This week [May 27 - June 3, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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This week [May 27 - June 3, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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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)
Korean Focus at the 23rd International Short Film Festival Berlin (Berlin, Germany; Deadline: July 13, 2007)

Toofy Film Fest (Boulder, CO USA; Deadline: June 01, 2007)
10 or Less Film Festival (Portland, OR, USA; Deadline: June 15, 2007)
2007 Great Lakes Film Festival (Erie PA USA; Deadline: June 30, 2007)
Animated Bike -In II (Vancouver, British Columbia, C; Deadline: June 30, 2007)
Sydney Underground Film Festival (Sydney, NSW, Australia; Deadline: June 29, 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)
London Film Festival (London, UK; Deadline: June 29, 2007)
Artists' Television Access (San Francisco, CA US; Deadline: June 15, 2007)

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 * Alternate Cinema [May 27, Seattle, Washington]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 28, Seattle, Washington]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 29, Seattle, Washington]
 * Newfilmmakers Short Film Program [May 30, New York, New York]
 * Newfilmmakers [May 30, New York, New York]
 * Magic Lantern Presents "The Time Show" [May 30, Providence, RI]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 30, Seattle, Washington]
 * The Nebulae Project [May 31, Austin, TX]
 * Bryan Konefsky 2001-2006 (The Konefsky Years) [May 31, New York, New York]
 * Alternate Cinema [May 31, Seattle, Washington]
 * Short Works By Lili White [June 2, New York, New York]
 * James Tenney On Film – A Cinematic Tribute [June 3, Los Angeles, California]
 * Films From the End of the World [June 3, San Francisco, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.

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.

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2007

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

  MAY 28, Mon at 4:15pm 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 28,
  Mon at 7pm 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 28, Mon at 9:30pm 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.

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007

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

  MAY 29, Tues at 7pm GHOSTS OF CITÉ SOLEIL (Asger Leth, Denmark/USA,
  2006, 88 min) This provocative documentary gives an unprecedented
  close-up look at the chimères (ghosts), gangs of gun-toting, doped up,
  nothing-to-lose thugs in Haiti's ultra-violent slum Cité Soleil,
  designated by the United Nations as the most dangerous place in the
  world. A tough, shocking film, but also a hauntingly intimate and
  truthful one. MAY 29, Tues at 9pm I DOT THE EYE Remembrances of things
  past highlight this exploration of of memory. With works depicting
  messages of friendship, records of love, historical disconnects and
  explorations of that all too elusive place called creativity, you'll
  find yourself amused, bemused and occasionally befuddled. The Magician's
  House 2006, 6 min, 16mm Deborah Stratman Der Gruß von Meiner Mutter [The
  Greeting from my Mother] 2006, USA/Germany 13min, Video Director: Katja
  Straub I Remember Now, We Never Danced, I Miss You Goodbye 2006,16mm
  Director: Diane Bodner I'm Keith Hernandez 2006, USA 19min, Video
  Director: Rob Perri Dear Bill Gates 2006, USA, 17min, Video Director:
  Sarah J. Christman The Ontological Cowboy 2005, USA, 10min, 16mm
  Director: Marie Losier


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

  Camila Webster CIVIL WAR (2006, 15 minutes, Super-16mm). Victor
  Verhaeghe THE DOCTOR CARES (2005, 9 minutes, mini-DV). Steve Stransman
  HACK3D (2006, 21 minutes, mini-DV). Zac Nicholson LUCKY SEVENS (2006, 15
  minutes, 35mm). .

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
6:00 PM, 32 2nd Avenue @ 2nd Street New York, NY 10003

  NELSON, is a forty-five minute dark, gritty, real-life documentary
  portrait of an openly gay man named Nelson, who is struggling with
  alcoholism, drugs and the sad/love relationship he has with his
  alcoholic father Jose Bermudez. The documentary was shot entirely in the
  Bronx, over a pivotal period of three years by film/videomaker Jose
  Produced/Shot/Directed by Jose Antonio Vicenty/Music and Lyrics by Dwain
  McClellan Not Rated. 45 minutes. Documentary. Visit Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 @ 6 PM
  NewFilmmakers Night ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES 32 Second Avenue @ 2nd
  Street New York City $ 5 Cover

Providence, RI: Magic Lantern
9:30pm, 204 South Main Street

  Magic Lantern Presents "The Time Show" (curated by Mike Stoltz)
  Wednesday the 30th of May at 9:30pm at the Cable Car Cinema (204 South
  CARROLL IN PERSON! Time…it never stops yet always seems to be running
  out. Days get longer but appear to slip away quickly. With the subject
  of precious TIME in mind, now is an opportunity to get lost in an
  evening of time-based films and videos that allow us to stretch out our
  perceptions of when and why so many forces are at work around us. From
  sped-time travel, Victorian exploits, backwards living, dizzying
  repetition, time lapse, and even a head on a platter this will be a
  program that's sure to have us all running in circles around the clock!
  FEATURING: Condensed Movie #1 by Kent Lambert (11:00, Video, 2002),
  Everywhere At Once by Alan Berliner (10:00, 16mm, 1985), New Super 8
  Movie by Arley-Rose Torsone (5:00, Super 8, 2007), Go Go Go by Marie
  Menken (11:30, 16mm, 1964), Time Piece (9:00, 16mm, 1965), Analogies by
  Peter Rose (1977, 16mm, 14:00), A Servant of His Majesty's Royal Navy
  Reads Excerpts From My Secret Life by Matt Carroll (10:00, Video, 2007)
  TRT: 70:00 $5 SYNOPSIS: Condensed Movie #1 by Kent Lambert (2002) Video
  11:00 "Video hacker Kent Lambert takes apart and reconstructs a terrible
  time travel movie. Who knows which version has more meaning, but this
  one sure has the better dialogue." -Rooftop Films Everywhere at Once by
  Alan Berliner 1985 16mm 10:00 EVERYWHERE AT ONCE is a musical montage, a
  synchronized symphony composed from an infinity of elements at hand:
  piano chords and cable cars, cocktail jazz and broken glass, looney
  tunes and telephones, elephants and xylophones, violins and vultures,
  orchestras and roller coasters .... A journey in images at the speed of
  sound. New Super 8 Movie by Arley-Rose Torsone 2007 super 8 5:00
  Providence's own Arley-Rose makes her celluloid debut with a black and
  white backward-ly projected new film that's sure to dazzle and dizzy
  your eyes. Go Go Go by Marie Menken 1964 16mm, 11:30 Go Go Go is a tour
  de force of rapid camera movement and single-frame activity -- films of
  boats taken at the harbor in single frames, from a moving automobile, on
  the streets of New York, at a body-builders convention, and at other
  locations. ~ David Lewis, All Movie Guide Time Piece by Jim Henson
  (1965) 16mm 9:00 Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a
  philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes
  touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written,
  directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened
  for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time
  Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and
  was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject
  Analogies by Peter Rose 1977 16mm 14:00 "When Rose fills the screen with
  25 images, the experience is akin to music. An image ripples across the
  screen as a theme echoes across the different instruments of a full
  orchestra, each image an arabesque in a Persian rug." - Noel Carroll,
  The Soho Weekly News A Servant of His Majesty's Royal Navy Reads
  Excerpts From My Secret Life by Matt Carroll 2007 Video 10:00 "…Matt
  Carroll reading Victorian pornography in the character of an 1800s
  British naval officer. Words cannot describe but to say that it was
  perfect. Not an unaching side or dry eye (or seat) in the house. Matt
  was reading selections from- "my secret life" by Anonymous. Originally
  constituting eleven volumes, this paphian 1800s romp in its first
  anonymous printing cost the gentleman buyer what would in today's money
  be $6000. The book is laconic, glorious, stern, excessive, and
  single-minded, in the absolute best ways of both Victoriana and
  pornography." – Jacob Berendes,

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

  MAY 30, Weds at 7pm REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED This amusing and
  enlightening program features pop-art collages to filmic archeology,
  including film sequences and images lifted from the safety of their
  original reels and contexts, only to be reborn in unexpected landscapes.
  For a Blonde... For a Brunette... For Someone... For Her... For You...
  USA 2006, 6 min, video Director: Mike Olenick A Man's Gotta Do What A
  Man's Gotta Do Germany, 2006, 9 min. Video Director: Harald Schleicher
  Sunbeam Hunter USA, 2006, 3min, 16mm Director: Jonathan Schwartz
  Waschdrang Mama USA, 2006, 2min, Video Director: Martha Colburn Asmahan
  USA/Egypt, 2005, 21min, Video Director: Hisham Bizri Life and Times of
  Robert Kennedy Starring Gary Cooper USA, 2006, 8min, Video Director:
  Aaron Valdez Review USA, 2004, 3min, 16mm Director: Jenny Perlin The
  Mendi Canada, 2006, 9min, Video Director: Steve Reinke The Astrum
  Argentium USA, 2006, 6min, 16mm Director: Jon Behrens Double Lives USA,
  2007, 4min, Video Director: Salise Hughes MAY 30, Wed at 9:30pm 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

Austin, TX: Mass Gallery
10PM, 916 Springdale Road

  Portraits of members of Austin's art community, as recorded by filmmaker
  Cauleen Smith. Come out and watch the film projections, watch the stars,
  and say so long to Cauleen.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30pm, Anthology Film Archives

  Anthology Film Archives 7:30pm, May 31, 2007 32 2nd Ave NYC 10003
  212.505.5181 Tonight's progam will feature
  short, cinematic interventions that survey Bryan Konefsky's work from
  2001-2006. Konefsky's odd, little movies have been featured
  internationally at venues such as the Oslo Film Institute, the European
  Media Arts Festival, the Paris Underground Film Festival, VideoEx in
  Switzerland, and En Zentrum de Peripherie in Germany. In New Mexico
  Bryan Konefsky is the Vice President of Basement Films, the artistic
  director of Experiments in Cinema and a thorn in Governor Bill
  Richardson's side in terms of the burgeoning film industry in that
  state. Featured works: "Chicken Delight" (TRT 22 min) is a meditation on
  the United States' ongoing courtship with radioactivity. Here, the story
  begins with the Food and Drug Administration's decision to serve
  irradiated meat in their School Lunch Program, and ends with a story
  that William S. Burroughs might have written about using radioactivity
  to grow tumors as a hip, new fashion statement. In between, the
  narrative winds its way through the history of radioactive paint that,
  in the 1920's, young women used on their lips and fingernails, radium
  suppositories that were marketed to men as an early version of Viagra,
  and radioactive wristwatches that are currently being used as a
  cock-ring contraceptives. "I Yam What I Yam" (TRT 17 minutes): In 1929
  monocular vision was not limited to the gaze of telescopes (Edwin
  Hubble) or movie cameras (Dziga Vertov). 1929 was also the year that the
  one-eyed, "strong to the finish" sailor named Popeye was first
  introduced to the United States as a comic strip character. And, even
  after 75 years and 234 movies, Popeye's rebel yell for the common good,
  "I yam what I yam" still resonates with the hope and conviction of his
  visionary colleagues. Bryan Konefsky Artistic Director, Experiments in
  Cinema VP, Basement Films

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

  MAY 31, Thurs at 7pm STRANGE CULTURE (Lynn Herschman Leeson, USA, 2006,
  75min) When conceptual artist Steve Kurtz's wife died of heart failure,
  suspicion fell on Kurtz because of materials he was using for an art
  exhibition. Within hours, he was detained as a suspected bio-terrorist.
  Lynn Herschman Leeson's brilliant documentary, STRANGE CULTURE, uses
  unconventional techniques to tell this story of domestic tragedy turned
  Kafkaesque nightmare. MAY 31, Thurs at 9:15pm GHOSTS OF CITÉ SOLEIL
  (Asger Leth, Denmark/USA, 2006, 88 min) This provocative documentary
  gives an unprecedented close-up look at the chimères (ghosts), gangs of
  gun-toting, doped up, nothing-to-lose thugs in Haiti's ultra-violent
  slum Cité Soleil, designated by the United Nations as the most dangerous
  place in the world. A tough, shocking film, but also a hauntingly
  intimate and truthful one.


New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8 PM, 66 East 4th Street

  Influenced by Renaissance art and Asian and American landscape painting,
  informed by Eastern philosophy and psychological theory, White uses
  repeated and stylized gestures as a mode of ritualistic format and
  screen performance. Her modus operandi is an exploration on the subject
  of relationships of power and repression; sometimes drawing from ancient
  stories re-contextualized into meditations on the world we live in and
  the ramifications of inaction and stagnation.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007

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

  One of the most noted American composers of the last half-century, James
  Tenney left an indelible mark on those who listened to him, learned from
  him, loved him. After his death last August, Cal Arts hosted a
  multiple-day tribute to Tenney's music. One of the events was a film
  screening organized by Cal Arts student Madison Brookshire. Tenney's
  association with avant-garde film dated back over 50 years, when he
  scored Stan Brakhage's first film. Tenney provided the scores for
  several notable works by Brakhage and Carolee Schneemann through the
  years. We're repeating this moving program in Hollywood in tribute to
  this great composer and artist.

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

  "Death advances, and life falls away. That happens gradually and
  unnoticeably for us; we gradually immerse ourselves in the nightmare of
  a completely absurd existence." (Sergei Loznitsa). A monumental work of
  sound design and archival research, Sergei Loznitsa's Blockade brings
  the devastation of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad—a WWII battle
  considered to one of the most lethal in world history, in which nearly
  one million people died of starvation, disease, and cold—crashing
  solidly into the present day. Through the addition of seemingly
  synchronous sound to brutal and beautiful actuality footage held in
  archive of the St. Petersburg Studio of Documentary Films, the harrowing
  historical events become uncannily real and alive. Also screening: Brian
  Frye's post-apocalypse psycho-melodrama The Anatomy of Melancholy;
  Stephanie Barber's lonely late-night laundry-scape total power dead dead
  dead; Vanessa Renwick's Trojan, an ambivalently beautiful ode to
  destruction; and Michael Robinson's End Times elegy, The General Returns
  from One Place to Another.

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