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This week [November 4 - 12, 2006] in avant garde cinema (part 1 of 3)

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Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Deadline: November 17, 2006)
MONTELLY FILM FESTIVAL (Lausanne /switzerland; Deadline: December 01, 2006)
Omaha Film Festival (Omaha, Ne, USA; Deadline: November 08, 2006)
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  * Flex Program 5 [November 4, Gainesville, FL]
  * Blows Against the Empire Presented By Craig Baldwin [November 4,
Gainesville, FL]
  * Flex Program 6: Craig Baldwin Juror Screening [November 4,
Gainesville, FL]
  * Flex Program 7 [November 4, Gainesville, FL]
  * Myth and Music: “Sita Sings the Blues” [November 4, San Francisco,
  * Sumatran Folk Cinema + Morocco: Musical Brotherhoods [November 4, San
Francisco, California]
  * Flex Program 8 [November 5, Gainesville, FL]
  * Flex Program 9 [November 5, Gainesville, FL]
  * An Evening With Elisabeth Subrin [November 5, Los Angeles, California]
  * Rakkaus On Aarre (Love Is A Treasure) [November 5, New York, New York]
  * War Archives: Oh, Uomo! [November 5, San Francisco, California]
  * Taste of Iceland Film Festival [November 5, Seattle, Washington]
  * Retrospectives (Meet the Jury): Sandra Gibson [November 5, Utrecht,
  * Heartstrings: Coleen Fitzgibbon & Paul Sharits [November 5, Utrecht,
  * Quei Loro Incontri By DaničLe Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub [November
6, Berlin, Germany]
  * Peter Todd. Works On 16mm Film 1990 - 2005. [November 6, Bristol. UK.]
  * Oh! Uomo [November 7, Berkeley, California]
  * Cinema Project Presents -- Ici Et Ailleurs [November 7, Portland,
  * Elizabeth Knipe- In-Person [November 7, Reading, Pennsylvania]
  * Roxy Presents… About London With Ludwig By Fernandon Izu [November 8,
London, England]
  * Opening Night: Head of the Line [November 8, New York, New York]
  * Cinema Project Presents -- Ici Et Ailleurs [November 8, Portland,
  * Exceptional! Magic Lantern Presents "The Exception Show" [November 8,
Providence, RI]
  * The Free Screen - Robert Todd In Person! [November 8, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada]
  * Microcinefest 2006 Night One [November 9, Baltimore, Maryland]
  * The Outer Ear Festival of Sound: FrÉDÉRic Moffet & Jean Genet
[November 9, Chicago, Illinois]
  * Genderflux: Not So Black and White [November 9, New York, New York]
  * Mix Brasil: Sex, Games, Cloister, Barbecue Grill, and Other Stories
[November 9, New York, New York]
  * Every Body Moves Against Control: Pilot Tv [November 9, New York, New
  * Beautiful Decay: Architecture/Landscape [November 9, New York, New York]
  * Essential Cinema: Stan Brakhage [November 9, New York, New York]
  * Neither Here Nor there [November 9, San Francisco, California]
  * Microcinefest 2006 Night Two [November 10, Baltimore, Maryland]
  * Dance Moves [November 10, HULL, ENGLAND]
  * We Make Our Own Television [November 10, London, England]
  * Shoot Shoot Shoot: British Avant-Garde Film of the 1960s & 1970s
[November 10, London, England]
  * Pour Une Nuit (& Other Naughty Bits) [November 10, New York, New York]
  * V.O. [November 10, New York, New York]
  * A Different Take: Queer Youth Speak Out [November 10, New York, New York]
  * Video Burnout [November 10, New York, New York]
  * Psychopathia Sexualis [November 10, New York, New York]
  * Ny theatrical Premire! "Me & My Brother" By Robert Frank [November 10,
New York, New York]
  * Microcinefest 2006 Night Three [November 11, Baltimore, Maryland]
  * Shoot Shoot Shoot: British Avant-Garde Film of the 1960s & 1970s
[November 11, London, England]
  * Jenni Olson's the Joy of Life [November 11, New York, New York]
  * Robert Flowers One-Person Program [November 11, New York, New York]
  * Backalley Jukebox [November 11, New York, New York]
  * Trenchcoat Crowd [November 11, New York, New York]
  * Intervention [November 11, New York, New York]
  * Disney's Nightmare: Animation [November 11, New York, New York]
  * Lttr Presents: the Dead, the Absent and Fictitious [November 11, New
York, New York]
  * Ny theatrical Premiere of "Me & My Brother" By Robert Frank [November
11, New York, New York]
  * Snider's 3-D Dimensional Bodies + Krist + [November 11, San Francisco,
  * Microcinefest 2006 Night Four [November 12, Baltimore, Maryland]
  * Here Come the Queerdos! [November 12, New York, New York]
  * How Do I Look? [November 12, New York, New York]
  * The Odyssey [November 12, New York, New York]
  * Ny theatrical Premiere of "Me & My Brother" By Robert Frank [November
12, New York, New York]
  * True To Life [November 12, San Francisco, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Gainesville, FL: FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
1 p.m., Hippodrome State Theatre

   Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (17:00, 35mm, 2005) Peter
   Tscherkassky; promenade d'apres midi (2:45, 35mm, 2005) Claire Walka;
   Dead People (18:30, 35mm, 2005) Roger Deutsch; Mirror Mechanics (7:30,
   35mm, 2005) Siegfried A. Fruhauf; Lektion 13 (10:40, miniDV, 2005) Kenji
   Ouellet; The White Bunny (7:30, miniDV, 2005) Katja Straub; Mississippi
   (6:00, BetaSP, 2005) Arash T. Riahi; L'éclat du mal/The Bleeding Heart
   of It (8:00, 35mm, 2005) Louise Bourque; Aim (2:30, 35mm, 2005) Björn
   Kämmerer and Karoline Meiberger

Gainesville, FL: FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
11 p.m., 2nd Street Bakery (1511 NW 2nd St.)

   A curated program of political petards from the recent programs of San
   Francisco's Other Cinema, hoisted by OC honcho (and FLEX juror) Craig

Gainesville, FL: FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
7 p.m., Harn Museum of Art

   Wild Gunman (20:00, 16mm, 1978); RocketKitKongoKit (30:00, 16mm on
   video, 1986); plus a newly restored print of Tribulation99 (48:00, 16mm,

Gainesville, FL: FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
9 p.m., Harn Museum of Art

   The Hills are Alive (7:30, miniDV, 2005) Gregg Biermann; Wrong Time
   Capsule (3:00, miniDV, 2006) Martha Colburn; Life & Times of Robert F.
   Kennedy Starring Gary Cooper (7:00, miniDV, 2006) Aaron Valdez; Resident
   of Earth (15:00, miniDV, 2005) Paul Tarrago; A Junky's Christmas (17:00,
   miniDV, 2004) Bryan Konefsky; A Time to Die (9:00, miniDV, 2005) Joe
   Gibbons; Soothsayer (13:00, miniDV, 2003) Bobby Abate; The Red and the
   Blue Gods (8:00, 16mm, 2006) Ben Russell; Exercise #3 (3:10, miniDV,
   2005) Eva Drangsholt

San Francisco, California: Oddball Films
8:00PM, 275 Capp Street

   Myth and Music: "Sita Sings the Blues" Plus! Award-Winning Shorts
   Screens at Oddball Films On Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 PM Oddball
   Films presents "Myth and Music: "Sita Sings the Blues", a screening of
   Nina Paley's mythic, animated work-in-progress opus plus animated gems.
   Admission is $10.00 (Limited Seating RSVP Preferred). Oddball Films is
   located at 275 Capp St. Info and reservations at email suppressed or
   415-558-8117. "Sita Sings the Blues" is a unique feature-in-progress
   combining the ancient Indian epic Ramayana, the 1920's torch vocals of
   the great Annette Hanshaw* and classically informed and inventive
   continued With music, humor, and a range of animation techniques, "Sita
   Sings the Blues" shows how the genius of the Indian Ramayana transcends
   societies and generations, and is as relevant today as it was 3,000
   years ago. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind chance to see this mythic,
   musical gem plus a stirring selection of her award-winning shorts..
   Preceded by these shorts: Fetch! 2-D digital animation. A simple game of
   chase through an Escheresque world of optical illusions. Pandorama
   Drawing directly on 15perf/70mm ("IMAX") film. A new look at mythology's
   demonized heroines, Pandora and the biblical Eve. With over 2500 images!
   Lexi 2-D digital Rotoscope animation and video. Painterly Rotoscope of
   the filmmaker's San Francisco cat. The Fertility Cycle: 3 offbeat films
   about Population and the Environment - 1. The Stork 2-D digital
   animation. Bundle of Joy or Population Bomb? "The Stork" illustrates the
   equation I=PAT: Impact=Population x Affluence x Technology. 2. The Wit &
   Wisdom of Cancer 2-D digital animation. Dialog. Cancer cells discuss
   their own environmental issues. 3. Fertco 2-D digital animation. The
   industrialization of procreation!

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

   Alan Bishop and Mark Gergis introduce two of the newer titles in the
   Sublime Frequencies catalogue, a refreshing hybrid of ethnography,
   travelogue, and field recordings, made possible with lightweight cameras
   and increased access to indigenous cultures. The hr-long Sumatran
   collage constitutes a cultural kaleidoscope of the sounds and images
   from that Indonesian island. Minang orchestras, Dangdut rock music,
   regional television, and night market scenes share space with a segment
   of pre-tsunami Bandah Aceh, recorded by David Martinez. Hisham Mayet's
   hr.-long Morocco: Musical Brotherhoods from the Trans-Saharan Highway
   affords an assortment of musical dramas, live and unfiltered, on the
   home turf of the world's most dynamic string/drum specialists…ecstatic
   performances for string aficionados of electric ouds, banjos, mandolins,
   and the gnawa sentir. Come early, meet the makers, and immerse yourself
   in a sumptuous, transporting music and food mix.


Gainesville, FL: FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
1 p.m., WARPHaus Gallery (818 NW 1st Ave.)

   The Boy in the Air (2:00, miniDV, 2005) Lyn Elliot; Eaten (6:19, miniDV,
   2006) Anne Haydock; Big Black Square (6:00, super8, 2004) Paul Clipson;
   Her Heart is Washed in Water and then Weighed (12:45, 16mm, 2006) Sasha
   Waters; 29 Places I once Called Home (20:00, miniDV, 2006) Shannon
   Silva; Lyrical Hermonies (4:30, miniDV, 2006) Mika Kiburz and Julita
   Potter; Happy Crying Nursing Home (30:00, miniDV, 2005) Niklas Sven

Gainesville, FL: FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
3 p.m., WARPHaus Gallery (818 NW 1st Ave.)

   Where's My Boyfriend? (2:00, miniDV, 2004) Gretchen Hogue; Double Dummy
   (6:40, miniDV, 2004) Jennet Thomas; In Places (4:00, DVD, 2004) Erik
   Olofsen; Invisibilities (10:30, miniDV, 2006) Jennifer Proctor;
   Nothing's Wrong (1:45, 16mm, 2006) Charlotte Taylor; Muriel's Song
   (3:00, 16mm, 2006) Grant Wiedenfeld; Me, Myself & I (3:00, 16mm, 2003)
   Kelly Spivey; Ignorance before Malice (30:00, 16mm, 2006) Sandra Davis;
   What I'm Looking For (15:00, DVCam, 2004) Shelly Silver

Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
7:00 pm, Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

   Award-winning filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin visits Filmforum with her
   recent work, featuring "The Fancy" (2000, 36 min. video), a speculative,
   experimental work that explores the life of Francesca Woodman
   (1958-1981) evoked by the published catalogues of and about her
   photographs. Also "Shulie" (1997, 37 min.) and "Well, Well, Well" (Le
   Tigre video, 2002, 4 min.) General admission $9, students/seniors $6.
   Free for Filmforum members, cash and check only.

New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art
5:00pm, 11 West 53rd Street, Titus2

   Rakkaus on aarre (Love Is a Treasure). 2002. Finland. Written and
   directed by Eija-Liisa Ahtila. With Amira Khalifa, Ulrikka Koskela.
   Ahtila portrays the marvelous intersection of fantasy and reality in the
   lives of five women who slip in and out of the here and now. 55 min.
   Sunday, November 5, 5:00. T2

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

   Sunday, November 5 at 7:30pm Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission
   Street (corner of Third) Tickets: 415-978-ARTS War Archives: Oh, Uomo!
   by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi Presented in Association
   with SF Camerawork Lauded at Cannes, the finale of Yervant Gianikian and
   Angela Ricci Lucchi's World War One trilogy examines the effect of
   warfare on the human body. Oh, Uomo! (Oh, Man!) is the fruit of the
   artists' extensive research in historical and medical film archives.
   While the visceral images of shattered but living bodies, as well
   science's attempts to repair and document them, orginate in the
   aftermath of the first "modern" war, they speak clamorously about the
   wars being waged with even more technological ferocity today. With
   Transparencies, a peek at more mutilated cinematic treasures.

Seattle, Washington: Iceland Naturally / Package Deals
7pm and 9pm, The Varsity, 4329 University Way N.E.

   One night only! 7pm — Portrait of an Island: How Do You Like Iceland?
   and other related shorts How Do You Like Iceland? Dir: Kristin
   Ólafsdóttir \ 2005 \ Beta SP \ 67 min The proverbial question all
   visitors to Iceland are undoubtedly asked, How Do You Like Iceland?
   takes a charmingly informative look at the quirks and wonders of the
   Icelandic nation and its people. The documentary features interviews
   with a host of foreigners familiar with the ways and means of this small
   country, including Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, the heads of Fat
   Cat Records, Monty Python trouper Terry Jones, and others. Peppered
   throughout the film are fascinating and irreverent tidbits about
   Icelandic culture; amongst them is the fact that Icelanders hold world
   records in credit card spending, Cocoa Puffs consumption, and Internet
   usage. An entertaining must-see for Iceland enthusiasts. The Last Farm
   Dir: Rúnar Rúnarsson \ 2004 \ 35mm \ 15 mins The setting in this
   Oscar-nominated short is a remote valley, in which all the farms except
   one have been abandoned. An elderly man keeps a secret from the outside
   world as he reacts to the possibility that he will no longer be able to
   remain on his isolated farm Landslag Dir: Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson \
   2004 \ video \ 4 mins A visual nature poem consisting of images taken
   from the Skagafjördur region of Iceland. 9pm ­ Cold Hearts: Icelandic
   Artist Films and Music Videos [TRT/90mins] Featuring macabre stop
   animation, the secret life of moss, mouse suits, exploding dictaphones,
   women who live on clouds, Outkast ballads, and some very creative uses
   for whipped cream, Cold Hearts represents the whimsical Icelandic
   imagination. 17 artist films and music videos cover expansive aesthetic
   ground. Working in locales as diverse as art school in Los Angeles to
   the craggy vistas of Skagafjördur in northern Iceland, these young
   artists explore their native and adopted worlds in inventive ways.
   Intrinsically dark and aloof, yet also refreshingly honest, Cold Hearts
   is a glimpse into the curious cultural landscape of Iceland now. From
   the fantastical, sometimes disturbing artist films of Unnar Andrea
   Einarsdottir to the otherworldly output created by bands such as Mum and
   Apparat Organ Quartet, the Icelandic aesthetic is as strange and
   beautiful as it is overlooked.

Utrecht, Holland: Holland Animation Film Festival
12:30, 3512 GW Utrecht, Hoogt 1

   A 70 minute program for Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, and live projection
   performance (w/Luis Recoder).

Utrecht, Holland: Holland Animation Film Festival
16:30, 3512 GW Utrecht, Hoogt 1

   Document (1974-1975) by Coleen Fitzgibbon. Analytical Studies II:
   Unframed Lines (1971-1976) by Paul Sharits. Curated by Sandra Gibson.


Berlin, Germany: free curator
8 p.m., Zeughauskino, Unter den Linden 2 / entrance at Spree-side

   A screening of Straub/Huillets new film QUEI LORO INCONTRI (italian with
   german subtitles) based on the last five "Dialogues with Leuco" by
   Cesare Pavese. with: Angela Nugara ­ Vittorio Vigneri Grazia Orsi ­
   Romano Guelfi Angela Durantini ­ Enrico Achilli Giovanna Daddi ­ Dario
   Marconcini Andrea Bacci ­ Andrea Balducci Camera: Renato Berta,
   Jean-Paul Toraille, Marion Befve Sound: Jean-Pierre Duret, Dimitri
   Haulet, Jean-Pierre Laforce Produktion: Straub-Huillet, Regione Toscana,
   Provincia di Pisa, Teatro Communale di Buti, Martine Marignac, Pierre
   Grise Production, Centre Nationale de la Cinematographie, Le Fresnoy
   Studio National des Arts contemporains, Pierre Grise Distribution 68
   Min., 2005 in remembrance of Daničle Huillet (1. May 1936 - 9. October

Bristol. UK.: Arnolfini
7.00pm, 16 Narrow Quay

  PETER TODD. WORKS ON 16MM FILM 1990 - 2005.
   "Continuing in the vein of his earlier For You, Todd here [An Office
   Worker Thinks of Their Love, and Home] develops that work's silent
   observation and meditation on the local, the environmentally familiar,
   within the frame of an archetypal routine and with his trademark
   white-pad texts signalling the pivotal sentiments anchoring the piece.
   The journey revealed is deceptively simple, charting the movement from
   the film-maker's garden to his city centre office employment and then
   back, via the underground and a written declaration of emotional
   attentions, to his evening house. A description such as the one offered
   does nothing, however, to convey the richness of this passage as Todd
   presents it. One's own mundane circuit is often so internalised, that it
   takes the visualisation of another's (or indeed its written analysis;
   think of novelist Nicholson Baker's precise prose epiphanies of the
   everyday) to let us see our own afresh. To be benignly jolted, calmly
   encouraged to reconsider the possible immanence of awe, is one of the
   recurrent effects of Todd's work in this vein." Gareth Evans - Vertigo.
   Peter Todd is a Bristol born artist film maker working in particular
   with 16mm film and curated programmes (Film Poems 1-4, Garden Pieces).
   This is the first touring programme dedicated to his own films, often
   only a few minutes long, and includes "Diary", "An Office Worker Thinks
   of Their Love, and Home", and the UK Premiere of his most recent work,
   Where You Had Been. This programme, first screened in Berlin, will also
   feature a work each by two other British film makers who Peter Todd has
   included in programmes he has curated, Guy Sherwin and Margaret Tait. A
   web essay by Peter Todd can be found at
   Introduced by the artist. Running time approx. 65 mins.


Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
7:30PM, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

   Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi (Italy, 2004) For over twenty
   years, Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi have assembled haunting films from
   footage that they painstakingly collect from archives, then slow and
   tint to underline or analyze its content. Oh! Uomo , the final part of
   their trilogy on the Great War, is perhaps the most graphic and
   disturbing of their films; it is also among the most powerful. In
   footage shot primarily by medical personnel in the years immediately
   following the war, we see destitute children, soldiers' bodies being
   reassembled, their faces reconstructed—the human body and psyche
   devastatingly altered by modern warfare. Richard Brody in The New Yorker
   labeled Oh! Uomo "nothing less than a horror documentary." It is one
   that raises profound questions about the role of images in bearing
   witness to the brutality of war . . . then and now.

Portland, Oregon: Cinema Project
7:30 pm, 9nn S.E. Ankeny. Portland. Oregon. USA

   Cinema Project Presents. Ici et Ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) [1974,
   16mm, 55m, sound, color] Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville.
   November 7th & 8th 2006 7:30pm 922 SE Ankeny / New American Art Union
   #503-232-8269 In the late 60's and early 70's
   Godard began working as part of the DzigaVertov Group, with Jean-Pierre
   Gorin among others, making what are considered to be some of the first
   agit-prop films. The group was commissioned in 1970 by Palestine to
   create a film about a Palestinian family titled Until Victory; but after
   their defeat in the Six Day War, the project was dropped. Ici et
   Ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) is a collaboration between Godard and
   Anne-Marie Mieville, which expanded the original idea to encompass both
   a French and a Palestinian family, delving into the cultural differences
   of these two places as well as exploring how differently they are viewed
   and captured by the media. Using layering of film and video, fragments
   from television, photographs, literature, and projected film, this film
   begs us, as viewers, to question how we are seeing.

Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks Filmmakers
7:30, Albright College

   ELIZABETH KNIPE (Buffalo, NY) - Tonight's program (all shot on mini-DV)
   will include: Narcissus (2003, 5 mins); pop your own (2004, 3 mins);
   Buffalo Walk 2005 (2005, 12 mins); landlocked (2006, 11 mins); does this
   make me an artist? (2006, 2 mins); BSE PSA (2006, 5 mins); and Les Baux
   (in progress) (2006, 4 mins) and other works. "Much of my work is drawn
   out of the experience of growing up on a farm in a small town. The
   scenery of my childhood is peppered throughout the imagery in my writing
   and inspires the colors in my videos. Most often the content or plot
   acts as a reconciliation between my rural youth and urban adulthood,
   between the family I was born with and the family I have created. The
   tension between these dichotomies and the resulting insecurities are
   always present at some level." Depending on "who I meet and how I feel"
   Knipe describes herself as "a digital poet, an experimental video maker,
   a performer and a researcher of interactivity and haptic video." -LK


London, England: Roxy Bar & Screen
8pm, 128-132 Borough High St, SE1 1LB

   A personal experience of London to the sound of Beethoven's symphonies.
   Screening of independent feature from SE1 filmmaker Fernando Izu.

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

   Travel with us from animated explorations of alien-ness to border
   crossings and decommisioned nuclear facilities. Don't miss Big Lake,
   possibly the first queer film out of New Orleans since Katrina! After
   the films, the fun continues with performances and music at the Delancey
   Lounge Afterparty, so don't misplace your ticket stub--unless you're one
   of those gatecrashers! Sensing the World by Echo Mark Taylor, 2006, USA,
   video, color, sound, 18 min. New York Premiere 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 old children's books,
   how-to manuals, science texts and encyclopedias. An oblique narrative
   about growing up feeling like an alien from outer space and of finding
   one's place in a mad, mad world. Big Lake Scott Heron, 2005, USA,
   super8mm, B&W, sound, 5 min., World Premiere Drowning in Lake
   Ponchartrain on beautiful hand processed super8 shot by Thomas Little
   with dance by Scott Heron and music by Corey Dargel. The Underminer Todd
   Downing, 2005, UK, video, color, sound, 6 min. The best friend who
   casually destroys your life. Pop Porn Party Panik Qulture, 2005, France,
   video, color, sound, 6 min. User Guide: how to get off with a mummy:
   packing tape, dildos, and a plastic suit. 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. Debris Justin Kelly, 2006, USA, video, color, sound,
   8 min. Katie, a stewardess, awakes hours after having fallen from her
   plane. Confused, she wanders about her surreal surroundings until
   confronted by Rhani and Heather, two fallen stewardesses who have taken
   over the land, until Katie's bosses (the pilot and head stewardess)
   unexpectedly arrive and attempt to take her away. Cruzando La Frontera
   Maria Cruz, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 4 min. A poetry video about
   crossing the border from Mexico to the United States in the eyes of a
   ten-year-old. Another Lost Angel (trailer) Rachel Perkoff, 2006, video,
   color, sound, 5 min. Witness the poetic life and violent death of Kat
   Perkoff: writer, runaway, drug smuggler, bar owner, local icon… and the
   filmmaker's older sister. Comprised of archival footage, interviews, and
   "dreamlike recollections", this film began as a personal journey of
   sibling loss and quickly grew into a full-scale investigation of a life
   lived on the margins, exploring notions of fate, identity and memory as
   well as the seedy world of the New Orleans lesbian mafia subculture of
   the 1970s. Portfolio: My Life in 12 Frames Carl Collison, 2004, South
   Africa, video, color, sound, 1 min. 53 sec. Dir. Carl Collison's
   photographic background is evident in this perfectly framed, honest and
   concise collage of personal images determined to portray his exploration
   of the real. Sleepers Charles Lofton, 2006, The Netherlands, video,
   color, sound, 5 min. World Premiere The pleasure of looking at a
   sleeping man, including favorite moments from the last 50 years of
   experimental gay film. After Warhol's "Sleep" comes this extended but
   compressed look. "The Sleepers" is inspired by Walt Whitman's poem of
   the same name, a vision of homoeroticism and radical democracy,
   published in 1855 in Leaves of Grass. He wanders all night in his
   vision, "...swiftly and noiselessly stepping and stopping, bending with
   open eyes over the shut eyes of sleepers...pausing, gazing, bending, and
   stopping...They are averaged now--one is no better than the other, the
   night and sleep have likened them and restored them. I swear they are
   all beautiful, every one that sleeps is beautiful, everything in the dim
   light is beautiful..." Whitman presents a series of men, illustrative of
   diversity, and suggests a social equality (still not achieved 150 years
   later, perhaps prompting the question, why not?) NYC Dilemma Jack Curtis
   Dubowsky, 2005, USA, video, color, sound, 5 min. This semi-verite
   musical video, shot entirely in one day, documents the great dilemmas of
   NYC life. Go to the survival job, or attend a business meeting with a
   potential client? Eat lunch or scavenge? How to afford a gym? And, the
   greatest mystery of all, if this is an 'E train running on the F line,'
   is it an E or an F? Untitled (Dyketactics Revisited) Liz Rosenfeld,
   2005, USA, video, color, sound, 8 min. Bodies move freely through an
   ambiguous urban "utopia"… or do they? Allow yourself to be led through
   the space where bodies exist independent of social codes. Inspired by
   Barbara Hammer's film Dyketactics, made in 1974. Portrait #2: Trojan
   Vanessa Renwick, 2006, USA, video, color, sound, 6 min., New York
   Premiere Trojan Nuclear Facility, Oregon's powerful iconic landmark,
   goes adios. See page 13 for full description.

Portland, Oregon: Cinema Project
7:30 pm, 922 S.E. Ankeny. Portland. Oregon. USA

   Cinema Project Presents. Ici et Ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) [1974,
   16mm, 55m, sound, color] Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville
   November 7th & 8th. 7:30pm.922 SE Ankeny .In the
   late 60's and early 70's Godard began working as part of the Dziga
   Vertov Group, with Jean-Pierre Gorin among others, making what are
   considered to be some of the first agit-prop films. The group was
   commissioned in 1970 by Palestine to create a film about a Palestinian
   family titled Until Victory; but after their defeat in the Six Day War,
   the project was dropped. Ici et Ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) is a
   collaboration between Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville, which expanded the
   original idea to encompass both a French and a Palestinian family,
   delving into the cultural differences of these two places as well as
   exploring how differently they are viewed and captured by the media.
   Using layering of film and video, fragments from television,
   photographs, literature, and projected film, this film begs us, as
   viewers, to question how we are seeing.

Providence, RI: Magic Lantern
9:30pm, Cable Car Cinema, 204 S Main St.

   The exception proves the rule—or so we say. But what about when the
   exception is the rule? When rules are established in order to be broken?
   When Law is suspended in an effort to maintain a sense of order? The
   work in this Exception Show will cross a series of borders, dispense
   with a range of rules, and vacillate between the deadly serious and the
   humorous, between the political documentary and the poetic in an effort
   to consider the violence of lines drawn to designate difference and the
   current state of Law in which Freedom is suspended for the sake of
   Freedom. With only three contemporary videos (and one film), this show
   is a sort of exception to your typical Magic Lantern evening— and for
   that very reason, it's one you shouldn't miss. FEATURING: White Balance
   (to think is to forget difference) by Francois Bucher (32:00, video,
   2002), Picture and Sound Rushes by Morgan Fisher (11:00, 16mm, 1973),
   Europlex by Ursula Biemann and Angela Sanders (20:00, video, 2003),
   Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, the Law and Poetry
   by Paul Chan (17:30, video, 2006) TRT 80:30 $5

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Cinematheque Ontario
6:30 p.m., Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West

   Cinematheque Ontario presents THE FREE SCREEN (formerly The
   Independents). The Free Screen is your window on the vast and rewarding,
   but often overlooked, world of unconventional, non-commercial cinema -
   those films and videos made by committed artists working outside of
   mainstream channels of production and distribution. These artists prefer
   to work free from the restrictive aesthetic conventions and commercial
   concerns of the movie business, a position which allows them to explore
   the possibilities of the art of cinema to the fullest. The Free Screen
   presents work by artists engaged in fields ranging from avant-garde film
   and animation to hybrid documentaries, essay films and video art, often
   with the artists in attendance to present their work. - Chris Gehman,
   Free Screen programmer. Since 1989, Boston-based filmmaker Robert Todd
   has been quietly developing one of the most distinctive bodies of work
   in the American film scene. Todd's beautifully shot films draw together
   documentary and experimental elements; they don't hew to a single,
   clearly defined style, but nevertheless show a consistency of poetic
   vision, spirit, and purpose. Through suspended moments of reflection and
   anticipation, Todd's films explore the difficult-to-define emotions
   engendered by the stresses of civilization. These recent films were made
   during the course of Todd's research into the death penalty, and the
   production of his ongoing film project MAXIMUM, for which he has shot
   images of maximum security prisons across the United States. In very
   different ways each film reflects his thinking on this subject. A major
   new work, IN LOVING MEMORY, interweaves the voices of friends, families,
   strangers, and Death Row inmates, all reflecting on their happiest
   memories and responses to the most difficult circumstances. All films
   directed by Robert Todd. STABLE (USA, 2003, 7 min. 16mm), TRAUMA VICTIM
   (USA, 2002, 17 min. 16mm), Toronto Premiere! IN LOVING MEMORY (USA,
   2005, 47 min. 16mm), CLIP (USA, 2001, 3 min. 16mm). All screenings in
   this series are FREE, non-ticketed events. Programming suggestions and
   submissions are welcome. All Cinematheque Ontario screenings are held at
   the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto
   (McCaul Street entrance). All screenings are restricted to individuals
   18 years of age or older. For more information, visit the Official
   website,, the year-round Box Office at Manulife
   Centre (55 Bloor Street West, main floor, north entrance), or call


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