From: Kim Knowles (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2008 - 05:20:04 PDT
DIVERSIONS: A FESTIVAL
OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO
8-11 MAY 2008
Edinburgh's first experimental film festival runs over four days and includes
over 50 short, medium and feature-length films, from historical classics to new
works from the US, Britain and France.
This year's highlight is a PETER ROSE RETROSPECTIVE (Saturday 10th,
6pm). Peter will be coming over from Philadelphia to show a selection of film
and video works, including The man who could not see far enough, Secondary
Currents, Pneumenon, Omen, Odysseus in Ithaca and his
most recent Studies in Transfalumination. He'll also be giving a talk
entitled "The Apostrophes of Dimension: films and videos by Peter
Rose" at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 9th May at 11am.
Other special guests include PIP CHODOROV, who will be presenting 'OUTSIDE
THE BOX: A HISTORY OF PLAYING WITH FRAMES' (Thursday 8th, 6pm), a mini
historical overview of experimental film, including works by Hans Richter,
Oscar Fischinger, Peter Kubelka, Paul Sharits, Stan Brakhage, Maurice Lemaitre,
Friedl Kubelka, Olivier Fouchard, plus Chodorov's latest film Faux
FREDERIQUE DEVAUX will also be here (Saturday 10th, 3.15pm), to present
some of her own works, as well as a selection of her favourites, including Dimly
Lit Room, a live film performance by SAMI VAN INGEN.
Other festival highlights include a focus on MAY 68 (Sunday 11th, 1pm
and 3pm), featuring Le Soulèment de la jeunesse (Maurice Lemaitre,
1968), Détruisez-vous (Serge Bard, 1968) and Cinétracts (Chris
Marker et al, 1968), and a section entitled SCENES FROM NEW YORK, with
films by Joel Schlemowitz, M.M. Serra and Jennifer Reeves.
For more information see www.diversionsfilmfestival.co.uk
DIVERSIONS is a collaboration between the Film Studies department of the
University of Edinburgh and Filmhouse cinema.
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