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  • Immigration and Displacement

    On Film is excited to present the Spring 2017 program “Immigration and displacement,” featuring the works of Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai and Mariangela Mihai as well as Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi.

    Utilizing salvaged archival footage and first-person testimony, these works reorient movement and proximity in transforming their visual and aural documents to access the living memories of historical experience. By resurrecting immigration stories from the distant and recent past of humanity and freedom of movement under threat, the urgent cinematic works in this program redefine our understandings of displacement in times of ongoing crisis.

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    Monday, April 17, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Light Movement 20: Takashi Makino / Rei Hayama

    Screening and Live performance in the presence of the artists.

    This month we are very lucky to present two filmmakers, both from Japan, and both making work which could be seen as a hybrid form between video and celluloid. The films and performances of Makino Takashi are closely related to a specific form of musical energy or sonic environment, evoking a vast cosmos in space, diffusing particles of light across the screen, and even in the space between screen and audience.

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    Monday, April 17, 2017 - 20:00

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  • The exhibition of a film: a project by Mathieu Copeland

    The film as exhibition site is at the centre of this experimental project, both curatorial and cinematographic, by French curator Mathieu Copeland. The exhibition of a film brings together visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, choreographers, and writers around the question “Can an exhibition take place in a film rather than a gallery space?” While working the constraints intrinsic to feature-length film, it aims at being something other than a structuralist “epic”, or a suite of artist’s short films one after the other.

    Dates: 

    Monday, April 10, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Thin Places: Works by Deborah Stratman

    The Uinversity of Rochester Film and Media Studies Program and the Dryden Theatre welcome filmmaker Deborah Stratman to Rochester, April 13-14th. Thin Places includes nine works by Chicago-based filmmaker Deborah Stratman focused on epistemological questions embedded in the relationships between humans and their envirnonments. 

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    Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 18:00

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  • In Time Film Festival 2017

    Please join us on April 28, 2017 for the exciting premiere debut of the In Time Film Festival. A showcase of experimentation in moving image and audio based mediums. Placing a spotlight on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget student filmmaking that goes beyond expectations and genres. Student run, the In Time Film Festival is aiming to bring together the work and talent of the School of Visuals Arts’ MFA Photography, Video and New Media, MFA Art Practice and MFA Fine Arts programs. The program is open to the public.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00

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  • Internal Systems: Films by Brakhage, Kren, Lowder, Rekveld, Sonoda

    This program of short silent films focuses on some different ways in which artists have explored spatiotemporal dimensions of cinema and the pictorial.  By employing or embracing systems of organization, these five films create a rich interplay between order and chaos, inviting the energy and materiality of the physical realm to challenge their attempts to order it.

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    Monday, April 10, 2017 - 20:00

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