This week [August 27 - September 3, 2006] in avant garde cinema

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Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 08:54:37 PDT

This week [August 27 - September 3, 2006] in avant garde cinema

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Florida Atlantic University

"The Smell of Who She is" by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Seguin Film & Arts Festival (Seguin, Texas, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Abrasions: Architecture and Accident (San Francisco, CA USA; Deadline: September 30, 2006)
See The Voice: Visible Verse @ Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC Canada; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
PA Festival of Films (Slippery Rock, PA, USA; Deadline: February 01, 2007)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong ; Deadline: January 27, 2007)
Lake Forest Film Festival (Lake Forest, IL USA; Deadline: September 08, 2006)
LiveBox Gallery (Chicago, IL, USA; Deadline: October 01, 2006)
ArtsUnion (Somerville, MA, USA; Deadline: October 03, 2006)

Eerie Horror Film Festival (Erie, Pa. USA; Deadline: September 09, 2006)
Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles, CA, USA; Deadline: September 15, 2006)
Pacific Cinémathèque (Vancouver, BC Canada; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Elastic Gallery (Chicago, IL, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Anchorage Film Festival (Anchorage, Alaska, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Pleasure Dome (Toronto; Deadline: September 15, 2006)
Polymer at the Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN, US; Deadline: September 15, 2006)
19th SEAGATE FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Derry City, Derry, N.Ireland; Deadline: September 04, 2006)
Seagate Foyle Film Festival (Derry, Northern Ireland; Deadline: September 04, 2006)
TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition (Denver, Colorado, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Flake Film Festival (Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australi; Deadline: August 26, 2006)
Seguin Film & Arts Festival (Seguin, Texas, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Abrasions: Architecture and Accident (San Francisco, CA USA; Deadline: September 30, 2006)
See The Voice: Visible Verse @ Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC Canada; Deadline: September 01, 2006)
Lake Forest Film Festival (Lake Forest, IL USA; Deadline: September 08, 2006)

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 * Open Screening and Potluck Dinner [August 27, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Lunch With Fela [August 27, New York, New York]
 * A Little Planet [August 27, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Brakhage [August 28, Sydney, Australia]
 * Carnivals of Ecstasy: Tony Conrad and the New York Underground [September 1, Atlanta, Georgia]
 * Mammals In Peril (What Could Be More Fun?) Presented By Rooftop Films [September 1, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Suspended Reverie [ 10 Minutes ] [September 1, London, England]
 * 7th Annual Woodstock Museum Film Festival [September 1, Woodstock, NY]
 * Charlemagne Palestine: Filmworks [September 2, Atlanta, Georgia]
 * Wild, Wacky & Finally Rescheduled "Circus Shorts" Presented By Rooftop
    Films [September 2, Brooklyn, New York]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:00 pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  Come and feast you eyes and taste buds at our combo Potluck Dinner and
  Open Screening (or, based on our 4-hour marathon open screening last
  time, perhaps gorge is more accurate than feast!). Come to show work or
  just to watch - in either case bring a food item to share (don't
  everyone bring chips!). Hot or cold covered dishes or desserts are what
  we have in mind. Items with chocolate are particularly welcome. The
  Potluck will start at 6pm; the screening at 7pm. We'll show whatever
  comes in the door (except x-rated stuff, sorry!). Accepted formats:
  Mini-DV, DVD, VHS, and 16mm. Recommended maximum length is 15 minutes,
  but we'll try to accommodate everything, no matter how long. Free raffle
  for "prizes"! Admission is free.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7PM, 2nd Ave and 2nd Street

  Abraham Ravett's recent film, LUNCH WITH FELA (2005), 59 min. color &
  B/W. sound, will be screened at Anthology Film Archives on Sunday,
  August 27, 2006, 7PM. For more details, please see:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Images Festival
1:30pm, Studio Theatre

  Even before globalization, artists have been culture's pre-eminent
  explorers, whether through adventure or imagination. Now, wanderlust
  (enforced or desired) is the core of the independent arts, as artists
  find they often have the most in common with audiences and creators
  continents away. The Images Festival has built itself on these
  borderless exchanges of ideas, aesthetics and pleasure. These films and
  videos, drawn from the Festival's larger milieu, speak of place and
  passions, crazy days and sleepless nights, travel and weariness. Films
  and videos by Jun Miyazaki (Japan), Adel Abidin (Iraq/Finland), Jeanne
  Liotta (US), Diane Bonder (US), Michael Robinson (US), Steve Reinke
  (Canada), Christopher Chong (Malaysia/Canada) Semiconductor (UK) and
  Philip Hoffman (Canada). Programme: A Little Planet (Jun Miyazaki,
  Japan, 16mm, 7 min, 2002): A silver ball, suspended in the air, travels
  around Tokyo's suburbs, reflecting its surroundings in its globe. Crazy
  Days (Adel Abidin, Iraq/Finland, video, 13 min, 2005): An Iraqi finds
  himself alone in Finland. Peculiar habits are examined, displacement
  reinforced. Shopping, so far from home. Ask the Insects (Steve Reinke,
  Canada, video, 8 min, 2005): The prodigal Reinke returns, as if he never
  left. The same small town, with only steps between youth and old age…
  once you climb the hill. Tuesday be My Friend (Christopher Chong,
  Malaysia/Canada, 9 min, video, 2005): A Chinese Malaysian girl quietly
  steps across culture lines, donning the Muslim tudung (hij ab). Is
  distance so close? Land of Enchantment (Jeanne Liotta, USA, Super 8mm
  screening on video, 4 min, 1994): A mystical land where the compass
  can't find north. Lost in the moment. You don't bring me flowers
  (Michael Robinson, USA, 16mm, 8 min, 2006): A collection of National
  Geographic landscapes from the 60's and 70's, viewed straight down the
  cracks in the seams. American romanticism — entitlement from sea to
  shining sea — degrades into a blinding white distress signal. Sound of
  Microclimates (Semiconductor, UK, video, 8 min, 2004) An examination of
  what's underfoot, as momentary disturbances in the Paris streets form
  new weather patterns. Kokoro is for Heart (Phil Hoffman, Canada, 16mm, 7
  min, 1999): A sound poem, performed by Gerry Shikatani in a gravel pit.
  Spontaneous inspiration, celebrated collaboration. I remember now, we
  never danced, I miss you, good-bye (Diane Bonder, USA, 16mm, 8 min,
  2006): A fond farewell from Diane Bonder, who passed away this summer.
  Memories of boardwalk lullabies during summer afternoons. We travel
  through this life, reaching towards joy.


Sydney, Australia: Chauvel Cinematheque
7pm, Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Oxford St., Paddington

  USA/75mins/1998 Dir: Jim Shedden. This documentary celebrates the vision
  of Stan Brakhage, one of the most important figures in avant-garde
  filmmaking, and explores the extraordinary artistic possibilities he
  pursued. "This is an exemplary, insightful documentary guaranteed to
  fascinate and provoke many. A must-see." Jerry Saravia Screens with
  Symphonie Diagonale Germany/5mins/1921 Dir: Viking Eggeling and Rhythm
  21 Germany/3mins/1923 Dir: Hans Richter and surprise short. A short
  introduction from would-be film philosopher Brett Garten precedes the


Atlanta, Georgia: Eyedrum
8:00 pm, 290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Suite 8

  Frequent Small Meals and Table of the Elements present Carnivals of
  Ecstasy: Tony Conrad and the New York Underground -- Tony Conrad has
  been a key figure of the New York avant-garde since the early 1960s. He
  is well-known as a musician for his role (along with John Cale, LaMonte
  Young and others) in the Theater of Eternal Music, and as a filmmaker he
  created 1965's classic "The Flicker." -- Lesser known is the fact that
  Conrad played an important role in the creation of works by other
  filmmakers, some of which are among the most popular and enduring
  avant-garde films of the 1960s. Frequent Small Meals and Table of the
  Elements are proud to host Tony Conrad for a unique event at Eyedrum.
  Conrad will introduce films by Jack Smith, Ron Rice, Piero Heliczer, and
  Ira Cohen – films in which Conrad appears or for which he did soundtrack
  work. -- ** Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures" is one of the most
  controversial films ever made. Groundbreaking for its polysexual
  imagery, it is widely admired today as a prime example of the artistry,
  humor, and visual brilliance of this visionary director and performer.
  "Flaming Creatures" will be screened in its original format of 16mm,
  along with Ron Rice's "Chumlum," a sumptuous pre-psychedelic work from
  the early 1960s with a typically charismatic Jack Smith performance. --
  ** Piero Heliczer's 1967 "Joan of Arc" features a mesmerizing soundtrack
  by Conrad. This extremely rare film has not been screened outside of New
  York in many years and represents one of Conrad's finest musical
  performances. -- ** Ira Cohen's 1968 "Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda"
  features an appearance by Conrad and a musical score by the legendary
  percussionist (and Conrad collaborator) Angus MacLise, best known as the
  original drummer for the Velvet Underground. J. Hoberman of the Village
  Voice called MacLise's score a "masterpiece of Tibetan-Moroccan-Druidic
  trance music [which] truly blossoms in conjunction with the exotic
  smorgasbord served at Cohen's psychedelicatessen." The evening also
  features a new Cohen work, "Brain Damage." -- Carnivals of Ecstasy is a
  Film Love event and is part of the Table of the Elements Festival #4. To
  purchase tickets, please visit
  program: PART 1: Joan of Arc (Piero Heliczer, 1967), 15 minutes, 16mm
  (screened on DVD); Chumlum (Ron Rice, 1964), 22 minutes, 16mm; Flaming
  Creatures (Jack Smith, 1963), 42 minutes, 16mm -- PART 2: Ira Cohen
  films: Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda, expanded edition (Ira Cohen,
  1968/2006); Brain Damage (Ira Cohen, 1960s/2006); Ira Cohen films
  screened on DVD

Brooklyn, New York: Rooftop Films
8PM, Automotive High School

  Mammals in Peril Short walks to the edge of the abyss. BUY TICKETS at search 'Rooftop Films' The online box office will close
  between 5 and 6 PM on the day of the show after which time tickets may
  be purchased at the door. Friday, September 1st, 2006 8:30 - Live Music
  9:00 - Showtime TRT: 1:30:05 On the lawn of Automotive High School |
  DIRECTIONS 50 Bedford Ave, between N. 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg,
  Brooklyn In the event of rain the show is indoors at the same location.

London, England: Space Studios
6 -8:30 pm, 129- 131 Mare Street

  SUSPENDED REVERIE (TEN MINUTES) brings together a series of new works by
  Juan delGado in Gallery One at SPACE. exploring these themes of
  displacement and investigating their function as an element of our
  unconscious. Through video installation and photography Juan delGado
  offers the viewer traces of memory and presence that together describe
  what has been and the continuity of what will come again and again.

Woodstock, NY: Woodstock Museum
7PM, Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock, NY

  Event Description: In soliciting clips to showcase, Woodstock Museum
  looks way beyond Hollywood to solicit works from independents and
  students. Announced by film & video publications such as "Videographer",
  "Film Imaging", "Digital Producer", "Animation Artist" and "Creative
  Mac", news of the festival reaches millions of readers, making Woodstock
  Museum film festival the hottest website and a sure bet for tourism this
  Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-3, 2006. Woodstock Museum, P.O. Box 73,
  Woodstock, NY 12498, (845) 246-0600. or email:
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Atlanta, Georgia: Eyedrum
8:00 pm, 290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Suite 8

  **along with a performance by Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army** part of Table
  of the Elements Festival #4 -- A program of film and video featuring
  soundtracks and performances by composer and musician Charlemagne
  Palestine. Moira Tierney's "American Dreams #3," an evocation of New
  York on September 11, 2001, was cited in the 5th annual Village Voice
  Film Critic's Poll. Pip Chodorov's "Charlemagne 2: Piltzer" is a tour de
  force of hand-processed film which documents a Palestine piano concert.
  Chodorov uses flicker, negative/positive imagery, different printing
  techniques and colored filters to produce a film that is a true merging
  of sound and vision. -- Program: Charlemagne 2: Piltzer (Pip Chodorov,
  2002), 22 minutes, 16mm; American Dreams #3 (Moira Tierney, 2002), 5
  minutes, 16mm

Brooklyn, New York: Rooftop Films
8PM, Automotive High School

  Circus Shorts: Clowns & Roller Coasters Chickens, magicians, carnies and
  Coney Island. ***BUY TICKETS*** | WATCH a TRAILER | PRESS RELEASE at Saturday, September
  2nd, 2006 8:30 - Live Music 9:00 - Showtime TRT: 1:30:00 On the lawn at
  Open Road Park | DIRECTIONS E. 12th Street between 1st Avenue & Avenue A
  In the event of rain, the show is under tents at the same location, so
  bring an umbrella.

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