Presented by Sheffield FringeConcrete Futures brings together films that deal with fiction and imagination, inviting encounters with speculative futures, which are nonetheless grafted onto the present, ‘documentary’ moment that haunts them. Moreover, through the use of images as documents and as drivers of the imagination, Serbian, Angolan and Spanish cityscapes are connected in a type of speculative haunting.
Tony Conrad (1940–2016) was the subject of an NEA-funded Immersive Cinema residency hosted by Cinematheque in 2009. In his memory we are proud to present Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, Tyler Hubby’s rich and loving portrait of Conrad as well as an evening of his films. A 2009 interview with Conrad by Cinematheque’s Artistic Director Steve Polta is available here for the very first time.
The Underground Film Studio is very happy to announce the dates of our first ever UK tour. Between 28th Feb and 11th March we’ll be traveling around the UK for a series of screenings and talks, along the way we’ll also be shooting some sequences for a new film.
In the 1970s, Adam Beckett created a body of work that includes some of the most innovative and awe-inspiring experiments in animation. Tragically, his life was cut short at age 29, but the films he left behind remain inimitable achievements of a visionary imagination. This program presents some of Beckett’s greatest works alongside pieces by his mentor Jules Engel and peers including Beth Block and Sky-David, offering a glimpse at the staggering creativity of this too little known school of animation.
Microscope welcomes Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker Mary Billyou back to the gallery for Why Sing When Nobody Hears?, a screening of films and videos including the New York premieres of her latest GUN, HAT, GIRL, SCREAM (2016, 16mm, 12 min) and Demonstration (16mm transferred to digital video, 4 min).
Poetic, social, or political, Billyou’s works present a range of subject matter combined with a sensibility for and understanding of the varied moving image formats employed in each work.
Media City is an annual international festival of film and video art presented in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan since 1994. Each year the festival attracts filmmakers and audience members from around the world to participate in five days of screenings, live performances, exhibitions and artist’s discussions.