Cork Film Centre: Pip Chodorov Talk November 10th & 11th Cork Film Centre Civic Trust House, 50 Pope's Quay, Cork, Ireland
Experimental filmmaker and distributor Pip Chodorov, this year's guest of Corona Cork Film Festival and Cork Film Centre, will be giving a talk at CFC on Thursday, November 11th.
Pip Chodorov, one of contemporary experimental film's most renowned figues, will be attending Corona Cork Film Festival this year. In addition to being a filmmaker, the Paris-based Pip Chodorov is deeply involved in many aspects of experimental cinema. He is particularly noted for his championing of film-on-film, as opposed to digital formats. He has had much experience with co-operative, artist-run film labs; he is behind the prestigious Re:Voir (http://www.re-voir.com/) experimental film distribution label; he also founded the first gallery in the world devoted entirely to exhibiting experimental film (http://www.film-gallery.org/); he created the still thriving 'Frameworks' online experimental film discussion forum back in the mid-'90s...
In Cork, he will be showing his documentary, Free Radicals:A History of Experimental Film, a personal view of the subject featuring interviews with many of its giants. He will also be presenting a programme of great experimental shorts which he has curated.
In addition, Pip will be giving a talk at Cork Film Centre on the afternoon of Thursday November 11th, 3.30-5 pm, which will focus on working with the film (as opposed to video) medium in a DIY context, an area in which his expertise is internationally noted. This event is free and open to all, but places are limited so please book in advance. To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE RADICALS: A HISTORY OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM. Nov 10, 8:30pm, Gate Cinema
The greatest film-artists and film-poets of the 20th Century were free to explore and invent a radical new art form: the avant-garde, underground, experimental cinema. It was fun! It was exciting! It was crazy! But they soon found themselves in a no-man's-land: with no audience, no distribution, no funding, no film industry or art world to support them, they had to set up their own cinematheques, distribution networks and cooperatives, and these are still active today. A story of creativity, friendship, hardship, solidarity and cinema.
Starring: Hans Richter, Len Lye, Robert Breer, Peter Kubelka, Jonas Mekas, Ken Jacobs, Stan Brakhage, Stan Vanderbeek, Maurice Lemaître... Music by Slink Moss. Edited by Nicolas Sarkissian. Directed by Pip Chodorov. Produced by Ron Dyens and Aurélia Prévieu (Sacrebleu Productions).
SHORTS PROGRAMME. Nov 11, 8:30pm, Gate Cinema
- Chuck Jones, Duck Amuck, 1951 7' - Hans Richter, Rhythmus 21, 1921 3' - Oskar Fischinger, Allegretto, 1936 3' - Maya Deren, A Study in Choreography for Camera, 1944 3' - Stan Brakhage, Window Water Baby Moving, 1959 12' - James Whitney, Lapis, 1966 9' - Maurice Lemaitre, The Song of Rio Jim, 1978 6' - Martin Arnold, piece touchée 1989 15' - Jeff Scher, Yours, 1997 3'