Screenings

  • Operación Rewrite: Performance

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    A collaborative project by Esperanza Collado and Maximilian Le Cain.

    The project Operation Rewrite started in January 2011 as an online video work in which both artists contributed a number of pieces of 45 seconds according to a set of rules, of which the most important was that a third of each video should be black screen. This peculiarity - the fundamental presence of negative spaces as expropriation, displacement of meaning and projection of thought- became the focus of the project, which soon expanded its activities to other areas of development, such as installation and performance, thanks to a grant from the MUSAC Artistic Creation. The film concept we examine in and out of the film medium is continuously reevaluated, so that perception and projection technology, as well as the articulation of signs, the body, the materiality of film and domestic consumer goods are part of our work. The project explores the mechanisms of editing, suspension and interruption understood as associating principles that connect to the movies with the act of reading. As the project progresses, certain objects, images and actions are repeated and reconfigured, gaining resonance and meaning. Operation Rewrite occupies an area between dreams, film and mundane ritual.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 20:00

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  • Experimental Film Society: Rouzbeh Rashidi & Maximilian Le Cain

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    Experimental Film Society is a creative organization founded in Tehran (Iran) in 2000, dedicated to producing and distributing low-budget independent and experimental films, from a dozen filmmakers and artists scattered around the globe. The session will consist of a sample of recent work by its most prolific members: Rouzbeh Rashidi, founder and promoter of the institution, and Maximilian Le Cain, honorary member and exponent of contemporary Irish experimental film. The duo will attend the session and questions from the audience after the screenings.

    Filmmakers in attendance.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 20:00

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  • Light Industry: Barbara Hammer's Audience + Cecilia Dougherty's Gay Tape: Butch and Femme

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    Light Industry presents a double-bill of sapphic autoethnography from the 1980s, featuring work by pioneering lesbian artists Barbara Hammer and Cecilia Dougherty.

    Barbara Hammer’s Audience is a fascinating deep cut from the director’s prodigious filmography. Relatively raw in its design, this 16mm diary of audience reactions at retrospectives of Hammer’s work in San Francisco, London, Toronto, and Montreal in the early 1980s bears none of the distinctive visual flourishes and essayistic form one usually finds in her filmmaking. Instead, it comes closer to the original ideal of cinéma vérité as seen in Chronicle of a Summer; informed by the consciousness-raising groups of the feminist movement, the artist herself acts as a catalyst for discussion, rather than fly-on-the-wall observer. Today, Audience serves as an invaluable historical archive, providing quick but complex portraits of lesbian scenes in different cities and countries: the San Francisco women are bold and raucous, treating Hammer like a celebrity; the London crowd more reserved and tentative; the Canadians politely critical after initial hesitation. It also functions as a testament to the power of Hammer herself as a figure in lesbian culture, showing how fully she engages audiences to incite new forms of discourse about representation.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 19:30

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  • Stan Brakhage: The Pittsburgh Documents

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    UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present
    Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village
    10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Without question one of cinema’s most influential and prolific artists, Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) created a monumentally significant and expressive body of work that spanned 50 years and over 350 films. For five decades, Brakhage worked in a highly distinctive, individualistic vein, mining celluloid cinema and--at least in his hands--its seemingly limitless potential for the articulation of raw subjective experience and pre-linguistic vision. The Academy Film Archive has been actively preserving and restoring Brakhage’s body of work since his collection was deposited there in 2004. In a career loaded with countless visionary works, Brakhage’s The Pittsburgh Documents (often called The Pittsburgh Trilogy) are a trio of acknowledged masterworks, and represent a radical approach to the concept of a cinematic document (as opposed to documentary) rooted in subjective observation. By training his eyes and the film medium on three subjects he felt were elusive, inscrutable, even fearful in their universality, Brakhage sought to gain some empathic foothold--if not an understanding--in these realms of authority (police), illness (hospital) and death (morgue).

    Dates: 

    Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 19:30

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  • Short Cuts V: Resilient Structures

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    Block B (Chris Chong Chan-Fui, 2008)Short Cuts V: Resilient Structures
    Thursday February 25, at 6pm
    Northwest Film Center
    Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, 97205 Portland, OR, USA
    Co-Presented with the Northwest Film Center

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 18:00

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  • An Evening with George Kuchar

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    An Evening with George Kuchar
    Tuesday February 2nd, 2010, 19h
    NW Film Center
    Whitsell Auditorium
    1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 19:00

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  • Modos de habitar

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    Modos de habitarPaisajes domésticos: interiores y exteriores de casas donde cohabitan las variaciones de la luz con los objetos, los niños y la cámara en un determinado tiempo. Lugares donde la cámara opera como un instrumento, con sus diferentes posibilidades fílmicas compone mosaicos del espacio doméstico: diferentes modos de ver el espacio íntimo y de habitarlo.

    Ventana, Claudio Caldini. Argentina, 1975, vídeo, 4 min.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 18:30

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