Events

  • Turbidus Film #13: Gardens and landscapes

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    Fylkingen and Turbidus Film present a film programme focused on gardens, structural landscapes and field studies. In micro narrative of almost non-action, re-structuring cinematic forms, archetypal routines, off-screen presence, image in the images, this program provides the violence of the Atlantic Ocean hitting the coast, Brancusi's scuplture garden at Tirgu Jiu, the beach of Palud, the fields in Bourgogne and a garden in blossom from a dead mother's house.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 19:00

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  • VISIONS 05|16 - Alex McKenzie

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    In collaboration with the Cinémathèque québécoise and the Double Negative Collective, VISIONS presents APPARITIONS, a live cinematic performance by Alex MacKenzie.

    “Alex MacKenzie is the unequivocal master of contemporary Canadian expanded cinema: using rare and outdated technology with the deft touch of a visual alchemist, MacKenzie spins his stunning and mesmerizing anti-narratives using the detritus of cinematic history to create a completely unforgettable, and undeniably powerful, alternate vision.”
    -Antimatter Film Festival

    Dates: 

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 21:00 to Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 22:30

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  • OFFoff Cinema: The Works of Keren Cytter

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    The work of the Israelian Keren Cytter focuses on relations, or on the impossibility of relations, as well as the impossibility of authentic film making. Her films constantly reflect on their own creation process, they disenchant, show that the 'magic light' isn't all that magical, but rather a construction - just like relations and sexuality... Cytter never does so with grudge or pessimism, but with playful and humoristic gestures that are touching and convincing. After working and living in Amsterdam and Berlin, she now resides in New York.

    Dates: 

    Monday, May 30, 2016 - 20:00

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  • DIM Cinema: Preuzmimo Benčić (Take Back Benčić)

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    Shot in Rijeka, Croatia, with a cast of local children, this experimental documentary by Vancouver-based artist Althea Thauberger draws upon collective labour and the perspective of youth to tell the story of a defunct worker-managed factory at a time when the future of the building, and the city itself, is in question. By weaving together improvisation with material collected during a six-week occupation of the factory by performers and crew, the film re-imagines the site’s politics, history, and future while simultaneously exploring the relationship between work, art, and play. Followed by a panel and Q & A.

    Please join us afterwards for a reception in the lobby to celebrate the launch of the monograph of the film, published by Musagetes.

    Dates: 

    Monday, May 16, 2016 - 19:30

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  • Directors Lounge Screening: Mark Street - More or Less of Me and the Street

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    Mark Street, Filmmaker coming in from New York, has been making films, videos and installations for 30 years.  His work has moved from tactile, abstract explorations of 16mm film to essays on the urban experience to improvised feature length narratives. Street works in the tradition of street photography, recording images almost every day,  exploring the tension between improvisation and structure. He has shown at places like the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as venues such as a former strip club in New Orleans called the Pussycat Cavern.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 21:00

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  • The Rearview Mirror

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    “I then took another look into the rearview mirror, on my own. And I discovered, somewhat to my surprise, that when you look in the rearview mirror you do not see what has gone passed. You see what is coming. And the rearview mirror is the foreseeable future. It is not the past at all. The title, the phrase “rearview mirror” appears to distort the situation. Most people think of it instinctively from the sound of the phrase, “It must be the past.” In terms of media, of course, the thing that is occupying the foreground in terms of the rearview mirror is nostalgia. Nostalgia is the name of the game in every part of our world today. Nostalgia is not, well it’s a kind of rearview mirror if you like, but it’s also the shape of things to come.” – Marshall McLuhan

    Dates: 

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
    19:00 to 20:30

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  • ACRE TV LIVE at The MCA

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    ACRE TV presents a live performance, with playwrights, actors, artists, and a studio audience collaboratively producing and broadcasting LIVE television on ACRETV.org. An hour and a half of living cinema—like a play in which actors meet in the edit.

    Featuring performances by Kelly Lloyd and Jesse Malmed, live music by Ryan Sullivan, acting by Monette McLin and David Lawrence Hamilton, and a new scene written by Calamity West and Nate Whelden. Produced by Kate BowenKera MacKenzie, and Andrew Mausert-Mooney.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 -
    18:00 to 19:30

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  • Balagan presents... APPARITIONS: a double 16mm projection performance by Alex MacKenzie

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    Inspired by early stereo imaging and the clash and collusion of socioeconomic forces, this suite of works seeks to dismantle cinematic codes while foregrounding projector and light as sculpture: a conscious corruption and interference of the apparatus to evoke the unexpected, reshaping representation into the realm of material and space. Using colour gels, masking, lens interference and projector movement in tandem with an exploration of binocular disparity, perspective, patterning and the film surface itself, APPARITIONS explores the transitional space between image and abstraction, nature and culture.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Xcèntric: The Enigma of the Photographic

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    Presenting three films of very differing genres and approaches, this programme reflects the fascination people have always felt with the ability of photography to make the invisible visible, even according it supernatural attributes.

    Based on an ontology founded on an immutable belief in images and the power of conversing with the invisible, cinema took from spiritualist photography the elements of a formal grammar whose phenomena of on-screen appearance and disappearance are the essential markers of its magical nature.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Art of the Real 2016

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    The Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual nonfiction showcase, founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film, returns with new work from around the world and in a variety of genres. This year’s festival includes a retrospective of a titan of the avant-garde film world, Bruce Baillie; New York premieres of new films by Roberto Minervini, Ben Rivers, José Luis Guerín, and Thom Andersen; as well as the usual eclectic, globe-spanning host of discoveries by artists who are reenvisioning the relationship between cinema and reality. With many filmmakers appearing in-person with their work, Art of the Real continues to be one of the essential showcases for boundary-pushing nonfiction film.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 8, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, April 21, 2016 (All day)

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