This week [November 4 - 12, 2006] in avant garde cinema (part 2 of 3)

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This week [November 4 - 12, 2006] in avant garde cinema (part 2 of 3)


Baltimore, Maryland: MicroCineFest
7 PM, MicroCineFest at The G-Spot, 2980 Falls Road

   7 PM - BYGONE SHORTS: The Broken Blossom of the Wilted Rose (Elizabeth
   Gourley); Donkey Harvest (Allan Levasseur Brown); Fading Star (John
   Standiford); She Sank On Hollow Bank (Clifton Childree & Nikki
   Rollason); Something Awful (Clifton Childree). 9 PM - Danielson: A
   Family Movie (JL Aronson).

Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge
6:00 pm, 164 N. State St.

   CATE and the Outer Ear Festival of Sound team up to present this special
   screening of Frédéric Moffet's award-winning video, JEAN GENET IN
   CHICAGO (2006, 26 min.) and Genet's only film, the queer masterpiece UN
   CHANT D'AMOUR (1950, 26 min.). Completed at the Experimental Sound
   Studio (the organization that puts on Outer Ear), JEAN GENET IN CHICAGO
   reimagines the events surrounding the 1968 National Democratic
   Convention in Chicago through Genet's eyes—marching with the radicals
   while gazing at the cops' uniformed thighs. Genet mines these tensions
   himself in the erotically-charged UN CHANT D'AMOUR, which pits sexual
   desire against political power in the relationship between two male
   prisoners and their male guard. The Outer Ear Festival of Sound
   (November 3-22, 2006) is the only comprehensive interdisciplinary sonic
   arts festival in the Midwest. For more information, visit (1950-2006, France/USA, ca. 75 min., various

New York, New York: MIX NYC
10 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   Kaden Harriet Storm, 2006, USA, video, color and B&W, sound, 8 min. A
   short documentary that follows Kaden Rushford, a 29-year-old
   female-to-male transgender individual as he considers the complex issues
   concerning identity, sexuality, and his pursuit of the 'right' body. As
   he prepares to undergo chest reconstructive surgery, he shares his
   experience as a trans guy, including his internal struggles as well as
   his navigation of a society that recognizes only two genders. This
   documentary invites us to consider the notion that gender identities
   extend beyond strict definitions of male and female. Venus is a Boi Girl
   Eli Max Blu, 2004, USA, Super 8mm, color, sound, 3 min. New York
   Premiere Alien gender benders from Seattle. Gender Play Philipe
   Lonestar, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 10 min. New York Premiere Set
   in a children's playground, this film uses colorful images of gender
   variant people and audio interviews to portray how each person
   transgresses labels and roles and play with gender and sexual identity.
   Not So Black Or White Col Cruise, 2006, United Kingdom, video, sound, 4
   min. World Premiere The ineptness ascribed to those whom are 47 XXY by
   primarily the medical profession, has permeated into other professional
   circles inclusive of the general public, thereby unfortunately brain
   washing them with negative overt generalizations, based on unscholarly
   and/or biased work with little or no' follow-ups' of those in the lived
   experience, which is irresponsible and unprofessional. Is it possible
   for the mind to be free from knowledge and belief as gender conformity
   descends upon us? That knowledge in relationship created disorder. Some
   of us rebel, some of us conform. Gender is a construct to keep control
   and to separate. To be related is to live; that is life; that is
   existence. As Einstein said, "our separation from each other is an
   optical illusion of consciousness". Love is Shit Ali Kennedie, 2006,
   USA, video, color, sound, English, 10 min., World Premiere A young
   trans-female's lament for longed-for love in the West Village. Tough
   Enough Lukas Blakk, 2006, Canada, video, color, sound, 4 min. "Tough
   Enough" is a short experimental film which looks at how being outside of
   a mainstream gender identity can shut you off from even the simplest
   touch. As a young queer child, touching people of either sex can be
   extremely loaded. What can one do to confront this? This filmmaker
   decides to be tackled repeatedly in order to "shock" their body into
   feeling. Le Saut dans le Vide Pierre Yves Clouin, 2004, France, video,
   color, silent, 2 min. USA Premiere Now or never. The Contender Gracie
   Bucciarelli, 2006, USA, video, sound, 6 min. New York Premiere Inspired
   by the non-professional athletes of the neighborhood, this film features
   the alter ego boxer of Stormy Henry Knight. As The Contender, he/it
   embraces intention, exhibition and the struggle to connect within a
   strange and timeless environment that is both internal and external. Boy
   Wonder Kery Isabel Ramierez, 2005, USA, video, color,.sound, 12 min.
   Luis struggles in a double life as straight male provider by day and
   transvestite prostitute by night, to satisfy his homophobic family. The
   Arousing Adventures of Sailor Boy Jenny Bisch, 2002, Canada, 16mm,
   color, sound, 9 min. A naive mariner is out on the town in this frisky,
   vaudeville-flavored piece. His search for the hermaphrodite of his
   dreams is scratched into each frame of this work, which played the New
   Directors/New Films series in 2004. DAS OVO Michael Brynntrup, 2005,
   Germany, video, color, sound, German w/ English subtitles, 17 min. 'It's
   not about how a drag queen moves, it's what she sets in motion.' -Ovo
   Maltine, 16/04/1966 - 08/02/2005 Christoph Josten was Ovo Maltine. She
   died on 8 February, 2005 at Berlin's Auguste Viktoria hospital, eleven
   weeks after suddenly being diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. She had
   lived with the HIV virus for 13 years. "Ovo (the egg)" – read one
   obituary – "lay down in Berlin's nest of queens and brooded on a number
   of political projects: a hotline for gay victims of assault, Act Up,
   AIDS benefit events, the legalization of marijuana, the recognition of
   prostitution as a profession, transgender visibility…"

New York, New York: MIX NYC
7 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   Part of the Brazilian short film competition program screened at the
   13th edition of MIX Brasil Festival, these films are elements of an
   unfamiliar landscape, a place where trends are refused and sexual
   diversity is expressed on very peculiar terms. Sex and a Barbecue Grill
   (Espeto de Pau) André Queiroz & Victor Brandt, 2005, 16mm, 6 min. What's
   the best present a porn actor could receive from his wife? Sex or a
   barbecue? Games (Jogos) Eduardo Aguilar, 2004, video, 8 min. A story
   about waking up and reinventing oneself each morning. Sex and Cloister
   (Sexo e o Claustro) Claudia Priscilla, 2005, 35mm, 13 min. A documentary
   made in Mexico City, about a unique individual and his thoughts and
   feelings about sex and religion. Eletrodomestica Kleber Mendonça Filho,
   2005, 35mm, 22 min. Middle class, the 90s, 220 Volts. Masturbation
   (Masturbação) Gregório Graziosi & Adriana Machado, 2005, video, 1 min.
   From sewing to cumming. If you're the guy who used to flirt with me at
   the bus stop, watch this film (Se você é o cara que flertava comigo no
   ponto de ônibus, veja esse filme) Thiago Alcântara, 2005, video, 10 min.
   A routine encounter at the bus stop turns into infatuation. Texticulos
   de Mary and Other Stories (Textículos de Mary e Outras Histórias) Flávia
   da Rosa Borges, 2004, video, 24 min. The self-appointed spokesperson of
   marginalized people, rock band Textículos de Mary (Mary´s Testicles) ,
   had a brief career characterized by controversy. An outrageous band with
   enough balls to assume their homosexual identity on stage, before it was
   swallowed up by conformity.

New York, New York: MIX NYC
8 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   Responding to the concept of "feminist tresspass," Piloteers conjured a
   make-over/take-over of corporate media across queer, feminist, artistic,
   cultural, and political borders. A Call and an Offering: Pilot TV Dylan
   Mira & Latham Zearfoss, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 24 min. This
   short documentary chronicles Pilot TV: Experimental Media for Feminist
   Trespass, a temporary autonomous television studio built in Chicago in
   2004. Splicing the experiential anecdotes of Pilot organizers with a
   melange of finished works, A Call and An Offering posits a psychedelic
   blueprint for future Piloteers, with the hopes that trespassing
   mainstream media is possible. Electric At The Cosmic Age Lodge A.K.
   Burns, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 3 min. "In the absence of
   daylight, we are haunted by ghosts and moths, which pass through walls
   and create holes in beloved fabrics." AK Burns currently resides in New
   York City, and works to explore relationships of body/non-bodies and
   quanticodal fabrication, by aggressively embracing/exploiting the less
   defined. LOVE/TORTURE Ulrike Mueller, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 7
   min. LOVE/ TORTURE performs a text about pain and sexualized pleasure,
   but not necessarily shared pleasure. It investigates emotional
   relationships and contemporary subjectivities. Confronted with both the
   bleakly simple (people are torturing and killing, people are being
   tortured and killed) and the utterly confusing (people are torturing and
   killing, people are being tortured and killed), this video proposes for
   viewers to shift their attention and identify with the role of the
   perpetrator rather than the victim. M.A.T. Megan Palaima, 2005, USA,
   video, color, sound, 13 min. M.A.T. is the meeting (ground) between
   Affect and Technology. Before a live, participating audience, M.A.T.
   positions wrestling bodies as Affect in conflict with guest Techno
   Witches. The [space (in)between] summons you to INTERVENTION. So Real
   Latham Zearfoss, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 10 min. This is the
   true story of what happens when 4 people (and 1 chicken) stop being
   polite, and start being real…SO REAL. Maggots and Men Trailer Oakie
   Treadwell, 2005, USA, video, B&W, sound, 4 min. Trailer for the
   work-in-progress Maggots and Men, an experimental historical narrative
   set in post-revolutionary Russia that re-tells the story of the 1921
   uprising of the Kronstadt sailors with gender anarchy as the subtext. A
   scene for the film was shot at Pilot. Their Bodies Are Filled With a
   Liquid That Tends to Spread Becca Taylor & Madsen Minax, 2005, USA,
   video, B&W, sound, 7 min. An animation project about a secret love
   affair between the captain of the high school wrestling team and the
   yearbook photographer. Voice over narratives were made at Pilot,
   improvising the love story. TV Good Enough to Read Lanka Tattersall,
   2005, USA, video, color, sound, 3 min.. Reading is fun and revolting.
   Lanka Tattersall updates the nostalgic American children's TV show,
   Reading Rainbow, as a strategy of literary dissemination/acculturation
   by reading "The Dada Manifesto 1918." Social Movement Emily Roysdon,
   2005, USA, video, color, silent, 7 min. This video images a literal and
   metaphoric setting of the stage. It is concerned with memory, what and
   how we remember, as well as the associative arts of archiving and social
   movements. The project attempts to simultaneously create and perform the
   stage, to frame performance and memory through slow repetitious
   gestures, constantly(!) preparing the document of our presence, and the
   monument of our persistence. Sing-along Skin-along Dewayne Slightweight,
   2006, USA, performance, 14 min. Sing-along Skin-along is an ecstatic
   experiment combining hand-made amplifiers and monitors embedded in
   hand-made bodies. A shameless inquiry into the habits of other girls and
   their methods of liberation, this symphony takes action but is no
   marching band.

New York, New York: MIX NYC
9 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   This experimental program explores our attachment to familiar
   environments and the entanglement of our memory and identity with the
   space we inhabit. Debris Justin Kelly, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 8
   min. In this quirky surreal short, Katy, a stewardess, wakes hours after
   having fallen from her plane. Confused, she wanders about the lush
   industrial wasteland until she's recognized by Rhani and Heather, (two
   other fallen stewardesses) patrolling the area on bikes. Together, they
   bike to Rhani's favorite beach for a picnic, where they bond over
   apples, until Katy's bosses (the pilot and head stewardess) unexpectedly
   arrive and attempt to take her away. Fish Under Delancey Kelly Spivey,
   2006, USA, 16mm, color, sound, 29 min. I learned from Eileen Myles, that
   to be a poet in NYC, you have to be able to write any time, any place,
   with any noises, smells and people you may be surrounded by. I wanted
   this film to feel like a poet's—shot from the hip, fluid in meaning,
   mysterious yet compelling. I started with an idea to use the murals in
   the subways as the raw material for animations. Then I decided to create
   environments that would lead the viewer somewhere and then drop them
   off. This is what the subway does. The power of narrative is a curious
   thing I want to play with and taunt. This idea that we are told a story
   - I like to see how much I can get viewers themselves to engage and
   create their own version of what's happening in the film. (The poet
   Eileen Myles and my friend Meredith Seery star in the film as
   themselves.) The Sea Calls Us Home Annie Simpson & Seth Kirby, 2005,
   USA, video, color, sound, 2 min. A lone figure wakes to find herself at
   the boundary of land and sea and longs to return to where the sea meets
   the sky. Situated in the liminal spaces of memory and dreams, and
   weaving allegorical narratives with historical events, The Sea Calls Us
   Home is the first in a four-part cycle exploring how childhood stories
   shape adult realities. Featuring sound by New York-based electronic
   musician Ray Sweeten. World's Worst Architecture Cameron Groves, 2005,
   Canada, S8mm to video, B&W, sound, 8 min. In World's Worst Architecture,
   two guys recount their courtship over gritty black & white Super 8
   images of the soulless modern buildings of Toronto and their idyllic
   vacation spot on the shores of Lake Huron. With the grainy footage, it
   looks like a historical film, but the voiceovers combine to give it an
   evocative sense of urban life and the difficulties and fundamental
   problems with modern relationships. Ultimately, it's eerie and a little
   sad. But very true. Portrait #2: Trojan Vanessa Renwick, 2006, USA, 35mm
   to video, color, sound, 6 min. Trojan Nuclear Facility, Oregon's
   powerful iconic landmark, goes adios."The astonishing five-minute color
   film was shot in 35MM and transferred to video, sporting a perfectly
   synched musical score by Quasi's Sam Coomes. No narrative, just a
   picturesque haunting reminder of our lives under the totem of a nuclear
   state. Long defunct, the monumental tower was imploded earlier this year
   and Renwick (of Oregon Department of Kick Ass) decided to capture the
   haunting silhouette that has simply stood there menacingly for years.
   She calmly documents its demise, which is very much an anti-climax. The
   short film adores its subject, the towering cement structure. Over a
   varying course of time, with lapse and stills we view a building painted
   in pastel light, stark at night, at dawn and dusk. Its inevitable course
   in its history would be told through a moment in time when it was no
   more. In essence, the very moment of implosion infers the ultimate
   destructive potential of its former chilling power. Score by Sam Coomes
   of Quasi. Merci Blick, 2004, France, 35mm to video, B&W, sound, French
   with English subtitles, 5 min. Rehabilitations, destructions,
   constructions in a few years deeply modified the Chorier-Berriat
   district of Grenoble. Merci observes the transformation of this
   industrial district into a district of businesses via an electromagnetic
   filmic rhythm near to the movement which involved the modification of
   the landscape. Shadows and Stone Dana Rubin, 2005, Israel, video, color,
   sound, English subtitles, 5 min A static shot of the foot traffic that
   flows through a hole in the wall that separates the Palestinians from
   the Israelis. Reste-La Frederic Tachou, 2006, France, 35mm, B&W, sound,
   12 min. One night, I had a dream about my father. I saw a familiar home.
   The unity of the architecture of the house had come apart, creating an
   unusual conglomeration of rooms, windows and spaces. The film shows
   these—'spaces inside me'—haunted by the presence of the person who just
   died. Love is a Battlefield 2006, performance, c. 7 min. Lollo Birgitta
   is comprised of Cecilia Grimm and (M)Lollo. They have been performing
   doubles trapeze together for close to 2 years. They enjoy creating work
   that engages and entertains the audience. Tonight you will see the
   struggles of the gay movement abstracted through the use of the popular
   80's song, Love is a Battlefield. Though the struggle for civil rights
   is a real one, ultimately it is ridiculous to have to fight for your
   right to love as you please. But i don't have to tell you all that.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7pm, 32 Second Ave. @ 2nd St.

   STAN BRAKHAGE Films made during the early period of one of modern
   cinema's greatest innovators, including one of his early experiments
   with sound. Films to be shown: PASHT (1965, 5 minutes) THE WONDER RING
   (1955, 4 minutes) FLESH OF MORNING (1956, 25 minutes) FIRE OF WATERS
   (1965, 10 minutes, sound) WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING (1959, 12 minutes)

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30 pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

   Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm Ninth Street Center for Independent Film
   145 Ninth Street Neither Here Nor There Loren Chasse and Keith Evans In
   Person Co-Sponsored by Ninth Street Independent Film Center The carrier
   wind listens to itself. Sound and image artists Loren Chasse and Keith
   Evans present a special handcrafted multi-media event, beginning with
   the observers/ audience entering into an intimate performance space and
   concluding in a screening room. For Chasse and Evans, awareness of
   landscape is a creative, physical phenomenon, and intention in
   performance creates an ecology of attention. Using idiosyncratic
   cinematic systems constructed from old projectors and sound devices with
   found materials grafted onto them, Chasse and Evans open
   apparatus-bodies in absurd and mysterious ways.


Baltimore, Maryland: MicroCineFest
6 PM, MicroCineFest at The G-Spot, 2980 Falls Road

   6:00 PM - Human BEEing w/shorts: Argus (Freddy Maskeroni); Bubblecraft
   (Geoff Marslett); Casket Climber Insect God (Brian Lonano);,
   Celebration's New Skin (Bump); Celestial Broadcast for Mrs. Jones
   (Kathleen Quillian): Greenie Travels (Bogdan Szabo); The Human BEEing
   (Tony Shea); In The Nick (Jason Middleton); Oomper Oomper (Michael
   Robinson); The Struggle (Luku Trembath); Team Queen (Leah Meyerhoff).
   8:00 PM - Experimiscellaneous Shorts: All (Arturo Menchaca); All That
   Remains (Stephanie Maxwell & Michaela Eremiasova); The Boy In The Air
   (Lyn Elliot); Caress (Mendel Hardeman); Dollar Disobedience (Bill
   VanDall); Given: The Undead (Adam Trowbridge); The Joy Of Leisure
   (Daniel J. Anderson); Kyrie Eleison (Mendel Hardeman); Let's Get Out Of
   Here (Rahne Alexander); LIFE (Daehwan Cho); Nebulous 1 (David Wanger);
   The One And The Many (André Silva); (rock/hard place)Roger Beebe; S A V
   E (Roger Beebe); Tempera (John Rouse); Yellow Cab (Michael L. Schmidt).
   10:00 PM - My Life As An Underdog (Boris Gavrilovic & Leon Martin).

10 + 17th @ 7.30pm, Hull Screen|University of Lincoln|George
Street|Hull|HU1 3BW

   Dance Moves HULL FILM presents DANCE MOVES a special two-part film
   programme taking place during the TWO WEEKENDS dance festival The
   marriage of dance, performance and film creates a very particular
   dynamic. The negotiation of the live performer with the mechanics of
   filmmaking makes for a naturally questioning form. The fusion, at its
   best, asks important questions about the nature of the body on the
   screen, how movement should be framed, what gesture can mean, how rhythm
   is exploited. How much can be said by not speaking, by asking us to
   look? RIZE PART ONE Feature Film programme Friday November 10th 7.30pm
   Hull Screen|University of Lincoln|George Street|Hull|HU1 3BW RIZE David
   LaChapelle 2005|86'|col|35mm|USA/UK|Rated:PG Rize reveals a
   groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South
   Central, Los Angeles. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, this
   documentary film brings to first light a revolutionary form of artistic
   expression borne from oppression. The aggressive and visually stunning
   dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features
   mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds. Rize
   tracks the fascinating evolution of the dance: we meet Tommy Johnson
   (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the 1992
   Rodney King riots and named it "Clowning", as well as the kids who
   developed the movement into what they now call Krumping. The kids use
   dance as an alternative to gangs and hustling: they form their own
   troupes and paint their faces like warriors, meeting to outperform rival
   gangs of dancers or just to hone their skills. For the dancers, Krumping
   becomes a way of life – and, because it's authentic expression (in
   complete opposition to the bling-bling hip-hop culture), the dance
   becomes a vital part of who they are.

London, England: Paul Tarrago + Jennet Thomas
midday to 6pm, Friday to Sunday, Alma Enterprises, 1 Vyner Street, London
E2 9DG

   10th Nov - 17th Dec 2006 WE MAKE OUR OWN TELEVISION: New video work by
   Paul Tarrago + Jennet Thomas Alma Enterprises Open: Friday-Sunday 12pm -
   6pm Preview Thursday 9th Nov 6pm-9pm WE MAKE OUR OWN TELEVISION is a
   collaborative venture between Paul Tarragó and Jennet Thomas, taking the
   form of a video installation show on tour internationally from September
   2006 - June 2007. In Because of the War a dapper Yellow Man Lecturer
   looks the viewer squarely in the eye and delivers an account of how it
   all came to pass: the conflict, the changes, everyday acts of
   transubstantiation, leading to a world where magick and ritual are
   suburban norms. Part slide show, with occasional forays into narrative
   interludes, this free verse instructional starts to shift the viewer's
   gaze-although a world governed by Neo-Absurdist un-sense, there's a
   burgeoning sense of familiarity. This not-quite-here, with its skewed
   and confusing folklore, isn't as elsewhere as first seems. The Badger
   Series has issues, and attempts-each episode-to resolve them. Recasting
   a glove puppet show through his own present day sensibilities, Tarragó
   himself assumes the role of the kindly uncle mentor to a household of
   capersome woodland creatures while modern themes are introduced.
   Mortality, sanity, depression, altered states of consciousness and
   transgressive art practices are all negotiated as part of everyday
   living. Meanwhile the show is mindful to adhere the old structural
   formulae, with entertainment numbers and routines appropriate to the
   scaled down sitcom world that they occupy. The series is equal parts
   moral instruction and narrative play, mediated through the forced fit of
   an experimental filmmaker as children's entertainer. WE MAKE OUR OWN
   TELEVISION features video work that defies classification - a hybrid of
   underground film, experimental art practices and personal folk cinema.
   visit the project website at For further
   information contact Sara Watkins at email suppressed or 07973 272543
   gallery website at

London, England: Tate Modern
7pm, Bankside, SE1

   The 1960s and 1970s were groundbreaking decades in which independent
   filmmakers challenged cinematic convention. In England, much of the
   innovation took place at the London Film-Makers' Co-operative, an
   artist-led organisation that enabled filmmakers to control every aspect
   of the creative process. LFMC members conducted an investigation of
   celluloid that echoed contemporary developments in painting and
   sculpture. The physical production of a film became integral to its form
   and content as Malcolm Le Grice, Lis Rhodes, Peter Gidal and others
   explored the material and mechanics of cinema, making radical new works
   that contributed to a new visual language. SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT: PROGRAMME
   1: The Materialist tendency characterised the hardcore of British
   filmmaking in the early 1970s. Distinguished from Structural Film, these
   works were primarily concerned with duration and the raw physicality of
   the celluloid strip. SLIDES (Annabel Nicolson) AT THE ACADEMY (Guy
   Sherwin) SHEPHERD'S BUSH (Mike Leggett) FILM NO. 1 (David Crosswaite)
   SURFER (Mike Dunford) FOOTSTEPS (Marilyn Halford). Curated by Mark
   Webber. A "Shoot Shoot Shoot" DVD is published by LUX/Re:Voir.

New York, New York: MIX NYC
10 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   Pour une nuit is a series of five sexy short scenes, each recording an
   intense affair between two real live queers. Each participant chose a
   partner and discussed erotic fantasies prior to filming, yet events
   unfold naturally, with little attention to the camera's prying gaze. The
   result is magnetic. Jouvet's players act out their desires and delve
   into sexual practices as varied as the queer community itself. Pussy
   Buffet Kadet Kuhne & Ursula Rodriguez, USA, video, color, sound, 6 min.
   Desserts down there. Right After They Pet Me Janene Higgins, 2002, USA,
   Mini DV, color, sound, 3 min. As the torch singer laments the fact that
   she's a great lay, the video thumbs its nose at the idea that girls
   aren't supposed to want it. Music: "I'm Good for Nothing but Love" by
   Martin/Ballard; sung by the fabulous Ruth Etting. Pour Une Nuit (One
   Night Stand) Emile Jouvet, 2006, France, video, color, sound, French
   with English subtitles, 81 min. New York Premiere You can't always get
   what you want, unless you take matters into your own hands and do it
   yourself. Introducing queer young French director and photographer
   Emilie Jouvet, who gladly took matters in hand and recorded them to
   create the unforgettably sexy short film series Pour une nuit. Jouvet is
   the proud creator of this groundbreaking queer "sex-art" piece, also
   known as the first dyke and boi porno ever made in France. Get ready for
   an erotic and gritty romp into the broad universe of queer sexuality,
   beautifully handmade for your viewing pleasure.

New York, New York: MIX NYC
10:30 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   Rites of PTAH Micki Pellerano, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 4 min.
   World Premiere Punk boy sex magick. V.O. William Jones, 2006, USA,
   video, color, sound, 59 min. V.O. consists (mainly) of sound quotes from
   more-or-less mainstream-foreign classics, by the likes of de Olivera,
   Renoir, Buñuel, Kaurismäki, Schroter, Eimgholz, and Debord, (None of
   which, by the way, are currently distributed in the USA) plus excerpts
   from American gay porno classics from the 70s and 80s, works by
   established masters like Tom de Simone (Confessions of a Groupie, 1970),
   Fred Halsted (L. A. Plays Itself, 1972), or Joe Gage (in particular his
   proletarian trilogy made between 1976 and '78: Kansas City Trucking Co.,
   El Paso Wrecking Corp., and L. A. Tool & Die). Nothing is ever done to
   hide the fact that these parts don't belong together per se, the sounds
   and images hit each other, violently, relentlessly, with solely the
   subtitles – the words these sounds mean, a layer all its own – as
   something like and equilibrating force in it all. These layers don't
   question each other; they start to hit on each other. They play with
   each other becoming one in an awesome evocation of love and passion, its
   conditions and guises. Plus…a surpise Super8mm film!

New York, New York: MIX NYC
7 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   In summer 2006, MIX NYC initiated its queer youth media training
   program, A Different Take, and joined other such successful public
   programs as REACH LA in offering lesbian, gay, bi- and transgender youth
   the tools and training to gain power as media-makers by expressing their
   perspectives through video production. Delivering their own State of the
   Union, the young auteurs represented here, many from A Different Take or
   from REACH LA's video production workshop, break down authentic queer
   stories with heart, craft and insight. Inside Out Jessica Scott, 2006,
   USA, video, color, sound, 8 min., World Premiere A lesbian teen's
   multi-media, confessional of life on the streets and in shelters.
   Cruzando La Frontera Maria Cruz, 2006, video, color, sound, 4 min. A
   passionate, poetic take on crossing the U.S. border Love is Shit Ali
   Kennedie, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 10 min., World Premiere A
   young trans-female's lament for longed-for love in the West Village. I'm
   Gonna Die A Virgin Osuna, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 8 min.
   Immortality and love. A yearning for love, for affection and the
   constant fear of dying young and alone. Boy Wonder Kery Isabel Ramierez,
   2005, USA, video, color, sound, 12 min. Luis struggles in a double life
   as straight male provider by day and transvestite prostitute by night,
   to satisfy his homophobic family. Billy Butch's Rockin' Rampage Catey
   McSweeny, Jeanna Tejada, 2006, video, color, sound, 9 min. A spoof of
   Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood that deals with dating issues in the lesbian
   youth community. My Crazy Life Carlos Arguello, 2005, USA, video, color,
   sound, 8 min. An animated short that playfully portrays the realities of
   a young gay Latino male living in South Central Los Angeles. The short
   explores friendship, education, homophobia and racism but in a dynamic,
   youth-friendly animation style. This innovative approach is designed to
   engage young people in meaningful conversation about difficult topics,
   shared from the perspective of their peers. Featuring the voice and
   video footage of 19 year-old Enzo Ybarra. Green Room Matt Palazzolo,
   2005, USA, video, color, sound, 6 min. New York Premiere "Green Room" is
   a rare opportunity for the parallels between growing up in a digital
   society and queer youth to collide. Through the archival footage and an
   intense existing process, "Green Room" offers unique insight into the
   experience of modern queer teen in the form of a visual autobiography.

New York, New York: MIX NYC
8 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   I don't know that this video program is really about drugs and
   television at all; of course it's about something…it could simply be a
   small reflection of an archaeology of a train of thought, and perhaps
   that's all it really needs it be. In the least, it's about watching.
   Joshua Thorson, Guest Curator Edie After Hours Seth Kirby, 2005, video,
   color, sound, 2 min. An analogue disco processing, from the Maysles'
   Grey Gardens, of Edie dancing with the American flag as the world around
   her whirls into jagged bits of feedback. N.B.: strobing effect, if you
   are epileptic or otherwise strobe-sensitive please use caution. DARK
   STARS Marisa Olson, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 2 min. Samples from
   VHS video games and internet video are fed back through analog
   processors in this witty and poetic comment on race and Warholian fame.
   Ringo Zapruder Dale Hoyt, 1981, video, color, sound, 5 min. A remake of
   Brackage's Desistfilm that also asks whether the hysteria of
   Beatle-mania might have had something to do with their first single's
   release date falling just six days after the Kennedy assassination. II:
   MK & A Sarah McKiel, 2006, video, color, sound, 1 min. Sarah McKiel's
   project NSM Fashions includes a book, and a long sequence of videos,
   mostly made about and during television viewing. This video watches,
   repeatedly and in slow-mo, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Saturday Night
   Live screaming. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Paul Bush, 2001, video, color,
   sound, 5 min. The 1941 film version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde remade
   with a schizophrenic photographic apparatus. This video concretizes the
   thematic by transposing it into the structural. Based on the novel by
   Robert Louis Stevenson. The Possible Fog of Heaven John Knecht, 1993,
   USA, video, color, sound, 10 min. Speaking for the first time from the
   afterworld, Elvis describes his experience of Heaven. This is told
   through the tape's structure, predicated upon the King's last
   prescription. II: Caitlin Sarah McKiel, 2006, video, color, sound, 1
   min. From NSM Fashions. Caitlin, from Degrassi Junior High, in a rainy
   and somber moment writhes across the screen. pulse pharma phantasm Les
   LeVeque, 2002, video, color, sound, 6 min. A frame-by-frame weaving of
   nine different pharmaceutical television commercials into a pulsating
   hallucination. N.B.: strong strobing effect, if you are epileptic or
   otherwise strobe-sensitive please use caution. I Did It Peter Brinson,
   2001, video, color, sound, 17 min. Using the scientific method, Brinson
   evaluates himself and his video before and after taking Prozac to
   determine whether or not he needs anti-depressants and if they have an
   effect on his storytelling. I: Subplot Sarah McKiel, 2006, video, color,
   sound, 3 min. From NSM Fashions. An interventionist approach to the
   experience of experiencing America's Top Model, in this special instance
   where models meet a publicist to talk about self-image and, by proxy,
   eating disorders: dissecting it, enveloping it, and turning away.
   Mummenclean Anonymous, 2005, video, color, sound, 2 min. A conceptual
   Swiss cleaning service thwarts it's own productivity after discovering
   some un-consumed cocaine; the disco returns. Docu-Duster Donigan
   Cumming, video, color, sound, 3 min. To be a man, to be a hero, to be a
   wife; three conflicting voices inhabit the filmmaker as he re-enacts the
   climax of Delmar Daves' 3:10 to Yuma. Jean Genet in Chicago Frederic
   Moffat, 2006, video, color, sound, 26 min. A queer re-writing of the
   events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago
   from the point of view of French writer Jean Genet, whose presence
   unearths the difficult alignment of political and sexual desires. II:
   Length of the Body Sarah McKiel, 2006, video, color, sound, 1 min. From
   NSM Fashions. "We don't want to have shoulders for earrings—like this."
   An exercise show is examined in a moment of absurd parlance.

New York, New York: MIX NYC
9 PM, 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (at Rector St.)

   This collection of shorts is sure to appeal anyone with an interest in
   the intersections between sexuality, creativity and fetishism from the
   fringes to the silly and the sublime. Guy 101 Ian Gouldstone, 2005, UK,
   video, color, sound, 9 min. An S/M internet fantasy incorporating
   computer animation. This piece explores cyber-desire gone wrong...or
   right, depending on your taste. Both funny and sobering. Killer Fags Ian
   Jarvis, 2005, Canada, video, color, sound, 3 min. Killer Fags attempts
   to explore how negative stereotypical societal images translate into the
   construction of a larger and more dangerous gay homophobic identity.
   This film juxtaposes images of Hollywood homosexuality with famous gay
   serial killers to reveal some alarming conclusions. The Heart Scewer (Le
   Nicoeur) Herve Joseph Lebrun, 2005, France, video, color, sound, 17 min.
   At dawn of spring, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, a young
   traveller, thirsty for... sex, steals the heart of a rich exiled boy
   recluse in his "douar"... The Heartscrewer is a post-porn poetic
   metaphor of furtive male passion, under the ochre light of Morocco.
   Yankee Lust Clark Nicolai, 2006, Canada, video, color, sound, 3 min.
   Shot at the Folsom Street Fair in 2000, this piece enjoys the beauty of
   leather daddies in all their glory. No longer hidden in the darkness of
   the backrooms, they proudly stroll the sunlight streets of San Francisco
   in their best gear. Pop Porn Party Panik Qulture, 2005, France, video,
   color, sound, 4 min. A roll of packing tape and a few dildos can lead to
   an exciting adventure beyond the binary gender system. Set to the music
   of Klaus Nomi. Feetish Eliza Steinbock & Christina Schafer, 2005, The
   Netherlands, video, color, sound, 4 min. A foot's eye-view of a hot
   multi-gender toe orgy in a public restroom. IML: Dog Eat Dog Charles
   Lum, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 12 min. An exploration of people
   who are dogs and the people who love them. Shot at the International Mr.
   Leather conference, this piece uses experimental video techniques to
   portray an experimental lifestyle. Bad Boy Velveeta Krisp, 2005, Canada,
   video, B&W, sound, 5 min. Two women and a dog training session. We won't
   ruin the surprise....but consider yourself warned. Stick It To Hetero
   Culture (La Culture hétéro vous savez ou je me la mets?) Panik Qulture,
   2004, France, video, color, sound, 6 min. The Parisian radical queer art
   collective Panik Qulture confronts the public with their own style of
   "just say no" street theater. Chick On Chick Sepideh Saii & Maya Seuss,
   2005, Canada, video, color, sound, 3 min. An homage to The Miss Nomer
   Collective's docu/porn "Girl on Girl," the satirical video "Chick on
   Chick" explores the sexuality and sensuality between chicks, in and out
   of the coop. Raz D'ep Lionel Soukaz, 2002, France, video, B&W, 5 min.
   This piece of ritual shaving is a parody of the 1979 Lionel Soukaz & Guy
   Hocquenghem film "Race d'Ep." Albrecht Becker, Arsch Ficker Faust Ficker
   Herve Joseph Lebrun, 2004, France, video, B&W, sound, 7 min. Albrecht
   Becker (1906-2002) was one of the last people to have survived the Nazi
   suppression of homosexuals, which started in 1933, with the
   implementation of paragraph 175. Becker had started to 'decorate' his
   body in 1943, practicing the art of tattoos and piercing and taking
   photos of his progressive transformations. Lebrun puts the spotlight on
   the body of Becker with photographs resembling landscapes of a body,
   which by its constant mutations and history, left a mark on its century.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30pm, 9:30pm, 32 Second Ave. @ 2nd St.

   ME AND MY BROTHER (1965-68 (re-edited 1997), 91 min (re-edited 85 min),
   35mm, b/w and color) Anthology is thrilled to present the first New York
   Theatrical Premiere Run of Robert Frank's ME AND MY BROTHER, his
   stunning first feature-length film, which places documentary footage of
   poets Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, and Peter's brother Julius within
   a fictional framework. Constantly delineating real and imaginary
   situations and moving back and forth between gorgeous color and
   black-and-white, the film describes the inner and outer worlds of
   Julius, a catatonic, who silently observes the world around him. The
   film was re-edited in 1997 to mark the passing of Allen Ginsberg and
   also features the late Joseph Chaikin, founder of the revolutionary
   Off-Broadway company, Open Theater. ME AND MY BROTHER's re-edited
   version "re-premiered" in 1998 at the San Francisco International Film
   Festival. ME AND MY BROTHER is a capturing film, which on the surface is
   about mental illness and the society's response to it. Montage, split
   screen, disrupted sense of time and unconventional sound are used in
   this film, which is a also a study of the fine line between documentary
   film and reality, and the relationship between film and fact.


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