Screenings

  • Circle to Sphere: Origins of the Laser Light Show

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    As part of the series Science on Screen, on Friday, May 31 the Museum of the Moving Image will present a rare showcase of films connected to the origins of the popular laser light show that began at the Griffith Observatory in 1973. Spanning 1921 to 2015, this program presents films made with paint, kinetic sculpture, animation, and lasers by abstract film pioneers Jordan Belson, Walter Ruttmann, Thomas Wilfred, and light show pioneers Ivan Dryer and Joshua White.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Museum of the Moving Image - New York, United States
  • Christopher Harris: still/here and Other Geographies

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    Christopher Harris’s films often examine geographic space as a locus for competing layers of representation and perception. still/here (2000) is a meditation on the vast landscape of ruins and vacant lots that constitute the north side of St. Louis, Missouri, an area populated almost exclusively by working-class and working poor African Americans. The film explores the vestiges of a once-thriving community through evocative imagery of derelict cinemas, fading billboards, and abandoned domestic spaces, asking the viewer to reflect on the causes of this decay.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 17, 2019 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, United States
  • Cineinfinito #88 & #89: Arthur & Corinne Cantrill

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    Arthur Cantrill and Corinne Cantrill (born in Sydney, Australia, in 1938 and 1928 respectively) have made more than a hundred films since 1960. Their work covers different forms and genres: documentary, experimental cinema, expanded cinema, performance and sound art. They meet in the late fifties in Brisbane and since then they share a long and prolific personal and artistic relationship.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 (All day)
    Friday, May 31, 2019 (All day)

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  • CRANC #18: Edwin Rostron

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    Edwin Rostron is one of the most interesting British experimental animators of the moment. His films work mainly with drawings, with non-predetermined animation processes that allow the unconscious and surprise to enter. His personal graphic style merges with imagery and found sounds, creating a unique and non-transferable universe. In this session we will see a representative selection of his personal work, from an initial piece made at the university to his most recent films.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 17, 2019 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    L'Automàtica - Barcelona, España
  • Fracto: Expanded Painlevé

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    The special programme “Expanded Painlevé”, conceived with guest curator Federico Rossin, combines the films of Jean Painlevé, surrealist poet of wildlife, with those by filmmakers from the American and European avant-garde who have pursued different modes of openness to the animal world.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 19:45

    Venue: 

    ACUD Berlin - Berlin , Germany
  • OffOff Cinema: Spaces of Cinema. Festive Inauguration

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    The cinema is a magical place. In 1975, Roland Barthes mused aboutce noir du cinémaas simultaneously hypnotic and fixative, fascinating and liberating. Sometimes, experimental films seek out the slumber that is distinctive of cinema, then again, they oppose it, celebrate alienation, break through the fourth wall and appeal to the awake spectator, leaving behind familiar film forms, good taste and cultural patterns.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 24, 2019 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Kunsthal Gent - Gent, Belgium
  • Shorts: Unorthodocs at Maryland Film Festival

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    This innovative collection plays in the gray, showcasing works on the cusp of multiple genres. Beyond mere documentary, these works astutely blend aspects of narrative, animation, comedy, or the avant-garde into markedly nontraditional frameworks.

    - All Inclusive (Corina Schwingruber Ilić, 2018, Switzerland, 10:00 minutes)
    Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 10, 2019 - 19:15 to 20:45

    Venue: 

    MICA Lazarus Studio Center - Baltimore, United States
  • Take It Down: Sabine Gruffat & Bill Brown

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    In this collection of recent work by North Carolina artists Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown, celluloid film serves as both a material register and a critical resource for interrogating the documentary image. Whether using discontinuous montage, handmade techniques, digital processing, or dramatic re-enactments, these experimental films aim to extend the formal possibilities of non-fiction filmmaking, while depicting such iconic subject matter as Confederate monuments, Earthworks, and the great American road trip.

    Dates: 

    Monday, May 13, 2019 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    DIM Cinema - Vancouver, Canada
  • Jean Genet's Eternal Smile (1)

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    deranged Presents

    The Soft Opening of

    Jean Genet's Eternal Smile

    On May First MAY DAY

    Light and Sound and Films and Videos and Performances and Paintings and Sculptures and Collages and Books and Invisible Buildings and FOOD and Liquids and Moving Images of All Kinds by:

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Synesthesia - New York , United States
  • Moving Word 2019: April Edition

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    Join us for what could be the last event at the old location of OFFoff before it packs up and moves to its shiny new home at Kunsthal Gent.

    In this first edition of Moving Word in 2019 we will be activating the whole building with sound, video, performance, illustration, music and experimentation!

    Some works are complete, others are exciting works in progress.

    Featuring the work of:

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    OFFoff Cinema - Ghent, Belgium

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