Screenings

  • Film's Not Dead!

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    There is a number of filmmakers worldwide who have the distinction of making themselves the emulsion which they then use to shoot. From October 27 to November 2, L'Abominable has invited a few of them to spend a week together in La Courneuve for the "Maddox Seminar", a time together for exchange and experimentation, sharing and transmission.

    On this occasion, we propose a session with films by Will Rifer from Mire in Nantes, Robert Schaller from the Handmade Film Institute in Colorado, Lindsay McIntyre from Montréal, Kevin Rice from Process Reversal (Colorado & NY), Esther Urlus from Filmwerkplaats in Rotterdam and a 30-minute 16mm live performance by Alex MacKenzie.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    Cinéma L'Etoile - La Courneuve, France
  • Crater Lab: Brillo garantizado

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    David Domingo (Valencia, 1973), also known as Davidson or Stanley Sunday, began his career filming and editing in VHS with a Panasonic camera and video player. These were appropriation re-montages or short stories filmed at home, featuring his sister Alba Domingo (also known as Alba Lavada, Vomitoni or Albon’s) and his grandmother Josefa Fernández. After the death of the latter, he started working with Super-8 and filmed La mansión acelerada, a neogay epic inspired by the myth of turning the house upside down in the parents’ absence, as done by Joel Goodsen’s character in Risky Business.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Crater Lab - Barcelona, Spain
  • Cineclube: Imagem-Pensamento - Fall 2014

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    The diversity of thought with cinema. Thus the text as an image, the relations between image and sound, are part of personal films with an autobiographical dimension. Themes such as the contemporary consumer society, advertising, representation of women and neocolonialism are the focus of several sessions. While others show the film in a situation where celluloid and video speak their differences through the film as sculpture. The issue of the media, placing film and video in different sites, ranging from theater to the gallery, will also be addressed in the sessions. The films will be screened with subtitles in Portuguese and those will be available for filmmakers, and / or distributors.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 15:30
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 15:30

    Venue: 

    B Cúbico - Recife, Brazil
  • Alternative Visions: Films of Jerome Hiler

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    Jerome Hiler's In the Stone House records and recollects a period of life of four years in rural New Jersey. In the latter 1960s, two young guys with monastic leanings leave the clatter of Manhattan’s art and film scene to catch the wave of higher consciousness that was about to change the world forever to find themselves washed ashore in a place only slightly updated from Way Down East. The monastic retreat quickly turned into the weekend getaway for a host of extravagant Manhattanites seeking films and fun. We learned from hitch-hiking guests that the police referred to our haven as “the stone house.” Although New Shores is a completely independent project, it could also be seen as a continuation of the world of In the Stone House. It affords glimpses of life led over three decades from the 1970s to the 1990s in San Francisco.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:00

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  • Sight Unseen presents Richard Tuohy: Hand Crafted Cinema

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    While many commercial film labs are shutting there doors, a counter movement is taking place in the form of the international network of artist-run film labs. The Australian experimental filmmaker, Richard Tuohy – a prominent figure in this cinematic d-i-y turn – sees this new phase for the traditional media as an opportunity; as a chance for the film artist to directly engage with the once inaccessible, now too often discarded tools of the traditional film lab. 

    Tuohy's hand crafted cinema presents us with multiple visual manipulations in camera, in printer techniques, in experimental processing procedures and in projection to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality which collectively represent a distinctively cinematic experience. More visual then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film. While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities from out of singular visual ideas. This program presents eight hand-processed and d-i-y printed 16mm film works from the artists recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 21:00 to 23:00

    Venue: 

    The Red Room - Baltimore, Estados Unidos
  • Mary Woronov, Warhol Superstar: Hedy

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    In 1966, screen legend Hedy Lamarr was arrested in Los Angeles for shoplifting $21.48 worth of laxative tablets and eye drops. That same year, Andy Warhol, screenwriter Ronald Tavel and an amazing ensemble cast created the 66-minute Hedy, a camp reenactment, including arrest, interrogation, trial, execution and plastic surgical transformation. Representing the pinnacle of Warhol’s “superstar” phase of filmmaking, Hedy features the gloriously oblivious Mario Montez in the starring role with Mary Woronov as the fabulously antagonistic sadomasochistic store detective. Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith, Ingrid Superstar and Ronald Tavel also appear. Soundtrack composed by John Cale and Lou Reed.

    Mary Woronov in person

    Dates: 

    Friday, November 7, 2014 - 22:00

    Venue: 

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, Estados Unidos
  • MuMaBoX #33: Image materials

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    The exhibition that MuMa dedicates to Nicolas de Staël gives us the opportunity to question the materiality of the image. Light as a raw material. It passes through the eye of a painter who restores it in his landscapes: glowing in the South, changing in the North. In the films of Nathaniel Dorsky and Paul Clipson, it flows into the camera lens and fixes into film, writing that subtle partition of clear and dark, revealing the optical magic of the recording device.

    Device set aside by practitioners of direct cinema, cameraless film, who paint directly on the film as Stan Brakhage and Emmanuel Lefrant. The film strip is no longer simply the space where the image is formed, it increases in thickness and becomes the concrete support of the pictorial material. A different material for the image, the pixel has only temporal reality, but may be subject to speculation. In the work of Jacques Perconte, compressions and decompressions allow passages from the figurative to the abstract, without opposing them, as in the painting of Staël.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 18:00

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  • Synchronised Fallibles - Laura Hindmarsh & Bea Haut

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    Australian artist Laura Hindmarsh and London based artist Bea Haut bring together two 16mm film based works featuring the artist embodied within the frame. Present and exposed, yet deceptive through the coupling of alterations in time and space, these works complicate human gestures and unravel 'charged moments'. Laura Hindmarsh is an Australian artist based in Tasmania, currently undertaking a self-directed residency in London. Her practice is an ongoing inquiry into the nature of perception and representation, and is informed by experimental music, expanded cinema and meta-fiction – works that demonstrate their own process and condition of existence. Bea Haut is a London based artist who works primarily with 16mm film in an expanded form. This manifests and behaves as sculpture, installations, projections, photography and printmaking. Haut programmes Analogue Recurring, a screening series dedicated to celebrating experimental film.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 18:00 to 21:00

    Venue: 

    Apiary Studios - London, United Kingdom
  • Visions presents Robert Todd + Vincent Grenier

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    VISIONS in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma presents short films by Robert Todd and Vincent Grenier

    Todd and Grenier will be showing new films at the FNC this year and VISIONS will be holding a special presentation of more amazing works by these masters of cinema.

    Robert Todd = Shades of Grey [2014 | 15:00] + Slow Rise [2014 | 7:00]
    « ...ses images, d’une grande précision sculpturale, affinent notre sens de la vision. » - L’âge d’or - La cinémathèque royale de Belgique

    Vincent Grenier = Waiting Room [2012 | 8:43] + Tabula Rasa [2004 | 7:30] + Surface Tension II [1995 | 4:00]
    « ...a master of quiet, delicate forms, gradual transitions, and wry misdirection...a true poet of the medium. » - Blaffer Art Museum - Houston

    Dates: 

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 18:00

    Venue: 

    Microcinéma être - Montreal, Canada

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