Events

  • Directors Lounge Screening - Alex Ross- Tom Atkins Blues

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    Alex Ross, a film-maker from the UK who has lived in Berlin since 1993, presents a common story of neighbourhood displacement in the heart of Berlin. Or, we could also describe it as an amiable tale of Prenzlauer Berg from a time that has almost been forgotten. Shortly after reunification when most of the houses are already refurbished, the Spätkauf (late-night-shop) still provides some place you could call a home, or a community.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 21:00

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  • 7th (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico: New Impressionists

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    (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico celebrates its seventh edition in A Coruña from June 1 to 5. This time the festival will hold a special edition under the tilte of "New Impressionists", bringing together both emergent and veteran filmmakers whose work engages the experimentation with light and its pictorial qualities. Probing the limits of sensory perception and subjectivity, this group of filmmakers has signed some of the most visually stimulating works made in recent years. This is the case of Canadian filmmaker Stephen Broomer that will present a fine selection of his 16mm works. Films in which the colors and textures evoke the work of the original Impressionists, and in which the author uses fast sweeps, collisions and movements that challenge the eye, and make imagine the filmmaker operating the camera as if you ran a box light with the ways of action painting.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, June 5, 2016 (All day)
  • Turbidus Film #14: Landscapes and Abandoned places

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    Fylkingen and Turbidus Film present Landscapes and abandoned places, a second program with five experimental film makers that focused on landscapes, architecture, abandoned places, strata, glimpses of gardens, light patterns, and elements as earth, water, fire and wind...

    Films by: Julie Murray (IRL), Giovanna Puggioni (IT), Adèle Friedman (US), and Arthur & Corinne Cantrill (AUS). All films on 16mm.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 19:00

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  • Indefinite Visions

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    This two-day event brings together academics, film-makers and artists for presentations, conversations, and screenings to explore the indefinite and the illegible in experimental film, artists’ film and video, and commercial cinema.

    Light, motion, definition, compression: the conditions of recording, storing and screening moving image are subject to constant variations that pull them away from perfect visibility. Film-makers and artists often seek out and work with the resulting visual uncertainty, from the warping of space to the melding of senses; speed to slowness; darkness to glare; and blur to glitch. Indefinite Visions explores the possibility that an important function of moving image is not to show but to obscure, and that – like the photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up – the closer and deeper we look at an image, the less clear it becomes.

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 24, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, June 25, 2016 (All day)

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  • Montreal Underground Film Festival 2016

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    The 11th edition of the Montréal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) hits the screens over a four-day period from May 19 to 22, 2016. This year, the MUFF collective has selected the 95 finest and most innovative shorts by local and international artists. A celebration of subversive and experimental moving image works!

    Programme:

    OPENING NIGHT
    Thursday, May 19th, 8:00pm – 90 minutes (screenings at 9pm)
    La Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal)
    Programmers: MUFF Collective

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 20:00 to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 04:00

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  • Balagan presents... the films of Will Hindle

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    From that late fifties until his death in 1987, Will Hindle was a major figure in the American Avant-Garde and what has been called the Personal Film Movement, as defined by a conscious move away from the industrial methods of production toward a more individualistic and idiosyncratic cinema. Incredibly technically adept as well as emotionally astute, Hindle utilized complex optical effects to craft beautiful, evocative and densely-layered short films that play out vividly like dreams and resonate long after. Being neither wholly abstract nor rooted to narrative form, the fictive elements within the films tend to forgo exposition, instead working with the images, colors, and sound to create a strong sensorial experience that channels a deep empathetic response within the viewer.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 19:00

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  • MuMaBoX #48: The Intelligence of the Signal

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    The signal is the essence of sound and digital image: from the invisible material information to the naked eye, codified and flowing through the filmic technologies of the age of the Web. Its access, of paramount importance, is in protected mode (Friedrich Kittler). On one side digital tools are built as black boxes in the middle of which the signal processing is carefully rendered opaque and inaccessible. On the other, private companies and governments of the intelligence services have unlimited technological power of interception and investigation of signals to conduct their surveillance and profiling globally. Rejecting this paradox, some artists like Pierre-Yves Cruaud, HC Gilje, Paolo Gioli, Benjamin Muzzin, Jacques Perconte, Leighton Pierce, Joost Rekveld, Sadia Sadia, Jerome Schlomoff, develop signal intelligence: they thus pass its regulated treatment according to the standards of audiovisual experimentation to release the untapped plastic resources and express all the strata of the artist's sensibility.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 18:00

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