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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 CALLS FOR ENTRIES: ===================== Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Deadline: December 13, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1634.ann Little Scuzzy Film Festival-EXTENDED DEADLINE (Carbondale, IL; Deadline: January 18, 2014) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1635.ann SCUFF- SCREW CITY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Rockford, IL, USA; Deadline: February 15, 2014) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1636.ann VIDEOFOCUS 2014: INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKERS AND VIDEOARTISTS (Paris, France; Deadline: November 30, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1637.ann DEADLINES APPROACHING: ====================== 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 Stop & Go Made From Scratch (San Francisco; Deadline: November 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1587.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 Angular (Barcelona-Madrid, Spain; Deadline: November 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1610.ann Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario; Deadline: November 15, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1613.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 Experiments in Cinema v9.72 (Albuquerque, New Mexico; Deadline: November 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1619.ann Punto y Raya Festival (Barcelona, Spain; Deadline: October 28, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1620.ann Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Deadline: November 01, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1621.ann Black Maria Film and Video Festival (Jersey City, NJ, USA; Deadline: November 19, 2013) http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=1624.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): ============================== * Films By Derek Boshier [October 19, Brooklyn, NY] * Home Movie Day: Brooklyn! [October 19, Brooklyn, New York] * An Evening With Tommy Turner [October 19, Brooklyn, New York] * Urban/Rural Landscapes 7th Edition [October 19, Greenbelt] * New Works Salon Xv [October 19, Los Angeles, California] * Rodney Ascher's Room 237 + Mystic-Subliminal Mega-Mix [October 19, San Francisco, California] * American Gothic: Night of the Hunter In 16mm Film! [October 19, Tucson ] * Happiness Is A Warm Projector: Select Work From Experiments In Cinema [October 20, Los Angeles, California] * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents "Happiness Is A Warm Projector: Select Work From Experiments In Cinema" - Los Angeles Premieres! [October 20, Los Angeles, California] * Sven LüTticken On Fluxus Tv [October 21, Brooklyn, NY] * Frenkel Defects - (Recent 16mm Works From Artist-Run Film Collectives) [October 21, Oakland, CA] * Early Monthly Segments #56 = "A." By Luther Price [October 21, Toronto, Ontario, Canada] * An Archive of Intersections [October 22, New York, NY] * Sight Unseen Presents Palaces of Pity (PalÁCios De Pena) [October 23, Baltimore, Maryland] * Light Year - Sound/Film Performance By Paul Clipson & Tashi Wada [October 23, San Francisco, California] * Brett Kashmere: From Deep [October 24, Chicago, Illinois] * Madness and Mindfulness: 4 Films By Ken Paul Rosenthal [October 24, Los Angeles, California] * Standby's 30th Anniversary Screening [October 25, New York, NY] * Spine Tingler! the William Castle Story + Divine's Monster Kids + [October 26, San Francisco, California] * The Realist [October 26, Victoria, BC, Canada] * World Day For Audiovisual Heritage: Surveillance [October 27, Brooklyn, New York] * Nightfall, By James Benning [October 27, Los Angeles, California] * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents "Nighfall" Filmmaker James Benning In Person! [October 27, Los Angeles, California] Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE. -------------------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 -------------------------- 10/19 Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/ 7:30pm, 155 Freeman Street FILMS BY DEREK BOSHIER Curated by Alex Kitnick - Derek Boshier began his career as one of London's key Pop artists. In 1962, fresh out of art school, he appeared in Ken Russell's BBC documentary Pop Goes the Easel alongside Peter Blake, Pauline Boty, and Peter Philips, which codified the foursome as the cutting edge of Pop Art's cool, playful sensibility. 10/19 Brooklyn, New York: Home Movie Day http://homemovieday.com/brooklyn.html 11am-4pm, Bat Haus / 279 Starr St. HOME MOVIE DAY: BROOKLYN! Do you have reels of home movies sitting around your closet? Now is your chance to see them in their full glory projected on original equipment! Home Movie Day is an annual celebration providing communities throughout the world the opportunity to watch their old home movies in a public setting. Just bring your film and our experts will inspect, clean and repair your 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm reels for projection. Film and media archivists will be present to answer any questions. No home movies? No problem! Come out to watch home movies from your friends and neighbors, and win prizes playing Home Movie Bingo! Home Movie Day is free and open to the public! Se habla espanol / Мы говорим русский язык! 10/19 Brooklyn, New York: Spectacle http://www.spectacletheater.com/ 7:00 and 9:30 pm, Spectacle, 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 AN EVENING WITH TOMMY TURNER Spectacle is pleased to welcome Tommy Turner for a very special screening of Super 8 and 16mm works made in the mid-1980's and the Brooklyn premiere of his latest video, THE BLACK KNIGHTS OF SKILLMAN. ////////// An artist working in print, performance, photography, and film, Turner is considered a key figure of Downtown No Wave Cinema. The New York native rose to prominence through his zine Redrum and collaborations, both in front of and behind the camera, with David Wojnarowicz and Richard Kern. In the mid-1980's, Turner directed a number of arresting small gauge films that have in the intervening years only gained the ability to inspire shock, awe, revulsion, and depending on the audience member's orientation deeply satisfying laughter. In a cinematic oeuvre running approximately feature length, his subject matter has touched upon Satanism, family dysfunction, heresy, taxidermy, addiction, dismemberment, dumbshit rock 'n' roll, arcane mysticism, torture, Evangelicism, murder, and misspent teenhood, all rendered in sadistically graphic detail that verges between clinical detachment and sardonic irreverence. ////////// Among them is WHERE EVIL DWELLS (Super 8-to-16mm, 1986, 31 min.), co-directed with Wojnarowicz. The pair of friends became fixated on the recent story of Ricky Kasso, teenage heavy metal fan and self-described "Acid King" of Northport, Long Island, who became the subject of media hysteria when he committed the pseudo-ritual-satanic murder of a fellow teen in the woods while wearing an AC/DC t-shirt. Shooting off a script based on interviews with Kasso's friends, the pair ultimately edited their footage into a 30-minute "trailer" that represents an anarchic, assaultive, and wildly expressionistic take on what Wojnarowicz described as "the imposed Hell of the suburbs." It's complemented by a spectacular title song by Wiseblood (a collaboration between Roli Mosimann of Swans and J.G. Thirlwell of Foetus) and distorted hard rock radio jams. ////////// In the unsettling, absurdist SIMONLAND (Super 8, 1984, 11 min.), made with Richard Kern, a televangelist leads his studio audience and isolated viewers through a psychotic game of Simon Says with grotesque results. THE MAGICIAN (Super 8-to-DVD, 1998, 9 min.), shot with Rick Rodine, features a chaotic melange of documentary, performance, and found footage to riff on the destruction of elements fire, water, air, and earth. ////////// The program culimates in the Brooklyn premiere of THE BLACK KNIGHTS OF SKILLMAN, an HD experimental narrative shot on location at Flynn's Garden Inn, a neighborhood pub in Sunnyside, Queens, located around the corner from Turner's current residence. Cast with a colorful selection of roughneck regulars and freaks, SKILLMAN is an off-the-wall, gory gangster fantasy that is as much a neighborhood portrait as a journey into Hell. Having more in common with Blood Feast than Cheers, SKILLMAN has the feel of a collaborative effort while maintaining Turner's distinctive signature. 10/19 Greenbelt: Utopia Film Festival http://http://www.utopiafilmfestival.org/ 6pm, Greenbelt Municipal Building, 25 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD URBAN/RURAL LANDSCAPES 7TH EDITION A collection of diverse landscape films from around the world. Filmmakers include: Chris H. Lynn, Nick Collins, Malia Murray, Matt McCormick, Lorenzo Gattorna, Bernd Luetzeler, and Hope Tucker 10/19 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. (at Sunset) NEW WORKS SALON XV $5 / Several local and visiting artists will present in-progress or recently completed works in an informal screening with brief introductions by the artists and time for discussion between each work. Clay Dean will show Field Theory, a recently completed video, along with a rarely screened 16mm film Optic Glyph. The pairing of these pieces looks to explore ideas around the physicality of working with and perceiving these mediums. John Wiese will be showing several new pieces in-progress. Karen Adelman will show a pair of new videos selected from her exhibit La Bulla y Restos, the culmination of a year-long project in Los Angeles and Colombia. Jackson McCoy will also show one or more new 16mm films. 10/19 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30, 992 Valencia St. RODNEY ASCHERS ROOM 237 + MYSTIC-SUBLIMINAL MEGA-MIX Former Mission denizen Ascher returns to the freak zone with two works driven by media conspiracies. His collage-essay feature on the signs, symbols, and confessions embedded within Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shiningseen through the eyes of five very different viewersdives into the myriad theories behind this infamous adaptation of Stephen King's psychological horror. But trumping Rodney's cross-over Rorschach is the world premiere of his truly underground Mega-Mix, an obsessively researched compilation especially crafted for OC audiences. Discover the secret agendas of our leading Pop Divas (and their puppet-masters) by decoding the cryptic secrets hidden in plain sight within Hollywood blockbusters! paranoid thinking 10/19 Tucson : EXPLODED VIEW gallery/microcinema http://explodedviewgallery.org 7:30, 197 E Toole Ave AMERICAN GOTHIC: NIGHT OF THE HUNTER IN 16MM FILM! w/ opening acoustic set by Jess Matsen (Dream Sick)! The Night of the Hunter was legendary actor Charles Laughton's only film directing effort. Combining stark American Gothic realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with "good" represented by a couple of unforgettable farm kids and a pious old lady (silent movie star Lillian Gish), and "evil" in the hands of a posturing psychopath (the mesmerizing Robert Mitchum). ------------------------ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013 ------------------------ 10/20 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30 pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028 HAPPINESS IS A WARM PROJECTOR: SELECT WORK FROM EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA Los Angeles Premieres! Bryan Konefsky, curator, in person. Happiness is a Warm Projector is a program of select works from the first 8 years of Experiments in Cinema film festival. EIC is an annual celebration of all things cinematic produced by Basement Films in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Basement Films is one of the few remaining first wave micro-cinemas left in the United States that has been supporting underrepresented forms of media since 1991. 10/20 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM PRESENTS "HAPPINESS IS A WARM PROJECTOR: SELECT WORK FROM EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA" - LOS ANGELES PREMIERES! Curator Bryan Konefsky in person! Happiness is a Warm Projector is a program of select works from the first 8 years of Experiments in Cinema film festival. EIC is an annual celebration of all things cinematic produced by Basement Films in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Basement Films is one of the few remaining first wave micro-cinemas left in the United States that has been supporting underrepresented forms of media since 1991. Each year EIC brings the international community of cinematic "un-dependents" to Albuquerque, reminding us that filmmaking has a cultural responsibility that transcends the pathetically produced, popcorn poo-poo that we have come to know as "going to the movies." For more information: http://lafilmforum.org/schedule/fall-2013-schedule/happiness-is-a-warm-p rojector-select-work-from-experiments-in-cinema/ Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/486797 or at the door. Screening: A Recipe for Making Cameraless Computational Video: American Style by Jolene Mok (2012, Hong Kong, 4 min.), Eleven Forty Seven by Marika Borgeson (2012, USA, 11.75 min.), Walking Under the Sun by Diana Fonseca (2007, Cuba, 3.5 min.), Staying Alive by Ximena Cuevas (2001, USA, 2 min.), Descartado by Irene Collingles (2011, Spain, 6 min.), Semalu by Jimmy Hendrickx (2012, Malaysia, 19.25 min.), 1/48 by Jorge Lorenzo (2007, Mexico, 1/24 second), Aria by Brooke Alfaro (2005, Panama, 3.5 min.), The Inventory by Patricia Francisco (2012, Brazil, 7.5 min.), Western Movie by Lee Hyung Suk (2010, South Korea, 9 min.), This Summer Mosquito Will Be Worse Than Ever by Silvia De Gennaro (2010, Italy, 6.5 min.), Lloyd Blankfein Must Die by Charles Lum (2010 USA, 3 min.) ------------------------ MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 ------------------------ 10/21 Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry http://www.lightindustry.org/ 7pm, 155 Freeman Street SVEN LüTTICKEN ON FLUXUS TV Presented by Sven Lütticken - In the contemporary economy of time, history has become an image in motion, a series of events performed though various media. Sven Lütticken new book History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image analyzes artistic practices that articulate the changing production and experience of timeof the time of daily life as well as history. - For this book launch and screening, he will present a number of artworks from the context of the neo-avant-garde which were either adapted or specifically made for television. With a focus on John Cage and Fluxus, this evening highlights pieces that can be regarded as made-for-TV events that adopt and transform existing formats, temporalities, and modes of performance. - Among the works screened is a special episode of the Dutch arts program Signalement (1963) that was masterminded by Fluxus artists Willem de Ridder and Wim T. Schippers, with a contribution by George Maciunas. We will also show an edited version of Nam June Paik's 1986 broadcast Bye Bye Kipling, which connected New York, Seoul, and Tokyo via satellite, and brought together TV host Dick Cavett with Charlotte Moorman, Keith Haring, traditional Korean dancers, and the occasional elephant. - Sven LÃ¼tticken teaches art history at VU University Amsterdam, where he coordinates the Research MA program Visual Arts, Media and Architecture (VAMA). He is the author of Secret Publicity: Essays on Contemporary Art (2006), Idols of the Market: Modern Iconoclasm and the Fundamentalist Spectacle (2009) and History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image (2013). - Tickets - $7, available at door. - Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm. 10/21 Oakland, CA: Black Hole 8pm, 1038 24th street x linden FRENKEL DEFECTS - (RECENT 16MM WORKS FROM ARTIST-RUN FILM COLLECTIVES) We are very pleased to welcome traveling filmmaker/curator Kevin Rice in person to present a short program of 16mm film works from the Process Reversal Collective and other artist-run film groups including L'Abominable (Paris, France), The Double Negative Collective (Montreal, PQ), Cherry Kino (Leeds, UK) and The Handmade Film Institute (Boulder, CO). Filmmakers including Sarah Biagini, Andrew Busti, Taylor Dunne, Nicolas Rey, Kevin Rice, Robert Schaller, Martha Jurksaitis & Philippe Leonard. 10/21 Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Early Monthly Segments http://earlymonthlysegments.org/ 8pm, Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar| 1214 Queen St West EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #56 = "A." BY LUTHER PRICE A FUNDRAISER FOR THE 2014 8 fest small gauge film festival "Roses are Red, Blood is Black...."A." is a relentlessly rancid alcoholic and drug-induced journey through which Edie, a washed-up and broken movie starlet finds herself alone and ugly with only glittering memories of her silver past." - Luther Price Early Monthly Segments is thrilled to present a very rare screening of the Super 8mm feature film "A." by Boston-based artist Luther Price. "Edie, the faded starlet of "A." is not so much a literal figuration of a woman, but a nightmare memory come to life. Nothing in Price's cinema is quite what it appears to be. Daytime broadcasts implode into personal confessions. Edie is not Price-in-drag, but Price living within the ethos of the woman's pictures that his mother obsessively tuned into when Price was growing up. Audio recordings Price made with his sister Sally, re-enacting the films Streetcar Named Desire and Imitation of Life invade the film. The memories engendered on these lazy afternoon are poured into Edie's unsteady form. "A." took years to film and the interior locales stretch out over 3 or 4 of Price's apartments....it was a turbulent period of production in which Price became severly depressed and suffered a near-fatal accident while filming the suicide sequence. It strikes me as one of Price's most outwardly reflexive and self-conscious films (though post-modern seems like such a moot term in the otherworldly cosmology of Luther Price), with hoodwinks, references to other avant-garde films like Fireworks and explicit recreations of the woman's pictures of Price's youth.... "A." marks Price's last performative films as he now works exclusively with found footage." -Bradford Nordeen, program notes, Dirty Looks NYC Programme: A. by Luther Price, 1994, USA, Super 8mm, 60 minutes, B&W/colour, sound on cassette @ Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar| 1214 Queen St West Monday October 21, 2013 | 8:00 PM screening | $5-10 suggested donation THANKS: Canyon Cinema, Gladstone Hotel, Bradford Nordeen NEXT: EMS #57 = Monday November 18 = TBA http://earlymonthlysegments.org ------------------------- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 ------------------------- 10/22 New York, NY: Filmmakers Co-op 7:30pm, 475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floo AN ARCHIVE OF INTERSECTIONS Approaching the Coop's collection as an archive of intersections between seemingly discrete artistic practices and forms, this screening presents a set of films that respond cinematically to a range of different media, from architecture to object art, happenings, painting, and sculpture. The works in this program thus present a remarkably porous conception of cinema, revealing a filmic medium that is profoundly open to the insights and impulses of the other arts. Curated by Josh Guilford of Magic Lantern Cinema. FEATURING: Vernon Zimmerman, "Scarface and Aphrodite," 1963, 15 min. An experimental documentation of Claes Oldenburg's happening Gayety, which Zimmerman shot in Chicago in February of 1963, just before Oldenburg relocated to Venice. Dick Higgins, "Hank and Mary Without Apologies," 1970, 18 min. This pulsing examination of form, color, and perception by an early proponent of intermedia explorations includes a soundtrack recorded during Ray Gun Specs, a 1960 happening with performances by Higgins, Oldenburg, Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, and others. Marie Menken, "Watts with Eggs," 1967, 2 min A playful animation of Fluxus artist Robert Watts's chrome-casted Box of Eggs by a filmmaker who began her artistic career as a painter, and who "moved adroitly between the media of paint and light, canvas and screen." -Melissa Ragona Ericka Beckman, "Switch Center," 2002, 10 min. "Switch Center is a tribute to the futuristic architecture of the Soviet post war period, and a reaction to seeing it transitioned to shopping malls or global corporate office structures." -E.B. Paul Sharits, "Brancusi's Sculpture Ensemble at Tirgu Jiu," 1981, 21 min "This film is a 'chronicle' of a visit I made in 1977 to Romania to experience three of Brancusi's most famous sculptures: 'The Endless Column'; 'The Gate of the Kiss'; 'The Table of Silence'; (and the lesser known 'Arcade of Pedestals,' the modular system of stools which lead from the 'Gate' to the 'Table') Their placement suggests a metaphysical continuum; they span the boundaries of the town and while aligned in a (virtual) straight line, all three cannot be seen from any single point of view, so there is a temporal unfolding as one moves through the town to experience the relationship." -P.S. Storm De Hirsch, "Ives House: Woodstock," 1965, 11 min. "Metaphysical sketches of my stay at the Neil Ives house in Woodstock where the artist lived and painted." -S.D.H. Donna Cameron, "Fauve," 1991, 10 min A highly textural monochromatic study of light transmission that invokes the vibrant style of an avant-garde painting group that flourished briefly in France at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Fauves. --------------------------- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 --------------------------- 10/23 Baltimore, Maryland: Sight Unseen http://sightunseenbaltimore.com/ 7:30pm, 3400 N. Charles Street (Gilman 50 on the Homewood Campus) SIGHT UNSEEN PRESENTS PALACES OF PITY (PALÁCIOS DE PENA) Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2011, digital, color, sound, 59m. Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past one consumed by fear and desire the two girls are transformed and confront a legacy of oppression. Palácios de Pena is about a culturally inherited fear in Portugal, linked to political and social oppression during the Inquisition and Fascism. Co-Director, Daniel Schmidt, in attendance. Q&A moderated by Baltimore-based filmmaker & JHU professor, Matt Porterfield. Presented in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Film Festival (http://www.jhufilmfest.com/). For further information please visit Sight Unseen (http://sightunseenbaltimore.com/). 10/23 San Francisco, California: San Francisco Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/cinema/light-year 8pm, Pier 15 (Kanbar Forum), San Francisco, CA. 94111 LIGHT YEAR - SOUND/FILM PERFORMANCE BY PAUL CLIPSON & TASHI WADA Exploratorium Cinema Artist-in-Residence and San Franciscobased filmmaker Paul Clipson has created Light Year (2013), an abstract 16mm film study of the area surrounding the Exploratorium's new downtown waterfront site at Pier 15. The film showcases Clipson's treatment of the Embarcadero as a complex natural and cultural system within this urban landscape, from the ephemeral rhythms of light and water to the rigid order of crosswalks and skyscrapers. Composer Tashi Wada will perform an original soundtrack. -------------------------- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013 -------------------------- 10/24 Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge http://www.saic.edu/cate 6:00 pm, Gene Siskel Film Center / 164 N. State St. BRETT KASHMERE: FROM DEEP Special preview screening. Brett Kashmere in person. Pittsburgh-based artist Brett Kashmere presents a special preview of From Deep, which looks at basketball and its profound role in American lifeas an everyday street game played by millions around the country; a force in fashion, music, and mass media; and a platform for thornier issues of race and class. Drawing his imagery from neighborhood pick-up games, contemporary films, music videos, and spectacular sports footage, Kashmere charts a history of the game over the last century, including its rapid cultural rise in the 1980s. 2013, USA, HD video, ca 85 min + discussion 10/24 Los Angeles, California: Echo Park Film Center http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ 8 pm, 1200 N. Alvarado St. (at Sunset) MADNESS AND MINDFULNESS: 4 FILMS BY KEN PAUL ROSENTHAL $5 / The recent films of filmmaker/activist Ken Paul Rosenthal are beautiful and provocative works of conscious cinema that re-envision the way we think and speak about our individual and collective mental health in today's chaotic world. These transformative films weave personal and political narratives through natural and urban landscapes, home movies, and archival social hygiene films. Mad Dance: A Mental Health Film Trilogy, consisting of For Shadows (2013, 27 minutes), a contemplative, multi-layered memoir that unravels the tangled roots of self-harm while coming to terms with one's shadow; In Light In! (2013, 12 minutes) a darkly humorous, visual essay on the pervasive disease model of mental illness in Western Culture; and Crooked Beauty (2002, 30 minutes), the much-lauded poetic documentary on artist/activist Jacks McNamara and the foundation of the Icarus Project. Program also includes Rosenthal's I My Bike (2002, 5 minutes), a cine-poetic work traces the conflict between urban space and the body. Ken Paul Rosenthal in person! www.maddancementalhealthfilmtrilogy.com ------------------------ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013 ------------------------ 10/25 New York, NY: Standby Prog 7:30pm, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue STANDBY'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING In celebration of 30 years of providing media art creation & preservation services to artists, Standby presents a screening followed by a wine & cheese reception & silent auction. - Early and recent short works, created by artists through the Standby Program, will be screened including film and videos by Jem Cohen, James Nares, and Emily Armstrong & Pat Iver's Nightclubbing Archive, which documented the NYC punk rock scene in the 70s & 80s. - Proceeds from the event will support the continued work of The Standby Program. -------------------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 -------------------------- 10/26 San Francisco, California: Other Cinema http://www.othercinema.com/ 8:30, 992 Valencia St. SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY + DIVINES MONSTER KIDS + Through the '50s and '60s, master showman Castle directed a series of horror films with outrageous audience-participation gimmicks, treating viewers to buzzing seats, flying skeletons, and luminescent ghosts. Jeffrey Schwarz' Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story is a riveting rags-to-riches tale of this exploitation legend. Our favorite cult-film monger Christian Divine personally sets the historical context: Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, Universal genre revivals, Aurora model kits, and TV-horror hosts. halloween hellabaloo 10/26 Victoria, BC, Canada: Antimatter Film Festival http://www.antimatter.ws/ 9pm, Deluge THE REALIST 48 Heads from the Merkurov Museum (after Kurt Kren): Anna Artaker | sixpackfilm.com | 4:20 | Austria | 2012 | W Cdn Premiere Working intensively with death masks made by the Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov (18811952), a student of Auguste Rodin, and referencing Kurt Kren's 48 Heads from the Szondi Test, Artaker translates these objects into various medial forms. The masks, from the Merkurov Museum in Gyumri, Armenia, represent an unusual and jarring "archive of faces," as the personalities from the fields of culture and politics which they represent constitute both progressive and totalitarian tendencies of the Soviet regime. The Mass Ornament: Patrick Tarrant | patricktarrant.com | 6:18 | UK | 2013 | Cdn Premiere Film theorist Siegfried Kracauer claimed that it was the marriage of cinema with the modern metropolis that revealed the movement of people around the city as an elaborate ornamental dance reminiscent of Busby Berkeley musicals. In this film the good folk of London are spied through the distorting eye of a telescopic mirror lens as they perform their well rehearsed routine to the tune of "I Only Have Eyes For You" from the musical Dames (Enright & Berkeley, 1934). Here, on the crowded avenue, in images never before seen, is the troupe recognised around the world, in the dance of the sugar, plums and dairy. The Realist: Scott Stark | scottstark.com | 40:00 | USA | 2013 | Cdn Premiere The Realist is an experimental and highly abstracted melodrama, a "doomed love story" storyboarded with flickering still photographs, peopled with department store mannequins and located in the visually heightened universe of clothing displays, fashion islands and storefront windows. ------------------------ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 ------------------------ 10/27 Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Historical Society and NYU wdavh.tumblr.com 1:00 pm, 128 Pierrepont Street WORLD DAY FOR AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE: SURVEILLANCE With the recent revelation of NSA's domestic spying, there has been increased interest in the issue of surveillance. From lighthearted celebrity stalking and a restored 16mm art-film premiere to Soviet-era CIA instructional films, never-before-screened film from occupied Tibet, and incriminating footage from Libya, the afternoon's surveillance-themed presentation for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage will examine the cultural, political, and historical importance of the theme. Pieces include: World premiere of Beryl Sokoloff's "Les Girls" (recent NFPF funded preservation) in 16mm, Ann McGuire's "Joe Dimaggio 1,2,3," archival material from Tibetan Envoy mission to Chinese occupied Tibet, Texas police patrol car footage, and much more 10/27 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30 pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028 NIGHTFALL, BY JAMES BENNING Los Angeles Filmforum presents James Benning's Nightfall, a "study of real-time light changing from day to night. It was filmed in a forest high up in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains." (James Benning). 10/27 Los Angeles, California: Filmforum http://www.lafilmforum.org/ 7:30pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM PRESENTS "NIGHFALL" FILMMAKER JAMES BENNING IN PERSON! Filmmaker James Benning in person! Los Angeles Filmforum presents James Benning's Nightfall, a "study of real-time light changing from day to night. It was filmed in a forest high up in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains." (James Benning). Nightfall (2011, digital, color, sound, 98 min.) consists of a single 98-minute shot made at a high elevation in the woods in the west Sierras that begins in late afternoon as the sun is going down and ends in near blackness. Widely acclaimed for his great 16mm durational films about the American landscape, Benning has been making new work in digital HD since 2009. One of the possibilities of digital filming that he has reveled in is the extreme duration possible, an extension of his earlier film work in which shots were one minute or ten minutes long. Now with Nightfall, he invites the audience to slow down and observe the most basic elements of nature in a way that very few of us do. For more information: http://lafilmforum.org/schedule/fall-2013-schedule/nightfall/ Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/486833 or at the door 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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