From: Patricia Zimmermann (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 25 2006 - 08:23:58 PST
The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College in Ithaca
New York runs March 30-April 6, on campus and downtown at Fall Creek and
Cinemapolis theaters. A multimedia and interarts extravaganza with over
100 events and 27 featured guests. The festival reboots conceptions about
the environment, sustainability, and media arts practices. With film,
video, digital media, plasma screens, music,live remix, installation,
photography, archival film, and workshops/master classes, it explores how
the environment is redefined globally by labor, war,disease,
water,technology, software, fine arts, copyright, women's rights and human
rights. Works are from over 30 different countries and in multiple
platforms. All Ithaca College events are free and open to the public; all
downtown screenings require admission.
Check out the festival pre screening event, Trafficking in the Archives,
co curated by Dale Hudson and Lisa Patti, featuring music by Mary Lorson
and Saint Low and archival images from the Smithsonian Institution,
Northeast Historic Film, and the National Film Preservation Foundation,
Monday, March 27, 8:30 pm. Park Auditorium. Free.
For more information on events, featured guests and festival schedule,
visit our festival website at: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff
Patricia R. Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Department of Cinema and Photography
Coordinator, Culture and Communication Program
Co-Director, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Ithaca New York 14850 USA
Phone: 607 274 3431 FAX 607 274 7078
> SECRETS OF THE SHADOW WORLD
> at the Pioneer Theater in NYC
> Saturday March 25 6pm
> ** GEORGE KUCHAR IS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!!!
> This three-part mini-series explores the mysterious and the mundane in a
> splash of digital dioramas that wipe across the screen in a cascade of
> electronic barfs. Zeroing in on the paranormal theories of UFO author John
> A. Keel, this leisurely exposition, which was funded by the ROCKEFELLER
> FOUNDATION, sweeps the viewer into a candy-colored world of scintillating
> mysteries made all the more intriguing by culinary digressions. Sit back
> and let the aromas of kitchen coziness clash with the stench of marauding
> monstrosities as the shadow world engulfs the many who probe its
> delectable appetizers. Here, in this kalaeidoscopic videotape, you will
> meet and marvel at the talking heads and chewing mouths that fill the
> soundtrack with the jingles of juju-landâjingles that sing of songs we,
> as a people of earth, have forgotten in our mad rush to fill the void with
> various vapors of vacuous virtue. Taste the treats of our ancestors and
> the hearty heritage of our heretics as we probe th
> e black
> holes that litter the plane of cosmic luminescence above our heads. Feast
> upon the food of the Gods and regurgitate with scriptural elegance, the
> message that takes shape in the shimmering sludge.
> [synopsis adapted from Video Databank, www.vdb.org]
> (dir. George Kuchar, 140 mins, 1999)
> Exhibition copy courtesy George Kuchar
> At the Pioneer Theater:
> East 3rd Street between Avenues A & B (closer to A)
> New York City
> Part of the Pioneer's first Science Fiction Springtime
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.