Early Monthly Segments returns to the screen as an occasional series, hosted by the Revue Cinema at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue. We’re excited to host German filmmaker Ute Aurand in person, in town after screening a short film at the Images Festival. We have shown Aurand’s films a few times over the last ten years and it’s a pleasure to host her in person to present her film, Terzen.
"Aurand records life’s small, ephemeral details on a handheld Bolex camera, later reworking them in a style that is at once energetic, rhythmic, playful and — unusually for experimental cinema — tender. She has described her approach as “a brief touch” — “like a swing, to go away and come back and go away and come back again.” Her films explore the lives of friends and strangers, the atmosphere of local and foreign places, and “the absolutely singular, exquisite textures of daily life around her.” – Michael Sicinski
German filmmaker Ute Aurand creates films drawn from her daily life, travels and friends, finding a spontaneous interaction with the here and now. Her work has a decidedly joyous present tense—the flooding imagery of the now. Terzen accumulates diary films of her travels from 1992–1998. One of her trips during that time was to the Scottish island of Orkney to visit Margaret Tait, a filmmaker and poet who has been an important inspiration for Aurand. Tait’s films are also representations of a deeply personal attention to one’s surroundings, in her case her island community, which she filmed lovingly over the course of fifty years before she died at age eighty in 1998. This current year marks the centenary of Margaret Tait’s birth. Drawing inspiration from Aurand’s visit with Tait, Terzen is a film of portraiture, capturing friends and family with an energetic spirit.
Terzen is preceded by Fadenspiele, one of a playful trio of films that Aurand made with her sister, Detel, animating colorful strings both in the studio and out in nature.
- Fadenspiele (Detel Aurand & Ute Aurand, Germany, 1999, 16mm, 8 minutes, silent)
- Terzen (Ute Aurand, Germany, 1998, 16mm, 50 minutes, sound)
**NOTE: Start time = 4 PM ** Licensed venue **
*Advance tickets only 10$ (credit card only)
Tickets 13$ at the door (cash, debit, credit)
Early Monthly Segments is a film series named after an early film by Robert Beavers, and is inspired by the immediacy, vibrancy and experimentation found in that film. Founded by Scott Miller Berry, Chris Kennedy, and Kate MacKay this series features historical and contemporary avant-garde films in a salon-like setting.