Cinema Project's Spring 2008 Calendar Begins!

From: Jeremy Rossen (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Mar 31 2008 - 13:35:05 PDT

Hey Frameworkers,

Our Spring 2008 calendars are back from the printers, and soon to be online as well! Be on the lookout for an exciting new season of programs from CINEMA PROJECT. Our first program is work by Apichtapong Weerasethakul.

Cinema Project and The Northwest Film Center are delighted to present two programmes of short film and video by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the most radically original young filmmakers in contemporary world cinema. Best known by America audiences for his feature-length films, he has been simultaneously producing a body of short work influenced by avant-garde traditions which inventively mix narrative and documentary modes.

These two programmes begin with the contagiously joyful THE ANTHEM, a bizarre, bewildering recasting of the Thai National Anthem, which is customarily played before film screenings in Thailand. All of Weerasethakul’s signature trademarks are here: a quiet, suffused humanism, meticulous compositions, effortless fluidity, and a boundless exuberance and mystery that bespeak a kind of transcendence. The films that follow evince the director’s main themes, ranging from the nature of filmmaking itself (LIKE THE RELENTLESS FURY OF THE POUNDING WAVES and WORLDLY DESIRES - a commission by the Jeonju International Film Festival); to cultural commentary on Western perceptions of Thailand (MALEE AND THE BOY, THIRDWORLD), and the complexities of memory (0116643225059, MY MOTHER’S GARDEN). –- Andréa Picard

Special thanks to Jed Rapfogel of Anthology Film Archives

Much love,

Autumn Campbell & Jeremy Rossen

Mysterious Objects: The Short Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Co-Presented by Cinema Project & The Northwest Film Center
April 1st & 2nd 2008
7:30pm | $7
1219 S.W. Park Ave.
Portland Oregon USA

April 1st Program 1:
THE ANTHEM (2006, 5 minutes, 35mm)
WINDOWS (1999, 17 minutes, BetaSP)
MALEE AND THE BOY (1999, 27 minutes, BetaSP)
THIRDWORLD (1997, 17 minutes, BetaSP)

April 2nd Program 2:
THE ANTHEM (2006, 5 minutes, 35mm)
0116643225059 (1994, 5 minutes, BetaSP)
GHOST OF ASIA (2005, 8.5 minutes, BetaSP)
MY MOTHER'S GARDEN (2007, 7 minutes, BetaSP)
WORLDLY DESIRES (2005, 40 minutes, BetaSP)
EMERALD (2007, 12 minutes, BetaSP)
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