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  • ATA: Global Undergrounds - Documentary Films from Spain

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    Global Undergrounds: Documentary Films From Spain

    On November 13 and 14, as part of an ongoing cinematic and cultural exchange between ATA and the independent cinema La Enana Marron in Madrid, Spain, ATA hosts two nights of Documentary film from Spain sponsored by the General Consulate of Spain in San Francisco. David Reznak, filmmaker and founder of La Enana Marron will be here in person to present the series.

    Both screenings will take place at ATA, 992 Valencia Street, Doors open at 7:30pm and films will start at 8pm. Entrance is FREE.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8pm
    La Osa Mayor Menos Dos -The Great Bear Minus Two
    by David Reznak
    16mm, 98 min, colour, 2006. V.O with enghish subtitles
    http://www.laosamayormenosdos.com

    Like the train that brings you from Madrid to Leganés (town where the film was shot), and shows you the back shop of factories and towns, that path that only the railroad takes; staying at the Mental Hospital becomes like watching society behind the scene.
    Madness has a primitive power for revelation: revelation that what is dreamy is to be real, that illusion has no limits. All reality is reabsorbed by fantastic images.

    This documentary has been filmed throughout a year to portrait punctual events of each season, follow the cycles of the younger patients, the improvement or even rehabilitation of the healthier, and irreversibility of the eldest.

    Best Documentary film award at the XII Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Barcelona. L' Alternativa 05, it has been said this is one of the 5 best Spanish films of the decade.


    Friday, November 14, 2008 - 8pm

    Reality And Truth: Spanish Documents
    Curated by David Reznak

    This program includes films like "The Siege" and "As it gets dark, it's dawn", that articulate a language from an elaborated formal process and play with the texture of the image and the descontextualization of the sound to create poetic moments, that oppose another two films, "Texas Sunrise" and " Story of Juan", that use improvisation and a seemingly invisible film crew with which, sometimes, the spectator can wonder how these two films were made and come to the conclusion that the script was written with the camera and the film was finished in the editing room. Both have bet on exceptional characters that don't need to be embellished by an elaborated cinematographic language.

    These four films represent a free cinema that prove that documentary film is a vehicle for the dramatic construction of the filmed reality, and that a preliminary script is the worst curse of a type of cinema.

    El Cerco – The Siege
    Nacho Martín y Ricardo Íscar
    12 min. 35mm, 2005
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    Each year, thousands of tuna fish enter the Mediterranean Sea. Man's hands harass them in a blood and death ritual. It's the classic war between man and animals. But it is an unequal fight.

    Como Anochece Amanece - As It Gets Dark, It's Dawn
    David Reznak.
    10 min, 16mm, 1996
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    A travel log through the Dominican Republic.

    Texas Sunrise
    Luis Escartin
    17min, Video, 2002
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    Texas Sunrise consists of an incredibly lucid monologue narrated by Johnston Frisco, a North American homeless person reflecting on the role of freedom in the current Western society. Issues such as governmental aid and control over citizens by democracies, the desire of private property and need to feel safe are some of the points insisted on. The close ups of this film show are images structured in a group of mostly static shots that represent the solitude of the West Coast scenarios, followed by Johnston Frisco riding a bike.

    The city of Las Vegas and its surroundings landscape are the images that accompany Frisco's words. Postmodern architecture, lonely roads, abandoned cars, pedestrians, restaurant signs and panoramic views of the desert appear throughout the film, in which the face of the protagonist is never revealed.

    It is easy to find an iconographic resemblance between One Way Boogie Woogie by James Benning and Texas Sunrise – the best work of Lluis Escartín – but here Johnston's words show such veracity and vital consequence that they end up being the protagonist of the 17 minutes, leaving the succession of frames in the background.

    Historia De Juan – Story Of Juan
    Fernando Borrero
    38 min. DV, 2002
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    Juan Medina, former convict, infected with HIV, and with a past plagued by drugs and crime, is the protagonist of this documentary film.

    His reflections on politics, religion, sexuality and freedom describe a dense and rich personal universe, where humor tinged with irony softens the harshness of the story.

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  • Austin Film Society - Experimental Films From Romania

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    Austin Film Society and Artslink Artist Residency present
    Visiting filmmaker Sergiu Lupse in attendance for Q&A session
    Sergiu Lupse is a filmmaker from Romania. He graduated with a focus on
    Film and Photography and has a Masters Degree in Experimental Film. In
    2006 he received a grant for young filmmakers from the U.F.A. In 2007
    he received a filmmaking scholarship from CIANT in Prague. This year,
    he was selected for the prestigious Artslink Artist Residency and has
    chosen the Austin Film Society for his host institution. His portfolio
    includes a product catalog for Vichy, various TV commercials, ads and
    promos for television, 10 short films, many of which have screened at
    festivals in Europe and US. In his films, he uses visual stimuli in the
    form of colors or sound and music to pinpoint or accelerate emotions
    and feelings that the character might be experiencing. He also has an
    independent Visual FX studio and has worked on client reels and visual
    effects for film and videos. He is producing his first feature film and
    is currently working on the screenplay for a sci-fi pilot. When he's
    not making films or writing screenplays he enjoys watching movies,
    reading sci-fi books, playing computer games, listening to old punk
    music or having a night out with friends. Sergiu currently resides in
    Sibiu, Romania.

    Program Nature- Written and directed by
    Sergiu Lupse, 2002, DV, 2 min 51 sec. Cast: Lost Soul - Paul Cotoc,
    Wood Witch/Tormented Soul - Ionut Suciu, Wood Witch - Oana Suciu. A man
    gets lost walking through the woods, so he climbs a tree to see where
    he is. He falls unconscious to the ground. He becomes a traveler
    through the underworld, a ghost. He takes another road through the
    forest and images from his past surface, revealing a way out.
    Labyrinth - Black & White- Written and directed by Sergiu Lupse,
    2002, DV, B&W, 4 min 9 sec. Cast: Verhoven - Paul Cotoc After
    intensive years inside a factory a man isolates himself from the world.
    Hidden away, his only tie to the outside world is his TV. Unaware of
    the fact that the TV is turning him into a simple spectator, depriving
    him of all emotions, the man becomes a prisoner inside his own body. An
    image keeps repeating on his TV, and something inside him snaps. To
    escape this, he knows there's only one thing left to do.
    Utopia-
    Directed by Sergiu Lupse, 2003, DV, color, 22 sec. Cast: Snail-O, Man
    #1 - Emmyneth Soit, Man #2 - Lucian Marcusiu, Man #3 - Flaviu
    Ghitulescu, Man #4 - Istvan Havadi A snail steps into a fantastic
    world, finding a way out of his shell.
    Relativ (Relative)-
    Written and directed by Sergiu Lupse, music by Vlad Tanasescu, 2004,
    DV, color, 2 min 48 sec. Cast: JIN 56T - Alexandru Lupse, RUHR 48W -
    Alexandru Popa Two cops are called to the location of a possible crime
    scene. The setting is a labyrinth-like building, a surreal environment,
    created only to mislead, to confuse. They choose to investigate
    nonetheless. They split to cover more ground. As they search the place,
    they get lost and end up facing their own monsters -- each other.
    Time Lapse- Written and directed by Sergiu Lupse, 2004, DV, color, 2
    min 16 sec. Cast: Old Man - Istvan Havadi, People on street - Extras An
    old man, lost in a big world where everything moves two times faster
    than he does, a man reaches for freedom, hoping time will be on his
    side. Through his broken watch he stops time and escapes back to the
    world he grew up in, a world he knew and didn't fear.

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  • Craig Baldwin - Culture Jammer at the Silent Movie Theater

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    Sunday November 2, 2008, 8:00pm

    At the Silent Movie Theater
    611 N. Fairfax Ave. just south of Melrose
    Park across the street (free) at Fairfax High School

    Los Angeles Filmforum, in conjunction with Cinefamily, presents
    Craig Baldwin: Culture Jammer
    Craig Baldwin in person!
    Tickets for this special event are $12, Filmforum members will be admitted for $8

    In the age of YouTube remixes and phantom edits, everyone with
    access to a computer (i.e. everyone) is blithely challenging the notion
    of copyright, one mash-up at a time. But before there was safety in
    numbers, there were Culture Jammers: artists pushing legal limits with
    their puckish reworkings of mass media in order to critique it.

    Inspired by the works of Bruce Conner and the French Situationist
    movement, filmmaker Craig Baldwin emerged as one of the primary figures
    in this movement, collaging mountains of found footage into provocative
    and viciously entertaining filmic essays, alternate world histories,
    and narratives. Baldwin will appear in-person to discuss the theories
    and history of culture jamming, using favorite clips from other jammers
    and selected cuts from his filmography: some of his early intense
    montages, music videos made for inspired cage-rattlers Negativland, and
    the feature-length essay Sonic Outlaws, which profiles the
    infamous lawsuit aimed at Negativland by lawyers for the rock group U2,
    as well as other culture jammers like “plunderphonics” pioneer John
    Oswald and the performance group Emergency Broadcast Network.

    To buy tickets in advance, visit the Cinefamily website.

     

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  • Steve Reinke: Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love: 14 Nov/19 Dec 2008

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    Steve Reinke: Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love
    14 November - 19 December 2008
    Preview - Thursday 13th November 7 -9pm

    LUX 28
    28 Shacklewell Lane, Shacklewell Studios, Dalston, London E8 2EZ
    Opening Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 or by appointment
    www.lux28.org.uk

    LUX 28 presents a new solo exhibition by Canadian artist Steve Reinke.

    Steve Reinke is a Canadian artist best known for his video work. Often outrageous, yet nonetheless engaging and even titillating, his themes range from introspective anxiety to bemused and appreciative voyeurism. Reinke's voice is articulate and literate and often speaks in the voice of academic or cultural authority. His work diverges into absurd, unexpected directions — paradoxes, non-sequiturs, inadequate hypotheses, cruel jokes, and contorted metaphors – delivered in Reinke' inimitably laconic and dispassionate tones.

    Reinke’s work also often invokes the idea of the anthology, along with the taxonomical urge to exhaustively catalogue existence. The exhibition at LUX 28 will present a kind of anthology of Reinke’s video work to date. This will include the ambitious project, The Hundred Videos (1989-1996), a six-year project Reinke stated would constitute his work as a young artist, and recent works such as My Rectum is Not a Grave (To a Film Industry in Crisis) (2007), Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein's 'Narrative of a Child Analysis (2008) and Final Thoughts, an ongoing series that will only be completed at the moment of Reinke’s death.

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  • Solus & Guests Nov 6-9 At Anthology Film Archives & Grace Space Brooklyn

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    Solus was formed in 1998 in Dublin with the dual aim of showing Irish short & avant-garde films abroad & international short & avant-garde
    films in Ireland. This year SOLUS celebrates its 10th anniversary with three nights of screenings & a DVD launch at Anthology Film Archives & a screening and party at the Grace
    Exhibition Space in Brooklyn.

    Along with a selection of new film & video by collective members, we're showing films by Vivienne Dick and Pat Murphy, both from Dublin,
    veterans of the New York scene in the 70s and very cool ladies altogether!

    At Grace Space:
    840 Broadway, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206www.gracespace.multiply.com
    Thus Nov 6, 8Pm
    Alan Lambert's Ghost Stories + Solus NYC 2008 Launch Party
     
    At Anthology Film Archives:
    32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
    Fri Nov 7, 8Pm:
    Solus Programme #1a: David Stalling & Anthony Kelly Ghost Signals and other short films

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  • Star Spangled to Death @ London Chisenhale Gallery

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    STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH
    London Chisenhale Gallery
    Sunday 2 November 2008, from 2pm to 10pm

    A free screening of STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH, Ken Jacobs’ episodic
    indictment of American politics, religion, war, racism and stupidity,
    timed to coincide with the US election and the end of the Bush regime.
    Starring Jack Smith, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Minnie Mouse,
    Al Jolson and a cast of thousands.

    Jacobs' extraordinary epic combines whole found films, documentaries,
    newsreels, musicals and cartoons with improvised performances by the
    legendary Jack Smith and Jerry Sims. Together they picture a
    dangerously sold-out America where racial and religious prejudice, the
    monopolisation of wealth and an addiction to war are opposed by Beat
    generation irreverence.

    STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH
    Ken Jacobs, USA, 1957-59/2004, 400 minutes (plus several intermissions)
    Some refreshments available, or bring a packed lunch and a cushion!

    Presented by Whitechapel at Chisenhale, in collaboration with Mark Webber and tank.tv.
    A portfolio of 20 works by Ken Jacobs is currently online at www.tank.tv
    Send your questions to Ken Jacobs at <[email protected]>

    screening at

    Chisenhale
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London
    E3 5QZ

    Nearest Tube: Mile End / Bethnal Green
    Buses: 8, 277, 425, 339, D6

    FREE ADMISSION (all day long)

    www.whitechapel.org
    www.chisenhale.org.uk
    www.secretcinema.co.uk

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  • TIE 2008 Programme online

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    The 2008 edition of The International Experimental cinema exposition , to be held October 23-26 in Peonia, Colorado is now available.

    Thursday October 23rd
    - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Opening Soriee at KVNF
    VIP PASS ONLY
    - 7:30pm - 8:30pm Drenched Decay (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR THURSDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 9:00pm - 9:30pm Drifter (fi lm Show) at Blue Sage
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR THURSDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 9:45pm - 10:00pm New Films from the 33 1/3 Series (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR THURSDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 10:20pm - 11:45pm Die Zeit heilt alle Wunder (Time Heals All Wonders) (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR THURSDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - Midnight - 1:00am Vessel Volume (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR THURSDAY FILM PASS OR MIDNIGHT PASS ONLY
    - 1:00am Cine Parkour II (secret location)
    FREE FOR ALL

    Friday October 24th
    - 10:00am - 11:00am Found Films Program 1 (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 11:30am - 12:30pm - 1st Round Table Discussion (Location, Community &the Avant-garde) at KVNF
    SPECIAL INVITE ONLY
    - 1pm - 2pm ….a blede sau (A Stupid Pig) (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 2:30pm - 3:15pm Avant-garde Mexico (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS ONLY
    - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - 2nd Round Table discussion (Experimental Cinema: A Fiesty Living Soul) at KVNF
    SPECIAL INVITE ONLY
    - 3:45pm - 5:00pm Fur Roy Black (For Roy Black) (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner at the Blue Sage
    VIP PASS ONLY
    - 8:00pm - 9:00pm Ian Cooke performing at the Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 9:30pm - 10:15pm Winding Blue to Color (fi lm show) at Blue Sage
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 10:45pm - 11:30pm Expanded Cinema by Dirk De Bruyn (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - Midnight - 12:30am Infectious Burst (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR FRIDAY FILM PASS OR MIDNIGHT PASS ONLY
    - 1:00am Cine Parkour II (secret location)
    FREE FOR ALL

    Saturday 25th
    - 10:00am -11:00am Found Films Program 2 (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 11:30am -12:30pm -3rd Round Table Discussion (Cine Parkour: The Art of Dispacement) at KVNF
    SPECIAL INVITE ONLY
    - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Films by Standish Lawder (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 4:00pm - 5:30pm New Films from David Gatten (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 8:00pm - 8:50pm Refl ect It (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 9:20pm - 10:20pm New Films from Luther Price (fi lm show) at Blue Sage
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 10:50pm - 11:15pm Screen (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - Midnight - 1:00am Cine Parkour II (fi lm Show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SATURDAY FILM PASS OR MIDNIGHT PASS ONLY
    - 1:00am Cine Parkour II (secret location)
    FREE FOR ALL

    Sunday October 26th
    - 10:00am - 12:00pm VIP Brunch
    VIP PASS ONLY
    - 12:00pm - 12:30pm Ohne Titel (Untitled) (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SUNDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 12:50pm - 1:50pm Dis-play (fi lm show) at KVNF
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS OR SUNDAY FILM PASS ONLY
    - 2:20pm - 4:20pm Open: High Space (fi lm show) at Paradise Theatre
    ALL-FILM PASS OR VIP PASS ONLY
    - 4:45pm - 5:45pm Final Round Table Discussion (TIE-2008: The Films in Review) at KVNF
    SPECIAL INVITE ONLY

    Consult the programme for full details.

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  • Making the Lost and Unmade: The Films of Bruce Checefsky

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    Making the Lost and Unmade: The Films of Bruce Checefsky examines the
    lost and unmade works of four important avant-garde experimental Polish
    filmmakers: STEFAN THEMERSON, (1910 – 1988), FRANCISZKA THEMERSON (1907
    – 1988), JAN BRZEKOWSKI (1903 – 1983), and ANDRZEJ PAWLOWSKI (1925 –
    1986).  The special presentation will include a screening of recent
    remakes based on the originals. The screened films will include
    Pharmacy (1930/2001) and Moment Musical (1933/2007) by Stefan and
    Franciszka Themerson;  Jan Brzekowski’s, A Woman and Circles
    (1930/2003), and Andrzej Pawlowski’s IN NI [OTHERS] (1958/2005).   A
    reception for the filmmaker will take place on Saturday, November 8,
    from 12 pm – 2pm at WORK Gallery located at 306 State Street, Ann Arbor.

    The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Special gallery hours
    for the screenings: Saturday, November 8, and Sunday, November 9, from
    12:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Contact Graham Hamilton, Director of Exhibitions,
    WORK, [email protected] or 734.216.1085

    A special screening of A Woman and Circles (Kobieta i ko_a), dir. Bruce
    Checefsky, 2004 (10 min., experimental) will take place at the Michigan
    Theater, Screening Room at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday November 8, 2008.

    The Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is an annual cultural event
    organized by the Polish Cultural Fund—Ann Arbor in cooperation with the
    Polish-American Congress Ann Arbor Chapter, the University of
    Michigan's Polish Club, and the University of Michigan.

    For more ticket information contact: www.annarborpolonia.org/festival/film/

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  • TIE Boston October 11,13

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    TIE at ICA / Boston
    October 11, 2008 - 6:00PM

    The Institute
    of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents TIE, The International Experimental
    Cinema Exposition – a one-day screening of experimental films
    from Boston and around the world – on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
    The program is followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and TIE Founder/Director
    Christopher May. Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 members, students,
    and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (617)
    478-3103 or visit
    www.icaboston.org.  

    The first half of this two-part screening
    is called “To Trudge: A TIE Retrospective,” and features an eclectic
    range of U.S. and international experimental films that illuminate the
    continuing vitality and beauty of celluloid. The second half of the
    screening, “To Raise: New Films from TIE by Boston Filmmakers,”
    focuses on new work by Boston’s best avant-garde filmmakers

    The program for “To Raise: New Films
    from TIE by Boston Filmmakers” features an enlightening new selection of work
    by top Boston avant-garde filmmakers. Most are being shown for
    the first time, The artists will be present. Boston
    filmmakers include Robert Tood, Luther Price, Jonathan Schwartz and
    Rebecca Meyers. 

    Check-out the short preview by MARTÍN CABALLERO From The Dig. 


     

    TIE at Emerson College / Boston
    October 16th - 7:00PM

    The
    art of the past no longer exists as it once did. Its authority is lost.
    In its place is a language of images. What matters now is who uses that
    language for what purpose. The first of a two part evening at Emerson
    College is a rare program of contemporary Super-8 work from TIE
    exhibitions. My Mess
    from Colorado-based filmmaker, Jesse Kennedy and work from Cine Parkour
    are included in this program.The second program is a collection of 16mm
    films from the U.S. and Austria.TIE curator, Christopher May will be
    present to introduce the programs.  

    About Jesse Kennedy:
    "If a writer could teach us how to read in a film, and a camera could
    be used to shoot in the most visceral sense, then Kennedy with his
    Super-8 camera and diverse medley of intellectual interests is
    ferociously, sensually, and innovatively redefining how we portray and
    experience the emotive blows of a story."
    - Rachel Cole
    , Director / Dikeou Collection 

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