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  • Concrete Happenings: Reading Fluxus Films

    A hands-on workshop on artists' books precedes a screening of word-based films by George Maciunas, James Riddle, Paul Sharits, Dick Higgins, and Hollis Frampton, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book at the Special Collections Research Center. A panel discussion featuring Bruce Jenkins (SAIC), Caroline Schopp (UChicago), Lisa Zaher (UChicago), and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium) follows the screening.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 20, 2017 - 16:00

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  • IC DOCS 2017 Call for Entries

    Iowa City International Documentary Festival (IC DOCS)
    April 20-22, 2017

    Entering our 14th year in 2017, the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC DOCS) is an annual event committed to engaging local audiences by exhibiting a broad range of contemporary short films (under 30 minutes) that explore the boundaries of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (All day)
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (All day)
  • Bozar Cinema: Norio Imai - Film and Video Works

    Norio Imai: Film and Video Works
    Time Severed, Jointed and Stretched

    As the closing event of the exhibition A Feverish Era in Japanese Art. Expressionism in the 1950's and 1960's, this screening / talk focuses on a pioneering voice that led the next generation of Japanese contemporary art. As Gutai’s youngest member, Norio Imai’s white relief sculptures might be familiar, but his works involving film, slides and video have received very little attention. 

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 18:00

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  • VISIONS | 19.01.17 | Melanie Shatzky + Brian M. Cassidy : The Patron Saints

    VISIONS, in collaboration with la lumière collective, presents: Melanie Shatzky + Brian M. Cassidy [Filmmakers present]

    The Patron Saints (2011, HD, 71 min, English)

    Bold and unremitting in its depiction of the elderly, The Patron Saints eschews our hyper-individualistic culture obsessed with youth. Taking a head-on approach, husband-and-wife duo Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky peer with fly-on-the-wall access into the beige, featureless corridors of a nursing home, presenting an uneasy yet impactful 'portrait of fading bodies and minds.' Forgoing conventional documentary modes for a poetic treatment of the aging, the residents here, shot over the course of five years, are captured with a disconcerting deadpan realism—candid depictions not unlike Larry Clark’s bruising sexually active teenagers in Kids (1995).

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 20:00

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  • Visual Sunday - The Screening Room goes Cavia

    As part of The Screening Room, three experimental filmmakers will show their work this afternoon in Cavia. Angus Carter, Ronald Blazkowicz and Luca Dazi will present 12 short cutting edge experimental/video art films.

    Angus Carter (USA) / Ronald Blazkowicz (NL) / Luca Dazi (IT), digital

    The Screening Room is an art channel on Salto TV, Saturdays from 9 till 10 pm.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 15:00

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  • MuMaBoX #52: Cinematographic Mechanics

    Mechanics are at the heart of the cinematographic system, and also a motif dear to experimental filmmakers.

    Programme:
    - Kipho (Guido Seeber, 1925, 6’)
    - Footprints (Bill Morrison, 1992, 6’)
    - La Marche des machines (Eugène Deslaw, 1928, 9’)
    - Oil Wells: Sturgeon road & 97th street (Christina Battle, 2002, 3’)
    - Windmill 2 (Chris Welsby, 1972, 8’)
    - Rode molen (Esther Urlus, 2013, 5’)
    - Couleurs mécaniques (Rose Lowder, 1979, 16’)

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:00

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