This week [April 26 - May 4, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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This week [April 26 - May 4, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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Wimbledon Shorts 2008 (London, UK.; Deadline: April 30, 2008)
Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: May 01, 2008)
Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (Seoul, Korea; Deadline: May 15, 2008)
OFF: true-school underground film festival (Lausanne, Switzerland; Deadline: August 01, 2008)
Renderyard Short Film Festival (London; Deadline: August 21, 2008)

HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Gympie, Australia; Deadline: May 28, 2008)
25 FPS - International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Zagreb, Croatia; Deadline: May 01, 2008)
Miwaukee International Film Festival (Milwaukee, WI., USA; Deadline: May 13, 2008)
Wimbledon Shorts 2008 (London, UK.; Deadline: April 30, 2008)
ATA Film & Video Festival (San Francisco; Deadline: May 15, 2008)
Antimatter Underground Film Festival (Victoria, BC, Canada; Deadline: May 30, 2008)
The 809 International New Image Art Festival (the 809 INIAF) (China; Deadline: May 01, 2008)
Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, IL USA; Deadline: May 15, 2008)
Volgograd International video festival Forward»2018 (Volgograd, Russia; Deadline: April 30, 2008)
Astronomical Unit (Buffalo, NY, USA; Deadline: May 30, 2008)
Village Building Convergence (Portland,Oregon USA; Deadline: April 30, 2008)
The Journal of Short Film (Columbus, OH USA; Deadline: May 06, 2008)
Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: May 01, 2008)
Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (Seoul, Korea; Deadline: May 15, 2008)

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 * Id Docs [April 26, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Madcat Women's International Film Festival 2008 Tour Presents “Id Docs” [April 26, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Experiments On Film #89: [April 26, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]
 * Lucha Libre + Rock'n'roll Made In Mexico [April 26, San Francisco, California]
 * Projection 2: Experiments In Diary Film [April 27, Dublin, Ireland]
 * Filmforum Presents Southern California video Artists, Part 2: Steve Fagin [April 27, Los Angeles, California]
 * Shine On: Films By Michael Robinson [April 27, San Francisco, California]
 * Ghost In the Reel Change [April 27, San Francisco, California]
 * Next Shorts 3 – Mapping Identity [April 27, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Best of Ottawa 07 [April 28, Los Angeles, California]
 * Deep In the Vault: Documentaries From the Ny Filmmakers Coop [April 28, New York, New York]
 * Films From Moviate: Caleb Smith: In Person [April 29, Reading, Pennsylvania]
 * Mass Art Film Society: Nothing That Is Not there and the Nothing That Is [April 30, Boston, Massachusetts]
 * Sfai Film Salon: Burning Star [April 30, San Francisco, California]
 * Calarts Film/Video Showcase, Long Form Showcase [May 1, Los Angeles, California]
 * The Films of Stephanie Barber [May 1, Seattle, Washington]
 * Third Eye Cinema 'the Films of Stephanie Barber' [May 1, Seattle, Washington]
 * Paradise Now! Essential French Avant-Garde Cinema, 1890–2008 [May 2, London, England]
 * Calarts Film/Video Showcase, Film Directing Showcase [May 2, Los Angeles, California]
 * Nathaniel Dorsky [May 2, Los Angeles, California]
 * Heather's Short Shorts: Rockabilly, Bluegrass and Honky-Tonk Hits [May 3, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Calarts Film/Video Showcase, Film and video Showcase [May 3, Los Angeles, California]
 * Skoller's Promise of Happiness [May 3, San Francisco, California]
 * Filmforum Presents Southern California video Artists, Part 2: Bruce &
    Norman Yonemoto [May 4, Los Angeles, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8pm, 5243 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor

  MadCat Women's International Film Festival travels to Chicago with a
  series of documentary films from the far reaches of the earth curated by
  Ariella Ben-Dov entitled, ID DOCS. Identity cannot be reduced to stats
  on a badge. It is both personal and public, elusive and fixed. Using a
  patient camera and lyrical imagery, these filmmakers gently probe how
  society, biology, place, and even appliances play a role in who we are
  and how we think of ourselves and others. The Widows' Coast by Janina
  Lapinskaite (Lithuania) a poetic portrait of the residents of a Baltic
  seacoast village whose lives are marked by painful loss. The heroes of
  the film are widows who face their seemingly tragic destiny with the
  strength and vitality usually reserved for the unscathed. The Market
  (Ana Husman, Croatia) A stop-motion homage to locally grown produce and
  tight-knit communities. The ladies of this Croatian market gregariously
  share the art of growing the perfect piece of fruit and how to prepare
  traditional preserves. But do not dare cross the unspoken boundary and
  handle the goods—these jolly ladies mean business. Lost Without You
  (Fiona McGee, Australia) trails a group of girls and their mobile
  phones. How attached can they get? Benidorm (Carolin Schmitz, Germany)
  In high tourist season eager sunbathers flock to Benidorm's concrete
  coast on the Mediterranean for its endless sun and cheap amusements. Off
  season, its residents are largely pensioners. Winner of the 2006 German
  Short Film Prize, this documentary examines the changing age structure
  of our society and its obligatory clichés through the lens of this small
  Spanish town. Portraits & Testimonies (Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, US) is
  part of a series of animated interviews, this film features Brazilian
  Cris Sequeira discussing her beliefs on life, death, and life after
  death. Miriam, Impression of Light (An Coenen, Belgium) chronicles an
  adopted albino girl as she navigates her world. How does it feel to be
  different in a world that strives for uniformity and perfection? I Am Me
  by Kathrin Resetarits (Austria) Twin win ballerinas Olga and Anastasia
  can be made to dress alike and look identical. But when they dance the
  part of the dying swan, their movements demonstrate two individual
  personalities. Following two sets of twins, the filmmaker explores the
  meaning of individuality in uncommon and everyday routine. For the full
  line-up go to

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00 pm, 5243 N. Clark St.

  Curated by Ariella Ben-Dov MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that
  exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women
  from around the globe. The Festival emphasizes work that is inventive
  and visionary. MadCat takes place each September in the Bay Area, and
  each winter and spring MadCat tours to over 20 museums, universities,
  art houses and microcinemas. Screening this evening is the program ID
  DOCS: Identity cannot be reduced to stats on a badge. It is both
  personal and public, elusive and fixed. Using a patient camera and
  lyrical imagery, these filmmakers gently probe how society, biology,
  place, and even appliances play a role in who we are and how we think of
  ourselves and others. Screening are the short films The Widows' Coast
  (25 min., Lithuania) by Janina Lapinskaite; The Market (9.5 min.,
  Croatia) by Ana Husman; Lost Without You (5.5 min., Australia) by Fiona
  McGee; Benidorm (19 min., Germany) by Carolin Schmitz; Portraits &
  Testimonies #3: Cris Sequeira, 1 min., USA) by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson;
  Miriam, Impression of Light (11.5 min., Belgium) by An Coenen; and I Am
  Me (30 min., Austria) by Kathrin Resetarits.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Jefferson Presents
9pm, Garfield Artworks 4931 Penn Ave.

  Wolf Vostell - "Four Films" (196*) 16mm, black and white, silent, 21
  min"The four films included in this reel are: SUN IN YOUR HEAD(1963);
  The first one, and the last one of the four, can also beperformed with
  actions and audience participation. All four filmsoriginated as parts of
  other shows performed by Vostell. -Jonas Mekas Malcolm LeGrice - "Talla"
  (1968) 16mm, black and white, silent, 19.75 min... is the most
  narrative/subjective film I have yet made. Because allthe material was
  shot by me in a week or so it has location continuity,which becomes very
  important in the film. --M. L. G. Tom Palazzolo - "Love It/Leave It"
  (1973) 16mm, color, sound, 14 min"LOVE IT/LEAVE IT is a raucous
  treatment of patriotic color, football,nudity and parades set to a
  refrain of 'Love It' and coalescing intoTom Palazzolo's nightmare
  rendition of America the Awful. It sounds thetheme song of this program
  [at the Whitney] and gives you a pretty goodstart on deciding to 'Leave
  It.'" -- Archer Winston, New York Post Werner Nekes - "Hurrycan" (1979)
  16mm, color & b/w, sound, 80.5 min"Hurrycan has nothing to do with
  whirlwinds, although in this Nekesfilm the pictures journey across the
  screen, excitedly, spasmodicallyand flickering. The title weds the
  element of haste with the notion ofa film can. Which in this case turns
  out to be something of a Pandora'sBox and contains expectations for a
  new way of seeing. A computerizedshutter system that Nekes had built now
  precisely controls thecomplicated interlocking of agitated images. The
  unexposed film runsthrough the camera several times in succession.
  According to apredetermined plan, only specific frames, so called
  'Kinefelder' (atleast two of them are needed to attain visual motion)
  are exposed. Whathas been filmed appears to be 'normal' enough on
  screen. Yet it seemssegmented, somehow new and assembled in a strange
  fascinating way.Nekes works with film images like a composer with
  polyphonicstructures. The motif appears in many variations.
  diverselysuper-imposed. conducted contrapuntually and in unison. Nekes
  callsthis prinicple 'polyvisual'. Art historians are familiar with
  suchmodes of perception since cubism, which operated with
  simultaneousviews of one and the same object." Barbara Hammer - "Pond &
  Waterfall" (1982) 16mm, color, silent, 15 min"The camera eye is like an
  amphibian that sees on two levels in itsjourney from underwater in a
  safe pond down to a violent, turbulentocean. -- Kathleen Hulser, Centre
  Georges Pompidou Brochure Michelle Handelman - "Safer Sexual Techniques
  in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1988) 16mm, color, sound, 10
  minWorking from the premise that there is no such thing as safe sex,
  thisfilm is designed as an arcane storybook with each sexual act
  beingcontained within a 100 ft.-roll of film. A structural film
  withcontent, each roll contains layers of sexual illusion amid
  subliminalmessages created by in-camera effects. The soundtrack starts
  from asingle cat's purr and is manipulated with each sexual act,
  creating aclimatic fever sounding like a buzzing chainsaw.

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

  In person, Gustavo Vazquez galvanizes our gallery with his new 50-min.
  doc on Mexican wrestling, Que Viva La Lucha! Gustavo returned to Tijuana
  many times over the years to capture these surreal scenes of extreme
  theater in the sports arena. The masks, costumes, and characters often
  draw on mythological figures like Robin Hood, or comic-book heroes like
  Spiderman, or even corrupt politicians, cops, and other villains. In the
  show's second half we premiere Lance Miccio's hr.-plus overview of the
  particular historical arc of Mexican Rock-including visits with legends
  Fito de la Parra, Javier Batiz, and Lalo Toral-from the innocent '50s,
  through the oppressive ban from '71 to '85, to the electronic present.
  Piñata! *$8.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2008

Dublin, Ireland: Experimental Film Club
4pm, Ha'penny Bridge Inn (upstairs)

  1927-b&w-16mm-silent-5min In the Springtime of 1927, Fischinger (better
  known for his painterly experimental animation pieces) had numerous
  debts caused partly by the inflation and crisis in Germany. On June the
  1st of that same year he left Munich on foot bound for Berlin bringing
  with him his camera and films. During three and a half weeks he wandered
  the secondary roads, filming image by image the people he met and the
  places he passed through. DONAL O´CEILLEACHAIR´S "WITH WIND & WHITE
  CLOUD" Experimental Documentary –NY-2005-b&w-super 8-5 min. Oskar
  Fischinger's 1927 film 'Walking from Munich to Berlin' was one of the
  first single-frame films ever made. In the space of three minutes (one
  camera roll) Fischinger traversed the length of Germany visually
  articulating the accelerated mode of modern life and anticipating the
  break-neck speed of the moving image that would come much later with the
  advent of MTV and television commercials. In 2003, Donal found himself
  in Istanbul for the premier CUZCO 1999. Intent on travelling over land
  to Berlin he made his way on Eastern European trains with a Super 8
  camera and a copy of Film Art: An Introduction. He pointed his camera
  out the window and 14 days, and 3,240 single frame images later (230 per
  day) this film was complete. WW&WC is a contemporary homage to
  Fischinger's inspired journey; travelling from the eastern tip of Europe
  and Istanbul's Bosphorous shores through Eastern Europe to the heart of
  Alexanderplatz in Berlin. WW&WC was originally conceived of as a dual
  projection film comprised of video with superimposed super 8 film
  projection. The video represents the filmmakers documentation of the
  'real' while the film, like a dream is closer to his memory of it. This
  copy displays the video only. Any dreams are 100% the viewers. JONAS
  MEKAS´ "LOST LOST LOST" Diaries, Notes and Sketches filmed 1949-1963,
  edited 1976 – 16mm- b/w & colour 60 minute extract from 180'. Poet and
  hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas invented the diary
  form of film-making. Born in Lithuania in 1922, and displaced from his
  homeland by the Soviet and Nazi invasions. Lost Lost Lost comprises
  fourteen years of filming, starting from his arrival in America as a
  political refugee. It documents the New York counterculture of the 50's
  and the development of Mekas' own filming style. "The period I am
  dealing with in these six reels was a period of desperation, of attempts
  to desperately grow roots into the ground, create new memories. In these
  six painful reels I tried to indicate how it feels to be an exile, how I
  felt in those years. They describe the mood of a Displaced Person who
  hasn't yet forgotten his native country but hasn't yet gained a new one.
  The sixth reel is a transitional reel, where I begin to find moments of
  happiness. New life begins …." Jonas Mekas " The borderline is fading
  between an artifact – an 'ouvre d'art', conceived as such, a pure
  product of stylized imagination – and what can be described as a poet's
  account of events; as sincere and as honest as only a poet's account can
  be. Maybe Jonas Mekas' Lost Lost Lost has just marked the beginning of a
  new genre. In the line of Gide, of a Sarte, of a Malraux. But in film."
  Antonin J. Liehm, Thousand Eyes.

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

  In conjunction with the Getty's California video exhibition, Filmforum
  highlights the work of four artists whose work cries out for more
  exhibition – significant pieces by fine artists of their media. Steve
  Fagin in person tonight with Oliver Kahn (2003, 55 min) and Zero Degrees
  Latitude (1993, 60 min), introduced by curator Rita Gonzales. Los
  Angeles Filmforum, at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, at Las
  Palmas. Sunday April 27, 2008. 7:00 pm. General admission $9,
  students/seniors $6, free for Filmforum members. The Egyptian Theatre has a validation
  stamp for the Hollywood & Highland complex. Park 4 hours for $2 with
  validation. Advance ticket purchase now available through Fandango
  through the American Cinematheque website,

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30 pm, 701 Mission St/YBCA

  Michael Robinson In Person. Since 2000, Michael Robinson has created a
  body of work exploring the poetics of loss and the dangers of mediated
  experience, a cinema of ambivalent melancholy and existential danger.
  The General Returns from One Place to Another pits a cynical Frank
  O'Hara monologue against an ominous vibrating landscape. And We All
  Shine On is a machine-eyed vision of a post-apocalyptic paradise. Light
  Is Waiting, in which a Full House episode "devours itself from the
  inside out," excavates a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea.
  Frequently working with abjected imagery—forgotten television,
  mid-century magazines—and overly familiar pop songs, Robinson's work
  flirts with a resigned pessimism, yet dares to find hope in the very
  heart of despair. Also screening: Tidal, Victory Over the Sun, You Don't
  Bring Me Flowers, Chiquitita and the Soft Escape and All Through the
  Night. $10, general; $6, members, students, disabled, seniors.

San Francisco, California: Artists Television Access
8pm, 992 valencia st at 21 st

  Sunday, April 27, 2008. 8PM $6 GHOST in the REEL CHANGE EYE-FULL FILMS
  and ATA present: A night of experimental films with live music by GHOST
  IN THE HOUSE and REEL CHANGE. Featuring: Tom Nunn – homemade
  instruments, Karen Stackpole – gongs, percussion, Kyle Bruckmann – oboe,
  English horn, David Michalak – lap steel, Andrew Voigt – saxophones and
  Ann Dental - cello This show will open with a candlelit set of music by
  perform live soundtracks for Death of a Hollywood Extra (1928), Ghosts
  Before Breakfast (1928) and a set of films by David Michalak including:
  Reaching For The Trigger, Regenbogen, See What You See and others. David
  Michalak is celebrating over 30 years of filmmaking and plays "avant"
  lap steel guitar. He formed REEL CHANGE to perform soundtracks for his
  films in 1999 with Andrew Voigt (ROVA co-founder) and Tom Nunn
  (instrument builder, Tom Waits etc.) GHOST IN THE HOUSE was formed in
  2004 with "The Gongwoman" Karen Stackpole, Kyle Bruckmann and Tom Nunn
  to perform movie music without the movies. Tonight's show combines the 2
  groups for maximum effect.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
4:45PM, Innis Town Hall - 2 Sussex Avenue

  NEXT SHORTS 3 – Mapping Identity Co-presented with Images Festival
  Lovely Andrea D: Hito Steyerl / Austria / 2007 / 30 min A filmmaker
  searches for an old photo spread of herself as a Japanese "rope bondage"
  model and turns up a universal critique of identity and censorship. Cock
  Fight Song D:Lilibeth Cuenca / Denmark / 2006 / 3 min Lilibeth Cuenca
  explores the national sport of her native Philippines, cockfighting.
  Blending the pop music persona of a half-plucked dancing cock with
  bloody documentary footage of real fights and betting, she critiques
  male domination and macho culture. Je suis une bombe D: Elodie Pong /
  Switzerland / 2006 / 6 min An erotic dancing panda bear is a woman's
  alter ego and a filmmaker's commentary on sexuality and persona.
  Perfect/Growing Older (Dis)gracefully D: Esra Ersen / UK / 2006 / 23 min
  Struck by the radical transformation currently taking place in Liverpool
  in the run-up to being a European Capital of Culture, Ersen becomes an
  urban planner of sorts by transferring those methods from city to
  person. By performing a makeover on a long standing resident of
  Liverpool, the filmmaker provokes questions on how urban processes
  affect the people who experience them firsthand. Time Flies D: Frédéric
  Moser, Philippe Schwinger /Germany / 2006 / 4 min Based on Monica
  Lewinsky, the character of Amanda Cook is presented in a five-minute
  portrait. Wandering around an empty theatre, she wonders if, after
  hosting a TV show, designing a handbag collection, searching for God and
  "dallying" with the President, she can ever marry a normal man?

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008

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

  Now in its 32nd year, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is the
  largest animation showcase in North America and one of the most highly
  regarded festivals in the world. The 2007 edition of the fest drew from
  a record 12,000 submissions, from 73 countries, for its final selection
  of 97 new works, running the gamut from feature-length productions to
  student films and specially commissioned pieces. This program of OIAF
  highlights offers brilliant new animations by Aaron Augenblick, Signe
  Baumane, Jonas Odell, Anders Mehring, Jonas Dahlbeck, Juan Pablo
  Zaramella, Jeff Scher, Michael Langan, Shoji Goto, Bert Gottschalk, Josh
  Raskin, Elizabeth Hobbs and Tibor Banoczki.

New York, New York: NY Filmmakers Coop
7:30 pm, Collective Unconscious 279 Church Street

  Curator Ariella Ben-Dov mined the Filmmakers Coop vault to create this
  special evening of rarely seen documentary films. Children Make Movies
  (1961, 16mm) Tonight is a rare chance to see video maven Deedee
  Halleck's first film made with children from the Lillian Wald Settlement
  in Lower Manhattan. Diary (Pamela Bennett, 1989, 16mm) is a short
  rumination about a woman and her dream. Lie Back And Enjoy It (Joann
  Elam, 1982, 16mm) "an absorbing eight-minute dialectical film about the
  politics of representation. An undergraduate male student paid it a true
  compliment in declaring that he can no longer look at a woman in a film
  without thinking about the consequences of the filmmaker's use of her as
  a person and as a spectacle. Everyone who watches movies with women in
  them ought to see it," - Jump Cut. Nightclub, Memories of Havana in
  Queens (Silvianna Goldsmith, FILMMAKER IN PERSON, 1975, 16mm) Three
  Latin dancers in a nightclub in Queens do a samba, a merengue and an
  afro-cuban dance. Filmed both tongue-in-cheek with humor and satire at
  the kitsch aspects, and also seriously as a tribute to the culture's
  ancient sensuality. Baby Doll (Tessa Hughes-Freeland, 1982, 16mm) A
  docu-portrait narrated by two GoGo dancers who share insights about
  their craft. Testing, Testing, How Do You Do? (Sheila Paige, 1969, 16mm)
  Filmed at the 1969 Miss America Pageant held at Atlantic City, Testing
  contains an interview with Miss Virginia footage of the pageant
  rehearsal and of the Women's Liberation demonstration taking place
  outside Convention Hall. Jaraslawa (Deedee Halleck, 1975, 16mm) follows
  an old Ukrainian woman as she bakes bread and talks about her life as an
  immigrant. This lyrical experimental film has a sound track by the Penny
  Whistlers. NYC Premiere of Marie Losier's Tony Conrad: DreaMinimalist
  (FILMMAKER IN PERSON) – part of an ongoing series of film portraits of
  avant-garde directors (George and Mike Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard
  Foreman), DreaMinimalist offers an insightful and hilarious encounter
  with Conrad as he sings, dances and remembers his youth and his
  association with Jack Smith. Plus more!


Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks Filmmakers.Inc
7:30, Abright College

  An in-person group show by artists associated with the Harrisburg-based
  media center, Moviate - founded in 1997 by Caleb Smith and Bryan Baker,
  and since then serving as central PA's prime exhibition venue for
  independent and experimental moving-image art. Program to be introduced
  by Moviate director and film/video artist and teacher, CALEB SMITH, will
  include: several films in super-8 and a digital video animation by TARA
  CHICKEY; 16mm and found footage works (on DVD) by JIM HOLLENBAUGH; video
  abstractions by MICHAEL ROBINSON; pixelvision, super-8 and mini-DV works
  by CALEB SMITH; and digital video & animation by LISA BENNETT.


Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts College of Art
8pm, Screening Room 1, Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Avenue

  Mass Art Film Society Wednesday April 30 at 8pm Nothing That Is Not
  There and the Nothing That Is THE EXQUISITE HOUR by Phil Solomon 1995,
  16mm, 8 min. THE SNOWMAN by Phil Solomon 1989/1994, 16mm, 14 min.
  LOSSLESS #3 and LOSSLESS #4 by Rebecca Baron and Doug Goodwin 2008,
  video, Filmmakers in Person WHAT THE WATER SAID 4-6 by David Gatten
  2007, 16mm, 17 min. KRYPTON IS DOOMED by Ken Jacobs 2005, video, 35 min.
  For more information visit:

San Francisco, California: SFAI Film Salon
7:30pm, SFAI, Studio 8, 800 Chestnut Street

  Uniquely transgressive, Onishi Kenji's Burning Star was made mere months
  after the Kobe earthquake of 1993. It is both an act of mourning for the
  filmmaker's father and an exploration of the corporeality of death.
  Onishi's rites of bereavement are both extremely challenging and
  personal, documented dispassionately with his Super 8 camera. The
  explosive finale, his father's cremation, is at once harrowing and
  shockingly beautiful. A Burning Star, Onishi Kenji, 1995, 90 min, 16mm
  For more information contact: email suppressed or
  (address suppressed) The SFAI Film Salon is supported by the SFAI
  Student Union and Legion of Graduate Students (LOGS)


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

  The School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of new live-action
  works by students in the Program in Film and Video and the Film
  Directing Program. Free admission

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

  THE FILMS OF STEPHANIE BARBER (Stephanie Barber, USA, 1997-2007, 16mm)
  Prolific Baltimore-based filmmaker and artist Stephanie Barber has been
  featured in solo shows at the New York Film Festival's Views From the
  Avant-Garde and the Museum of Modern Art's Cineprobe series. She has
  established herself over the past decade as an extraordinary filmmaker,
  winning awards and acclaim at festivals and venues all over the world.
  For this program, Barber brings together a diverse selection of her work
  discuss her films throughout the presentation of this short work.

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

  MAY 1, Thursday at 8pm Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave Seattle, WA
  98122 Tickets are $8.50 general, $6 seniors, 5$ NWFF members

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008

London, England: Tate
19:00, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

  Don't miss 7 weekends of the best French avant-garde cinema, including
  an unprecedented selection of over 80 pioneering experimental films from
  the last hundred years, including classics, as well as marvellous
  surprises, from psychedelia to erotica, via music videos and radical
  political filmmaking. The theme of each screening is inspired by
  manifestos written by celebrated DADA provocateurs Marcel Duchamp and
  Tristan Tzara, and is guaranteed to make you look at the French
  avant-garde in a new light. It also marks the 40th anniversary of the
  May 1968 protest movements that sparked a revolutionary shift which
  resounds today. The series demonstrates the political vitality and
  formal diversity of the French avant-garde from the beginnings of cinema
  to the present day. Friday 2 May, 19.00 Programme 15: May 68
  Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the revolutionary protest events
  of May 1968 in France, this programme reflects filmmakers' desire to
  document political events alternatively, taking take direct
  revolutionary action through cinema and inventing new film forms along
  the way. Part of the season All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its
  Legacies. For full details visit Chris Marker and
  Jean-Luc Godard, Ciné-Tracts 1 - 16, 1968, 35', 16mm Gérard Fromanger
  (with Jean-Luc Godard), Film-Tract n°1968, 1968, 3', 16mm Gérard
  Fromanger, Le Rouge, 1969, 3', 16mm Groupe Medvedkine de Sochaux,
  Sochaux, 11 juin 68, 1970, 20', 16mm Daniel Pommereulle, Vite, 1969,
  30', 35mm Programme duration 91 minutes The series includes pioneering
  films by Christian Boltanski, Alberto Cavalcanti, Marcel Duchamp, Jean
  Epstein, Gérard Fromanger, Philippe Garrel, Jean-Luc Godard, Dominique
  Gonzalez-Foerster, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Ange Leccia,
  Maurice Lemaître, Rose Lowder, Louis Lumière, Étienne-Jules Marey, Chris
  Marker, Georges Méliès, László Moholy-Nagy, Pierre Molinier, Marylène
  Negro, Man Ray, Carole Roussopoulos, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle
  Huillet, Ben Vautier, René Vautier and many more. Curated by Nicole
  Brenez, Michael Temple, Michael Witt, Pierre d'Amerval and Laurent
  Mannoni in association with Tate Modern and La Cinémathèque française.

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

  The School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of new live-action
  works by students in the Program in Film and Video and the Film
  Directing Program. Free Admission

Los Angeles, California: UCLA Film & Television Archive
7:30 p.m., Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.

  Celebrated avant-garde filmmaker and author of "Devotional Cinema,"
  Nathaniel Dorsky has delighted audiences for over 40 years with films
  that celebrate the sensuous beauty of natural light. Dorsky's films are
  both silent and run at silent speed, straddling the threshold of
  persistence of vision. His rigorous attention to the qualities of film
  emulsion (grain, color, texture) places his work on an artistic level
  akin to Chinese poetry. Whether his camera is trained on a rain swept
  street, sunlight undulating in tree branches, or the gestures of a
  loved-one, the viewer is aware of a certain conundrum: These objects all
  exist in the everyday world, yet Dorsky manages to transcend their
  mundane significance. The visceral result is an expansion of the screen
  into a living, breathing entity. Utilizing montage that highlights
  visual echoes across a series of disparate shots, rather than relying on
  the narrative accumulation of cuts, the work is supremely generous to
  its audience. One may emerge from Dorsky's cinema-as-meditative-state
  with a sensitized, liberated vision of the world. The Archive is pleased
  to welcome Dorsky for a screening of three of his most recent 16mm
  films, including the world premiere of his latest work, Winter (2007).
  *IN PERSON: Nathaniel Dorsky World Premiere! WINTER (2007). "San
  Francisco's winter is a season unto itself. Fleeting, rain-soaked,
  verdant—a period of shadows and renewal." —N.D. 16mm, color, silent,
  approx. 22 min (17 FPS). Los Angeles Premiere! SONG AND SOLITUDE
  (2005-2006). "Song and Solitude was conceived and photographed with the
  loving collaboration of Susan Vigil during the last year of her life.
  Its balance is more toward an expression of inner landscape, or what it
  feels like to be, rather than an exploration of the external visual
  world as such." —N.D. 16mm, color, silent, approx. 21 min (17 FPS). THE
  VISITATION (2002). "A gradual unfolding, an arrival so to speak. I felt
  the necessity to describe an occurrence, not one specifically of time
  and place, but one of revelation in one's psyche. The place of
  articulation is not so much in the realm of images as information, but
  in the response of the heart to the poignancy of the cuts." —N.D. 16mm,
  color, silent, approx. 18 min (17 FPS)


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00 pm, 5243 N. Clark St.

  Curated and Hosted by Heather McAdams "Being a die-hard country music
  fan and an avid 16mm film collector, it only made sense that I would
  begin to seek out the legends of honky-tonk on 16mm film. In addition to
  finding a few classic Snader Soundies, I have been able to collect some
  of the most amazing songs from vintage Television Shows like Ranch
  Party, The Country Show and Country Caravan, as well as extracting songs
  from country music feature films such as The Road To Nashville and Las
  Vegas Hillbillies. On this special night I am very excited to share the
  very best of my collection, all projected on 16mm film for maximum
  viewing pleasure! This evening's lineup is star studded and includes:
  Johnny Cash + the Tennessee Two, The Collins Kids, The Stonemans, Wanda
  Jackson, George Jones, Stringbean, Bob Wills, Hank Snow, Whispering Bill
  Anderson, Carl Perkins, Porter Wagoner, The Osborne Brothers, Bill
  Monroe, Ernest Tubb, Justin Tubb, Johnny + Jack and more! Get ready for
  bumper-to-bumper entertainment as this will truly be as close as you get
  to experiencing what it was like to see these legends of country in
  person, many of whom are now deceased. Grab your boots and bring your
  friends!" –Heather McAdams Curator Heather McAdams and her hillbilly
  husband Chris Ligon will be present to introduce the show and answer any
  of your questions.

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

  The School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of new live-action
  works by students in the Program in Film and Video and the Film
  Directing Program. Free admission

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

  In conjunction with thousands of other tributes across the globe, our
  homage to the revolutionary fervor of 40 years ago is here focused on
  the Vietnamese War of Liberation. Jeffrey Skoller's 35-min. meditation
  on the Southeast Asian nation four decades after the Tet Offensive
  affords a complex sense of the Revolution's success. In person, Skoller
  unfolds his themes of utopia, democracy, and disappointment, in
  thoughtful opening remarks and engaged Q&A. Rhapsodizing on similar
  issues of national independence, but in dramatic stylistic contrast,
  Santiago Alvarez's half-hr. 79 Springtimes of Ho Chi Minh is an
  acknowledged masterwork of Cuban cinema that advances anti-imperialist
  solidarity ever so artfully. Supporting this pair of poetic political
  essays are a passel of topical shorts: the U.S. Army's Know Your Enemy,
  Mark Brecke's War as a Second Language (trailer), Bill Daniel/Warren
  Haack's SSSS, and Travis Wilkerson's National Archives.

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2008

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

  In conjunction with the Getty's California video exhibition, Filmforum
  highlights the work of video makers whose work cries out for more
  exhibition – significant pieces by fine artists of their media. Tonight,
  Bruce and Norman Yonemoto present work from the 1980s to 2007, including
  Vault (1984), Blinky (1988), Kappa (1986), Sounds Like the Sound of
  Music (2005), Papa (2006). General admission $9, students/seniors $6,
  free for Filmforum members. The
  Egyptian Theatre has a validation stamp for the Hollywood & Highland
  complex. Park 4 hours for $2 with validation.

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