Part 1 of 2: This week [October 13 - 21, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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Part 1 of 2: This week [October 13 - 21, 2007] in avant garde cinema

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Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, TN, USA; Deadline: November 16, 2007)
The Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Deadline: November 09, 2007)
EMPAC (troy,ny,usa; Deadline: February 15, 2008)
LIFT (Toronto; Deadline: November 15, 2007)

Byron Bay Film Festival (Byron Bay, NSW, Australia; Deadline: October 31, 2007)
MONO NO AWARE Film Event (Brooklyn, NY USA; Deadline: November 09, 2007)
Signal & Noise (Vancouver, BC, Canada; Deadline: November 01, 2007)
Black Maria Film + Video Festival (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Deadline: November 16, 2007)
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco, California, USA; Deadline: October 31, 2007)
Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, TN, USA; Deadline: November 16, 2007)
The Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Deadline: November 09, 2007)
LIFT (Toronto; Deadline: November 15, 2007)

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 * Tony Conrad Performance Forty-Five Years On the Infinite Plain [October 13, Brussels]
 * Beyond/In Western New York Media Artist Michael Snow At Hallwalls [October 13, Buffalo, New York]
 * Colen Fitzgibbon: Your Basic Film [October 13, Cambridge, Massachusetts]
 * The Animation Show: Cartune Xprez Presents 2nd Xcape, A Collection of
    Animated videos, With Live Performances By Jim Trainor, Caroline
    Nutley, Suzie Silver and Hilary Harp [October 13, Chicago, Illinois]
 * <B>Boxcar</B> [October 13, Detroit, Michigan]
 * Festival Award Winners Marathon [October 13, Los Angeles, California]
 * Films By Bruce Baillie [October 13, New York, New York]
 * Explosions Into Color: New Zealand Experimental Film 1980-84 [October 13, New York, New York]
 * E X P A N D E D Cinema Spectacular [October 13, San Francisco, California]
 * A Sunday Afternoon With Tony Conrad [October 14, Brussels]
 * Catching Up With James Benning - Ten Skies [October 14, Los Angeles, California]
 * Films In Real Time 1970-79 [October 14, New York, New York]
 * Scratching the Surface: Experiments In New Zealand Animation After Len
    Lye [October 14, New York, New York]
 * New Films From Canyon Cinema [October 14, San Francisco, California]
 * The Best of Platform International Animation Festival [October 15, Los Angeles, California]
 * Nostalgia [October 15, San Francisco, California]
 * The Communal Dreamstate, Introduced By Jennifer Reeves [October 16, Columbus, Ohio]
 * One Minute [October 16, Manchester, UK]
 * Pulse Performace By Ray_xxxx [October 16, Montreal, Quebec]
 * Still/Moving: Still Photography In the Moving Image. Part 1: Speed of
    Light [October 17, Atlanta, Georgia]
 * Highly Defined: New Works From the Voom Hd Lab [October 17, Berkeley, California]
 * Notebook: the Films of Marie Menken [October 18, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Light Work Mood Disorder / He Walked Away, Jennifer Reeves and Anthony
    Burr Live [October 18, Columbus, Ohio]
 * Subversion: the Definitive History of Underground Cinema [October 18, London, England]
 * Double vision - Experimental Shorts [October 18, Montreal, Quebec]
 * Time To Dwell: Selections From the 20th Edition of Toronto's Images
    Festival [October 18, New York, New York]
 * Experimental Shorts Program [October 18, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair Film Festival [October 19, Baltimroe]
 * The Crypto-Zoetropical Pursuit [October 19, Portland, Oregon]
 * Joseph Cornell: Essential Cinema From Anthology Film Archives: Program
    Two [October 19, San Francisco, California]
 * Still/Moving: Still Photography In the Moving Image. Part 2: Pictures
    Worth A Thousand Words [October 20, Atlanta, Georgia]
 * Ken Jacobs: Star Spangled To Death [October 20, Brussels]
 * Caroline Koebel: City Film Berlin [October 20, New York, New York]
 * Lynne Sachs’ I Am Not A War Photographer [October 20, San Francisco, California]
 * Ken Jacobs & Aki Onda: Nervous Magic Lantern Performance [October 21, Brussels]
 * Filmforum Presents You Pick ‘Em! A Selection of Experimental Films From
    Canyon Cinema [October 21, Los Angeles, California]
 * Films By Stan Brakhage [October 21, New York, New York]
 * Belson / Baillie / Crockwell [October 21, New York, New York]
 * Experiments In High Definition [October 21, San Francisco, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Brussels: ARGOS
20:30, BOZAR Brussels

  Sa 13.10.2007 // 20:30 Tony Conrad & guest musicians: Forty-five Years
  on the Infinite Plain (1972-2007) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais
  des Beaux-Art entry fee: 9/7 euro organised by ARGOS (
  and BOZAR CINEMA ( The influence of violinist, composer,
  film and videomaker Tony Conrad (US, 1940) cannot be overestimated: he
  was one of the originators of the Minimalist music movement and a key
  figure in the experimental film scene in New York during the 1960s. He
  was co-founder of the 'Theatre of Eternal Music' collective (with John
  Cale, LaMonte Young and Angus MacLise), which developed a new musical
  language counter to any existing conventions of the time, and labeled as
  "dream music". Music was thus set free from the stronghold of musical
  'high' culture, by putting improvisation and participation above
  compositional authoritarianism, and by focusing on the aspect of
  listening itself through a new use of harmonic intervals. With his
  audiovisual Conrad also questions and undermines the laws of looking and
  listening. In his best-known film, The Flicker (1966), he searched for a
  visual equivalent of musical consonance, which resulted in a bombardment
  of stroboscopic flashes, producing optical color effects in their turn.
  After his collaboration with the Krautrock formation Faust during the
  1970s Conrad chose to lecture full time at the media faculty of Buffalo
  University. Since his work was brought back to attention in the 1990s he
  is more active than ever in a wide range of areas. Created in New York
  in 1972, the performance Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain seems to
  be the ideal synthesis of Tony Conrad's research: his structural
  approach to cinema unites with his minimal and open approach to music.
  Four projectors showing a hypnotic and flashing film loop are joined by
  musicians, producing continuous sound chords. The result is a suspended
  audiovisual environment, which is reflective and unravels very slowly;
  "very meditational and very terrific", as Conrad put it himself. This
  event creates a great opportunity to live this historic performance,
  never presented in Belgium, in a revised form : Forty-five Years on the
  Infinite Plain. As Conrad explains himself : "In revising "Ten" to
  "Forty-five", I am addressing a broader chronological perspective,
  relocating to a different social allegory, and accessing the plural
  tools that encompass a more contemporary "minimalism." The "subject"
  that is, the viewer—is still at the center of the work; but now the
  polyvalence of subjectivity is recognized in a figural usage of
  heterophony and antiphony. A solo cello challenges the lead instrument,
  and the audience area is divided in half. Musical figures invoke
  divisiveness, over the unitary ground of the drone. There are two
  distinct rhythms to follow, further dividing the subject's attention.
  These elements of what would have been seen in 1972 as "confusion"
  instead, i n today's heterotopia, reflect and invite access to a
  subjectivity that is more "true to life," more centered on the plain
  where we stand." "A work that relates to time but exists independent of
  points in time refers to the obverse side of time, beyond the
  possibility of measuring it with markings: duration. Yet unmeasured
  duration, in principle, is a kingdom entirely at the command of the
  recipient and his or her subjectivity." Diedrich Diedrichsen, Time and
  Dream: Tony Conrad's Yellow Movies Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain
  (1972), like some other works of the psychedelic era, commingles starkly
  formal abstraction with introspective romanticism. Its insistent
  conflation of quasi-religious spectacle with materialist minimalism
  follows a path marked out by Rothko, Cage, Andre, and many others. Today
  these elements have lost their radicalism; even the political conviction
  of that time, that such work could make contact, through its spiritual
  insistence, "with the political real behind the culture of commodity and
  spectacle" (as Diedrichsen puts it), seems problematic and thin. please
  contact Stoffel Debuysere - email suppressed for more info

Buffalo, New York: Hallwalls
7pm, 341 Delaware Ave.

  As part of Buffalo's regional biennial Beyond/In Western New York,
  Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to host an evening with
  media artist Michael Snow—our first-ever visiting filmmaker (January
  1975!). Snow, whose "SSHTOORRTY" (2005) is also installed at the
  Albright Knox Art Gallery, returns to Hallwalls on Saturday, October 13,
  2007 at 7pm to present a selection of recent works. The screening
  includes the digital short "The Living Room" (2000); "Triage" (16mm
  2004), a dual projection and collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Carl
  Brown and composer John Kamevaar; and "REVERBERLIN" (2006), his feature
  length work that integrates footage of CCMC, the free improvisation
  music ensemble co-founded by Snow in 1974. In addition to Snow,
  Hallwalls will also host presentations and performances by Beyond/In
  media artists Stephanie Rothenberg (Oct. 4 at 8pm), Jeremy Bailey (Oct.
  20 at 8pm), and Dorothea Braemer (Nov. 3 at 8pm). For more info please
  visit: Seating in our intimate cinema
  is limited. For advanced tickets, please call Hallwalls Media Arts
  Director Carolyn Tennant at 716-854-1694 or at carolyn [at]

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Balagan Experimental Film/Video Series
7:30, Carpenter Center at Harvard University, 24 Quincy St., Room B04

  Balagan and Mass Art Film Society present: "Colen Fitzgibbon: Your Basic
  Film" with special guests Coleen Fitzgibbon, Saul Levine, Scott
  MacDonald, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder. Balagan is delighted to bring a
  special retrospective screening to Boston of the rarely screened works
  of Coleen Fitzgibbon. Fitzgibbon was active as an experimental film and
  video artist under the pseudonym "Colen Fitzgibbon" between the years
  1973-1980. A student of Owen Land (aka "George Landow") and Stan
  Brakhage during her years as a film/video student at Art Institute of
  Chicago (1971-73), she later attended the Whitney Museum of American
  Art's Independent Study Program under Ron Clark (1973-74), studying with
  international artists such as Michael Snow, Yvonne Rainer, Vito Acconci,
  Donald Judd, and Dennis Oppenheim. Between the years 1973-1976
  Fitzgibbon made some of her most rigorous experimental work to date on
  16mm and super 8 film, screening at numerous international film
  festivals and museums, including EXPRMNTL 5 at Knokke-Heist in Belgium,
  Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Anthology Film Archives,
  Collective For Living Cinema, and Millennium Film Workshop in New York.
  Thanks to the caring and meticulous preservation work of Sandra Gibson
  and Luis Recoder, Balagan is thrilled to be able to bring Coleen's films
  back to the screen and into the contemporary dialogue of American
  avant-garde film history. Also screening: "Note to Coleen" by Saul
  Levine. Discussion moderated by Scott MacDonald. This event is free!

Chicago, Illinois: Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival
6 pm, Around the Coyote Gallery, 1935 ½ W. North Ave.

  CARTUNE XPREZ presents 2ND XCAPE, an animated glimpse into the fantastic
  universes of 7 American artists. From the ever-morphing pencil
  animations of Bruce Bickford to Takeshi Murata's shimmering digital
  explosions, each artist subjectively navigates an assault of visual
  culture using their DIY (Do-It-Yourself) sensibilities. Follow these
  videos through a landscape of shrunken technology as they escape with
  visions of a strange new world. Featuring Bruce Bickford, Martha
  Colburn, Adrian Freeman, Hooliganship, Shana Moulton, and Takeshi
  Murata. Live Performances featuring: The Presentation Theme, by Jim
  Trainor (drawings) and Caroline Nutley (music), a comic-strip slide show
  with music. And AV Lodge, a collaborative project of Hilary Harp and
  Suzie Silver, featuring a live-video variety show, which draws
  inspiration equally from the Sonny & Cher Show and Oskar Schlemmer's
  Triadic Ballet. The performance blends live video and sound with robotic
  controllers and original video clips.

Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Film Center
7pm, 1227 Washington Blvd.

  The Detroit Film Center's screening series devoted to exhibiting
  experimental and documentary short film and video. This installment
  features a sample of work from some of the most innovative filmmakers
  presently working in the US. Program: Matt Meindl (Lollygagger)
  Potter-Belmar Lab (Pandora's Bike) Ariana Gerstein (Alice Sees the
  Light) Ryan Marino (Point of Beginning) Moira Tierney (You can't keep a
  good snake down) Rob Tyner (October of This Year) Walter Ungerer (91 Le
  Grand) @ the Detroit Film Center 1227 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI
  48226 Doors @ 7pm Films roll @ 8pm $5 general admission. $3 students and
  elderly, current DFC students FREE 313.961.9936

Los Angeles, California: Redcat
2pm- Midnight, 631 W. 2nd St

  A quartet of award winners—from the Locarno, Tokyo, Vienna and Cannes
  festivals—are questioning gender and family relationships and the place
  of women in contemporary China. Each screening: $9 [students $7] Sat
  Marathon: $9 for one film, $13 for two, $17 for three and $20 for all
  four films 2 pm Screening Sheng Zhimin: Bliss (Fu Sheng) Hong
  Kong/China, 2006, 96 min., 35mm A man receives the ashes of his ex-wife;
  a young delinquent discovers love; a couple is in a crisis. In Sheng's
  sensitive, multilayered drama, bliss comes in subtle yet illuminating
  ways. 4:00 pm Screening Zhang Lu: Grain in Ear (Mang Zhong) China/South
  Korea, 2005, 110 min., 35mm A young Korean-Chinese woman lives with her
  little boy on the city outskirts, selling kimchi. Long takes and
  painterly compositions suggest her complex interior life—with a twist!
  7:45 pm Screening Li Yu: Dam Street (Hong Yan) China, 2005, 93 min.,
  35mm A major female voice in Chinese cinema, Li deciphers the troubled
  personal life of a young singer in a down-and-out Sichuan opera troupe.
  9:45 pm Screening Ying Liang and Peng Shan: The Other Half (Ling Yiban)
  China, 2006, 111 min., DVCAM Through frontal composition, fractured
  narration and a savvy mixture of documentary and fiction, the film shows
  how sexual impasse and industrial catastrophes intersect in a Sichuan

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
6:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  Dir: Bruce Baillie. MASS FOR THE DAKOTA SIOUX (1963-64, 21 minutes,
  16mm) . QUIXOTE (1964-65, 45 minutes, 16mm). Meditations on America by a
  filmmaker whom Willard van Dyke once called the most American of all
  contemporary filmmakers. Annette Michelson has referred to Bruce Baillie
  as one of the few American political filmmakers.

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

  In the early 1980s a generation of filmmakers emerged in New Zealand
  mixing art world sensibilities with cinema. Writing about his film MOUTH
  MUSIC, director Gregor Nicholas cited references "made in the spirit of
  affection and irony" to filmmakers including Carl Dreyer, Kenneth Anger
  and Andy Warhol. While EXPLOSIONS INTO COLOR demonstrates the influence
  of the 20th century avant-garde cinema in New Zealand, it also captures
  a group of filmmakers in tune with contemporary themes of race, politics
  and industrial culture. . Please note that all films are shown on video.
  Original formats are noted for each title. City Group MONKEY (1978, 9
  minutes, Super 8mm). City Group was an Auckland-based collective of
  artists and filmmakers that emerged in the early 80s with the production
  of a number of radical non-narrative films. . City Group SPRINGBOK
  (1981, 15 minutes, Super 8mm). Springbok combines dance, symbolic
  figures of fascism and a discordant soundtrack in an eerie and dark
  meditation on racial intolerance. . Richard Von Sturmer, Charlotte
  Wrightson, Derek Ward THE SEARCH FOR OTTO (1986, 16 minutes, Super 8mm).
  A woman develops an obsession with a masculine figure from her dreams
  who escapes into the imaginative world of an Egyptian landscape, leaving
  behind a series of objects, a punching bag, an ashtray, an open book..
  Gregor Nicholas MOUTH MUSIC (1981, 15 minutes, 16mm). MOUTH MUSIC opens
  with a series of brilliantly lit talking heads, accompanied by music,
  followed by an abstract series of images: a body builder, a woman, a
  painter at work, a couple arguing. Chris Knox TURNING BROWN AND TORN IN
  TWO (1983, 4 minutes, 16mm). Inspired by the strobe energy of Tony
  Conrad's THE FLICKER and the direct-to-film techniques of Len Lye, Knox
  mixes live-action, collage, stop-motion and animation to create films
  that double as music videos. Gregor Nicholas BODYSPEAK (1983, 10
  minutes, 16mm). BODYSPEAK juxtaposes elaborate dances from different
  cultures (a Samoan ceremonial dance, a drum dance from the Cook Islands,
  and a Tango). Fetus Productions FLICKER (1985, 4 minutes, 16mm).
  Emerging in the late 1970s, Fetus Productions traversed music, art,
  experimental film and fashion, and played a key role in the development
  of international Industrial Culture.

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

  We're hoisting our super-wide screen for—count 'em—FOUR
  double-projection performances in this ambitious celebration of cinema
  in real time. Katherin McInnis and Ben Furstenberg debut a stereoscopic
  psychogeographic tour of the Mission's legendary Woodward Gardens. Kerry
  Laitala and Stephen Parr juxtapose 16mm Sex-Ed films—male and female—in
  Human Sexual Response. Eliot Daughtry and Kriss De Jong of Killer
  Banshee engage in a live twin-image audio-visual dialogue, The Effort
  Was in Peril, whilst Thurston Graham conjures up sonic counterpoint.
  Melinda Stone and Sam Sharkey open the show with a new bouncing-ball
  sing-a-long. Come early to sip absinthe and interact with Craig
  Baldwin's Robo-strobo-scope! *$7.


Brussels: ARGOS
18:00, ARGOS Brussels

  Su 14.10.2007 // 18:00 A Sunday Afternoon with Tony Conrad organised by
  ARGOS ( and BOZAR Cinema ( During the
  last film festival in Rotterdam, Tony Conrad electrocuted a film reel,
  which produced light flashes and sparks. He then developed the images in
  a bucket and screened them before a baffled and highly amused audience.
  Apart from lecturing at Buffalo University, New York, this filmmaker,
  video maker and musician is also a brilliant pedagogue with an inspiring
  sense of humour. This lecture is the perfect introduction to Tony
  Conrad's work, a trajectory through over forty years of radical

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

  Ten Skies (2004, 16mm, color, sound, 109 minutes). Ten ten-minute static
  shots - ten different skies, as they are affected by the landscapes and
  the atmospheric/ environmental conditions below them.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:00, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  In the early 1970s the New Zealand art world began to blossom. During
  this time a post-object art movement was emerging, wherein artists
  turned their attention to performance activities. FILMS IN REAL TIME
  documents a range of activities from musical performance to the rigors
  of physical labor, sometimes completely raw and unedited, at other times
  crafted into records of time and place. Please note that all films are
  shown on video. Original formats are noted for each title. . Leon Narbey
  UNIVERSAL EBB AND FLOW (1971, 12 minutes, 16mm). Darcy Lange RUATORIA
  PART 2 / SHEARING PEKAMA (1974, 9 minutes, video). Gray Nicol DUCK
  CALLING (1978, 4 minutes, video). Andrew Drummond NGAURANGA SET. 20
  DIRECTIONS IN AN ENCLOSURE (1978, 6 minutes, video). Ted Nia [NEW
  (1979, 13 minutes, video). Bruce Barber WHATIPU BEACH PERFORMANCE (1973,
  9 minutes, Super 8mm).

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)

  In 2007 Len Lye stands as the pioneer, inspiration and point of
  reference for animation in New Zealand. While the influence of Lye's
  film work remains undisputed, SCRATCHING THE SURFACE reveals a handful
  of New Zealand animators with independent visions. . All films are
  presented on Beta. Original formats are noted for each title. John Henry
  STRATUS (from IMAGES) (1976, 10 minutes, video). STRATUS is one-third of
  a three-part videotape of elaborate abstract patterns with a jazz fusion
  soundtrack by Billy Cobham. Lissa Mitchell / Pictorial Research Group
  BOWL ME OVER (1995, 6 minutes, 16mm). A mini-epic South Island
  travelogue/road movie and homage to artists Colin McCahon, Mina Arndt
  and Rita Angus, by Wellington film maker Lissa Mitchell. Chris Knox
  NOTHING'S GOING TO HAPPEN (1981, 4 minutes, 16mm). Alternative music
  icon Chris Knox creates a piece of stop-motion absurdism in this music
  video for his band Tall Dwarfs. Chris Knox PHIL'S DISEASE DAY 1 (1981, 2
  minutes, 16mm). "I've got these pains.." Here Knox animates a stream of
  consciousness for the song PHIL'S DISEASE DAY 1. Lisa Reihana WOG
  FEATURES (1990, 7 minutes, 16mm). "WOG FEATURES uses animation and live
  action to address racism in culture and gender.. This politicised look
  at culture is almost on the edge of profanity." -Lisa Reihana . Douglas
  Bagnall / Pictorial Research Group THE FIRST FILM (1992, 3 minutes,
  Super 8mm). A soundtrack of crashing noise, bells, and distortion
  provides the background for streams of mosaic patterns that form and
  decay in startling succession. Glenn Standring LENNY MINUTE ONE (1993,
  12 minutes, 16mm). "Private Eye Lenny Minute is drawn into a web of
  surreal intrigue after a series of murders, leading him to confront the
  woman of his dreams as the first swords are drawn in the war between the
  sexes." -Glenn Standring. May Trubuhovich FELINE (1997, 6 minutes,
  16mm). A remarkable piece of claymation, FELINE investigates the
  possibilities of changing oneself in a world where physicality and
  identity are fluid.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (corner of Third)

  Tonight's program includes a sampling of new films recently placed into
  distribution with Canyon Cinema. All the works presented will be shown
  in 16mm or 35mm format to honor Canyon Cinema's devotion to promotion of
  the distribution and projection of motion picture film. Screening:
  Kosmos by Thorsten Fleisch, SSHTOORRTY by Michael Snow, Hot Leatherette
  by Robert Nelson, Bouquets 21-30 by Rose Lowder, Orchard by Julie
  Murray, Startle Pattern by Eric Patrick, You Be Mother by Sarah Pucill,
  Errata by Alexander Stewart, Ber-Lin 99/00 by Andre Lehmann.


Los Angeles, California: Redcat
8pm, 631 W. 2nd St

  This selection of highlights from the Platform Festival in Portland
  Oregon offers Los Angeles animation aficionados the rare opportunity to
  view the best and most daring work from a dizzying lineup.

San Francisco, California: SFAI Film Salon
7:30pm , SFAI Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut Street

  Plays of time, place, and recollection. Hollis Frampton's Nostalgia,
  complicates what we take as truth, present, past and future. The
  tensions between here and there are explored in Kurt Kren's 15/67 TV .
  Guy Sherwin's DaCapo is a sequence of visual and musical variations of a
  departing train, while, in Bruce Baillie's All My Life, the present
  moment inspires in color and song.


Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts
7:00 PM, 1871 N. High St.

  Jennfer Reeves, one of last year's Wexner Center Residency Award
  recipients in media arts, is concluding her work at the center this
  month. While she's here, the New York–based filmmaker presents an
  engaging program of handpicked films alongside a few samples of her own
  work. The selected films by Bruce Baillie, Su Friedrich, Matthias
  Mueller, Suzan Pitt, and Joyce Weiland have influenced and inspired
  Reeves by showing cinema's unique emotional and intellectual power to
  create free-association through montage. In this context, Reeves also
  shows her haunting hand-painted film Fear of Blushing and an excerpt
  from her acclaimed feature The Time We Killed (2004). (app. 97 mins.,

Manchester, UK:
8pm, Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK. M15 6JA

  One Minute A screening of Artists Video curated by Kerry Baldry Tuesday
  16th October at 8pm Contact Theatre Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6JA U.K.
  includes work by: Gordon Dawson, Steven Ball, Kerry Baldry, Erica
  Scourti, Deklan Kilfeather, Steve Hawley, Lynn Loo, Philip Sanderson,
  Andy Fear, David Leister, Phillip Warnell, Riccardo Iacono, Claire
  Morales, Unconscious Films, Laure Prouvost, Katherine Maynell, Claudia
  Digangi, Eva Rudlinger, Lilly Zinan Ding, Stuart Pound, Gordon Dawson,
  Tina Keane, Nick Herbert, Hilary Jack, Martin Pickles, Mark Wigan,
  Esther Johnson

Montreal, Quebec: @ Festival du Nouveau Cinema
2100, SAT : 1195, boul. St-Laurent

   Pulse by Ray_XXXX (Alain Thibault + Matthew Biederman, Montreal)
  Digital Audio, High Definition Generative Video Synthesis Performance
  Duration : 40 minutes Stereo "Pulse" is
  an audio-video performance based around the framework of an electronic
  pulsation iterated through time. In contemporary culture, the pulsation
  has become an essential element, namely in music. The idea of pulsation
  is closely related to techno culture, where analog and digital audio
  technologies have recently allowed the advent of a stable pulsation,
  without the variations that a human player might introduce. "Pulse" thus
  takes the language of techno culture by stressing the specific live
  experience where the experiment takes priority over emotion, where
  physical stimuli are paramount. The objective sought in "Pulse" will not
  be to present a composed work, with a pre-established scenario, via a
  traditional arc, but to produce a series of psychological states through
  which the witness will be able to build his own narrative. This program
  is part of the Double Vision tour (October 2007-January 2008). Double
  Vision is organized by The Images Festival (Toronto) and the Canadian
  Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC). These programs are a part of a
  touring project that is taking place in three pairs of partner cities in
  Canada and Europe. Both this program of Alain Thibault and Matthew
  Biederman's Pulse and the shorts program @ FNC on October 18 will be
  presented in Paris, France this November. Double Vision made possible
  thanks to the generous support of the Conseil des Arts du Canada.


Atlanta, Georgia: Eyedrum
8:00 PM, 290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Suite 8

  The "motion" in motion pictures is an illusion. Films are made up of a
  series of still images on a strip, cleverly manipulated during
  projection to fool us into seeing motion on the screen. "Speed of Light"
  is a journey through the ways in which still images uncover new ways of
  seeing movement. | Time-lapse photography allows film to condense a
  single day into just a few minutes, as in Jonas Mekas's charming study
  of a port in the south of France and Gary Beydler's dramatic landscape
  study Hand Held Day. | Beydler's delightful film Pasadena Freeway Stills
  is an ingenious frame-within-a-frame masterpiece. This elegant,
  influential experimental film remains highly regarded today. |
  Subversive, visually wild and often hilarious, Martin Arnold's tour de
  force film Pièce Touchée takes eighteen seconds from a Hollywood film
  and stretches it out, turns it upside down and backwards, loops tiny
  moments and turns the simplest movements of the actors into riots of
  latent meaning. Guy Sherwin (using countdown film leader) and Stan
  Brakhage (hand painting images of the cosmos) use hand printing and
  superimposition to dazzle the eye and mind, while Rose Lowder's
  "ecological cinema" makes dynamic use of overlapping imagery from
  natural spaces in the south of France (see below). | Meanwhile, in his
  Screen Tests, Andy Warhol turns the still portrait on its head by posing
  his subjects in front of a moving camera and asking them not to move
  (some play along, some don't!). | Program: Numero 4 (Pip Chodorov,
  1989), super-8, color, sound, 3 minutes (screened on 16mm); At the
  Academy (Guy Sherwin, 1974), 16mm, black & white, sound, 5 minutes Pièce
  Touchée (Martin Arnold, 1989), 16mm, color, sound, 16 minutes; selected
  Screen Tests (Andy Warhol, 1964-66), 16mm, black & white, silent, 9
  minutes; Pasadena Freeway Stills (Gary Beydler, 1974), 16mm, color,
  silent, 6 minutes; Cassis (Jonas Mekas, 1966), 16mm, color, sound, 4
  minutes; Voiliers et Coquelicots (Sailboats and Poppies) (Rose Lowder,
  2001), 16mm, color, silent, 3 minutes; Hand Held Day (Gary Beydler,
  1974), 16mm, color, silent, 6 minutes; Stellar (Stan Brakhage, 1993),
  16mm, color, silent, 2 minutes; Bouquets 21-30 (Rose Lowder, 2001-2005),
  16mm, color, silent, 14 minutes | STILL/MOVING is a Film Love event,
  programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film
  Love exists to provide access to great but rarely-screened films, and to
  promote awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde
  film. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of
  Creative Loafing in 2006.

Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
7:30 pm, 2575 Bancroft Way

  From Jennifer Reeves's hand-tooled optical ecstasy Light Work 1 to Fred
  Barney Taylor's Atlantis, a tantalizing treatment of the Brooklyn
  Bridge; from Ellen Zweig's pungent portrait of a Chinese opera star, The
  Lonely Girl, to Leighton Pierce's defined dive beneath the surface, My
  Person in the Water, now with deeper ridges to the roil, we can observe
  the medium magnified in its particular materiality of tone and depth.
  —Steve Seid as part of this event: The Lonely Girl by Ellen Zweig The
  Lonely Girl is a portrait of Chinese opera star, Qian Yi. Originally
  from Shanghai, she now lives in New York; she feels caught between two
  cultures, not really at home in either place. In this short video, Qian
  Yi prepares for a performance by putting on her makeup and costume. She
  rehearses several songs from the Kunqu opera, The Peony Pavilion, in
  which she sings about loneliness. In a series of interviews conducted
  both in Shanghai and in New York, Qian Yi remembers her childhood and
  talks about the aesthetics of her craft as an opera performer. This
  video depicts what home means to an immigrant, not just the location of
  home, but the home that lives inside a person's heart.


Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge
6:00 pm, 164 N. State St.

  One of the most significant filmmakers of New York's underground film
  scene in the 1950s and 1960s, Marie Menken inspired a generation of
  filmmakers—from Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga to Kenneth Anger, Stan
  Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas. Celebrated for her lyrical sensibility and
  improvisational style, Menken, according to Mekas, "filmed with her
  entire body, her entire nervous system," spinning her observations into
  luminescent haikus of color, texture, and light. Tonight's program
  (1961); NOTEBOOK (1962–63); GO! GO! GO! (1964); and ANDY WARHOL (1965).
  (1957–65, USA, 16mm, ca 70 min)

Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts
8pm, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Performance Space. Bldg 386, 1850 College Road

  Join us in the Performance Space for a unique evening of live
  collaboration as Jennifer Reeves presents two new films, both featuring
  dual 16mm projections with live music by Anthony Burr. In Light Work
  Mood Disorder, footage from educational films is fused (and sometimes
  literally sewn together) with beautifully abstract imagery created by
  affixing pharmaceuticals directly to the film, resulting in a poetic
  look at science, industry, medicine, and madness. He Walked Away layers
  shots and outtakes from earlier Reeves films on landscape, portraiture,
  and direct-on-film work in order to provide a radically new testimonial
  and reflection on the development of an artist. Burr's music involves
  pulsating computer loops and acoustic multitonal bass clarinet. (approx.
  70 mins., 16mmX2)

London, England: Wallflower Press
7.30PM, The Horse Hospital

  Subversive Cinema Book Launch Horse Hospital,
  Sunday 18 October, 7.30PM til late Tickets £4 To mark the publication of
  Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema, Wallflower
  Press will be holding a gala night of film and video from the London
  underground cinema club scene. With the author of the book, Duncan
  Reekie, acting as MC, the night will feature optic gems from the
  NO-BILITY of the NO-WAVE, rare documentary footage of the birth of the
  movement, sensational live performance, kaleidoscopic visuals and
  mystery guests. For more information about the book or event, please
  visit or e-mail (address suppressed)

Montreal, Quebec: @ Festival du Nouveau Cinema
1720, Cinema Parallele, 3536, boul. St-Laurent

  Double Vision - Montréal-Paris The IMAGES FESTIVAL (Toronto), Canadian
  Filmmakers Distribution Centre in collaboration with FNC, Montréal This
  program is a collection of five film and video pieces by francophone
  Canadian artists, both recent works and gems from the past. The artists
  in this program explore the natural/constructed landscape and the formal
  properties of the medium itself. Joanna Empain's Mouvances wanders over
  a landscape as the scenery alternates and metamorphoses. Imprint by
  Louise Bourque is a study of home and memory drawn from old home movie
  footage. Shot in a tunnel in Québec City, Alexandre Larose's 930
  juxtaposes views of both ends of the tunnel to present a passage from
  light to dark and vice versa. Vertige by Isabelle Hayeur is a study of
  the deserted landscape of an abandoned asbestos quarry. Closing the
  program is Marie-France Giraudon's Pharos, an homage to light houses and
  the terrain they inhabit. Double Vision is organized by The Images
  Festival (Toronto) and the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
  (CFMDC). These programs are a part of a touring project that is taking
  place in three pairs of partner cities in Canada and Europe. Both this
  shorts program along with Alain Thibault and Matthew Biederman's Pulse
  will be presented in Paris, France this November. Double Vision made
  possible thanks to the generous support of the Conseil des Arts du
  Canada. Mouvances Joanna Empain Canada 2005 4 minutes, video Imprint
  Louise Bourque Canada | 1997 14 min., 16mm 930 Alexandre Larose Canada |
  2006 10 min., 16mm Vertige Isabelle Hayeur Canada | 2006 10 min., 16mm
  Pharos Marie-France Giraudon Canada | 2000 20 min., Vidéo

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

  Based in Toronto, the Images Festival is Canada's largest annual event
  devoted exclusively to independent and experimental film, video,
  installation, live performance and new media. In 2007, the festival
  celebrated its 20th anniversary and deadlines for submitting work for
  the 2008 edition (April 3-12) are coming up in November. This program
  brings together nine artists from Canada and abroad whose work
  demonstrates the range of work exhibited at this year's festival - from
  hand-wrought 16mm film and found-footage video narratives to beautifully
  photographed studies of landscapes both near and far. Shelley Niro TREE
  (2005, 5 minutes, video, sound). Pays homage to the "Keep America
  Beautiful" campaign from the early 1970s, recast with a mother-earth
  figure. Ton van Zantvoort PACK (2005, 4 minutes, video, sound).
  Juxtaposes the glares of a pack of wild dogs with the spiritual
  stillness of the ruins in Sukhothai. Rae Staseson FOR FELIX (2007, 7
  minutes, video, sound). FOR FELIX uses a single shot of a rusted swing
  set to construct a narrative of longing, loss and nostalgia. Smriti
  Mehra NEERANKALLU / WATERSTONE (2004, 7 minutes, video, sound). Smriti
  Mehra captures the rhythmic day-to-day life in Neeranakallu, her
  portrait of Bangalore's largest dhobi ghat or washermen's site. Aleesa
  Cohene READY TO COPE (2006, 7 minutes, video, sound). Edited from clips
  from horror and science fiction films, thrillers, self-help guides and
  motivational instruction videos, READY TO COPE is an impassioned record
  of collective anxiety. Katherine Jerkovic A TIME TO DWELL PART #1 (2006,
  10 minutes, video, sound). A pictorial study on landscapes of the coast
  that focuses its gaze on horizons and ships. Ben Rivers THE COMING RACE
  (2007, 5 minutes, 16mm, sound). A hand-processed 16mm film depicting a
  mass pilgrimage up a rocky mountain façade. David Dinnell MIDDEN
  (2006, 20 minutes, video, sound). Shot entirely with an old,
  malfunctioning security camera, MIDDEN documents the last vestiges of
  open space soon to give way to encroaching suburban sprawl in rural
  Ibaraki prefecture in Japan. Christina Battle THREE HOURS, FIFTEEN
  MINUTES BEFORE THE HURRICANE STRUCK (2006, 5 minutes, 35mm, silent). A
  collage animation based on accounts from victims of Hurricane Katrina
  portraying the calm preceding the storm.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: @ Imaginenative Film + Media Arts Festival
1700, Al Green Theatre, Bloor & Spadina,

  The Images Festival in conjunction with imagineNATIVE and LIFT (the
  Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) is pleased to present the
  Experimental Shorts Program as part of the 8th Annual imagineNATIVE Film
  + Media Arts Festival EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS PROGRAM @ Imaginenative Film +
  Media Arts Festival Thursday, October 18 2007, 5:00PM Al Green Theatre
  Admission 5$ Co-presented by Images
  Festival / LIFT Contact/Border: A Brief Lesson in History Dir. Spy
  Dénommé-Welch, 2007, Canada, 3 min 27 sec, Beta SP Dir. Terry Haines,
  2007, Canada, 4 min 7 sec, Beta SP Le Vieil Homme et la Rivère Dir.
  Wapikoni Mobile Media, Steven Chilton, 2007, Canada, 5 min 6 sec, Beta
  SP If You Where I Dir. James Diamond, 2007, Canada, 4 min 7 sec, Digital
  Beta Baktun Dir. Alex Meraz, 2007, USA, 5 min 24 sec, Beta SP, Kalak
  TOMORROW Dir. Michelle Latimer, 2007, Canada, 5 min, Digital Beta
  Finding Charlie Dir. Jason Krowe, 2007, Canada, 11 min 21 sec, Beta SP
  Naming/Claiming: A Brief Journey into Memory Space Dir. Spy
  Dénommé-Welch, 2007, Canada, 3 min 34 sec, Beta SP Mercy Side Dir.
  Travis Shilling, 2007, Canada, 23 min, Beta SP Demonstration of
  Indianness #31 Dir. Adam Garnet Jones, 2006, Canada, 3 min 30 sec, Beta
  SP Robin's Hood Dir. Kent Monkman, Gisèle Gordon, 2007, Canada, 6 min,
  Digital Beta


Baltimroe: Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair
11:00am to 9:00pm, 2640 St. Paul St.

  The 2007 Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair presents Baltimore's first-ever
  Radical Film Fest. Short and feature-length films with a broad focus on
  subversive narratives and uncovered histories of resistance. Topics from
  train-hopping and street art to radical activities in Detroit's auto
  factories and squatters' rights in Amsterdam. Just $5, for a whole day
  of films! 11AM-9PM on Friday, October 19. This is our first stab at an
  all-day screening event, and we are still confirming some of the
  following films: Who Is Bozo Texino? (Bill Daniel, 2006) Train on the
  Brain (Alison Murray, 2000) Finally Got The News (Stewart Bird, Rene
  Lichtman and Peter Gessner, 1970) Table, Bed, Chair (Robert Hack, 2007)
  True to My Pledge: Impunity in Oaxaca (Mal de Ojo TV, 2007) Hold Fast:
  Stories of maniac sailors, anarchist castaways, and the voyage of the
  S/V Pestilence (Moxie Marlinspike, 2007) Black Diamonds: Mountaintop
  Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice (Catherine Pancake, 2005)
  500 Years Later (Owen Alik Shahadah and M.K. Asante Jr., 2005) Sacco &
  Vanzetti (Peter Miller, 2007)

Portland, Oregon: Rererato
7pm, Rererato Gallery NE 42nd @ Sumner

  Cryptozoology, the study of hidden, unknown or mystery animals, is a
  field known for its inquiries into creatures like the Bigfoot and Loch
  Ness Monster. This marginal pursuit constitutes a challenge to
  established zoological authority by presenting alternative theories and
  new taxonomic models. Supposing there are Bigfeet in our midst, what
  sort of hidden, unknown and mystery animations exist? The artists
  included in the "Crypto-Zoetropical Pursuit"screening explore previously
  imperceptible sorts of moving image arts, from computer glitches to the
  outer limits of image-interpolation, circuit-bent nintendos to novel
  forms of audio-visual abstraction. Including works from a selection of
  audio-visual anomalists such as: LoVid (NYC), Gijs Gieskes
  (Netherlands), Eric Ostrowski (Seattle), noteNdo (Baltimore) Daniel
  Heila (Eugene) and other local, national and international artists.
  Plus! Held on the (all hallowed) eve of the 40th anniversary of the
  infamous Bigfoot filmstrip (recorded on October 20th 1967 by Roger
  Patterson and Bob Gimlin) this showcase will also include Jason Jones'
  "Son of Sasquatch" performance, Fortean Electronics from Ryan Dunn and
  Pulse Emitter, as well as the paranormal possibility spaces presented by

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
3:00pm, SFMOMA, 151 Third Street

  Shortly before his death in 1972, Cornell gifted his own films as well
  as his extensive film collection to Anthology Film Archives. Much of
  this work has been preserved by that institution and is exhibited
  regularly at that venue. These programs represent two of these recurring
  screenings."What Cornell's movies are is the essence of a home movie.
  They deal with things very close to us, every day and everywhere. Small
  things, not the big things. Not wars, not stormy emotions, dramatic
  clashes or situations. His images are much simpler. [...] The boxes, the
  collages, the home movies of Joseph Cornell are the invisible cathedrals
  of our age. That is, they are almost invisible, as are all the best
  things that man can still find today: They are almost invisible unless
  you look for them." (Jonas Mekas, 1970) Screening: Mulberry Street,
  Bookstalls; Vaudeville De-Luxe; By Night with Torch and Spear; New
  York–Rome–Barcelona–Brussels; Children; Boys' Games, Joanne, Union Sq.;
  and Cloches a travers les feuilles/ Claude Debussy.

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