This week [August 4 - 12, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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This week [August 4 - 12, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS / BERLIN / MADIRD (in Paris, in Berlin, in Madrid; Deadline: August 15, 2007)
Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition (Atlanta; Deadline: August 31, 2010)
Oblo Underground Short Film Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland; Deadline: August 11, 2007)
Compass (Bristol, UK.; Deadline: September 10, 2007)
MONO NO AWARE Film Event (Brooklyn, NY USA; Deadline: November 09, 2007)
ICE Film Festival (Iowa City, IA; Deadline: August 15, 2007)
Flicker Spokane Film Festival (Spokane, WA, USA; Deadline: September 25, 2007)

Renderyard Experimental Film & Animation Festival (london; Deadline: August 31, 2007)
Cadence Film Festival (New York, NY, USA; Deadline: August 15, 2007)
Trunk/The Nordic Art Video Festival (Sweden; Deadline: August 31, 2007)
Seguin Film & Arts Festival (Seguin, TX, USA; Deadline: August 17, 2007)
Takoma Park Film Festival (Takoma Park, MD, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2007)
Three Rivers Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Deadline: August 31, 2007)
Studio 60093 Children's Video Fest (Winnetka, IL 60093 USA; Deadline: September 04, 2007)
TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition - 2007 (Montevideo, Uruguay; Deadline: August 11, 2007)
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS / BERLIN / MADIRD (in Paris, in Berlin, in Madrid; Deadline: August 15, 2007)
Oblo Underground Short Film Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland; Deadline: August 11, 2007)
ICE Film Festival (Iowa City, IA; Deadline: August 15, 2007)

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 * Diamonds At Dusck [August 4, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Revitalization of Low Technology: A Film Workshop With Janis Crystal
    Lipzin [August 4, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]
 * Eye Am Women Behind the Lens Episode 11, 9:30pm - 10:30pm [August 5, New York, New York]
 * Vanishing Ruins: visions of Detroit [August 7, Seattle, Washington]
 * Avant-Garde Features [August 10, New York, New York]
 * Home Movie Day 2007! [August 11, New York, New York]
 * Urban Peasants [August 11, New York, New York]
 * The Last Slide Projector [August 11, Seattle, Washington]
 * Nick Zedd Retrospective [August 12, Brooklyn, New York]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Chicago, Illinois: Diamonds At Dusk
8:30, 6325 N. Lakewood (Red Line Granville Stop)

  An outside screening by Chicago-based, queer filmmakers, with work by
  Michael Robinson, Amber Swanson, Doug Ischar, Latham Zearfoss, Marie
  Martino, Lela May Klein, Becca Taylor, Madsen Minax, and Ren Velarde.
  (Bring blankets, pillows, and small lawn chairs. In the event of rain,
  the program will move inside.) $7; all proceeds will benefit the Actor
  Slash Model documentary about Trans Musicians. FILM DESCRIPTIONS: Strip
  by Marie Martino, 2006. Routine choreographies fail. Disconnection,
  collision, and entanglement abound in this video about the complexities
  of queer and familial love. brb (be right back) by Doug Ischar, work in
  progress. This experimental film combines footage of a road trip to Palm
  Springs with a vast, obsessive, and very kinky online chat between two
  infatuated men. Although this is not apparent in the film itself, this
  was the last conversation – in any form – that the two men ever had with
  each other. A Four-Way Family Portrait by Latham Zearfoss, 2007. A film
  of four visually and emotionally distinct vignettes through the
  viewpoints of four archetypal family members: the wistful mother, the
  distant father, the angsty daughter, and the ignored gay son. You Don't
  Bring Me Flowers by Michael Robinson, 2005. Viewed at its seams, a
  collection of National Geographic landscapes from the 1960's and 70's
  conjures an obsolete romanticism currently peddled to propagate
  entitlement and Individualism from sea to shinning sea; the slideshow
  deforms into a bright white distress signal. A Different Kind of Hustle
  by Lela May Klein, 2001. A 16mm documentary about the daily life of
  Sarah, a mother, student, and exotic dancer living in upstate New York.
  Their Bodies are Filled with a Liquid that Tends to Spread by Becca
  Taylor and Madsen Minax, 2005. An animation project, made in conjunction
  with Pilot TV, about a secret love affair between the captain of the
  high school wrestling team and the yearbook photographer. on food film
  friendship by Ren Velarde, 2007. A personal super 8 film about
  masculinity, body image, and relationships. To Have, To Hold, To
  Violate: The Making of Amerdoll, videos 1 – 5 by Amber Swanson, 2007.
  Bizarre and funny, these videos feature the artist and the making of her
  life-sized Real Doll, to whom she is now married. The couple's
  forthcoming collaborative work, which includes re-enactment of cinematic
  rape scenes and the tender "companionship" scenes that often precede
  them, will premiere at Locust Projects in Miami during Mary 2008

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Notthatbalai Arts Festival
10:30 - 5 PM, Gudang

  This will be a one day workshop in the making of a 16mm sound film
  without the use of camera or sound recording devices in conjunction with
  the 3rd notthatbalai arts festival, an artist-run festival in Malaysia.


New York, New York: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
9:30-10:30pm, & TWC 34/RCN 82 in Manhattan

  Women's memoir film and shorts showcase~ EA airs @ 9:30-10:30pm the 1st
  Sunday of the month on... Manhattan Neighborhood Network Time Warner
  #34/ RCN #82 (in Manhattan) & Streaming Live Online at
  (Worldwide) Visit for complete episode
  rundown! Episode 11 August 5th @ 9:30pm: The work of Esther May Campbell
  ~ TRIPTYCH of short shorts (On Ice, In the Dark, and Mum) were written
  and devised using real testimonials written by young girls and teens
  posted online on the BBC's website Poppy Explores
  grief in a lyrical short film. Sangeeta has traveled to be with her
  husband in England; on arrival she discovers that he has taken a lover.
  Betrayed and alone in an alien world, she struggles against barriers of
  language and culture. Girl Tactics A documentary about an all girls
  football team in Bristol's Southmead Estate. Delilah One day, a familiar
  face from long ago walks into Pam's hair salon. It's her old schoolmate,
  Debbie, who still sports the long golden hair she had as a child – and
  still looks remarkably like the same Debbie who used to humiliate Pam in
  the playground. The question is, will Pam still hold a grudge? Charley
  Harry's Wondrous Nothing A portrait of a memory, where the past is
  briefly present. Nestling in the sand dunes and long grass is a
  dilapidated caravan, within which a young boy's ghost contemplates the
  stars and his relationship to them. The wind blows and the sea laps at
  the shore as time is gently eroded. Filmmaker Bio Esther May Campbell
  worked in theater and as a photographer before moving into film and
  television. With experience ranging from directing full 35mm drama
  productions to digital shotting and editing herself, Esther's
  captivating cinematic life affirming stories tell of lost souls, tragic
  lovers, abandonned children, day dreamers and door slammers – raw
  celluloid magic. Esther continues to direct soaps, is working on her
  first feature, and has recently been selected to for the WOMEN IN FILM
  mentoring award. Her aim is to create a unique cinematic vision, pushing
  formal cinematic boundaries and bringing her own peculiar take on
  contemporary characters and landscapes.


Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
8pm, 1515 12th Ave

  AUGUST 7, Tues at 8pm NWFF and Third Eye Cinema present: VANISHING
  presents two new films capturing the tragic urban beauty of Detroit,
  Michigan. The filmmakers evoke the history of a place haunted by the
  ghosts of the past and the uncertainties of the present using the small
  gauge intimacy of Super 8mm film. I PITY THE FOOL is Brent Coughenour's
  ambitious, feature-length experimental narrative investigating the clues
  to a mystery both epic and accidental. In Coughenour's words, "As a city
  dismantles itself, clues to its past resurface. Collections of scraps
  sifted from rubble—an archeology of unanswered questions—combine to tell
  a surrogate narrative filled with missing pieces and forgotten motives,
  old letters, photographs, and home movies. Fractured moments occurring
  on one summer day, maybe two, echo events from thirty years earlier."
  The feature presentation will be preceded by Detroit-based filmmaker
  Jack Cronin's sublime INVISIBLE CITY, a poetic document of fleeting and
  fugitive urban space and time.


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

  A monthly series, featuring gems from our collection, nuggets from
  elsewhere, and focusing on that rarest of beasts, the feature-length
  avant-garde film. Chris Jolly. CURSE OF THE SEVEN JACKALS. 2000, 60
  minutes, 16mm. Winner of the Best Film Award at the 8th annual New York
  Underground Film Festival in 2001, CURSE OF THE SEVEN JACKALS is a film
  that seemed to come from out of nowhere. Mostly set in the hotel room
  that the crew inhabited during the two-week shoot, CURSE tells the story
  of Bernard, a synthetic blood test patient who dreams of traveling to
  Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. Helen, as played by the sublime non-actress
  Jill Carnes, is the hotel maid who takes Bernard out on the town for
  down-home karaoke and out-of-body bingo experiences. Like a
  semi-conscious sci-fi dream as directed by early Andy Warhol, filmmaker
  Chris Jolly's seminal American underground feature was made with an
  antiquated Auricon camera that recorded the soundtrack directly on the
  film. As disarmingly funny as it is aesthetically challenging, CURSE
  stands tall as one of the last great 16mm underground features.
  Tonight's rare screening of the only print should not be missed.
  Screening with: CHRIS JOLLY'S AVALANCHE OF ANIMATION (5 minutes, video).
  PSYCHIC VISIONS (2.5 minutes, double-8mm). THE HORROR IN THE SWIMMIN'
  HOLE (6 minutes, Super-8mm).


New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
1:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  "There's no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground
  opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with
  accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world
  to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance
  for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you've got one,
  whip it out and show it now." -John Waters. It's back!! The 5th Annual
  Home Movie Day returns for another celebration of films by you, your
  parents, your grandparents, your neighbors, genuine strangers and total
  weirdos. HMD 2006 was an overwhelming success with events in over 40
  cities throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. This year
  promises to be bigger and better because YOU will be bringing YOUR 8mm,
  Super 8mm or 16mm films to Anthology where they will be inspected and
  projected for all to observe. Motion picture archivists will be on hand
  to discuss film preservation and to give tips on how to save your
  precious movies before it is too late. Sorry, but only films will be
  screened at this event, which means NO HOME VIDEOS (however video-makers
  should definitely come and see what they are missing). Screenings will
  be first come, first served and we will not be able to screen more than
  one or two reels per person. Whether it is the day you lost your first
  tooth, an unknown cousin's graduation or Grandpa in his Cadillac, we
  want to see those movies! Please contact
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New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  Dir: Ken Jacobs. We continue the Home Movie Day festivities with this
  all too rarely seen film from avant-garde master and earnest appreciator
  of amateur films, Ken Jacobs. Expect a few surprise reels along with
  this captivating investigation of yesteryear Brooklyn. "Filmed by Stella
  Weiss and family, chance-assembled by Ken Jacobs from uncut 100-foot
  lengths. Alternating sound and image. Image must travel at silent speed.
  Sound-to-tape precedes and follows silent image. 40 minutes film plus
  ca. 12 minutes sound. My wife Flo's family as recorded by her Aunt
  Stella. The title is no intended put-down but a simple statement of
  fact, as I see it. Brooklyn was a place made up of many little villages;
  a near-shtetl is pictured here all in the space of a storefront." -K. J.

Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
3pm, 1515 12th Ave

  AUGUST 11, Sat. at 3 PM THE LAST SLIDE PROJECTOR (Paige Sarlin, USA,
  2007, BETA, 59min) A HOME MOVIE DAY MEMORIAL If you grew up before
  PowerPoint, you've surely spent at least a few hours in a darkened room
  as someone clicked through a carousel of slide transparencies and,
  probably, bored you. But as they say, you don't know what you've got
  'til it's gone. When artist/filmmaker Paige Sarlin heard that Eastman
  Kodak was bowing to the digital age and halting its production of slide
  projectors in 2004, she began a project that resulted in the documentary
  film THE LAST SLIDE PROJECTOR. Screening followed by curated selection
  of local personal slide shows.


Brooklyn, New York: BWAC
1 PM, 499 Van Brunt St, Red Hook

  Electra Elf Episode Two: MAGGOT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 20 min Maggot Master
  (Mike Amato) with his partner Red Snapper (Marguerite Van Cook) and
  Super Ulcer (Lloyd Floyd) terrorize Hummerville, creating mass
  claustrophobia thru the use of Replicant Tourists. Electra Elf Episode
  Three: OLD MAN & THE SEA MONKEY, 28 min features Big Mike as King
  Neptune whose undersea kingdom is populated by a harem of fighting
  mermaids,crab-men and radioactive sea monkeys. His plan: to destroy the
  world with an ozone depletion ray unless Electra Elf Rev Jen and Fluffer
  stop him. Electra Elf Episode Six: In I, NAUSEUS, 28 min super-slumlords
  the Bickersons enlist Bi Polar Bear to freeze out unwanted tenants and a
  radioactive radiator shows up. Electra Elf Episode Seven: HELLBOUND
  HEIRESSES, 28 min Icky and Bareass Hellbound embark on a coke binge and
  arson spree while starving their pet chihuahua Neuter. Episode Ten: OF
  LICE & MEN, 28 min Hate radio host Rush Lintball (Chuck Funk) becomes
  Capt SUV and goes on a rampage, abducting community activist Randall
  Black (Irving Gregory) while Michael Jackoff and Rev Al Charlatan hold a
  press conference. Electra Elf Episode Fourteen: Vile Buddies, 28 min
  Tantalus (Alison Gordy) a lady wrestler on a flying bat and Brenda
  (Brenda Bergman) face Electra Elf in the squared circle after Fluffer is
  arrested for trespassing in Gramercy Park. Electra Elf Episode 16: NO
  PLAGUE LIKE HOME (28 min) attacks the 9/11 inside job, verichip
  technology and TV brainwashing with the vocal talents of Vox. This
  controversial episode of the acclaimed Electra Elf series is ironically
  among our most beloved, especially with truth seekers. Filthy Rich, (3
  min) is a new music video starring Neon Music. Tom Thumb (3 min) was
  shot in Copenhagen, Denmark and stars Kajtek Zedd. Ecsatasy In Entropy
  (15 min) stars Annie Sprinkle, Brenda Bergman, World Famous BOB and
  Taylor Mead. Police State (18 min) a film in the permanent collection of
  the Museum of Modern Art is a black comedy about police brutality
  starring Nick Zedd, Rockets Redglare & Willoughby Sharp. Thrust In Me (8
  min) was co-directed with R. Kern in 1984 and stars Nick Zedd in duel

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