This week [July 23 - 30, 2006] in avant garde cinema

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This week [July 23 - 30, 2006] in avant garde cinema

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"This is Not a Movie" by Mark O'Connell
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Method Fest (El Segundo CA; Deadline: December 01, 2006)
Animated Bike-in Movies (Vancouver, BC, Canada; Deadline: July 15, 2006)
Videologia (Volgograd, Russia; Deadline: November 01, 2006) DVD call for submissions (London; Deadline: July 31, 2006)
Pleasure Dome (Toronto; Deadline: September 15, 2006)
Northwest Film & Video Festival (Portland, Oregon; Deadline: August 01, 2006)
Gallery Aferro (Newark NJ USA; Deadline: August 01, 2006)

00130Gallery (Helsinki, Finland; Deadline: August 01, 2006)
Cackalacky Film Festival (Charlotte, NC USA; Deadline: August 15, 2006)
The Journal of Short Film (columbus, oh, USA; Deadline: August 15, 2006)
CounterCorp Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: July 31, 2006)
Boulder International Film Festival (Boulder, CO USA; Deadline: August 15, 2006)
The Museum of TV and Radio: DocFest (New York, New York; Deadline: August 01, 2006)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (NY, NY, USA; Deadline: July 30, 2006)
Washington Project for the Arts \ Corcoran (Washington, DC; Deadline: August 11, 2006) DVD call for submissions (London; Deadline: July 31, 2006)
Northwest Film & Video Festival (Portland, Oregon; Deadline: August 01, 2006)
Gallery Aferro (Newark NJ USA; Deadline: August 01, 2006)

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 * Essential Cinema: Christopher Maclaine [July 23, New York, New York]
 * Essential Cinema: Jonas Mekas [July 23, New York, New York]
 * Refracted Lens: A Women's Eye view of Music [July 25, New York, New York]
 * New York Experimental: Animations [July 26, New York, New York]
 * Beat the Heat! Magic Lantern Presents "The Summer Show" [July 26, Providence, RI]
 * Angel City World Premiere At Danceswithfilms! [July 27, Los Angeles, California]
 * Rooftop Films Week 9: Adnan, Rebel Girls, & Songbirds [July 27, New York, New York]
 * Tarkovsky's Stalker [July 27, New York, New York]
 * Can We Break the Speed of Light? [July 28, Hastings]
 * Tarkovsky: the Mirror [July 28, New York, New York]
 * Tarkovsky: My Name Is ivan/ ivan's Childhood [July 29, New York, New York]
 * Tarkovsky: Solaris [July 29, New York, New York]
 * Tarkovsky: andrei Rublev [July 29, New York, New York]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:30, 32 second avenue

  "The few facts that are known about Maclaine are, at best, sketchy. He
  was a published poet, a sort of down and out San Francisco bohemian who
  later became one of the psychic casualties of that scene. His last years
  were spent at Sunnyacres, a state mental hospital in Fairfield,
  California. These films, along with Ron Rice's, are clearly the most
  significant work to come out of the beat period." – J.J. Murphy THE MAN
  WHO INVENTED GOLD (1957, 14 minutes) BEAT (1958, 6 minutes) SCOTCH HOP
  (1959, 5.5 minutes) THE END (1953, 35 minutes) "Six stories of people on
  the last day of their lives. Most are about to commit suicide, or some
  metaphorical equivalent, but the mushroom cloud with which the film
  begins and ends reminds us that, as Maclaine's voice intones on the
  sound track, we await 'the grand suicide of the human race' – his
  conceit is that his characters have reached the end of their personal
  ropes the day before a nuclear holocaust. Throughout the film he
  compares the dehumanizing effects of mass culture to the dehumanizing
  effects of personal despair, weaving these two threads together until
  the mannequins he films in store windows, the anonymous people he films
  on the street, and his characters all seem variations on the same
  half-living, half-dead persona." – Fred Camper on THE END Total running
  time: ca. 66 minutes.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:00 pm, 32 second avenue

  DIARIES, NOTES & SKETCHES (WALDEN) Filmed 1964-68; edited 1968-69, ca. 3
  hours. Film diaries. Living in New York in and about the 60s. "They tell
  me, I should be always searching; but I'm only celebrating what I see."
  – from the soundtrack. "I make home movies – therefore I live. I live –
  therefore I make home movies." – from the soundtrack.

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006

New York, New York: CineWomen NY
7pm, The Pioneer Theater, 155 East 3rd Street at Ave A

  A woman making music is a beautiful thing, but women making music videos
  are all too rare. In light of the industry's overwhelming male status,
  celebrating the accomplishments of women in the field becomes even more
  urgent. Refracted Lens turns the spotlight on the women behind the
  camera, often in collaboration with their colleagues – or themselves -
  squarely in front of it. The program features music videos by women
  working all over the map and across a variety of genres, including:
  Sadie Benning for ubiquitous feminist rocker Kathleen Hanna's solo
  project, Julie Ruin; Gina Birch, filmmaker and bassist of the seminal
  post-punk band The Raincoats; Birgit Rathsmann (with Bruce Alcock) for
  Dutch solo female artist Solex; Julia Feyrer (Canada) for Canuck indie
  rockers They Shoot Horses Don't They; Rosa Barba (Germany/NL), for
  experimental electronic artists Mouse on Mars and Microstoria; Valerie
  Toumayan (France) for the all-female Vancouver quintet The Organ;
  Meredith Danluck (US) for the unclassifiable Japanese electronic artist
  Mu; and performance/video artists Angie Reed (Germany) and
  Planningtorock (UK/Germany). Capping off the lineup is Deborah
  Schamoni's (Germany) 2005 short film, "Visitors," featuring art-rockers
  extraordinaire and role models for record label-owning aspirants
  everywhere, Chicks on Speed, reimagined as aliens exploring New York
  City. Refracted Lens is by no means an exhaustive survey of women music
  video makers, but it's an earnest attempt to capture some of the magic
  that happens when a woman and her camera meet some of the most exciting
  music around. free beer, pizza, and BUST magazines! Curated by Kelly
  Shindler and brought to you by CineWomen NY.


New York, New York: The Tank @ Collective: Unconscious
10:00 PM, 279 Church Street

  An evening of experimental animations ranging from the cute and quirky
  to meditations on color, shape and movement. From 8mm film to the most
  recent computer technology, this diverse program will include works by
  distinguished filmmaker Bill Brand, renowned fine artist Rachel
  Urkowitz, William Forrester, James Fosset, C.M. Gross, Bryan Greene, the
  Brooklyn based artist duo Sharpy (Cecilia Biagini + Dahlia Fischbein)
  and NY underground filmmaker Carey Burtt. The program will also feature
  the U.S. premier of Jack Feldstein's most recent neon animation film
  fresh from the International Film Festival Rotterdam! The Tank @
  Collective: Unconscious 279 Church Street | New York, NY | 10013 July 26
  | 10:00 PM | $5.00

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

  In keeping with kickball leagues, bike rides, dog parks, lying in the
  grass, tallboys of 'Gannsett, rasberry bushes at 2am, organic farm
  shares, and new sleeve tattoos, Magic Lantern adds another item to the
  list of What Makes Summer in Providence Great. It's "The Summer Show,"
  and your beach buddies at the cinema shore have been scavenging ever
  since the mercury rose to bring you a selection of goodies that even Old
  Men with Metal Detectors can't find. So wipe the sweat and sunscreen off
  your brow, put on your driest pair of swim trunks, and join us for some
  Ice Coffee and Twizzlers at the (air-conditioned) Cable Car Cinema for
  an evening of June-time kino-jams. From flickering stars to fluttering
  sunflowers, Boy Scouts to Space Invaders, city streets to city heat, and
  man-boobies to Yogi Bear, this is one summer screening you won't soon
  forget. Featuring: Wound-Up Bear feat. Yogi Bear (6:00, 16mm, 1950),
  Sunbeam Hunter by Jonathan Schwartz (3:00, 16mm, 2006), Les Tournesols
  and Les Tournesols Colorι by Rose Lowder (6:00, 16mm, 1982-83), By the
  Lake by Patrick Bokanowski (6:00, 16mm, 1994), Scotch Tape by Jack Smith
  (3:00, 16mm, 1963), Prince Hotel by Karl Kels (8:00, 16mm, 1987/2003),
  In the Street by James Agee, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb (16:00, 16mm,
  1945), Flying Saucey! by Marie Losier (8:00, 16mm, 2006), The Beach by
  Patrick Bokanowski (13:00, 16mm, 1992), Ursa Major by Nic Brynolfson
  (3:00, 16mm, 2006), Going to the Ocean by Matt Mccormick (8:00, 16mm,
  2001), For Them Ending by Jonathan Schwartz (3:00, 16mm, 2005) TRT 83:00


Los Angeles, California: Laemmle Fairfax Theater / DancesWithFilms
2:45 PM, Laemmle Fairfax Theatre, 7907 Beverly Boulevard (at Fairfax Ave. and Beverly Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA.

  City World Premiere at DancesWithFilms! Hip indie feature, Angel City,
  will be screening @ the 2006 DancesWithFilms Film Festival at 2:45pm on
  Thursday, July 27, 2006 @ Laemmle Fairfax Theatre, 7907 Beverly
  Boulevard (at Fairfax Ave. and Beverly Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA. WHO:
  Independent feature film, Angel City, world premiere. Produced and
  directed by Niels Cederfeld. Screenplay by Sally Hughes. Director of
  Photography, Greg Capp. Starring Isabella DenHartigh, Niels Cederfeld,
  Allen Burns , Kimberley Bosso, Craig Aaland, Scott Ferguson, and Marty
  Panzer. Recording Artist, David Aldo. WHAT: One of 70 films from over
  1000 entries to be selected for screening at the 9th annual
  DancesWithFilms Film Festival. ANGEL CITY - USA, 2006, Digital, 88 min.
  - A Hollywood writers dream assignment becomes a nightmare after she
  discovers shes starring in the film shes writing for her lover. A
  low-budget dramedy with a film within a film within a script within a
  mind. Shot on location in Los Angeles. A Circadian Rhythms Corporation
  production. View Angel City's trailer and read about the cast, crew, and
  the making of the film: WHEN: Thursday,
  July 27, 2006 at 2:45PM. WHERE: Laemmle Fairfax Theatre, 7907 Beverly
  Boulevard (at Fairfax Ave. and Beverly Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA. HOW:
  Advance ticket reservations/purchasing highly recommended via This is a 100% REAL BURNT RUBBER, baby! -
  excerpt from an interview with Angel Citys Rubber Duck #7 (whose acting
  efforts lend new meaning to 'burnt by Hollywood'). Read the full
  interview: Contact: Niels Cederfeld via Media Inquiries and Press Kit Requests:
  Ann Carano, Publicist, via ABOUT
  DANCESWITHFILMS: Priding itself as the "defiant fest of raw talent,"
  event will feature nearly 70 films selected from over 1,000 entries
  around the world. Rules require competition films not be associated with
  "known" actors, directors, writers or producers. Past discovered talent
  includes scribe Dan Harris ("X-2," "Superman Returns"), thesp Kathryn
  Morris ("Cold Case") and Will Scheffer and Mark Olsen (creators of "Big
  Love"). Visit for info. (including a
  complete list of films). ABOUT PLANET SHARK PRODUCTIONS: LA production,
  promotion, and PR company specializing in 'all things show biz.' 'Orbit' for more details. ###

New York, New York: Rooftop Films
8PM, DCTV in TriBeCa, Manhattan; The High Line

  Rooftop Films Summer Series: Week 8 & It's Still Hot When Adnan Comes
  Home New York Sneak Preview! A feature-length documentary by Andrew
  Berends Visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE Thursday July 27, 2006 8:30 - Live
  Music by Basya Schecter 9:00 - Showtime TRT: 1:13:15 YMHA 344 East 14th
  Street, Manhattan When Adnan Comes Home tells the story of 16-year-old
  Adnan whose life was ruined by a tragic turn of events that landed him
  in Iraq's criminal justice system under foreign occupation. At the end
  of 2003, Adnan was arrested for stealing two meters of electric cable.
  This is a crime that is widespread throughout Iraq. Rebel Girls Rock and
  roll by girls, films by women, co-presented with the Willa Mae Rock Camp
  for Girls Friday July 28, 2006 8:30 - Live Music 9:00 – Showtime
  Songbirds A feature-length documentary by Brian Hill plus short films
  Saturday July 29, 2006 8:30 - Live Music 9:00 - Showtime TRT: 1:13:15

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:45 pm, 32 second avenue

  1979, 163 minutes. In Russian with English subtitles. With STALKER,
  Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky returns to the mind-bending,
  philosophy-tinged science fiction of SOLARIS. The setting is an unnamed
  country in an unforeseen postapocalyptic future. A meteorite has landed,
  and its impact has created a mysterious phenomenon known as the Zone,
  within which resides a sinister room said to grant humanity's deepest
  desires. Only Stalkers are able to enter the Zone, bringing intrepid
  citizens to test their strength and desires against the Zone's enigmatic
  treacheries. The film follows one such Stalker (Alexander Kaidanovsky)
  as he attempts to bring two characters known as Writer (Anatoli
  Solonitsyn) and Scientist (Nikolai Grinko) into the Zone. The hapless
  trio makes a difficult and mud-drenched journey, dodging military guards
  and invisible traps and enduring extreme psychological strain. While
  Tarkovsky avoids any direct political reading of STALKER, the film's
  allegorical structure presents a powerful and disturbing metaphor for
  humanity's loss of and subsequent quest for faith. The Stalker's
  struggle to rescue himself and his family while guiding those more
  wretched than himself creates a physical and metaphysical drama that
  leaves the viewer breathless. Blending visual, narrative, and cinematic
  conventions to portray the fractured logic of the Zone, Tarkovsky
  conjures a universe of despair and desire in which science, rationalism,
  and technology must face off against love, humanism, and faith. – ALL

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2006

Hastings: 12, Claremont
6-9, 12, Claremont, Hastings UK

  A video and digital art exhibition at Claremont Art Space, Hastings
  guest curated by Emilia Telese part of the OFF THE WALL programme from
  Electric Palace at the SHOT BY THE SEA Digital Film Festival. Hastings
  28 July - 5 August 2006 CAN WE BREAK THE SPEED OF LIGHT? A collection of
  work exploring the projection and transmission of light with magic
  lanterns, mobile phones, early TV tests that took place in Hastings,
  surveillance cameras, GPS and live video debates. Taking inspiration
  from pre-cinematic magical illusory images created by projections of
  light and shadow, the show will explore how the conditions of
  cinematographic art have changed so radically from the early magic
  lanterns through the birth of television in Hastings to our current
  global expansion into internet possibilities and beyond. New commission
  'Newton, forgive Me' Hollington & Kyprianou

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:45 pm, 32 second avenue

  1975, 108 minutes. In Russian with English subtitles. The centerpiece,
  numerically and thematically, of Tarkovsky's film work is this luminous
  reflection on his mother and childhood; told in an elliptical style that
  mimics the function of memory. Deeply personal and melancholy, THE
  MIRROR is held by many to be the true masterpiece of Tarkovsky's career,
  managing to encompass the last 70 years of Russian history as well as
  elements of his own biography in one short, ecstatic feature.


New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
3:00 pm, 32 second avenue

  1962, 96 minutes. In Russian with English subtitles. Tarkovsky's
  brilliant, harrowing first feature is a landmark debut film. Ivan, a
  young man made an orphan by the Nazis, volunteers his services as a
  scout in the deadly No Man's Land between the German and Russian lines.
  Tarkovsky films this mysterious territory as a place of utter dread and
  mystery, prefigured the terrifying "Zone" of STALKER. Punctuated by
  rapturous images of Ivan's pastoral pre-War childhood, the film portrays
  war as a tragic fall into experience and adult life.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:00 pm, 32 second avenue

  1972, 165 minutes. In Russian with English subtitles. The crew of a
  space station circling the planet Solaris are affected by strange
  psychic phenomena emanating from the planet itself. Tarkovsky adapted
  the playful, metaphysical trappings of Stanislav Lem's source novel and
  produced one of the most idiosyncratic science fiction films in the
  history of the genre. In part a meditation on the process of mourning,
  the film remains startlingly modern in its portrait of a grubby,
  unenlightened future.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:30 pm, 32 second avenue

  1966, 205 minutes. Featuring Anatoli Solonitsyn. DIRECTOR'S CUT! In
  Russian with English subtitles. Based on the life of fifteenth-century
  Russian monk and icon painter Andrei Roublev, the film follows his
  experiences in a country ravaged by Tartar invaders. The period is
  vividly recreated, with all the barbaric violence and natural beauty
  which influenced the painter throughout his life. After killing a man to
  save a peasant girl from rape, Roublev vows never to paint or speak
  again. Yet long afterwards, upon watching a young boy masterfully
  crafting a giant bell, Roublev's creative flame is rekindled, and the
  final reel bursts into color as he returns to his canvas. Reflective of
  Tarkovsky's career in the Soviet Union, ANDREI ROUBLEV presents a
  compelling examination of a talented, determined artist in a
  socio-political conflict with the world around him. The film was banned
  in Russia until 1971, a year after it won a prize at the Cannes Film

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