This week [May 20 - 27, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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This week [May 20 - 27, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (Seoul, Korea; Deadline: May 15, 2007)
Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, IL USA; Deadline: May 15, 2007)
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Curta Cinema 2007 (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Deadline: July 20, 2007)
Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: July 27, 2007)
Takoma Park Film Festival (Takoma Park, MD, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2007)

Toofy Film Fest (Boulder, CO USA; Deadline: June 01, 2007)
10 or Less Film Festival (Portland, OR, USA; Deadline: June 15, 2007)
The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Cinema (Projection in Hanover, Ontario; Deadline: May 31, 2007)
Festival Miden (Kalamata, Greece; Deadline: May 31, 2007)
Antimatter Underground Film Festival (Victoria, BC, Canada; Deadline: May 31, 2007)
San Diego Women Film Festival (San Diego, CA, USA; Deadline: June 01, 2007)
ATA Film and Video Festival (San Francisco, CA USA; Deadline: June 15, 2007)
AEM Videoscreenings (Poznan, Polska; Deadline: May 25, 2007)
MadCat Women's International Film Festival (SF, CA, USA; Deadline: May 21, 2007)
Artists' Television Access (San Francisco, CA US; Deadline: June 15, 2007)

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 * May Movie Mayhem: the Letter 'm' [May 20, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Catching Up With James Benning [May 20, Los Angeles, California]
 * Bicycle Film Festival - Program 12: Super 8 Screening [May 20, New York, New York]
 * Bay Area Roots, Risk & Revision: Excavations of the Recordable World [May 20, San Francisco, California]
 * Riccardo Iacono - the No Show [May 22, Manchester]
 * Cinema Project Presents Sharon Lockhart's Pine Flat [May 22, Portland, Oregon]
 * Cinema Project Presents Sharon Lockhart's Pine Flat [May 23, Portland, Oregon]
 * All Circuits On Program #1: video 101: Touch Your Television [May 24, New York, New York]
 * A Grin Without A Cat [May 24, San Francisco, California]
 * Open Screening [May 25, New York, New York]
 * Cinema: Love and Death [May 25, San Francisco, California]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 25, Seattle, Washington]
 * Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son [May 26, New York, New York]
 * Nick Zedd Program [May 26, New York, New York]
 * New Experimental Works [May 26, San Francisco, California]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 26, Seattle, Washington]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 27, Seattle, Washington]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007

Brooklyn, New York: PROTEUS GOWANUS Gallery and Reading room
8pm, 543 Union Street @ Nevins, by the Union st Bridge

  MAY MOVIE MAYHEM curated by Jeanne Liotta from the Donnell Media Center
  16mm collection at the NYPL at PROTEUS GOWANUS Gallery and Reading Room
  In keeping with Proteus Gowanus yearlong theme of 'LIBRARY' these
  monthly screenings are a celebration of the public library, in
  particular Donnell Media Center's incredible circulating 16mm film
  collection at the New York Public Library, one of the city's great
  treasures. The Letter M. Sunday May 20 at 8pm. May Movie Mayhem:  Muzak
  Money Marx Magic Murder & Ma Bell {Muzak by Tony Ganz. Money by Henry
  Hills. Marx for Beginners. Magic Rites: Divination by Animal Tracks.
  Murder Psalm by SB. Ma Bell's Delinquent Children. and other M
  surprises} note: The topic of "Library" is captivating the minds of
  people in many disciplines today, from the history of libraries and
  their elaborate cataloging systems, to the challenges that are facing
  libraries as they confront the web. The visual, conceptual, and
  metaphorical implications of the theme have inspired work in the arts,
  and a flowering of small alternative libraries has appeared around the
  country as the role of library, and the book itself, is questioned. We
  invite you to visit the gallery, and consult our website in the coming
  months for a schedule of upcoming events, and links to interesting
  libraries around the world. Proteus Gowanus 543 Union Street @ Nevins
  Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-243-1572 (take the
  F train to Carroll)

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

  THE CALIFORNIA TRILOGY, PART 3: SOGOBI (2002, 16mm, 90 minutes). James
  Benning in person! Benning's poetic portrait of the wilderness
  landscapes of California. General admission $9, students/seniors $6,
  free for Filmforum members, cash and check only.

New York, New York: Bicycle Film Festival
5:30 PM, Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave

  BICYCLE SAMBA UK 2005 | DV 2 min. Dir. Sophie Clements. Samba on
  bicycles! All sounds directly from the bikes - no added or altered
  sounds. YELLOW JACKET France 2005 | Animation 6 min. Dir. Bruno Collet
  Bicycle racing hijinx by the beach. PUMP USA 2006 | Super 8 5 min. Dir.
  Sinisa Kukic A super 8 camera mounted to various components of a fixed
  gear bicycle. ERIC NG MEMORIAL RIDE USA 2006 | Super 8 3 min. Dir. Nick
  Golebiewski This film follows the ride for Eric Ng whom was killed by a
  drunk driver in an SUV on an off-street bike path on the West Side
  Highway. BACK TO BACK SA 2002 | 16mm 4 min Dir. H'her Lenz A cycling
  enthusiast builds an unusual bicycle for himself and his wife and learns
  there is more to bike riding than winning races. REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE
  UK 2005 | 16mm 8 min. Dir. Joseph Knowles A jazz-inflected documentary
  tells the story of a day in the life of a bicycle factory. EAT! SLEEP?
  BIKES! USA 2007 | DV 26 min. Dir. Sasha Edge Four friends embark on a
  508 mile non-stop 46 hour bike ride through Death Valley, California
  climbing and descending 35,000 ft. on fixed gear bicycles. WE JUST WORK
  HERE World Premiere | USA 2007 | Super-8 40 min. Dir. Brian Vernor Every
  luscious shot in this film exudes love of the bicycle. This film follows
  the workers of Santa Cruz Bicycles from the factory to the trails,
  streets and track.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30 pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission st. at 3rd st.

  In the nonfiction work presented here, digital video becomes a tool for
  observation, excavation and extraction, mining both existing and
  personally (often surreptitiously) taped records of everyday life for
  moments of larger meaning and resonance. Brook Hinton will present the
  9/11 focused Wave/Wake; an "extra-temporal" study of Union Square,
  Transit; Trace Garden: Markings where found home movie footage is
  presented as communication from beyond; a textual surveillance of
  violent terminology, Hack; and the San Francisco premiere of a new work.
  Katherin McInnis, who digitally records and transforms the archived and
  seen, will screen Landscapes in Alphabetical Order,anexamination of how
  moving images are coded, organized, and archived; Predictions,a
  pixilated portrait of the Musée Mechanique; Suspicious Activity,
  whichexplores the surveillance atmosphere of transportation tunnels
  under San Francisco's financial district; Open, an examination of
  dubious commerce through a crack-pipe-damaged window of an empty office
  building; and elevations, a meditation on architecture, visibility, and
  history at the Berlin Sony Center.Also screening by McInnis: A Clear
  Story; San Quentin, CA 94964; Model Prisonerand a selection of new work.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007

Manchester: castlefield gallery
1pm - 6pm Wednesday to Sunday, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester. England. M15 4GB

  A site-specific seeing game, live art work and curatorial project by
  British artist RICCARDO IACONO combining video, installation, animation,
  performance, painting and print. THE NO SHOW runs from 20th April to
  27th May 2007. For further details visit the Castlefield Gallery website

Portland, Oregon: Cinema Project
7:30 pm, 922 SE Ankeny [New American Art Union Gallery]

  Cinema Project loves Sharon Lockhart!!! Presenting two nights of Pine
  Flat, May 22 + 23 2007. Pine Flat by Sharon Lockhart [2005, 16mm, color,
  sound, 135 min].


Portland, Oregon: Cinema Project
7:30 pm, 922 SE Ankeny [New American Art Union Gallery]

  Cinema Project loves Sharon Lockhart! Pine Flat by Sharon Lockhart
  [2005, 16mm, color, sound, 135 min]

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  The first regular video screenings at Anthology date back to 1974 with a
  weekly series of exhibitions curated by artist Shigeko Kubota. These
  shows featured an enormous array of epochal video artists and
  multi-media practitioners and were initially presented on monitors and
  decks loaned by Kubota and Nam June Paik. ALL CIRCUITS ON is a new
  Anthology series produced in close collaboration with Electronic Arts
  Intermix (EAI), one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video
  and media art since 1971. Together we are revisiting our roots,
  combining forces and pooling our archives to increase the exposure for
  rarely-screened works from the early days of video. We'll keep below the
  date-line of 1979, revisiting the halcyon days of video exploration:
  early Sony Portapak experiments, anarchist television, acid-trip image
  processing. These ongoing programs will focus particular attention on
  overlooked progenitors, broadcast experimenters and studio-staged artist
  tapes. In the spirit of participatory television, many screenings will
  be accompanied by live events, in-person dialogues, Oscar parties,
  24-hour sit-ins, etc. Stay tuned for more. Anthology gratefully
  acknowledges the support of this series from the Experimental Television
  Center's Presentation Funds, which is supported by public funds from the
  Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the
  Arts. Special thanks to Sherry Miller Hocking. Organized by Rebecca
  Cleman (EAI) & Andrew Lampert (Anthology). . For our first evening you
  will find out everything you wanted to know about television - how it
  works, how to critique it, and how to make love to it. See the inside of
  a Portapak. Zone out to a heavily processed image of Einstein. Watch
  Allan Kaprow's discombobulating television happening. Learn how video
  can be used as a tool, for the freeing of information and the creation
  of a healthy media ecology. Don't just sit back and relax - expand your
  mind!. . David Cort & the Videofreex AT MAPLE TREE FARM AND BEYOND
  (1972-75, 5-minute excerpt, b&w/color, sound). "WGBH" THE MEDIUM IS THE
  MEDIUM (1969, 28 minutes, color, sound). Michael Shamberg for Raindance
  MEDIA PRIMER (1971, 16.5 minutes, b&w, sound). Dan Sandin in
  collaboration with Phil Morton & Barbara Sykes HOW TV WORKS (1977,
  8-minute excerpt, color, sound). James Byrne TRANSLUCENT (1974, 2.5
  minutes, b&w, sound). James Byrne BOTH (1974, 3.5 minutes, b&w, sound).
  Eric Siegel EINSTINE (1968, 5.5 minutes, color, sound). Douglas Davis
  with Jonathan Price HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO YOUR TELEVISION SET (1979,
  20-minute excerpt, color, sound). Total running time: ca. 95 minutes.

San Francisco, California: kino21
7pm, Artist's Television Access, 992 Valencia St

   kino21 presents -- Chris Marker's A Grin Without a Cat (1977/1993) 180
  min. in English, Spanish and French with some English subtitles. "The
  untranslatable French title is a play on words suggesting that
  revolution was in the air but not on the ground." (IMDB) A Grin Without
  a Cat was first released in 1977 and recut in 1993 to its current form
  with a post cold-war coda. It is an informative, sprawling and
  ultimately melancholic essay on the Left and its 20th century fate,
  starting from the Soviet revolution to the coup d'etat in Chile,
  critically evaluating the heady days of the 1960s.

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2007

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8pm, Friday Evening, 66 East 4th Street (Between 2nd Ave. & the Bowery)
New York

  DVD, MINI-DV, VIDEOTAPE, 16MM, S8MM All works are shown on a
  first-come-first-served basis. Bring films, videos and/or come as
  viewer. (Finished works only, limited to a maximum of 20 minutes per
  person). Refreshments are available. Doors open at 7pm. Screening begins
  at 8pm and ends at 10:30pm. Admission by contribution.

San Francisco, California: Studio 27
9 p.m., 689 Bryant Street (at 5th Street)

  This program showcases recent experimental films and videos that reflect
  on the history of cinema, from digital appropriations to meditations on
  the ephemerality of motion picture culture. Like the mysteries of love,
  cinema has an irrational, magical power that cannot be fully understood
  or controlled. These works celebrate this magic through a direct
  confrontation with film history. Going far beyond a mere sentimental
  gloss on the golden age of cinema, these filmmakers use a critical
  nostalgia to reflect on the emotional impact and cultural legacy that
  commercial cinema's history has had on contemporary consciousness. From
  ethereal, hand-crafted collage of early filmic ephemera and sound to the
  latest digital seizures that interrogate classic moments from the
  archive of world cinema, each of these works raise questions about the
  legacy and cultural memory of motion picture history. Films in program:
  The Hills are Alive by Greg Biermann, Mirror World by Abigail Child,
  Love is a Burning Thing by Dave Griffiths, Muse of Cinema by Kerry
  Laitala, Detroit Park by Julie Murray, Life and Times of Robert Kennedy
  Starring Gary Cooper by Aaron Valdez, De l'Amort (Love & Death) by
  Johanna Vaude. Total program length: 70 minutes. Admission is free.

Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
various, 1515 12th Ave

  CINEMA The Dutch call it exploding cinema; the French the avant-garde;
  in Seattle we call it Alternate Cinema. A collection of features and
  shorts, which aim to push the boundaries of traditional film culture,
  this year's selections explore unconventional modes of visual, aural and
  emotional landscapes. Yet when we examine these works, they seem more
  and more to be in tune with ourselves, with our thoughts, and with the
  very medium itself. Estaban Sapir's The Aerial combines expressive
  elements of the silent era and graphic elements of comic books to
  comment on the state of our media culture. One11 and 103, the legendary
  John Cage's sublime dance of camera, light and sound, makes its Seattle
  premiere. SIFF Tributee Anthony Hopkins makes his directorial debut with
  the daring Slipstream, and Jiska Rickels' 4 Elements presents an
  evocative meditation on mankind's timeless—and often
  precarious—connection to the natural world. Esther B. Robinson's A Walk
  Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory documents a man who,
  while on the surface just another nameless member of the Warhol factory,
  was himself an editor, filmmaker, light designer, lover and son. The
  above is just a sampling of these invigorating and exciting selections
  from some of cinema's most daring filmmakers. All screening at Northwest
  Film Forum unless otherwise noted. MAY 25, Fri at 7pm THE AERIAL
  (Estaban Sapir, Argentina, 2007, 90 min) In Year X in the City Without a
  Voice, a fascist media regime keeps the population forcibly silent.
  Plots and counter-plots ensue in this alluring allegory that,
  ironically, employs the language of silent film to salute the power of
  free speech. A stunning amalgam of comic books and '20s-era science
  fiction. MAY 25, Fri at 9:15pm LIFE IN LOOPS (A MEGACITIES RMX) (Tino
  Novotny, Austria, 2006, 80 min) This award-winning experimental
  documentary is a mesmerizing remix of the acclaimed 1997 film
  MEGACITIES, combining its stunning original footage with an excellent
  new soundtrack by Sofa Surfers. A fiercely imaginative audio-visual
  journey that finds fragments of hidden urban life in New York, Tokyo,
  Moscow, Bombay and Mexico City.

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  Dir: Ken Jacobs. An absolute masterpiece from one of the most inspiring
  innovators of modern cinema. . "Original 1905 film shot and probably
  directed by G.W. 'Billy' Bitzer, rescued via a paper print filed for
  copyright purposes with the Library of Congress. It is most reverently
  examined here, absolutely loved, with a new movie, almost as a side
  effect, coming into being." -K.J.

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8pm, Saturday Evening, 66 East 4th Street (Between 2nd Ave. & the Bowery)

  (28 min.-2007), ELECTRA ELF:VILE BUDDIES (28 min.-2006), Starring REV
  ANN CARR. Nick Zedd, long identified with a film movement entitled, The
  Cinema of Transgression, is a filmmaker, performer, writer and editor.
  Always highly controversial, has work has been embraced by some and
  despised by others. With his recent ELECTRA ELF series, he seems to have
  moved in a surprisingly different direction. In 2004, Nick Zedd
  premiered a television series on MNN called THE ADVENTURES OF ELECTRA
  ELF, combining action, satire and special effects, the series features
  local artstars and comedians. Weekly episodes present superheroes and
  super villains in absurd morality plays assaulting consensus reality in
  an offbeat manner. "NO PLAGUE LIKE HOME deconstructs the genre,
  addressing the issues of implantable microchips and the 9-11 inside job
  along with the dangers of watching television,"- N.Z>

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

  Comes now an energized evening of new efforts that champion personal
  expression and radical cinematic form. Constituting the season's most
  exploratory programming initiative—and with many of the makers in
  person—are Johan Grimonprez' Looking for Alfred, Jeanne Liotta's
  Foucault's Pendulum, Martha Colburn's Destiny Manifesto, David Cox' Dr.
  Yes, Damon Packard's Bug Nuts, Jim Minton's Cumpleaños, Anthony Jolley's
  Magic Bus, Nate Boyce's Mind over Matter, Tom Borden's Surveillance,
  Chuck Hudina's In the City, Lauren Woods' Teenth of June, and Lynne
  Sachs' Atalanta. ALSO works by Matt McCormick, Steve Polta, Molly
  Hankwitz, Ben Folstein, Yin-Ju Chen, and Sylvia Schedelbauer. $6.

Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
various, 1515 12th Ave

  MAY 26, Sat at 4:30pm 4 ELEMENTS (Jiska Rickels, Netherlands, 2006, 89
  min) A poetic visual essay about man's uneasy relationship with fire,
  water, earth and air, as seen through the experiences of firefighters in
  Siberia, king crab fisherman on the Bering Sea in Alaska, German
  mineworkers, and Russian cosmonauts preparing a launch to the
  international space station. MAY 26, Sat, at 6:30pm A WALK INTO THE SEA:
  Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (Esther B. Robinson, USA, 2007, 75
  min) Virtually unknown today, Danny Williams shot more than 20 films at
  the Warhol Factory and designed the Velvet Underground's groundbreaking
  light show before mysteriously disappearing in 1966. This intimate
  documentary unearths his forgotten films and explores his love and
  struggles with Warhol and his legendarily dysfunctional Factory. MAY 26,
  Sat at 9pm LIFE IN LOOPS (A MEGACITIES RMX) (Tino Novotny, Austria,
  2006, 80 min) This award-winning experimental documentary is a
  mesmerizing remix of the acclaimed 1997 film MEGACITIES, combining its
  stunning original footage with an excellent new soundtrack by Sofa
  Surfers. A fiercely imaginative audio-visual journey that finds
  fragments of hidden urban life in New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Bombay and
  Mexico City.

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2007

Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
various, 1515 12th Ave

  MAY 27, Sun at 4pm ONE11 AND 103 (John Cage, Henning Lohner,
  USA/Germany, 1992, 93 min) John Cage created his only feature-length
  film in the year of his death. Combining randomly drifting patches of
  light with one of Cage's richest musical compositions, this is a
  sublime, stunning acknowledgment of time from one of the most widely
  influential artists of the 20th century. MAY 27, Sun at 6:30pm ON THE
  ROAD WITH JUDAS (JJ Lask, USA, 2006, 100 min) Imagine Charlie Kaufman on
  crack and you might get begin to get an inkling of this dazzling
  metaphysical comedy. Reality, fiction and postmodern storytelling
  intertwine in this eclectic narrative about a conservative New York
  businessman (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE's Aaron Ruell), his night gig as a
  cutthroat computer thief, and the woman he loves. MAY 27, Sun, at 9:15pm
  A WALK INTO THE SEA: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (Esther B.
  Robinson, USA, 2007, 75 min) Virtually unknown today, Danny Williams
  shot more than 20 films at the Warhol Factory and designed the Velvet
  Underground's groundbreaking light show before mysteriously disappearing
  in 1966. This intimate documentary unearths his forgotten films and
  explores his love and struggles with Warhol and his legendarily
  dysfunctional Factory.

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