This week [January 22 - 29, 2006] in avant garde cinema

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Date: Sun Jan 22 2006 - 07:50:49 PST

This week [January 22 - 29, 2006] in avant garde cinema

"For Love" by 80Juan80
"multiple titles" by Mark O'Connell
"William Blake project" by Geert Wachtelaer

Festival Images Contre Nature (Marseille, France; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
Sixth Annual Bicycle Film Festival (New York, NY, United States; Deadline: February 17, 2006)
the white space/scsi-morlock (Den Haag, the netherlands; Deadline: March 31, 2006)
ten minutes older (London, UK; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
the Play Ground (Duluth, Minnesota, USA; Deadline: February 18, 2006)
Portable Cinema Series (san francisco, ca USA; Deadline: April 30, 2006)
Hull Screen (Hull; Deadline: May 31, 2006)
Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, New York; Deadline: January 24, 2006)
Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (Chicago, IL, USA; Deadline: April 28, 2006)
MadCat Women's International Film Festival (San Francisco, CA; Deadline: May 15, 2006)

Athens International Film and Video Festival (Athens, OH U.S.A.; Deadline: January 30, 2006)
Echotrope (Omaha Ne USA; Deadline: February 01, 2006)
Staten Island Film Festival (Staten Island, NY, USA; Deadline: February 01, 2006)
WAVES Asian/Asian-American Film Festival (Iowa City; Deadline: February 17, 2006)
Asian American International Film Festival (New York, NY 10011; Deadline: February 03, 2006)
Videoex festival Zürich (Zürich Switzerland; Deadline: February 03, 2006)
Rio Cinema (London, England; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
The Journal of Short Film, Volume 3 (Columbus, OH; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
Sixth Annual Bicycle Film Festival (New York, NY, United States; Deadline: February 17, 2006)
ten minutes older (London, UK; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
the Play Ground (Duluth, Minnesota, USA; Deadline: February 18, 2006)
Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, New York; Deadline: January 24, 2006)

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 * Reverence: the Films of Owen Land (Formerly Known As George Landow) –
    Program 1 [January 22, Los Angeles]
 * The Year of Living vicariously [January 23, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Adolescent Boys, and Living Rooms [January 23, Houston, Texas]
 * Lotte Reiniger "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" [January 23, Los Angeles, California]
 * The Free Screen - Seoungho Cho In Person! [January 25, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Magic Lantern Presents "The Gun Show" [January 26, Providence, RI]
 * Open Screening [January 26, San Francisco, California]
 * Tony Oursler's "Life of Phillis" & Stephanie Barber's "Dogs" [January 27, Milwaukee, Wisconsin]
 * New York Guitar Festival: Alex De Grassi + A Story of Floating Weeds [January 28, Flushing, Queens]
 * Reverence: the Films of Owen Land (Formerly Known As George Landow) –
    Program 2 [January 29, Los Angeles, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Los Angeles: Filmforum
7:00 pm, Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

  Owen Land, formerly known as George Landow, was one of the most original
  and celebrated American filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. This is the
  only Los Angeles presentation of this major retrospective organized by
  LUX in London. Tonight's films include Bardo Follies, What's Wrong with
  This Picture, and Institutional Quality. $8 general; $6 students/seniors


Brooklyn, New York: Ocularis
8 PM, 70 North 6th Street

  "Amir Muhammad's outraged and absurdist film-essays are at the vanguard
  of a new wave in Malaysian cinema." - The Believer Following other
  screenings in Rotterdam, the west coast, and elsewhere, Ocularis is
  proud to begin its new season with the New York premiere of Amir
  Muhammad's The Year of Living Vicariously. Shot in 2004 by a Malaysian
  filmmaker in the midst of Indonesia's first direct presidential
  elections, this split-screen documentary chronicles the making of Riri
  Riza's Gie, a landmark biopic about an Indonesian Chinese student
  activist during the politically turbulent 1960s. The actors, crew and
  extras are interviewed as a microcosm to find out more about
  contemporary Indonesia. Subjects are identified by name rather than job
  title, so an extra can get more camera-time than the top-billed actor.
  And against the hectic backdrop of the film set, Muhammad emerges with a
  complex portrait of a nation and its politics. Underscored at times with
  humor and popular mythology, The Year of Living Vicariously affirms his
  status as one of the most dynamic new figures in world cinema.

Houston, Texas: Aurora Picture Show
8:30pm doors open, 9pm screening, Aurora @ Clark's, 314 Main Street near Preston

  (Not for the faint of heart). These audios + videos are forcibly lonely
  and nihilistically sweet. They'll pin you down and slowly drip spit on
  you, whether you're practicing crossovers on a suburban driveway or
  pile-drivers in a backyard wrestling ring. I've got the moves if you've
  got the skills (together we could make a great team). Works by Harrell
  Fletcher and Jess Hilliard, Miranda July, John Rubin, Anthony Powers,
  Messieurs Delmotte, Jesse Sugarmann and Mike Long, Alex Villar, Jennifer
  Reeder, and Jon Leone. About the Guest Curator Astria Suparak founded
  the Pratt Institute Film Series in 1997, which expanded to include
  multidisciplinary performance, live music, and on-site installations.
  After programming over one hundred events in New York City, she spent
  the next four years touring Europe, Mexico, America and Canada with
  curated screenings and exhibitions. Publications and projects include
  the artist booklet Diagrams from Waiting, featured in the feminist
  journal LTTR, the videotape compilation Some Kind of Loving produced by
  Joanie 4 Jackie, and the on-going research series American Girls, made
  in collaboration with teen students and published by British art
  magazine Black Diamond. She has served on the national nomination
  committee for The Media Arts Fellowships (formerly known as the
  Rockefeller Grants) over the last two years. Suparak's projects have
  taken her to eleven countries. Her work can be seen in numerous
  publications, in streets across North America, and in the collections of
  museums and institutions including Massachusetts College of Art
  (Boston), Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (UK), and the
  University of California, San Diego. She is 27 years old and based in

Los Angeles, California: Redcat
8pm, 631 W. 2nd St.

  Featuring Otociné Germany, 1926, 65 min., b/w tinted and toned, silent,
  35mm archival print The first full-length animated feature in movie
  history, Lotte Reiniger's Die Abenteur des Prinzen Achmed is a dazzling
  and sensuous rendering of fables from The Arabian Nights: Tales From a
  Thousand and One Nights made with silhouette cutouts set on illuminated
  glass backdrops. This historic film is accompanied by a live performance
  by the experimental music ensemble Otociné, which uses conventional
  instruments, objects and recorded material to create an unpredictable


Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Cinematheque Ontario
6:30 p.m., Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. West

  Cinematheque Ontario presents THE FREE SCREEN (formerly The
  Independents). The Free Screen is your window on the vast and rewarding,
  but often overlooked, world of unconventional, non-commercial cinema –
  those films and videos made by committed artists working outside of
  mainstream channels of production and distribution. These artists prefer
  to work free from the restrictive aesthetic conventions and commercial
  concerns of the movie business, a position which allows them to explore
  the possibilities of the art of cinema to the fullest. The Free Screen
  presents work by artists engaged in fields ranging from avant-garde film
  and animation to hybrid documentaries, essay films and video art, often
  with the artists in attendance to present their work. – Chris Gehman,
  Free Screen programmer. SEOUNGHO CHO IN PERSON! This is the first
  Toronto appearance for New York-based Korean video artist Seoungho Cho.
  Cho's work has screened at many key international venues, including the
  Lux Centre, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Pusan Metropolitan Museum
  of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. His videos combine an
  unusual clarity of form, structure and tactility with a profound sense
  of mystery. In these intensely focused, lyrical videos, every element is
  carefully isolated and recombined using elaborate digital editing and
  processing, holding in tension the energies of technology, the social
  landscape, and the psyche. Opening this survey of Cho's recent videos,
  1/1 (USA 2001 4 minutes video) is a playful performance in which the
  artist's manual manipulation of a videotape releases the images trapped
  within it. 97/67 (USA 2001 7 minutes video) wittily extends this idea by
  applying a commercial bar code scanner to everyday objects and body
  parts, transforming the data into sound and text. COLD PIECES (USA 1999
  11.5 minutes video) subjects images of running water to intricate and
  rigorous editing procedures that alter our perceptions of scale, time,
  and speed, while in UNTITLED (USA 2004 12.5 minutes video), a similar
  plastic use of space is applied to extreme close-ups of industrial
  machinery in a Korean factory. w.s.2 (USA 2004 8 minutes video Music:
  Anne Lebaron) combines desert images from White Sands with a compelling
  score by Anne Lebaron. In HORIZONTAL SILENCE (USA 2003 8.5 minutes
  video), Cho works with severely cropped images of a city street; here,
  observation and transformative estrangement become a single act. About
  SHOW YOUR TONGUE (USA 2005 5.5 minutes video), we prefer to hold our
  tongues – come and see it for yourself! Co-presented by the Toronto Reel
  Asian International Film Festival. All screenings in this series are
  FREE, non-ticketed events. Programming suggestions and submissions are
  welcome. All Cinematheque Ontario screenings are held at the Art Gallery
  of Ontario's Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto (McCaul Street
  entrance). All screenings are restricted to individuals 18 years of age
  or older, unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit the
  Official website,, the year-round Box Office at
  Manulife Centre (55 Bloor Street West, main floor, north entrance), or
  call 416-968-FILM.


Providence, RI: Magic Lantern
9:30 pm, 204 South Main

  Bang! Bang! B-b-b-b-bang! In honor of the New Year, Magic Lantern raises
  its celluloid pistol towards the sky and fires it repeatedly into the
  air! Boom! Pop! Popopop! With all the excitement of a fireworks finale,
  Magic Lantern sets off cinematic explosion after cinematic explosion to
  deafen your eyes and blind your ears! Welcome 2006, this is the GUN
  SHOW! So grab your Laser Tag, your Paintball gun, and maybe even that
  Slingshot your neighbor's dad gave you for your 12th birthday (the one
  you used to scare the birds away so they wouldn't get shot) and bring
  'em on down to join the pile of films we've got about Man's Best
  Friend... Equal parts celebration and mourning, Magic Lantern is proud
  to present A Hollywood Western Remix (in CinemaScope), The (Performance
  Art) Shot Heard 'Round the World, A World War II-Era Superman Cartoon,
  At Least 60 Explosions, A Long Hard Look At The Atom Bomb, and More.
  Featuring: Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine by Peter
  Tcherkassky (17:00, Cinemascope, 2005), Report by Bruce Conner (13:00,
  16mm, 1963-67), Automatic Meat Probe by Shawn Morrissey (5:00, 16mm,
  2001), Shoot by Chris Burden (4:00, video, 1971), 60 Explosions by
  Jennifer Matotek (1:20, video, 2004), Superman and the Japoteurs by
  Seymour Kneitel (10:00, 16mm, 1942), Crossroads by Bruce Connor (36:00,
  16mm, 1976) TRT 87:00 $5

San Francisco, California: Artists Television Access
8pm, 992 Valencia Street @ 21st

  See fresh perspectives and formula shattering techniques in film, video
  and music art from the Bay Area and beyond! One hour of shorts are
  accepted monthly on an open revolving basis, and the refreshments are
  darn good. FREE admission for exhibitors. Door, Bar: 7:00pm, Projector:
  7pm. SUBMISSIONS: CUE and LABEL all tapes w/ name, contact, title and
  length. Mail dubs to: "openscreening" 992 Valencia , SF 94110. 1-2 week
  advance submissions strongly recommended. Email inquiries do not
  guarantee a space. Tapes do. Max trt: 20min. DVD, miniDV/DVcam, sVHS, sm
  beta, 8mm and 16mm. All genres. Student, "in progress", and segments
  welcome. Contact: (address suppressed)


Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Woodland Pattern Experimental Film/Video series
7pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust

  Woodland Pattern opens its 2006 seasons with two puppet shows of sorts,
  each crafting works of impressive, even moving, complexity via the
  tantalizing resourcefulness of the handmade. Tony Oursler's ramshackle
  epic is one of his earliest video narratives, and, per Electronic Arts
  Intermix, who provided the tape, "In this psychosexual, low-tech epic,
  Oursler creates an outrageous theatrical world, fashioning characters
  from unlikely found objects. Willfully primitive, often grotesque, and
  crafted with an ingenious visual shorthand, 'Life of Phillis' inhabits
  an ironic landscape fabricated from the detritus of pop culture." Once
  -local-just-recently-Baltimorean-filmmaker Stephanie Barber shares with
  us her film "dogs." "dogs" presents two ruminating canines (papier mache
  puppets, voiced by Paul Dreuke and Nick Frank) discussing art making,
  taking chances, and risking wrong choices. The film is Socratically
  wrought and remarkably tender. Presented by the UWM Department of Film.


Flushing, Queens: Flushing Town Hall
8:00 PM, 137-35 Northern Blvd

  Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts and The New York Guitar
  Festival present two evenings of performances at Flushing Town Hall by
  two of the world's great guitarists---Leni Stern and Alex De
  Grassi---accompanied by silent films from China and Japan in the 1920s
  and 1930s. • On Saturday January 28th, guitarist and composer Alex de
  Grassi will perform an original score he composed for A Story of
  Floating Weeds (Ukigusa Monogatari, 1934) by the world-renowned Japanese
  director Yasujiro Ozu. De Grassi is regarded as one of the world's top
  fingerstyle, steel-string acoustic guitarists. De Grassi has the ability
  to weave together melody, counter-melody, bass, harmony, rhythm, and
  cross-rhythms, ultimately creating a highly orchestrated sound from a
  solo guitar. In addition to his custom six-string, de Grassi will play a
  few one-of-a-kind guitars, including a 39-string "Flying Dream"
  instrument that incorporates sympathetic strings (strings that resonate
  not by being plucked or bowed, but by their proximity to other strings)
  and extended bass and treble harp strings. A short will precede the
  feature---excerpts from Teinosuke Kinugasa's A Page of Madness (Kurutta
  Ippeiji, 1926) will be screened accompanied by an improvisation by
  guitarists Henry Kaiser and Loren Connors. For more info, please visit: Location: Flushing Town
  Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354 (one block east of Main
  Street in Downtown Flushing, at the corner of Linden Pl.) Tickets:
  $20/$16 members ▪ Box Office: (718) 463-7700 x222 Subway: 7-train
  to Main Street/Flushing ▪ Free parking available


Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
8:00 pm, Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

  Owen Land, formerly known as George Landow, was one of the most original
  and celebrated American filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. This is the
  only Los Angeles presentation of this major retrospective organized by
  LUX in London. Tonight's films include The Film that Rises to the
  Surface of Clarified Butter, Wide Angle Saxon, and Diploteratology.
  Tonight only at 8 pm. $8 general; $6 students/seniors.

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