Events

  • CROSSROADS 10

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    Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film, video and media performance, inspiring aesthetic dialog among artists, stimulating critical discourse, and encouraging appreciation of artist-made cinema across the broader cultural landscape. CROSSROADS , now in its TENTH YEAR , is Cinematheque’s annual film festival, curated by Artistic Director Steve Polta . CROSSROADS 10 is presented June 7–9 at SFMOMA.

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)

    Venue: 

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - San Francisco, United States
  • Montréal Underground Film Festival's 14th edition

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    The 14th edition of the Montréal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) hits the screens over a three-day period from May 24 to 26, 2019. This year, the MUFF collective has selected the 57 finest and most innovative shorts from submissions by local and international artists. Our 14th opening night party and program will take place at Brasserie Beaubien (73 Beaubien E, Montréal) on May 24th at 7.30pm (screenings at 8pm), featuring two programs of films representative of the fest at large.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 24, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, May 26, 2019 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Microcinéma être - Montreal, Canada
  • OffOff Cinema: Spaces of Cinema. Salon of the Ciné-Amateurs

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    Curated by Petra Belç and Kaya Erdinç, the evening explores the works of Yugoslav (amateur) filmmakers who participated in the 1960s Genre Film Festival (GEFF), an experimental arts festival taking place in Zagreb. GEFF was initiated by a series of discussions under the aegis “Antifilm and Us” taking place in the Ciné-club Zagreb. With each new edition, the festival pushed the liberatory and the exploratory potential of cinema to the limit. Everything was allowed, and everything was questioned. The rules had to be broken as the organizers searched for a new vision of the world. Taking cues from the (un)realized performative ideas of the organizers and the structure of GEFF’s programme, Belç and Erdinç will revive its intentions and explore the existing possibilities of their deeply revolutionary and humanist vision.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Kunsthal Gent - Gent, Bélgica
  • 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, Spain
  • 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, Bélgica

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