Screenings

  • Light Movement 2: Ute Aurand

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    The second installment of Light Movement will be a solo screening from Berlin's own Ute Aurand, from original 16mm prints from the filmmakers archive. We are very happy to welcome Ute Aurand in person to indroduce the work.

    To Be Here (2013) is the final part of Aurands trilogy of recent films focussed on her travels, along with India (2005) filmed in Pune and Junge Kiefern / Young Pines (2011) filmed in Japan.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Another Vacant Space - Berlin, Germany
  • HABITAT: Experimental Visions of Montreal

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    This screening gathers together six decades of artists’ films that collectively refract the diverse nature of Montreal’s unique urban environment. From distinctive architectural markers like Habitat ‘67, Parc du Mont-Royal and Place Ville Marie to anonymous snowscapes, moon plays, and back alley explorations, these works compose a fluid, unfixed cinematic city that is at once dystopic and utopic, eerily empty and actively engaged, brutish and brimming with life.

    Films by: Julian Biggs, Alexandre Larose, Arthur Lipsett, Daïchi Saïto, Michael Snow, Malena Szlam, and more.

    Curated by Leo Goldsmith & Brett Kashmere for SCMS 2015

    Dates: 

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    La Sala Rossa - Montreal, Canadá
  • Archiving the Avant-Garde: A visit from Mark Toscano

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    The Visual Studies Workshop welcomes Mark Toscano to Rochester March 1st. For the past twelve years, film archivist and curator Mark Toscano has specialized in the conservation and preservation of experimental films, working in Los Angeles at the Academy Film Archive.  In this visit, he will talk about the challenges of working on independent artists’ films, and present a short program of restored work by artists including Thom Andersen, Suzan Pitt, David Rimmer, Nina Menkes, and others.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 16:00

    Venue: 

    Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, United States
  • Summoning Ghosts of Industries Past

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    Site-specific experimental film performance by Mary Stark exploring voice, optical sound and industrial noise

    Featuring experimental film works made during a September 2014 residency at LIFT, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. The artist residency was funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and MIRIAD.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Third floor Studio & Project Space - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Early Monthly Segments #70: Mary Helena Clark

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    This month, Early Monthly Segments is very pleased to host a screening of 16mm films by US-based filmmaker Mary Helena Clark. Clark is in Toronto to work on a new film based on Franco Moretti’s book Signs Taken for Wonders, the title of which could be an apt description of much of Clark’s filmography. Clark’s films place emphasis on fragments and momentary discoveries, whether the physical imprints of rotting textbooks found in a deserted school, as in After Writing, the very material detritus on a well-worn film print of Jean Cocteu’s Orphée, highlighted in Orpheus (outtakes), or the way traveling through an iconic city like San Francisco, featured in The Dragon is the Frame, can capture references to moments gone-by—both universal and personal.

    Dates: 

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, Canada
  • Episodes From The Secret Life: A selection of films by Barry Gerson

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    Microscope Gallery is extremely pleased to present a comprehensive selection of landmark films by avant-garde artist Barry Gerson, coinciding with a solo show at Thomas Erben Gallery.

    Curated by Mónica Savirón: “This silent program is an open window to the unique approach to filmmaking that Barry Gerson has explored and continues to master. It includes two digital films that have never been shown before, and five 16mm prints that were last projected more than ten years ago. For Gerson, the world is just an appearance; instead, dreams disclose reality, a hidden world that is gradually and magically revealed through movement, visual obstacles, and filtered light. Reminiscent of Japanese filmmaker Yasujirô Ozu’s poetic methods, Gerson restricts vision to allow in depth visibility, and to transcend limitations. There is an innocence and pureness in his work that triggers active discovery in the unexpected.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Microscope Gallery - Brooklyn, Estados Unidos
  • MuMaBoX #37: Enfances

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    The child: a subject like any other, in life as in film. But when the child appears on the screen, the adult viewer sees what he has been and will never be: a being in his early life.

    This terrible and banal observation of the passage of time is accompanied by a working memory: the projected image is superimposed on that of his own childhood. And for each, according to his/her own history, memories emerge full of tender nostalgia and memories of specific painful moments.

    From the newborn (Le corps humain, Alexandre Larose) to adolescence (Dressage, Julika Rudelius), these portraits of children will complement the extensive gallery that was formed from the origins of cinema.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 18:00

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  • Space Material/Immaterial Place: Films by Jeremy Moss

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    Jeremy Moss in person

    Working in a number of intersecting and overlapping genres—including dance film, speculative essay and rich alchemical, film emulsion-based abstraction—the film/video work of Pennsylvania-based filmmaker Jeremy Moss explores and interrogates bodies, identities and places shaped by rigid boundaries and porous peripheries. His films incorporate intricate and direct camera work that often emulates (only to subvert and deconstruct) such strict structures. A featured artist in Cinematheque’s CROSSROADS festival in 2013 and ’14, Moss appears in person to present a complete program (including local premieres) of his innovative body of work.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Artists' Television Access - San Francisco, Estados Unidos
  • KOW: Lecture and Screening by Barbara Hammer

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    Barbara Hammer will show six of her films related to the works on paper currently exhibited at KOW, and she will give insight in her artistic methodologies as a feminist filmmaker. 

    A pioneer of queer experimental and documentary filmmaking, Barbara Hammer has helped write the history of feminist cinema. In more than eighty works, she increased the visibility of lesbian love and sexuality and encouraged lesbian women to choose self-determined lives. Born in Hollywood in 1939, the feminist activist picked up the camera in 1968 to propose alternative visions that sharply contrasted with the prevailing filmic languages, in which a male and heterosexual gaze predominated. She often broke new ground both with her themes and narrative forms and in her aesthetic experiments. Over almost five decades, her art has continually surprised fans and—no doubt deliberately—defied social clichés and conventions.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    KOW - Berlin, Germany
  • Scratch Projection: Martine Rousset

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    Martine Rousset makes since 1977 an independent cinema that questions the relationship between the cinematic image and writing, she experiments with the text-image alliances; filming the track, she works the figure of the print and explores the meeting point where the significance of the absence touches the absolute presence.

    She will present tonight her latest feature film, the result of eight years of work, based on the unfinished writing by Julian Gracq, "la route", written in 1970.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    Studio des Ursulines - Paris, France

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