm film images projected simultaneously side-by-side the first time they've been shown this way since the 70s and with early analog music by Niblock. CROSS COUNTRY/ENVIRONMENT II (1970, ca. 60 min, 16mm) 100 MILE RADIUS/ENVIRONMENT III (1971, ca. 60 min, 16mm) TEN HUNDRED INCH RADII/ENVIRONMENT IV (1971, ca. 60 min, 16mm) Total running time: ca. 3 hours 9/28 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30, 992 Valencia St. SAM GREENS TREE UTOPIA + DEAR COMRADE + JESSE DREW + Mr. Green graces our gallery again with the debut of this "live cinema" piece on the generosity of tree-planting. His performance is paired with the endlessly inspiring Esperanto section of his Utopia in Four Movements. Echoing Sam's communitarian impulses is (in person) Mady Schutzman's hr-long essay on Llano del Rio, a 20th Century secular cooperative founded in Southern California by socialist Job Harriman. Her visit to a Colorado commune and staging of sci-fi scenes are among the parallel universes that play out the possibilities of intentional communities. AND another dear comrade, Jesse Drew, sets the tone on autonomous zones West of Eden (Iain Boal's new anthology). Sangria! -------------------------- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 -------------------------- 9/29 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 1:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue PHIL NIBLOCK PROGRAM 2 PROGRAM 2: THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WORKING, PART 1 The series of films 'The Movement of People Working' portrays human labor in its most elementary form. Shot by Niblock between 1973-91, on 16mm color film and later video, and in locations including Peru, Mexico, Hungary, Hong Kong, the Arctic, Brazil, Lesotho, Portugal, Sumatra, China, and Japan, the series comprises over 25 hours of footage (from which we'll be showing a selection). It focuses on work as a choreography of movements and gestures, dignifying the mechanical yet natural repetition of laborers' actions. PERU AND MEXICO (1973/74, 96 min, 16mm-to-digital video) BAY JAMES (1976, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital video) ARCTIC (1977, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital video) BRASIL (1984, 90 min, 16mm-to-digital video) Presented with music by Niblock from 1990 to 2013. Total running time: ca. 245 min. 9/29 New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue PHIL NIBLOCK PROGRAM 3 PROGRAM 3: THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WORKING, PART 2 CHINA (1987, 110 min, 16mm-to-digital video) JAPAN (1989, 120 min, 16mm-to-digital video) Presented with music by Niblock from 1990 to 2013. Total running time: ca. 240 min. 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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