Screenings

  • A Stark View of the World – An Evening With Scott Stark

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    Los Angeles Filmforum presents A Stark View of the World – An Evening With Scott Stark

    Scott Stark’s films, videos and installations are kinetic revelations that can be shocking, mesmerizing and narratively rich.  We’re delighted to welcome Scott to Los Angeles again.  We last featured him at Filmforum in 2002.  Over two nights in November, he will present a wide array of new work created since then, along with a few earlier works.  On Sunday, the works display a consistent remaking of the screen, rendering past into present, and colliding spaces in ways that find new political and narrative meaning.

    Scott Stark in person!

    Dates: 

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 19:30

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  • Oporto apresenta #31: The Basis of Make-Up I-III

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    "The Basis of Make-Up I-III" by Heinz Emigholz
    16 mm film transfered to video, color, sound, 90', 1983-2005

    The Basis of Make-Up I-III is the  primal soup that stands behind Heinz Emigholz abundant body of work. This  life-size film compilation, depicts  two decades of notebooks in an unstoppable flickery  flow. The blend of collages,  workaday writing  and  filming  is intersected by elaborate drawings halfway between medical and technical illustrations which somehow encapsulate the author's highly personal time and vision.

    "An image vortex where Ideas fall" - Alexandre Estrela after Ezra Pound

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 22:30

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  • New Irish underground film

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    Irish cinema has never been renowned for harboring a vibrant underground or experimental film scene. There have been significant exceptions (most importantly, aspects of the Irish “First Wave” of the 1970s), but it’s only in recent years that a body of films has emerged that offer a powerful rebuttal to that perception. While to announce a fully-fledged “movement” would be premature, it is safe to say that the work of the four filmmakers featured in this series – Rouzbeh Rashidi, Maximilian Le Cain, Dean Kavanagh and Michael Higgins – represent an important new direction in Irish cinema.

    Working with minimal and usually non-existent budgets, primarily on video, with zero crew and casts typically drawn from friends and family, all four filmmakers have been developing at a prolific rate over the past few years. Between them, they have produced 32 features since 2008 – though it must be admitted Rashidi, who in 2012 alone directed 9 features and 76 short films, has been the most insanely fertile contributor. All the filmmakers are members of the Experimental Film Society, an international organization founded by Rashidi aiming “to produce and promote films by its members” who are “distinguished by an uncompromising, no-budget devotion to personal, experimental cinema.” As this series will make clear, they have also been known to appear in each other’s films, and even collaborate on film projects together from time to time. (Strangely enough, Rashidi, Le Cain and Kavanagh have even released three albums of sound art together, under the collective moniker “Cinema Cyanide”.)

    Dates: 

    Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 19:30 to 23:30
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 19:30 to 23:30
    Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 19:30 to 23:30

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  • CINE-REBIS, The London Undergrund Film Festival

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    CINE-REBIS (The London & Porto Underground Film Festivals) is a film festival that celebrates the art of cinema. Showing a selection of short and feature-length films from around the globe, our aim is to show work that expresses originality and creativity and that is truly independent in form, content and spirit. We are interested in films that challenge, expand and explore what cinema is, and could be.

    We have lots of exciting films lined up for you this year, including some special events like an evening of poetry and films by the great British artist Jeff Keen, hosted by his daughter and collaborator Stella Keen, a screening and discussion of It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse But the Society in Which He Lives, presented by One+One Filmmakers Journal, a talk about Jonas Mekas’ first visit to England and the relationships between British and American underground film in the 60′s by William Fowler from the BFI, and an evening of insane and unrestrained trash movies with American filmmaker Kelly Hughes, who will be joining us to present two films, La Cage Aux Zombies: Director’s Cut and Heart Attack!. Alongside all of this, we have a selection of exciting, new shorts and features selected from this year’s submissions plus lots more!

    Dates: 

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, November 17, 2013 (All day)

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  • Selections from Treasures 6: Next Wave Avant-Garde

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    As part of "Back for the Future: Film Restoration in the 21st Century" Jeff Lambert from the National Film Preservation Foundation will present a selection of films from the upcoming DVD set Treasures 6: Next Wave Avant-Garde. A discussion with Michael Pogorzelski, Director of the Academy Film Archive, will follow the screening.

    Films to be shown:
    - A Visit to Indiana (1970) by Curt McDowell, preserved by Pacific Film Archive
    - Plumb Line (1978) by Carolee Schneemann, preserved by The Museum of Modern
    - Radio Adios (1982) by Henry Hills, preserved by Anthology Film Archives
    - 11 thru 12 (1977) by Andrea Callard,preserved by New York University
    - Hi-Fi Cadets (1989) by Lewis Klahr, preserved by the Academy Film Archive (preservation premiere!)
    - Report (1967) by Bruce Conner, preserved by Anthology Film Archives as part of the NFPF's Avant-Garde Masters Program funded by The Film Foundation.

    Dates: 

    Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:30

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  • Millennium Film Journal No. 58 Screening and Celebration

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    Celebrating the longevity of the Millennium Film Journal, and the publication of MFJ 58. With Grahame Weinbren, Kenneth White, and Erica Levin and works by Jean Vigo, Elisa Giardina Papa, Omer Fast and Natalie Bookchin.

    MFJ No. 58 "Since 78" is the 35th Anniversary Edition. It highlights the artists’ cinema and its developments during the 35 years of the MFJ’s publication. It is a double-sized issue, giving a unique portrait of three and a half decades, during which time we moved from the black box to the white cube, from film to digital media, from the inside of the museum onto the walls of the museum, and from the big screen to the tiny screen — while never giving up the earlier forms.

    MFJ 58 includes 22 texts by the leading writers in the field and 24 pages of color images, including frame enlargements, installation shots and much more.

    Dates: 

    Monday, December 2, 2013 - 18:00

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  • MassArt Film Society: Pablo Mazzolo

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    Pablo Mazzolo was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He studied Image and Sound Design at University of Buenos Aires. He has made several short films exploring different celluloid formats and creating special devices to make images. His films have participated in festivals like Rotterdam film festival (Netherlands), New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde, Hamburg Kurzfilmfestival (Germany), BAFICI (Buenos Aires), London film festival, Media City Film Festival (Canada), VIDEOEX (Switzerland), among others. He was also invited to attend in various film performances in museums like MOCANOMI, MAMBA, MALBA. In the year 2011 his feature film script AM1019 has participated in the Oaxaca Screenwriter Lab (Sundance-Toscano). His film Oaxaca Tohoku won the prize of Metropolitan Fund of Ars. In the year 2013 Conjectures, won the 1st prize in Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada).

    He is interested in the onthological relationship between images and people. He is currently running workshops about visual perception and creation of images, for mentally disabled and for psychiatric boarders. He is one of the founders of A.R.C.A. (Regional Archive for Amateur Cinema) dedicated to the preservation of amateur films and home movies.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 21:00

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  • Spectacle of Light and Languages

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    Microscope Gallery welcomes Philadelphia-based film and video artist Peter Rose for “Spectacle of Light and Languages”, a comprehensive screening of his works in film and video since the 70s, including the premiere of his latest short Solaristics and footage from new 3D works-in-progress.

    A mathematical training underlies Rose’s early structural films, where quick cuts and superimposed images form the basis of a kinesthetic exploration of space, time, light and perception. Lyricism and a persistent attempt at breaking down language and meaning continue to guide the artist’s later works, in a personal and uncompromising search for transcendence.

    Peter Rose will be in attendance to introduce the screening and available afterwards for Q&A.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 19:00

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  • Directors Lounge Screening: Gabriel Lyons Loeb - Poems & Trampolines

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    Gabriel Lyons Loeb is in love with pixelation and other digital artifacts as other artists are with the “Wabisabi” of Super-8, and the illuminating technical flaws of “spaghetti-style” developed small gauge film. For years now, he has used an old mobile phone camera to explore his surroundings and the media. He combines his poetry with video “blow-ups”, either coming from his own footage or from footage appropriated from the internet. One may ask if it is his love for a specific aesthetic, or if it is an artistic-bohemian gesture to use the cheapest material and a look that we usually regard as an internet-related shortcoming. It may be both, however, there may be a third motivation: in his final years at university he studied the effects of endless repetitions of footage he found on youtube and other transformative experiments, mainly by exposing himself. As earlier avant-gardists and pop-Artists such as Bruce Conner and Andy Warhol already found out, repetitions have a changing effect on our cognition and psyche.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 21:00

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  • Guy Sherwin - 11 films from 'Short Film Series'

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    Projection Rooms is pleased to be screening a programme of 11 films from 'Short Film Series' by Guy Sherwin between the hours of 12 and 4.30pm on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st. The work is part of an ongoing film project by Guy Sherwin which began in 1975. '

    The series is held together by certain formal considerations: each film is three minutes long, i.e. the length of a roll of 16mm film, all films are b/w and silent, and the order in which they are shown is flexible. Apart from this there is a range of imagery from portraiture to still life to travel. The films operate on the border between movement and stillness, revealing their inner logic through an active engagement in looking. For the exhibition I have made two DVDs from the 16mm originals, one with 5 films and the other with 6 films. Thus the connections between the films are always changing. A DVD of 34 films from Short Film Series is in production with LUX, to be released late 2013'. - Guy Sherwin

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 12:00 to 16:30
    Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 12:00 to 16:30

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