From: Joel S. Bachar (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Apr 30 2006 - 09:01:33 PDT

The 49th San Francisco International Film Festival and Microcinema
International presents:


Eye of the Pilot: Monday, May 1 at 9:45pm at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres

Wednesday, May 3 at 9:30pm at Mighty

 This two-part program presents internationally renowned VJ group Addictive
TV's most current projects. First up is Optronica, a "best of"" compilation
of short works from the 2005 event of the same name. The Optronica Festival
focused on the convergence of film and music and featured a powerhouse
lineup of the very best contemporary and international visual music works.
Addictive TV, established as trailblazers in the burgeoning video-mixing
arena, was the primary organizer and curator of the event. Following
Optronica, Addictive TV will give a live performance of The Eye of the
Pilot, a mashup of vibrant 8mm color film from the early 1950s with art
deco-inspired graphics and a combination of live and recorded music. The
film footage was shot by French commercial airline pilot Raymond Lamy and
includes portraits of Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Pakistan and the U.S. at a
transitional moment in France's relation to these countries. The Eye of the
Pilot premiered at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and skillfully uses Lamy's
tourist-like footage to create a travelogue while documenting an era of
dwindling colonial power. This is a rare opportunity to see a live cinema
performance by this leading VJ outfit outside of the club arena.

On Wednesday, May 3 Addictive TV will headline a party to end the KinoTek
series: Addictive TV Eats San Francisco will take place at Mighty (119 Utah)
at 9:00 pm. VJon/Lightrythm Visuals will open the show followed by Toronto
imports Rawkshow. Addictive will then proceed to destroy Mighty, and then
the city, leaving mayhem and chaos in their wake.

Total running time 105 min. U.S. Premiere. Presented in association with
microcinema international with support from the French Cultural Services,
Consulate General of France, San Francisco. Sponsored by Microcinema
International and Res Media.

See SFIFF site information.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.