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

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


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

   6:00 - Two-Headed Cow (Tony Gayton, Produced by Lisa Mae Wells
   Fincannon, Bill Cody, Craig Fincannon, Frank Capra, Jr.). 8:00 - Comedy
   Shorts: Ancestors (Cable Hardin); Bzzzzzzz (Lee Gordon Demarbre); Cox &
   Combes' Washington (Brad Neely); Fuck Pillows (Nikc Miller); Idiot Bush
   Press Conference (Bardot); Illusionators (Jason Woliner/Human Giant); In
   Defense of Definitions (Don Swaynos); Look Out! It's Going To Blow!
   (Mike & Patrick Malloy); Nelson: Rock & Roll Detectives (Jay Barba &
   Brian Farrelly); So You Wanna Be… (Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly); Theory,
   Fact, or Fiction? (Take English). 10:00 - "You Shall Not Authority Me!"
   Matthew Silver shorts: Bush Satan Peace (Matthew Silver); Dead To The
   World And It's Only Tuesday (Matthew Silver); Dionarap (Matthew Silver &
   Andre Brongniart); Disco Man (Matthew Silver); Escape (Matthew Silver);
   Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Bogdan Szabo & Matthew Silver); Journey Men
   (Matthew Silver); La Gallina Matadora (Matthew Silver & Manuel
   Pimentel); Radiation Can Give You Brain Tumors (Matthew Silver).

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

   SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT: PROGRAMME 2: Despite the LFMC workshop's central role
   in production, not all the work was derived from experimentation with
   printing and processing. Filmmakers also used language, landscape and
   the body to create works that explore the essential properties of the
   medium. THRESHOLD (Malcolm Le Grice) SEVEN DAYS (Chris Welsby) KEY
   (Peter Gidal) MOMENT (Stephen Dwoskin) DECK (Gill Eatherley) COLOURS OF
   THIS TIME (William Raban) ASSOCIATIONS (John Smith). Curated by Mark
   Webber. A "Shoot Shoot Shoot" DVD is published by LUX/Re:Voir.

New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art
8:00pm, 11 West 53rd Street, Titus2

   The Joy of Life. 2005. USA. Directed by Jenni Olson. The landscape is
   San Francisco. Light shifts across its hills and the Golden Gate Bridge.
   The voice-over, by Harriet "Harry" Dodge, tells two heart-wrenching
   stories: the history of the Bridge as a mecca for suicides, and the
   search for love by a young woman seeking another woman. Lawrence
   Ferlinghetti reads his ode to San Francisco, "The Changing Light," and
   the opening and closing music is by poet and presumed Golden Gate
   suicide victim Weldon Kees. Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior
   Curator, Department of Film. Courtesy Strand Releasing and Frameline. 65
   min. New York premiere. Saturday, November 11, 8:00; Thursday, November
   16, 6:00.

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8pm- Saturday evening, 66 East 4th Street (Between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery)
New York

   110303 (18 min-2003), SKYCLIMBER (9.5 min.-2005), LIGHT-BEARER (9.5
   min.-2005), STEREOSCOPIC EXPERIMENT FOR AUDIENCE No. 1 (8 min.-2006),
   min.-2006), WAR-HEADS (15 min.-1993) 16mm film, Robert Flowers, based in
   Dallas, Texas, brings with him a collection of elegant, mostly abstract,
   digital video works and a 16mm film. "The effects of our
   industrial/digital age are examined in Robert Daniel Flowers' quietly
   poetic 110303 in which repeated machinelike shapes and superimposed
   moving rectangles recall modern buildings and the monotony of the
   assembly line."- Fred Camper. "A symphony of data, computations, and
   architecture at the micro level; where circle and line form grids which
   collide, overlap, intersect, and co-exist."- R.F. On WAR-HEADS- "Created
   as a reaction against the original Gulf War, WAR-HEADS' macabre
   connotations are perhaps more valid today than a decade ago. It is a
   dark, militaristic satire (that isn't funny) structured in four ordered
   parts of equal value: Commercial, Stealth, Funeral and Ritual (Dance)."-

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

   Backalley Jukebox is the first travelling screening of it's kind ever to
   showcase the filth and the fury of the queer music film & video culture.
   If You Want It Giles O'Dell, 2005, USA, color, sound, 4 min. Scream Club
   become a 2 headed bug cruising the insect disco for Beth Ditto from the
   Gossip in this animated love letter. You Are My Sister Charles Atlas,
   USA, 4 min. We are all beautiful, we are all sisters; an experimental
   visual tribute by Antony and the Johnsons featuring Boy George. Ballad
   For Win and Regine Sara St. Onge, 2005, Canada, 4 min. A little fantasy
   from Final Fantasy at work helps pass the time. The Boyfriend Song Kevin
   Drew, 2005, Canada, 4 min. Gentlemen Reg plays a Basement Make Out Party
   with something for everyone. I Believe in the Good Life Joel Gibb, 2005,
   Canada, video, color, 4 min. Even With the Hidden Cameras in the jury,
   this bad apple just wants to get off. Keep On Livin' Paper Tiger TV,
   Safespace/Rodney Street, 2002, USA, video, color, sound, 4 min. Le Tigre
   sings the anthem and these queer kids don't take no for an answer. Call
   Out the Lions Cody Critcheloe, 2004, USA, video, color, sound, 4 min.
   Kansas City to NY and back to Kansas City again as The SSION reminds us:
   Don't sit in the corner waiting for your chance. Promofunk Ryan Junell,
   2003, USA, video, color, sound, 4 min. Watch the pink moustache paint
   the town fagtastic with Soft Pink Truth electro-nod to 70's crisco disco
   clones. Pants into the Sun Bernadette Houde, 2006, Canada, S8 to video,
   color, sound, 5 min. Zombies vs. the Queer Dance Rebellion led by
   Lesbians on Ecstasy. Burger Baby Eric October, 2003, USA, video, color,
   sound, 2 min. This song (by Gravy Train!!!!) comes to life as a Josie &
   The Pussycats style cartoon, where Chunx is knocked up by a hamburger,
   and must decide if she should keep her burger baby. Double Fantasy 2
   Justin Kelly, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 6 min. In the spirit of
   Yoko & John's hotel bed-in for love over war, Hey Willpower stages a
   dance-in for world peace. Game On Kids on TV, 2005, Canada, color,
   sound, 4 min. Signature Kids On TV beats and cockwolf treats in these
   vignettes about hooking up complete with horny robots and whip cream.
   Filthy, Gorgeous John Cameron Mitchell, USA, 2005, color, sound, 4 min.
   Scissor Sisters and New York City explode with decadent dancing freaks.
   Team Queen Leah Meyerhoff, 2006, USA, video, color, sound 4 min. The new
   girl in school is thrown into a topsy-turvy madhouse of high school
   hellcats. The cheerleaders are drag queens, the nerds are nymphomaniacs,
   the punks breathe fire and the prom band is none other than the
   all-girl, post-punk phenomenon Triple Creme. Starring the best of New
   York burlesque, including Murrary Hill, Julie Atlas Muz, Scarlet
   Sinclair, Molly the Dolly, Tigger, and Scotty the Blue Bunny. Nothin'
   Pretty Katrina Del Mar, USA, 2002, video, sound, 5 min. Shot over the
   beautifully dreary skies of Brooklyn, the film makes suffering visible
   in its gritty depiction of pain and loss through scraping concrete,
   crumbling facades, broken glass and dripping paint. "There's nothin
   pretty in my world," sings Karen Curious, the fiery frontwoman of New
   Professionals, a band ringing bells back to the Pretenders and Joan Jett
   & the Blackhearts. A Miracle Daniel Barrow, 2005, Canada, video, color,
   sound, 4 min. The Hidden Cameras enlist animator Daniel Barrow to bleed
   life into a lonely boy and his headphones. Strip Mall Glass Justin
   Kelly, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 6 min. Veronica Lipgloss and the
   Evil Eyes lead a decadent filth parade through the streets of San

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

   Scuzzy seats and sticky floors might always have a place on 42nd Street,
   but the porn cinemas are gone forever—and at a cost that could not be
   calculated in property values. According to Samuel R. Delany, the Runyon
   of the red-light district, New York's porn theaters were "not at all
   [romantic]. But because of the people who used them, they were humane
   and functional, fulfilling needs that most of our society does not yet
   know how to acknowledge." Triple Axxxel Kicking off, literally, with a
   fabulously raunchy spin across the icy hot surface of competitive figure
   skating. Le Nicoeur (The Heartscrewer) Herve Joseph Lebrun, 2005,
   France, video, color, sound, 17 min. USA Premiere At the dawn of Spring,
   at the foot of the Atlas Mountain, a young traveler thirsty,
   steals the heart of a rich exiled boy recluse in his 'douar.' Right
   After They Pet Me Janene Higgins, 2002, USA, video, color, sound, 3 min.
   New York Premiere 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. All Male Mash Up William Jones, 2006, USA, video,
   color, sound, 29 min. New York Premiere The short All male mash Up is
   spare, even minimalist: Only scenes taken from 70s/80s gay porno, of men
   playing out and around with different forms of maleness, ending with a
   happy couple by the sea. It's porno made art through the glances of a
   loving man – or is it a reality of love that can be found in porno if
   one looks with care – or a remembrance of realities past, of times more
   willing to indulge in ambiguities? It's all of it at once, as it always
   is with Jones. The Naked-Boy Business, part 1 Andre Hereford, 2006,
   video, color, sound, 7 min, World Premiere A tongue-in-cheek take on
   straight boys' attitudes about the sexualized male body, using
   man-on-the-street interviews, "found" footage of modern-day semi-nude
   celebrities, sexy excerpts of the director's own work, and new photos
   and video shot by naked-boy legend Peter Berlin.

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

   Resist! Resist! Raise your queer fist! Whether in response to police
   brutality, censorship, discrimination, illegal surveillance and
   entrampment or simple heterosexism, these videos demonstrate, in both
   senses, that there is work to be done in the world at large. Patriotic
   Pascal Lievre & Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, 2005, Canada, video, color,
   sound, 4 min., New York Premiere The language of anti-terrorism takes an
   unexpected form in this seductive propaganda video, Lievre and
   Nemerofsky Ramsay's first collaborative work. Every Other Day of the
   Week Liz Singer, 2005, Canada, video, color, sound, English, 7 min.
   "Every Other Day of the Week" wonders, plays with and ponders the where
   of dykedom today. Kanbrik, or Allah's Outcast Hervé Joseph Lebrun, 2005,
   France, video, color, sound, Arabic w/ English subtitles, 8 min. A young
   man is thinking about his dead lover. The Atlas Mountains landscape and
   the muezzin chants give rhythm to this parable of vanished desire. Bonne
   fete a toi, Stonewall! (Happy birthday to you, Stonewall!) Anonimo,
   2004, video, B&W, sound, 2 min. Two minutes of archival video
   commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in NYC in
   1969, considered by some to be a defining moment for the gay liberation
   movement in the west. With music by Bikini Kill. Savoir Aimer Pascal
   Lievre, 2004, Canada, video, color, sound, French w/ English subtitles,
   2 min., USA Premiere On screen, a man stripped to the waist is singing
   "Savior Aimer," a song by Florent Pagny; he will be slapped 32 times
   while singing. This video shows how to resist violence using a
   humanistic song as a sole weapon. Zap Les Supers He(te)ros Panik
   Qulture, 2004, France, video, color, sound, French, no subtitles, 3 min.
   NY Premiere Dressed as The Incredibles, activists storm the Disney Store
   in Paris attacking the bourgeois values on display there and in the
   Pixar film. Drag Queen Marathon Tom Rubnitz, 1986, USA, video, color,
   sound, 5 min. A dragumentary about a day in the life of a score of drag
   queens on the lookout for ever-elusive photo opportunities. Featuring
   Sister Dimension, Hapi Phace, Dagmar Onassis, and others. They visit
   Lincoln Center, Tiffany's, the Guggenheim, Central Park, SoHo and other
   locales. Untitled (Go Home Bob) Szu Burgess, 1995, Canada, video, color,
   sound, 3 min. NY Premiere News coverage & documented footage of the
   "Riot" waged against hate mongering evangelist Bob Larson by the
   students & staff at the University of Winnipeg in 1995. Entre content a
   Prague From the Politically Erect Compilation, 2006, video, color,
   sound, 7 min. Visual archives of the pink bloc, shot at the IMF/World
   Bank demonstration in Prague in September 2000. Clashes with cops,
   actvists interviews and a radical rapper! Enraged By A Picture Zanele
   Muholi, 2005, South Africa, color, sound, 14 min. A Photographer, Muholi
   is celebrating her exhibition in Johannesburg. Efficiently
   confrontational, the exhibition causes a stir and provokes an outcry on
   a subject that is particularly taboo: being black, and, in this case,
   being lesbian. Forthright and beautifully shot, each monochrome photo
   captures the present reality of the photographer's subjects - the daily
   discomfort, double lives, abuse and hatred. The photographs present a
   window into their world. This absorbing documentary explores that
   world's reality.

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

   guy101 Ian Gouldstone, 2005, UK, video, color, sound, 9 min. A man hears
   a story about a hitchhiker from the other side of the Internet.
   dirtyglitter 1: Damien Aron Kantor, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 14
   min. A precariously intoxicated hustler finds photographs of himself in
   a gallery and sets out on a cross-town mission to find the mysterious
   artist who created the enigmatic images, unaware of just how much impact
   the man may have on his own imminent salvation/demise. Shot entirely on
   greenscreen and stylishly animated, dirtyglitter 1: Damien explores
   pansexual excess and the dichotomous world that unhinges the boundaries
   between filth and glam. Non Objective Composition Anaisa Nascimento,
   2004, Brazil, video, color, sound, 2 min, USA Premiere "Non Objective
   Composition" is an animation about feelings, a history of looking
   inside, subjectively showing visually what we can see beyond the eyes.
   e-spam-o Italiano Bob Mataranglo, 2004, USA, video, color, sound,
   Italian with English subtitles, 6 min. Animated video exploring
   contemporary issues of the internet and cultural constructions of penis
   size. In a humorous manner, iconic characters of high art and popular
   culture intermingle in a fantasy, shamelessly exploiting men and their
   insecurities. Tattoo Girl Tom De Pekin, 2005, France, video, color,
   sound, French, 4 min. NY Premiere Animated music video. Anonymous, 1855
   Madi Piller, 2005, Canada, video, sound, 2 min. Antique photographs are
   animated in a subtle manner to rebuild the past through the voyeur's
   eye. Devil Inside Tom De Pekin, 2004, France, video, color, sound,
   French, 3 min. New York Premiere He's in everyone. Sensing the World by
   Echo Mark Taylor, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 18 min. New York
   Premiere Sensing the World by Echo is a "Frankenstein's monster" of a
   movie stitched together with parts robbed from the B-movie graveyard of
   horror and sci-fi films. A colorful, animated paper collage, the film is
   assembled from scraps of 1950s and '60s children's books, home and
   how-to manuals, science texts and encyclopedias. Sensing the World by
   Echo tells an unconventional narrative about growing up feeling like an
   alien from outer space and of finding one's place in a mad, mad world.
   Sexy Girl and Carpenter Dongkeun Lee, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 4
   min. The sexy angel comes down to ground and takes a shower in the wall.
   Unendangered Cameron Groves, 2006, Canada, video, color, sound, 5 min.
   US Premiere Using collage images, cryptic inter-titles and a swelling
   score, Unendangered follows the adventures of a blond with a gun sent on
   a sex mission by a Greek statue. Skyscraper Modern Todd Daniel, 2006,
   USA, video, color, sound, 5 min. New York Sing, Deco, Swing. Tommlin &
   Janice: A Fragile Love Story Linsey Bostwick, 2006, USA, video, color,
   sound, 4 min. Tommlin & Janice, two single lesbians, meet and fall into
   a fast romance. But like so many budding relationships in this rough
   town, it dies before it blooms. The lesbians are played by bobby pins
   and boy, can those bobby pins work it out!

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

   This is our recognition of all things un-see-able. Is it in your mind,
   in your blood? Is it your dream or deep evil? Is it your grandma or your
   hero's unfinished last work? You paint wide with your camera and think
   big. The point is that it doesn't have to be new. Does it make sense? Or
   state the absence of it? –LTTR, Guest Curators. Marble Mouth Au Revoir
   Curtis Carman, 2006, USA, 2 min. It's a marble bust of everything I
   wanted to say to you my love, before you were gone. Dead In The Desert
   Marriage (Math Bass & James Pei-Mun Tsang), 2006, USA, video, color,
   sound, 4 min. History collapses in this operatic fantasy of failed
   utopias and the new queer dawn. To Pee In Public Places Itziar Okariz,
   2001-2006, Spain/USA, video, color, sound, 9 min. Ongoing project,
   Action. Peeing standing up, performed in public and private spaces. The
   Last Day of November Bill Basquin, 2001, USA, B&W, 16mm, 4 min. ....a
   gestural study of a family of deer hunters as they move from the field
   to the barn. 21 YEARS Moyra Davey, 2005, USA, 1 min. 21 Years: a
   miniscule totem to scribbling, shot on the last remaining roll of
   outdated Kodachrome in the door of the fridge. Requiem For A Friend
   Susanne Winterling, 2006, Germany, 1 min. is there an anticipation of
   loosing a friend??? does shooting try to keep it alive??? or postpone
   the death? passion and pathos are black...... East River Park Zoe
   Leonard & Nancy Brooks Brody, USA, 1991, 7 min. No description, upon
   request. Social Movement Emily Roysdon, 2005, USA, 8 min. 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. Me Chris Spinelli, 2005-2006, USA, 12 min. Part video
   confessional, part satire, part docu-bio, Me (2005-2006) is loosely
   based on the the life of vanguard interior decorator and businesswoman,
   Elsie de Wolfe (1865-1950). Munchausen Susanne Oberbeck, 2006, UK,
   video, color, sound, 3 min. NY Premiere In the music video for No Bra's
   "Munchausen" two compulsive men i mean liars are trying to outdo each
   other in a sexually charged pissing contest. Lez Side Story Hedia Maron
   & Faye Driscoll, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 11 min. Female gangs
   battle for turf when a forbidden love gets in the way. Taking self-love,
   hate and fate to a new level, Lez Side Story is a queer take on a
   legendary tale. Spektro De'l Tempo Ilona Berger, 2005, USA, 2 min. In
   1974 the filmaker's mother left Moscow for sunny California where she
   died soon afterwards, leaving scant primary documents. A tape of her
   interview with a Soviet director, the conjurings of a grandmother, and
   the Esparantist cousin from Odessa at his most spectral, are fragments
   from this story. The neutral intermediaries of monuments and other
   statuary, ex lovers and other people's grandparents gallantly fill the
   gaps. Spektro De'l Tempo is cartography rendered in flypaper, memory
   held in the sweet glue of revisionist history, and a nod to families
   real and invented. Who Do You Think You Are Lovett/Codagnone, 1997, USA,
   video, color, sound, 5 min. Lovett/Codagnone present gender and sexual
   orientation as a form of drag, proposing the possibility of a collapse
   of gender distinctions and sexual assumptions. LOVE/TORTURE Ulrike
   Mueller, 1995, USA, video, 6 min. LOVE/TORTURE performs a text about
   pain and pleasure proposing for viewers to identify with the role of the
   perpetrator rather than the victim. fat/soft/normal/skinny Dafne
   Boggeri, 2005, Italy, 3 min. body is shaking, mixing contents and codes
   of communication to invent new linguistic solutions... sound produced by
   two metal spheres in an almost empty 400ml spray paint can

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:30PM, 7:30PM 9:30PM, 32 Second Ave. @ 2nd St.

   See November 10 for details.

San Francisco, California: Other Cinema
8:30pm, 992 Valencia

   Greta Snider circles back to our gallery with a compelling new mode of
   documentary: Stereoscopic portraits of individuals talking intimately
   about their own bodies. In collaboration with Johunna Grayson, these
   revealing personal profiles invite us into an unprecedented encounter
   with private choices about gender, sexuality, and modification, guided
   by the subjects' own voices. ALSO on the program is the live-cinema
   performance of Lee Krist, hand-cranking his hand-processed 16mm motion
   pictures, towards an enhanced sensuality of the photochemical craft. The
   evening opens with an expansive survey of Snider's experimental
   landscape slides, DIY-developed through an exquisite aesthetic of
   alchemical poetry.


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

   4:00 PM - Documentary Shorts: Between 2 Deaths (Wago Kreider); Birdstate
   (Geoff Adams); Geophoria (Sheila Wells); A Good Strong Roof (Tony
   Gault); Image Of The City (Evan Mather); Scenic Highway (Evan Mather);
   Shadow Of Liberty (Geoff Adams); Shittiest Mixtape Boombox Blast (Human
   Giant/Jason Woliner). 6:00 PM - Narrative Shorts: The Bread Squeezer
   (Kasia Kowalczyk); Carniceria (Jon Nunan); Day Of The Cabbage! (Jeff
   "Jeffu" Warmouth); Dimension X (Nick Kunin); Disconnected (Karl Lind);
   Fear Is A Lot Like Love (James Strzelinski); Perfidia (Rosario
   Garcia-Montero); Roboctopus (Robert Paraguassu); Snoozer (Jason
   Affolder). 8:00 PM - Stomp! Shout! Scream! (Jay Wade Edwards). 10:00 to
   11:00 PM - Festival Wrap-Up and Wind-Down.

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

   These aren't the gays next door! The Perfect Ones Matt Johnstone & Nao
   Bustamonte, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 9 min. New York Premiere An
   amnesia stricken suburban housewife wanders into an underground punk
   club and discovers a new way of life. Sensing the World by Echo Mark
   Taylor, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 18 min. New York Premiere
   Sensing the World by Echo is a "Frankenstein's monster" of a movie
   stitched together with parts robbed from the B-movie graveyard of horror
   and sci-fi films. A colorful, animated paper collage, the film is
   assembled from scraps of 1950s and '60s children's books, home and
   how-to manuals, science texts and encyclopedias. Sensing the World by
   Echo tells an unconventional narrative about growing up feeling like an
   alien from outer space and of finding one's place in a mad, mad world.
   Swallowing Butch (The Haunting, 1963) Douglas Green, 2005, video, color,
   sound, 4 min. New York Premiere Douglas Green is literally haunting the
   1963 horror movie The Haunting by inserting one single frame of original
   video into a small clip from the film. This hidden frame is made more
   visible as the speed of the clip is repeatedly slowed to expand time,
   opening up a close reading that queers the representation of lesbian
   desire and the supernatural that the original film imagines. The Process
   David Kagan, 2004, USA, video, B&W, sound, 20 min. The Process is a film
   about the intricate, private worlds human beings create amid surrounding
   chaos. It asks the question: do we do this to keep our sanity, or is it
   a dangerous departure from reality? The Process tells of one man's
   struggle for human contact. The nameless hero lives as a recluse,
   terrified of the world beyond his door. The man fears his anxiety will
   forever lock him away from the company of humans. The man's "fairy
   godmother" arrives in the form of a black crow. The specter communicates
   a process by which the hero will be able to construct a lover. Coif
   Melanie McGraw, 2004, USA, video, B&W, sound, 6 min. When Caroline is a
   little girl she discovers static electricity and has the bright idea of
   using it to give her hair a little 'lift.' But Caroline's family insists
   on controlled, sprayed, perfectly coifed hair. Her mother let's her know
   that 'wild hair' is not acceptable by coifing Caroline's hair. Now at 17
   years old with the same ridiculously coifed hair, Caroline dreams of
   having flowing hair like the long-haired lovelies that she sees around
   her. She must break the chains in which her family binds her.
   Transgender Express Laure Schwarz, 2006, Switzerland, video, color,
   sound, French with English subtitles, 11 min. World Premiere Laure
   Schwarz plays a game called Kill the Breasts! , she wins and reaches the
   second level: Silicone World War. Her dog brings her back to reality and
   she decides to take a shower before going out. When in the bathroom,
   everything begins to shudder and Laure finds herself propelled in outer
   space and time. She wakes up on planet Surgery, whose inhabitants are
   surgical failures. Her contact gives her a flask and tells her that when
   aboard the Transgender spaceship she will discover her true mission.
   After having wandered in space, she finds herself in a transgender
   cabaret in the spaceship. The show unveils the key to the intrigue: she
   must reactivate an almost extinct race by playing a LP record. Two
   fireflies take Laure, now Ladybruce, to Ladybruceland planet. As she
   puts the record on‚ her own clones begin to appear. dirtyglitter 1:
   Damien Aron Kantor, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 14 min. A
   precariously intoxicated hustler finds photographs of himself in a
   gallery and sets out on a cross-town mission to find the mysterious
   artist who created the enigmatic images, unaware of just how much impact
   the man may have on his own imminent salvation/demise. Shot entirely on
   greenscreen and stylishly animated, dirtyglitter 1: Damien sexplores
   pansexual excess and the dichotomous world that unhinges the boundaries
   between filth and glam. The Terrorist She-Freaks of Texas Bug Davidson &
   Holly M. Lewis, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 24 min. New York
   Premiere After detaining immigrants, silencing journalists, and
   demonizing intellectuals, the leaders of the New America decide that
   they need a New Enemy to distract the restless citizenry...THE QUEERS!
   When the new leaders discover that most Americans are willing to deny
   human rights to sexual minorities, the government whips the nation into
   a frenzy of hatred towards gays and transsexuals-- a frenzy that
   culminates in the mass extermination of THE GAY MENACE! Yet the new
   leaders make one fatal mistake: after rounding up the majority of
   American gay males, they assume that queer females will surrender
   without a fight. But the New Government quickly comes to realize that
   even the U.S. Army is no match for the loveable wacky militant dykes and
   trannies rising up from the depths of the Homosexual Underground.

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

   Fest der Liebe (Celebration of Love) Rexi Tom Weller & Ruben Malchow,
   2005, Germany, video, B&W, sound, 8 min. New York Premiere "Fest de
   Liebe" is a critical commentary to the prologue of Leni Reifenstahl's
   "Celebration of Beauty". The movie questions the devices used to produce
   "Celebration of Beauty" while poking fun at the projected propagandist
   values and storytelling of the controversial Nazi filmmaker. Topically,
   "Fest der Liebe" is not about toned muscles or alluring body movements
   but questions whether there is an Eros outside the norm. Body Image Paul
   Sixta, 2006, The Netherlands, S8mm to video, B&W and color, sound, 20
   min. New York Premiere Memories and emotions are stored not only in the
   brain but in the entire body. During a shiatsu massage, Tim's body
   slowly lets memories surface and tell the stories. Rated F Terra Poirier
   & Donna Lee, 2005, Canada, video, color, sound, 8 min. Blunt revelations
   of intimacies between deviant women. Join in on an investigation of the
   secret laws of flatulence in lesbian relationships. The Contender Gracie
   Bucciarelli, 2005, USA, video, B&W, sound, 6 min. Challenging cultural
   assumptions about strength and gender, this short suggests training for
   the revolution of 'Self.' 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. Savoir Aimer Pascal
   Lievre, 2004, France, video, color, sound, 2 min. On screen, a man
   stripped to the waist is singing "Savoir Aimer", a song by Florent
   Pagny; ne is slapped 32 times while singing. This video demonstrates the
   ability to resist violence using a humanistic song as a sole weapon. How
   to Ass Ejaculate Panik Qulture, 2005, France, video, color, sound,
   French with English subtitles, 7 min. Fun with body parts and erogenous
   zones. A genderqueer parody of the feminist classic, "How to Female
   Ejaculate." Acnecore Philipe Lonestar, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 4
   min. It's not hip-hop, it's pimp-pop. Pimples, the new sex fetish.
   Celebrate pimple-poppin' with Olympia's queer female hip-hop sensation
   Scream Club. Barbered Andrew Power, 2006, Canada, video, color, sound, 4
   min. USA Premiere Elliptical, funny and perhaps mildly disturbing,
   "Barbered" features a performed beard trimming, layered into an ethereal
   pop song, and delivers a temperate hybrid of how-to and music video. Not
   So Black or White Col Cruise, 2005, UK/Australia, video, B&W, sound, 4
   min. New York Premiere The intersex narrator of this animation talks
   about his changing experiences of his body. Pleasure Zone Dayna McLeod,
   2005, Canada, video, color, sound, 18 min. Catch all the hard-hitting
   action between the Pussy Packers and the Ass Alley Anglers in Dayna
   McLeod's satirical how-to instructional video, Pleasure Zone. Commentary
   by 6-time league MVP Cocky Revulva and Pleasure Zone announcer Dayna
   McLeod keep you abreast of all the passes, plays and penalties in the
   hard-hitting game of pornography-live from the Pleasure Dome stadium.

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

   This epic event will include the world premiere screening of The
   Odyssey, as well as readings from the extraordinary myth by Homer. This
   long-awaited premiere event of the groundbreaking film by 32 queer and
   trans filmmakers, will have live music featured in the film. Odyssey
   giveaways to the first 24 people to arrive! Book 1 - Miriam Klein Stahl:
   gouache paintings – Flash animation. Music: "Odyssey Song" by Boff Orr
   of Chumbawumba A Goddess Intervenes: The Trojan War has ended; an angry
   Poseidon shipwrecks Odysseus on Calypso's island; Athenalobbies for
   Odysseus on Olympos; his wife Penelope is plagued by suitors at home in
   Ithaka. Book 2 - Elizabeth Bonaventura & Anita Chao: Super8mm –
   stop-motion animation & green screen Hero's Son Awakens: Odysseus and
   Penelope's son Telemakhos is disgusted with Penelope's suitors; Athena
   sends him a sign; he sets off in search of news of his father. Book 3 -
   Gretchen Hildebran: Super8mm – live action Lord of the Western
   Approaches: Telemakhos arrives at Nestor's kingdom; Nestor's son
   Peisistratos joins Telemakhos inhis quest. Book 4 - Bernadine Mellis:
   line drawings animated in FinalCutPro The Red-Haired King and His Lady:
   Telemakhos and Peisistratos arrive at the kingdom of Menelaos and Helen;
   Menelaoshas word that Odysseus is trapped on Calypso's island. Book 5 -
   Kara Lynch: digital photography, digital video, watercolor – stop-motion
   animation & live action Sweet Nymph and Open Sea: The gods persuade
   Calypso to help Odysseus; she builds him a raft; angry to find Odysseus
   hasbeen assisted, Poseidon sends a storm that destroys the raft;
   Odysseus drifts ashore on Skheria. Book 6 - Davina Semo: digital video –
   clay/object animation The Princess at the River: On Skheria, Athena
   prompts Princess Nausikaa to go to the river; she meets Odysseus there
   and invites him to her parents' palace. Book 7: Kara Hearn, digital
   video – live action Gardens and Firelight: King Alkinoos & Queen Arete
   welcome the stranger, Odysseus. Book 8: Paula Cronan, found and
   manipulated footage and sound, written by Laurie Weeks & Paula Cronan
   The Songs of the Harper: King Alkinoos & Queen Arete entertain the
   stranger, Odysseus. Book 9: Laura Mays & Rebecca Yaffe, digital still
   camera – live action New Coasts and Poseidon's Son: Odysseus reveals his
   identity and begins to tell the king and queen the story of his journey
   from Troy. Book 10: Rebecca Lee & Corinna Press, digital video – wooden
   puppet/object animation, photographed & edited by Bernadine Mellis, with
   Samuel R. Delany as Odysseus The Grace of the Witch: Odysseus continues
   the story of his adventures. Book 11: Bernadine Mellis, found Super8
   footage courtesy of the Mellis/Pomerantz Family A Gathering of Shades:
   Odysseus continues the story of his adventures. Book 12 (Sirens):
   Samuael Topiary, super 8, digital video, internet images – live action,
   manipulated footage Sea Perils and Defeat: Odysseus concludes the story
   of his journey and his arrival at Skheria. Book 12 (Cattle): Jason Coyle
   & Laska Jimsen, digital video – live action Sea Perils and Defeat
   continued. Book 13: Mendal d Polish, Irit Reinhemer & Q, found footage,
   digital video, still photography – live action One More Strange Island:
   Odysseus sails home to Ithaka on King Alkinoos's ship; Athena greets
   Odysseus on the shores of Ithaka, disguises him as a beggar, and sends
   him to find his old swineherd. Book 14: Michael Hyde and Courtney
   Dailey, digital video – live action, Music: "Hands Away" by Interpol
   Hospitality in the Forest: Odysseus, still in disguise, goes to his
   swineherd's hut; the swineherd tells "the beggar" about the suitors.
   Book 15: Miranda F. Mellis, VHS-C, digital photography – live action How
   They Came to Ithaka: Telemakhos leaves Menelaos & Helens and returns to
   Ithaka. Book 16: Bill Basquin, super8mm – live action Father and Son:
   "The beggar" reveals himself to Telemakhos; they plot the death of the
   suitors. Book 17: EE Miller, super 8 – live action The Beggar at the
   Manor: Odysseus, again disguised as a beggar, returns to his house and
   is abused by the suitors. Book 18: lamby morreale, digital video – live
   action Blows & A Queen's Beauty: "The beggar" fights a real beggar;
   Athena visits Penelope. Book 19: Mary McDermott, super 16 – live action
   Recognitions and a Dream: Penelope questions "the beggar." Book 20:
   Paula Cronan, manipulated video images Signs and A Vision: Odysseus
   plots his revenge; Penelope prays for her own death. Book 21: Zoe
   Strauss, digital video – live action The Test of the Bow: Penelope tests
   the suitors; they fail; "the beggar" wins the contest. Book 22: Eileen
   Myles, digital video – live action Death in the Great Hall: Odysseus
   sheds his disguise; he and Telemakhos kill the suitors and hang the
   maids. Book 23: Shayne Case, Dori Midnight & Signe Mae Olson, digital
   video – live action The Great Rooted Bed: Penelope doubts Odysseus; she
   tests him; they are reunited. Book 24: Miriam Klein Stahlm, gouache
   paintings – Flash animation Warriors, Farewell: The shades of the
   suitors are brought to Hades by Hermes; Athena brings peace to the town
   of Ithaka

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:30PM, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 32 Second Ave. @ 2nd St.

   See Nov. 10 for details.

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

   Sunday, November 12 at 7:30pm Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701
   Mission Street (corner of Third) Tickets: 415-978-ARTS True to Life:
   Gunvor Nelson and the Swedish Landscape Gunvor Nelson In Person
   Presented in Association with Pacific Film Archive Joining us from her
   native Sweden, much-loved Bay Area artist and teacher Gunvor Nelson
   returns to Cinematheque and Pacific Film Archive with several new video
   works. The half-hour True to Life is a lush close-up study of a garden
   in which flowers and plants bare their life force and cycle to Nelson's
   probing digital camera. This is accompanied by two earlier collage films
   combining cinematography and animated painting. Light Years journeys
   through the Swedish landscape and reflects on time and displacement
   while Field Study #2 is a delightful cinematic enigma. Nelson has two
   additional screenings at PFA, see

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