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!
OPENING NIGHT Thursday, May 19th, 8:00pm – 90 minutes (screenings at 9pm) La Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal) Programmers: MUFF Collective
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 20:00 to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 04:00
VISIONS presents: Itinerant Spaces - The films of Stephen Connolly
Stephen Connolly’s work falls within the tradition of artists’ cinematic exploration of landscapes with a twist - his camera is interested in following the infrastructure of places to reveal their political plasticity. The work, shot on 16mm and more recently on digital, engages with the motion of people and places as metaphors for social forces slowing into form.
VISIONS presents : LOST & FOUND : the videos of Ted Kennedy (NYC) preceded by two films by Allan Brown (MTL) Filmmakers present.
Ted Kennedy is a filmmaker and programmer. Originally from Michigan, he is now based in New York and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College. His video and installation work has been exhibited at BAM (Brooklyn), Heliopolis (Brooklyn), Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Flex: The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, the Portland Experimental Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival (Chicago), Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Iowa City Documentary Film Festival, and the Art of the Real film series at Lincoln Center among other venues. In 2011, he co-founded the Studies and Observation Film Series, presenting creative non-fiction and experimental films in Ann Arbor. Most recently he co-programmed the Flaherty NYC 2014 Fall Series. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Union Docs and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Todd and Grenier will be showing new films at the FNC this year and VISIONS will be holding a special presentation of more amazing works by these masters of cinema.
Robert Todd = Shades of Grey [2014 | 15:00] + Slow Rise [2014 | 7:00] « ...ses images, d’une grande précision sculpturale, affinent notre sens de la vision. » - L’âge d’or - La cinémathèque royale de Belgique
Vincent Grenier = Waiting Room [2012 | 8:43] + Tabula Rasa [2004 | 7:30] + Surface Tension II [1995 | 4:00] « ...a master of quiet, delicate forms, gradual transitions, and wry misdirection...a true poet of the medium. » - Blaffer Art Museum - Houston