MediaCity Festival 14

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MediaCity Festival 14The 2008 edition of the MediaCity Film Festival of experimental film and video (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) will be held from March 4th to March 8th. The festival is a co-presentation of Artcite Inc.
(Windsor's artist-run centre for the contemporary arts) and House
of Toast
(Windsor's film and video collective).

The full programme, published a few days ago, features works by James Benning , Guy Sherwin & Lynn Loo, Helga Fanderl, Willie Varela, David Gatten, Bruce McClure and Nicky Hamlyn among many others. The festival's catalogue is avaiilable for download.
Tuesday March 4

8:00 pm at the Detroit Film Center
Cinemage: A Thousand Lights and Nights & Hidden Place for Birds
LIVE in performance:
Aki Onda, USA/Japan, slideshow, 50 min, 2007
with Loren Connors, USA, guitar improvisation

The Detroit Film Center, 1347 E. Fisher Fwy (Eastern Market) tel: 313-961-9936 www.detroitfilm.org

Wednesday March 5

6:00 pm at Artcite Inc.
ZOE BELOFF: The Somnambulists
USA, 5 theatrical dioramas with stereoscopic HD projection, 2007
Opening reception and artist's talk + Media City opening party

8:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre
International Program 1

- The Mine (Victor Asliuk, Belarus, 35mm, 16 min, 2004)
- Office Suite (Robert Todd, USA, 16mm, 15 min, 2007)
- Public Domain (Jim Jennings, USA, 16mm, 8 min, 2007)
- Broken Horses (Peter Miller, USA, 16mm, 3 min, 2007)
- Films of Helga Fanderl, Part 1 (10 films) (Helga Fanderl, Germany, S8mm on 16mm, 20 min. total, 2005-07)
- the boy who died (John Price, Canada, 35mm, 8 min, 2007)
John Price in attendance.

9:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre
Willie Varela: Retrospective 1979-1990
USA. All films Super 8mm. Filmmaker in attendance.

- Border Crossing, Version One (8 min, 1988)
- A House of Cards (12 min, 1988)
- Passing Through (7 min, 1985)
- Circus Sketches (7 min, 1979)
- Juntos en la Vida, Unidos en la Muerte (10 min, 1985)
- Super 8 Notebook 8 (25 min, 1988)
- Other Nature (3 min, 1990)

Thursday March 6

6:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre
Regional Artists Program

- Losing My First Tooth (Justin A. Langlois, Windsor, video, 6 min, 2007)
- Invisible City (Jack Cronin, Detroit, 16mm on video, 11 min, 2006)
- Glass, Concrete and Stone (Doug Nicholas, Ann Arbor, video, 11 min, 2007)
- Protecting the Barn with Medicine (Phil Beaudoin, Windsor, video, 2 min, 2006)
- Family Portrait #2 (Charlie Egleston, London, 16mm, 6 min, 2007)
- Character Sketches (Christopher McNamara, Ann Arbor/Windsor, video, 14 min, 2007)
- The Primeval Call (Ali Shakeri, Windsor, video, 4 min, 2007)
- Unified Fields (Brandon Walley, Detroit, 16mm on video, 9 min, 2007)
All artists in attendance.

8:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre
International Program 2

- Bachelor Machines: Part 1 (Rosalind Nashashibi, Scotland, 16mm, 30 min, 2007)
- Victory over the Sun (Michael Robinson, USA, 16mm, 13 min, 2007)
- Take into the air my quiet breath (The Speculative Archive, USA, video, 17 min, 2007)
- Bachelor Machines: Part 2 (Rosalind Nashashibi, Scotland, 2 x 16mm, 5 min, 2007)
Michael Robinson in attendance.

9:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre
International Program 3

- Observando el Cielo (Jeanne Liotta, USA, 16mm, 19 min, 2007)
- Armoire (Vincent Grenier, USA/Canada, video, 3 min, 2007)
- Cabinet (Robert Todd, USA, 16mm, 9 min, 2007)
- Garden/ing (Sonoda Eriko, Japan, video, 6 min, 2007)
- Sketch Film #3, #4 and #5 (Nishikawa Tomonari, Japan, S8mm, 9 min. total, 2006-07)
- Films of Helga Fanderl, Part 2 (10 films) (Helga Fanderl, Germany, S8mm on 16mm, 24 min. total, 2004-07)
Jeannne Liotta, Vincent Grenier, Robert Todd, Sonoda Eriko and Nishikawa Tomonari in attendance.

Friday March 7

3:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Windsor
David Rokeby: Plotting Against Time
Canada, 5 new media installations, 1991-2008
Exhibition tour and discussion with the artist.

8:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre
International Program 4

- The Ivalo River Delta (Patrick Beveridge, England, 16mm, 17 min, 2007)
- ...... .:.:...:::ccccoCCoooo:: (Ben Pointeker, Austria, 35mm, 9 min, 2006)
- Dislocated Big Parts (Bruce McClure, USA, 3 x 16mm performance, 18 min, 2008)
- Des nuages aux fêlures de la terre (Philippe Cote, France, S8mm, 18 min, 2007)
- The Room of Chromatic Mystery (Arthur & Corinne Cantrill, Australia, 16mm, 7 min, 2006)
Patrick Beveridge, Bruce McClure and Philippe Cote in attendance.

9:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre
International Program 5

- Prague Winter (Jim Jennings, USA, 16mm, 7 min, 2007)
- How to Conduct a Love Affair (David Gatten, USA, 16mm, 8 min, 2007)
- Quartet (Nicky Hamlyn, England, 16mm, 8 min, 2007)
- Sidewalk (Karl Kels, Germany, 35mm, 30 min, 2008)
All filmmakers in attendance.

Saturday March 8

5:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre
James Benning: RR
USA, 16mm, 115 min, 2007

8:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre
International Program 6

- The Wheel (Victor Asliuk, Belarus, 35mm, 23 min, 2004)
- Land of Cockaigne (Rachel Reupke, England, video, 14 min, 2007)
- Androa Autoportrait (Matthias De Groof & Kristin Rogghe w. Androa Mindre Kolo, Belgium/DR Congo, video, 16 min, 2006)
- Dislocated Smaller Parts (Bruce McClure, USA, 3 x 16mm performance, 12 min, 2008)
- Mylar Balloon Ripoff (Jason Halprin, USA, S8mm, 3 min, 2007)
Rachel Reupke, Bruce McClure and Jason Halprin in attendance.

9:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre
Guy Sherwin With Lynn Loo: Live Cinema 1972-2008
England, multi-projection film performances

- Abrasion Loops (2 x 16mm performance for 2 projectionists, 10 min, 2007)
- Möbius Loops (3 x 16mm performance w. colour gels, 12 min, 2007)
- Cycles #3 (2 x 16mm performance w. colour filter, 8 min, 1972 (version 2003))
- Railings (16mm in vertical format, 7 min, 1977)
- Bay Bridge from Embarcadero (3 x 16mm, 9 min, 2004-07)
- Wires (3 x 16mm, 3 min, 2004)
- Man with Mirror (S8mm performance w. hand-held screen, 8 min, 1976 (version 2008))

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