Re: Experimental, Downtown & Underground Films at Tribeca Film Festival

From: john porter (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 26 2006 - 11:39:02 PDT

Thanks Jon,
You didn't give the formats, production or exhibition.
(I prefer exhibition).

--- "Jon Gartenberg (by way of Pip Chodorov)"
<email suppressed> wrote:

> Experimental Film Programs at the 2006 Tribeca Film
> Festival
> (For screening times and ticket information,
> please visit
> Animated New York
> Section: NY Specials (57 min)
> Welcome to the wonderfully warped world of New
> York City independent animation, where a new
> breed of radical animators eschew government
> funding, yet thrive in the exploding indie film
> culture. Chelsea resident and Oscar® nominated
> animator Bill Plympton has assembled the best of
> the best of these outlaw films.
> H.C.E.
> Directed by Richard Sylvarnes
> U.S.A.
> Section: NY, NY Narrative Feature (87 min)
> World Premiere
> In this rapid-cut, experimental, tragicomedy
> collage of mythology, history, literature, and
> comic books, Sylvarnes bounces us through a
> fragmented, impressionistic history of the world
> from Napoleon to Jesus, from Socrates to Superman
> and back again with a 6-year-old girl as our
> guide.
> Jack Smith and the Destruction Of Atlantis
> Directed by Mary Jordan
> U.S.A.
> Section: NY, NY Documentary Feature (96 min)
> World Premiere
> Jordan creates a mesmerizing collage of images
> and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith,
> the underground filmmaker, photographer,
> performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who
> worked in New York from the '60s until his death
> in 1989. Highlights include the story behind the
> Supreme Court case over the banning of his 1963
> classic Flaming Creatures.
> Leaving Home Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank
> Directed by Gerald Fox
> Section: Spotlight
> North American Premiere
> In this intimate and moving portrait of
> groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Robert
> Frank, Fox engages the artist in a dialogue about
> his life and work. Creative tensions develop
> between Frank's desire to focus on the present
> and Fox's impulse to revisit the past.
> My Dad Is 100 Years Old Directed by Guy Maddin
> Canada Section: Spotlight (16 min) New York
> Premiere
> In this unique tribute to the great filmmaker
> Roberto Rossellini, his daughter Isabella
> collaborates with cinephile par excellence Guy
> Maddin to create a loving and very personal
> portrait. A Zeitgeist release. Followed by the
> screening of a new archival print of either
> Rossellini's The Flowers of St. Francis (1950) or
> The Rise of Louis XIV (1966).
> Notes on Marie Menken
> Directed by Martina Kudlácek
> Austria
> Section: NY Specials (97 min)
> North American Premiere
> A diary portrait of underground filmmaker Marie
> Menken based on the reminiscences of her family
> and friends. Various interviewees recount stories
> of how Menken and her husband, filmmaker Willard
> Maas, became the inspiration for the protagonists
> of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
> In English.
> On the Bowery
> Directed by Lionel Rogoson
> Section: Restored & Rediscovered, 1957 (65 min)
> World Premiere
> On the heels of its lovely restoration of Lionel
> Rogosin's Come Back, Africa (1960), which
> premiered at TFF last year, the Cineteca di
> Bologna has just finished restoring Rogosin's
> first film, the Oscar®-nominated documentary
> about the harsh and often shocking realities of
> life on what in the '50s was New York's Skid Row.
> Ontic Antics Starring Laurel and Hardy: Bye,
> Molly Directed by Ken Jacobs U.S.A.
> Section: Spotlight (89 min) North American
> Premiere Jacobs, a major figure of the
> experimental filmmaking world, embraces digital
> technology in this video reworking of the 1929
> Laurel and Hardy film, Berth Marks. Preceded by
> Hidden Inside Mountains, Laurie Anderson's
> 20-minute meditation on "nature, artifice, and
> dreams," and Robert Wilson Video Portraits:
> Isabelle Huppert.
> Tribute to Nam June Paik
> U.S.A.
> Section: Restored & Rediscovered (120 min)
> A collection of work by Korea-born, New
> York-based video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who
> died in January. Presented in collaboration with
> the Nam June Paik Studio, Electronic Arts
> Intermix, and John Hanhardt, Senior Curator of
> the Film and Media Arts department at the
> Guggenheim Museum.
> Windows
> Directed by Shoja Azari
> U.S.A.
> Section: NY, NY Narrative Feature (80 min)
> World Premiere
> Life in the big city has always had its
> disquieting side, perhaps never more than in this
> riveting view of what some inhabitants of New
> York see--and what they fail to notice, as Azari
> weaves together a loosely-constructed narrative
> based on 10 choreographed, single-shot scenes in
> which windows play a key role. Preceded by 25
> LETTERS, Grahame Weinbren's interactive project
> based on his one-minute films that generate the
> letters of the alphabet.
> Between Two Worlds
> The delicate nature of intimate relationships is
> explored by these shorts. One combines narrative
> suspense with dance, to cross a bridge between
> two lovers. The other follows a couple traveling
> to Asia during the SARS epidemic.
> Between Two Houses, Directed by Clara can Gool
> SARS, A Love Story, Directed by Mathieu Borysevicz
> (DIS)Location by the Sea
> Two premiere experimental filmmakers explore the
> fragility of human existence by setting it
> against the order of the natural world. One
> employs geometry to achieve his cinematic ends,
> while the other weaves a masterwork of found
> footage.
> Ideas of Order in Cinque Terre, Directed by Ken
> Kobland
> The Highwater Trilogy, Directed by Bill Morrison
> In Black-and-White and Living Color
> Shot on a wide range of media and framed through
> a variety of cameras, these experimental shorts
> offer both sobering and joyful visions of our
> contemporary human existence.
> Native New Yorker, Directed by Steve Bilich
> epitaph*, Directed by Mikael Lubtchansky
> My Empire, Directed by Ted Ciesielski
> Afraid So, Directed by Jay Rosenblatt
> Errata, Directed by Alexander Stewart
> Flow, Directed by Scott Nyerges
> Swan's Island, Directed by Bill Brand & Katy Martin
> Octave, Directed by Emily Hubley
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

John Porter, Toronto, Canada
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