Screenings

  • Bruce Baillie: Coming Into Vision

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    “One-year journey through the land of incessant progress, researching those sources which have given rise twenty years later to the essential question of survival.” —B.B. on Quixote (1965).

    Regarded as the father of the ‘60s West Coast experimental/lyrical film movement and co-founder of Canyon Cinema, Bruce Baillie's virtuoso command of the 16mm film medium has introduced generations of viewers to the wider possibilities of a cinema that is both intensely personal and socially conscious.  In anticipation of Baillie's upcoming in-person appearances at the REDCAT (November 3 and 4), and part of a three program retrospective, UCLA Film & Television Archive will present three early masterworks: his rarely-screened and haunting first film, On Sundays (1961), the landscape meditation To Parsifal (1963) and Quixote (1965), Baillie's sumptuously layered, epic road poem on mid-century America and Americana, and others.

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 25, 2013 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Billy Wilder Theater - Los Angeles, United States
  • Evidentiary Dilemmas

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    Last week to see 'Death of a Cameraman', an exhibition organized by Martin Waldmeier and apexart in New York.

    'Death of a Cameraman' deals with specific questions surrounding Syria and the politics of image-making. The exhibition is on until October 26th and features works by Broomberg & Chanarin, Harun Farocki, Rabih Mroué, Hrair Sarkissian, Rudolf Steiner. (The New York Times review.)

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:00

    Venue: 

    Apexart - New York, United States
  • Urban/Rural Program 7th Edition

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    The 7th edition of the Urban/Rural landscapes program screens on October 19 at 6pm. This program is part of the Utopia Film Festival.  Program below and info:

    - Elephant Camp Sunrise (Malia Murray, 2013)
    USA | 5:00 minutes
    Early morning shot of the rising sun in Zimbabwe, Africa

    - The Voice of God (Bernd Lützeler, 2011)
    India/Germany | 9:35 minutes
    If God would come down to earth and try to earn a living in Bombay, most probably he would very soon become successful as a voice over artiste, lending his voice to thousands of Hindi movies and even more documentaries and public service films in India. A melo-dramatic docu-drama with voice-over in stop-motion and long-time exposure.—B.L.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 18:15 to 19:15
  • One Minute Volume 7 screenings at The Projection Rooms

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    One Minute Volume Seven curated by fillmmaker Kerry Baldry will screen at The Projection Rooms on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27th October between the hours of 12 and 4pm

    One Minute Volume 7 includes work by: John Smith, Rose Butler, Tony Hill, Steven Ball, Alexander Costello, Leister/Harris, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Louisa Minkin, Claire Hope, Max Hattler, Guy Sherwin, Steven Woloshen, Lynn Loo, Lumiere and Son, Tansy Spinks, Gary Peploe and Peter Nutley, Eva Rudlinger, Michael Szpakowski, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic) , Matthias Kispert, Stuart Pound, Sellotape Cinema, Alex Pearl, My Name Is Scott, Kerry Baldry, Esther Johnson, Marty St. James, Nicki Rolls, Katherine Meynell, Chris Paul Daniels, Riccardo Iacono, Edwin Rostron, Martin Pickles, Grant Petrey, Annabel Dover, Kelvin Brown

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Projection Rooms - Hull, Reino Unido
  • Living Film: Films, Installations & Performances

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    This program of films, installations and performances focuses on the use of film as a living material. In mainstream cinema every trace of physical contact is removed from the film material, but with the disappearance of film from the industry, the medium is liberated from this armour. 

    Living Film presents a selection of works made through the practice of touching film, applying bodily fluids, and chemically and/or physically altering it's surface. These works take the form of single screen films, performative action, installation and expanded cinema. 

    At stake here is not just an artistic concept or method but the formation of a strategy towards an alternative filmmaking ecology: working with cheap or out of date film stocks; bartering knowledge for materials; finding cooperative forms for using resources and equipment. 

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    no.w.here - London, United Kingdom
  • Robert Beavers Presents Two Gregory Markopoulos New York Films & The Illiac Passion

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    Introduced by Robert Beavers

    Thursday, October 24, 2013, 16:15h

    One of the key figures of the New American Cinema, Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928–1992) made indelible film portraits and interior studies during the brief period when he was living in New York. Ming Green, named after the color of the walls in his apartment on West 11 Street, was his farewell to the city; dedicated to Stan Brakhage, the film was edited entirely in camera. Galaxie is his intimate record of cultural luminaries in mid-1960s New York: 33 painters, poets, filmmakers, choreographers, and critics, including W. H. Auden, Jasper Johns, Susan Sontag, Paul Thek, Maurice Sendak, Shirley Clarke, George and Mike Kuchar, and Allen Ginsberg, whom he observed in their studios or homes and filmed in a single session. While Andy Warhol had his Screen Tests, and Brakhage and Jonas Mekas were also making their own beautiful film portraits, Markopoulos perfected a technique of layering and editing within his Bolex camera that had the effect, he noted, of making "the idea and the image more concentrated; the result a more brilliant appeal to the mind and dormant senses." This program is presented by his partner Robert Beavers, an accomplished filmmaker who has passionately dedicated himself to the Temenos Archive and film theater that Markopoulos established in Lyssaraia, Greece. Restored by the Temenos Archive in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive, courtesy the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 16:15

    Venue: 

    MoMA New York - , Estados Unidos
  • From found footage to lyrical film

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    Microscope Gallery is very pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Albert Alcoz to the gallery for the first time in person for a solo screening of his new and recent film works including manipulated found footage works and original Super 8mm. Alcoz’s appropriations – a B-movie Sci-Fi feature, home movies, a series of soda ads, and a classic World War II documentary – have been transformed in format and material, with several involving chemical dissolutions to distort the original photographic textures. The artist’s original Super 8 films (all shot in camera, some in color and others in b&w) offer silent impressions and accelerations of the cities and natural environments around him.

    Artist in person (visiting from Barcelona, Spain). Admission $6

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    MICROSCOPE GALLERY (previous) - New York, United States
  • Ghost Anthology: A History of Argentine Experimental Film

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    Organized by Buenos Aires-based filmmaker and curator Pablo Marín, Ghost Anthology charts an eye-opening course through the last 40 years of Argentina’s rugged experimental film history, showcasing a collection of films rarely exhibited in the US. The movement exploded in the 1970s, just as the country came under the control of a military dictatorship. Forced underground, artists experimented with small, consumer-grade film cameras and developed informal collectives to produce collaborative, deeply personal, and formally dazzling works. Included here are films by such pivotal makers as Narcisa Hirsch, Horacio Vallereggio, Jorge Honik, Gabriel Romano, and Claudio Caldini, as well as contemporary artists Sergio Subero, and Pablo Mazzolo, among others.

    Curator Pablo Marín in person

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 18:00

    Venue: 

    Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, United States
  • HASENHERZ N°13: Basim Magdy

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    The work of Egyptian artist Basim Magdy uses film, painting, slide projection and installation. To him super8 is not a nostalgic medium. In his examinations of war, information systems, scientific theories and the visual vocabulary of mass media marked by paradox and shifts between demolition and renewal, ruins and reconstruction his humor shines through. As if in his "Six Memos for the Next Millennium" Italo Calvino had forgotten to add humor.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 11:00

    Venue: 

  • Essays on evaporation

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    A proposal by Esperanza Collado for the programme Cine de acción. Camina o reinventa.

    Based on the sculptural possibilities of the film materiality, there are three correlated lines of work: direct manipulation that offers the physicality of film, the investigation of new models of presentation of film material and its resonance in space, and the articulation of the presence of the body in the cinematic experience. The piece lies between performance and installation, in which a set of ephemeral film pieces are combined with the staging of concrete actions that complement the projections, in 16mm. The group explores the phenomenon of light projection as a gas and volumetric formation, while the film is derailed and stitched.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    MUSAC - León, Spain

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