Explorations and Documentations: 10 Short Films from the North American Experimental Cinema Sunday, November 25th, 2012, 16h Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202 Thursday November 29th, 2012, 19:30h Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94110 Curated by Brenda Contreras
This program emerged directly as a product of the daring spirit of the underground film community. Composed of 16mm, VHS, Super 8, digital and archival footage, the works in ‘Explorations and Documentations’ are culled from the curator’s personal geographical journey. This survey of experimental films from Mexico, Canada, and the United States take on views disparate from traditional cinematic storytelling regarding gentrification, fallen heroines, portraiture, poetry, sexual encounters, and imagined journeys.
Featuring works by: Barbara Hammer, Ricardo Nicolayevsky, Dolissa Medina, Navid Sinaki, Elena Pardo, Rafael Balboa, Leslie Supnet, Morris Manuel Trujillo, Karl Lind & Cat Tyc, and Dalia Huerta Cano.