Noticias generales

  • Jean-Marie Straub's polemic messages at Venice

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    Straub y HuilletAt the Venice FIlm Festival, that closed the 9th, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièlle Huillet premiered teir new film Quei loro incontri (2006), sequel to Dalla nube alla resistenza (1979), and, as the previous one, based in a Cesare Pavese's work, the Dialoghi con Leucò . This year's jury, presided by actress Catherine Deneuve, chose to award a Roaring Lion to the cineast couple "for invention of cinematic language in the ensemble of their work". The Straubs, however, didn't attend nor the film's premiere neither the award ceremony: Huillet was ill and Straub sent several messages that were read by the film's actors. 

     

  • JonasMekas com: Richter's Rythmus 21

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    As we previously told you, Jonas Mekas has begun to publish in his web classical experimental works. The videos are in mp4 format (Ipod compatible) and are prologued by Mekas himself. The first one to be released is Rythmus 21 (1921) by Hans Richter.

  • New features and improvements

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    We've made today a couple of changes in the site:

     

    - We've update succesfully the board to version 1.1.RC3 of SMF. It features great improvements in security and performance which are noticeable already. 

    - We add a chat insyead of the old shoutbox, so you can talk online to toher users/visitors of this site. The chat is open to everyone. No need to regiister. 

     

    We hope you like them Wink

     

  • UbuWeb re-launches its film & video section

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    UbuWeb re-launches its video section with new content. thay have added numerous notes and commentaries and new videos to their free online catalogue. New additions include works by Vito Acconci, Alexander Calder, Merce Cunningham, Harun Farocki, Groupe
    Medvedkine, Helmut Herbst, Fernand Leger, Bruce Nauman, Charlemagne Palestine,
    Shuji Terayama, David Wojnarowicz, Richard Serra, Piero Heliczer and Paul McCarthy, among others.

     

  • 4 cortos de Anger restaurados

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    El UCLA (University of California - Los Angeles) Film and Television Archive ha restaurado cuatro de los films de Kenneth Anger. Estos fueron proyectados en primicia el pasado sábado en el 13er Annual Festival of Preservation, celebrado en al campous de la UCLA. El evento contó con la presencia de Kenneth Anger quién fue entrevistado para la ocasión. Los cortos restaurados son Fireworks (1947), Scorpio Rising (1963), Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965) y Rabbit's Moon (1950).


    Los primeros tres films fueron rodados originalmente en 16mm y han sido ampliados a 35mm en su versión restaurada. Rabbit's Moon (1950) fue rodada en 35 mm, pero hasta ahora estaba disponible en una versión reducida en 16mm y con la imagen invertida de derecha a izquierda debido a un error. La versión restaurada recupera el formato y la orientación originales.. El Archivo ha manifestado su intención de restaurar más cortos de Anger, aunque aún no existen planes concretos para ello.

  • Avant-garde Blog-A-Thon

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    Though a liltle bit late, we tell you about Avant-garde Blog-A-Thon, a curious initiative in which last August 2nd, some cinema-related (and not so related) blogs posted articles about avant-garde cinema. This event was promoted by girish, in whose blog you'll find a post about Joseph Cornell (we will publish an article about him soon).

    This is the list of the participant blogs...

  • New links section

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    We have used these lazy summer afternoons to revamp and fill our links section. Take a look.

  • Irán planea revitalizar su cine de animación

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    La primera animaciónNoticias de la otra parte del mundo. El Centro para el Desarrollo del Cine Documental y Experimental de Irán, dependiente del Ministerio de Cultura ha anunciado sus planes para la promoción y producción de cortos y largometrajes de animación. Este centro ya ha producido 14 films en los últimos 3 meses, cubriendo temas teligiosos, literarios y tros como la energía nuclear o la guerra Irán-Irak de los 80. ¿Qué producirá el país que hizo la primera animación del mundo ?

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