Cinema Project is excited to host guest curator David Dinnell, who has crafted two unique evenings of experimental film and video for us. Over the course of two evenings, we will see 19 contemporary works of animation, fiction, abstraction, observation, and motion studies, including three rarely presented works for multiple 16mm projection. The first program on Wednesday is centered on Madison Brookshire and composer Tashi Wada’s Passage, a work for two overlapping 16mm projections of slowly shifting fields of color accompanied by twin violin canons creating arcs of sound. Night one also nods to our little town with Greta Snider’s humorously reconstructed travelogue Portland (1996) and Portland-based animator Laura Heit's The Deep Dark (2011). The second program on Thursday begins with Charlotte Pryce’s work of alchemy Prima Materia (2015) and ends with Sky Hopinka’s moving Jáaji Approx (2015) in which a father and son separately traverse western landscapes.
For full program line up, check our website.
David Dinnell is a filmmaker and film programmer currently based in Iowa. For many years, Dinnell was the Program Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, making it a welcoming space for experimental filmmakers worldwide. Previously he was the film programmer for five seasons at UW-M Union Cinema. His own moving-image work has been exhibited at various places including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, EXiS (Korea), Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech), Images Festival (Toronto) and the Views from the Avant Garde (New York Film Festival).