Cinema Project welcomes Canadian artist and filmmaker Jean-Paul Kelly to Portland for a special one-night end-of-season event. Jean-Paul Kelly is an artist exploring the relationship between materiality and perception. The videos, drawings, and photographs that Kelly makes pose questions about the limits of representation by examining complex associations between found photographs, videos, and sounds from documentaries, photojournalism and online media streams.
We're pleased to present a double bill of Sarah Pucill's two feature-length experiments in bringing cinematic life to the photographic and written archive of the French Surrealist Claude Cahun. Pucill will be in conversation with Laura Guy following each screening.
February 19, 18:30h - Confessions to the Mirror (Sarah Pucill, 2016, 68 min, Colour, DCP) Q&A with Sarah Pucill and Laura Guy
The five-program series "Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema" features an eclectic and wide-ranging group of works that celebrate the vibrancy of experimental and almost-experimental cinema from near and far, now and then.
Landscapes of Light features works about place that alternate between close observations of the everyday and more expansive and dislocated views of the world. This program is anchored by two beautiful films by Dane Komljen, Our Body (2015) and All Still Orbit (2016; co-directed by James Lattimer), that imbue place with tenuous histories, personal and political. Arash Nassiri’s Tehran-geles (2015) is a nocturnal flight around the buildings of Tehran, a disorienting view of lights, commercial structures, and signage that could double for Times Square or Las Vegas. Also showing are Peter Hutton’s Boston Fire (1979), Julie Murray’s Distance (2010) and Joana Pimenta’s An Aviation Field (2016). Onscreen preshow is Lois Patiño’s video Strata of the Image (2015).
Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers.
On the eve of the 9th edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present this intimate prelude, featuring works by three stalwarts of the found-footage filmmaking universe. Orbiting at the upper reaches of the avant-docu-sphere, the works of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry offer remarkable explorations of creation and destruction, desire and loss, land and spirit.
Richard Martin is a filmmaker from Vancouver Canada. At 19 he began directing and editing documentary films at the National Film Board of Canada. He was inspired by the West Coast film scene of Dave Rimmer and Al Razutis and began his own explorations in cinema. "Diminished", produced in 1979 won Honorable Mention at the 9th Northwest Film Festival and screened at Ann Arbor.