Screenings

  • Scratch Expanded 2014

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    Light Cone organizes its 7th edition of its annual event Scratch Expanded on Saturday September 13th. Like every year, it will take place at "Les Voûtes" from 7:30 pm until 1:00 am (19 rue des Frigos, 75013 Paris, Metro Bibliothèque Nationale).

    This evening's program is dedicated to expanded cinema practices:
    - one installation: Trees In Winter by Chris Welsby
    - five performances: La Cellule D'intervention Metamkine (twice in the evening), Rouge De Land by Paolo Gioli, Sans Titre by Gaëlle Rouard, Idrofoni by Pietro Pirelli, Open Core by Julien Maire
    - 16mm films from Light Cone's collection will be projected outdoors, in the gardens of "Les Voûtes".

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 19:30 to Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 01:00

    Venue: 

    Les Voûtes - Paris, France
  • Bozar Cinema: VALIE EXPORT

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    Screening & Talk - In the presence of VALIE EXPORT

    VALIE EXPORT (Austria, 1940) is a highly influential figure in the field of conceptual media art, performance and film. Her impressive body of work encompasses all media, including film, video installation, body performance, expanded cinema, photography and sculpture. From the invention of her artist name in 1967, she started using her own body as one of the most important tools for her practice. VALIE EXPORT considers her art as a political tool in order to react against society and the establishment. Many of her performances have achieved an iconical status. Due to their highly provocative nature, some of them have raised violent polemics.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 20:00

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  • Early Experiments - German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit

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    Sight Unseen is pleased to partner once again with The Baltimore Museum of Art, in conjunction with the closing of German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit, to present a rare screening of early experimental cinema produced during the extremely evocative era of German Expressionist art. Featuring the first abstract film, Walther Ruttmann's Lichtspiel Opus I, Opus II, Opus III and Opus IV, followed by the first animated film, Lotte Reiniger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed, this special event stands the test of time as a celebration of the livelihood and longevity of avant-garde cinema.

    Oliver Shell, Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, will introduce the screening and explore the cross-pollination of visual art and cinema in 1920s and 30s Germany. 

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    MICA Brown Center, Falvey Hall - Baltimore, Estados Unidos
  • Balagan presents... Outré Montréal

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    Montreal continues to be a source of innovative experimental cinema that is rooted in hands-on, formally adventurous production -- thanks, in part, to the exuberant activities of the Double Negative filmmakers' collective. Co-presented with Bright Lights (Emerson), this program highlights a number of works from Double Negative members and their friends completed in the last several years.

    Guest Filmmakers Daïchi Saïto and Eduardo Menz will discuss the screening with the audience in a post-screening Q&A.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Paramount Center - Boston, Estados Unidos
  • Balagan's Electric Bioscope Show: fundraiser screening and workshop

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    Come one, come all – to Balagan’s Electric Bioscope Show! (at 128 Brookside Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA)

    Witness a magnificent collection of “living photographs” in a carnivalesque program of ephemeral shorts, curated by local film collector Albert Steg (creator of Zampano’s Playhouse)! Feast your ears on the live musical accompaniment of “The Russian Band”!

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 17:30
  • LaborBerlin´s Summer Screening 2014

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    As has become our custom, this summer LaborBerlin presents a program of new and recent films and performances by its members. Though ranging widely in their approach they all show a commitment to exploring the possibilities of film as an artistic language. The evening is organized in two parts: the first one starts at 8 pm and consists of single screen films made at the lab. The second part, starting at 10pm, consists of live film performances.

    Come celebrate with us the beauty of hand-processed, do-it-yourself film! Doors open at 7pm. Please feel free to come early, meet the makers, and hang out at the bar!

    With works by Miguel Mariño, Anja Dornieden & J.D. González Monroy, Andreas Kebschull & Andreas Zech, Oscar Kranc, Björn Spiedel, Jakob Kirchheim, Sadashivam Rao, Viktor Dill, Distruktur, Doireann O'Malley, Klara Ravat mit Circuit Splash & robin oo /black2 and Nikolaus Tscheschner.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Am Flutgraben - Berlin, Alemania
  • Film Farm 20th Anniversary Screening

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    For 20 years The Independent Imaging Retreat or ‘Film Farm’ has been developing a hands-on, artisanal approach to filmmaking that is far removed from the costly, hierarchical and inaccessible industrial model.  Each summer it brings to Mount Forest Ontario a small group of interested filmmakers – some novices and some highly experienced – for an intensive week of shooting, hand-processing, tinting/toning, watching and editing film — most of the action taking place in and around an old barn on the Normanby Township property, in rural Ontario.

    The Film Farm L.A. 20th Anniversary Show includes early and recent films (16mm and digital), and concentrates its light on those `film farmers’ who have graced the west coast scene with their exquisite, playful and committed works on celluloid.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Echo Park Film Center - Los Angeles, Estados Unidos
  • Life Is an Opinion: Films by Mary Helena Clark & Karen Yasinsky

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    Artists Mary Helena Clark and Karen Yasinsky in person

    Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow. An uneasy wind blows through these films. With aesthetic interests in magic, illusionism and deception, local filmmaker Mary Helena Clark creates films permeated with mysterious associations, ineffably assembled according to dream logics into fragmentary formations of distant or lost lives. Clark’s films resonate at a seemingly quantum level with recent films by the Baltimore-based Karen Yasinsky whose works evidence a similar interest in the fragment using puppetry, animation, cinematic quotation and hints of narrative to trigger emotive positions of discomfort and empathy.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, United States
  • 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival

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    The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker. Our mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the "indie" mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations...if you suspect your film is "underground," it probably is.

    Founded in 1993, The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a year-round organization dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions. Unlike many other “independent” film events our goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven events such as Sundance but Instead to focus on the artistc, aesthetic and fun side of independent filmmaking. CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.

    CUFF 22 will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Chicago, IL

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, December 15, 2014 (All day)
  • The Mechanical Paradise: The Films Of Steven Woloshen

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    The phrase "the Mechanical Paradise", coined by Robert Hughes in his book The Shock of the New, reflected new visions in painting and sculpture in the age of machines, Kino Pravda (cinema) being among the chosen mediums of this post-WWI movement.

    LIFT is pleased to welcome Steven Woloshen to Toronto to present a screening of his lush and energetic hand-made films. Woloshen presents sixteen short, animated and experimental films, highlighting the mechanics and the art of the perforated film strip: cinema's direct assembly line. This 16mm/35mm film screening will cover 30 years of his unique abstract film strategies, which are scraped, glued, painted and burnt onto the surface of the film. The results dance along to their propulsive jazz soundtracks, creating a rhythmic beauty as tiny frame-by-frame gestures are writ large on the cinema screen.

    Steven Woloshen in attendance

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Cinecycle - Toronto, Canada

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