“"I've always been interested in that kind of film. That kind of window film where you place your camera and leave it, over a long period of time. Canadian Pacific took about three months. When I moved into that studio I immediately saw the window and thought there could be something done there . What interested me about the shot were the horizontals: train tracks, the water, the mountains, the sky. Very few verticals in it.
ONEIRIC TOPOGRAPHIES. THE FILMS OF DORE O. SCREENING LAV #011
“Located in the 'antechamber or language, even of consciousness', her newly restored films occupy an in-between state that cannot be easily interpreted or verbally addressed. Her associative flow of images and sound acts as a deliberation on his sensuality. In a dreamlike density and a strange suspension of time, O.'s films induce a heightened sense of perception somewhere between hypnosis and clarity.” - Masha Matzke
"By insisting on giving shape to the images, it would be necessary to start from the relationship between them and time. Without it there is no insistence possible. Repetition and search need time from which to expand. [...] then, the life of the images would not consist so much in simple immobility or in the successive recovery of movement, but rather in a pause charged with tensions between the two. "
Curated by Biviana Chauchi , Nicole Remy & Sofía Tudela.
Massimo Bacigalupo (Rapallo, Genoa, Italy, 1947). His first works were produced for the local Amateur Film Club. For some years he helped organize the Rapallo International Amateur Film Festival. In 1966 his feature Quasi una tangente was awarded first prize in the Montecatini Film Festival. Bacigalupo, who was nineteen-year-old at the time, remembers that he was sitting in the audience with Lillian Gish and Anita Loos, who happened to be visiting Montecatini (Lillian was a friend of Massimo’s parents).
Marie Louise Alemann (North Rhine-Westphalia, 1927 - Buenos Aires, 2015) was a pioneer filmmaker of Argentine experimental cinema. Between the seventies and eighties, she teamed up with fellow filmmakers such as Narcisa Hirsch, Claudio Caldini and Juan José Mugni, among others, and played an important role in the promotion of experimental cinema in Buenos Aires.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 18:00 to Monday, June 3, 2019 - 17:55
Martha Davis was born in London, Ontario in 1959. She recieved her Honours B.A. in Filmand Drama from the University of Toronto and began her career as a still photographer. She has made over twelve films and served on the boards of Directors of the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre and The Funnel.
For a short period in the 1970s, then-Chicago-based filmmaker Bruce Wood created several amazing and intensely beautiful black and white abstract films. And then he stopped; not an uncommon story. In recent years growing attention has been paid to "forgotten" regional filmmakers around the country - and Chicago is no exception. Hidden gems are being rediscovered and shining again years after they were made.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 21:00 to Friday, September 22, 2017 - 20:55