CROSSROADS 2021 is the twelfth manifestation of Cinematheque’s annual film festival. CROSSROADS 2021 features 61 works of film and video by 66 artists representing 22 countries and territories presented in 9 curated programs. Get the thrill of the online festival experience by joining us for a series of scheduled livestreams September 17–23 and/or join us at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater October 16 & 17 as Cinematheque returns to theatrical screenings! All online programs available on a view-when-desired basis September 23–October 21.
Friday, September 17, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, October 21, 2021 (All day)
Microscope Gallery is very pleased to present The World is a Picture of the World, the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Jeanne Liotta, featuring a new body of work incorporating drawing, collage, photography and projection that are inspired by and often include among their materials 20th Century NASA 35mm slides of the universe that were frequently offered in planetarium and other similar gift shops.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, October 16, 2021 (All day)
A homeless mobile cinema vol.9 This Summer, Pugnant Film Series will be A homeless mobile cinema at the ruins of Athens. Have you noticed that as the cities are getting more and more old, their ruins are remaining young at all? With a prehistoric youth, similar to the material from which the films are made. With this sacred feeling, we will make some screenings of films that we love at some abandoned houses, factories, rivers and places of Athens.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Japanese filmmakers and artists disrupted the status quo with happenings, performances, events and political protests. The boundaries of art film were also expanded considerably. Julian Ross, an expert on the Japanese avantgarde, will talk about this underexposed history.
Alternative Film Video 2021 will take place from 8-12 December 2021 at Students’ City Cultural Center in Belgrade. The Alternative Research Forum, scheduled on 10 December 2021, will be organised as a hybrid online event, offering a focussed, intimate environment in which to share thoughts and promote exchange of ideas. The organisers of the Alternative Research Forum invite academics, artists, curators, writers and researchers of all types to submit proposals for presentations on the topic of the Non-Aligned Movement and moving images.
From appropriation of dominant cinematic archives, to critical scrutiny of film techniques, the 12 modern and contemporary artists' works presented in this program exemplify an alternative and highly self-reflective form of cinema. Following Erika Balsom’s understanding of contemporary art as a potential “laboratory for film, a place in which its social, technological and aesthetic history can be picked over and recycled,” they reconsider what cinema is (or was) and what it can do. With an emphasis on the ideology behind the operation of filmic apparatus and the technological externalization of memory and time, the works in this program expose critical and aesthetic potentials of “an other cinema,” oscillating between white cube and black box.
Monday, September 6, 2021 (All day) to Monday, September 20, 2021 (All day)
CCJ is pleased to partner with Art Saloon to present the works of Masanobu Nakamura. Curator, producer, and filmmaker Akihiro Suzuki has specially selected eight titles for CCJ’s members’ viewing, which will be presented over three months.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (All day) to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 (All day)