This week [July 26 - August 3, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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This week [July 26 - August 3, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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NEW FILM/VIDEO: NON-FEATURE:
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"Last visions before dreaming" by Nicholas Fiorentini
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=newwork&readfile=344.ann
"Repeat Photography and the Albedo Effect" by Caroline Koebel
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"Grand Central/Central Terminal" by Caroline Koebel
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NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES:
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OCULI: an experimental film showcase (Wilmington, NC, USA; Deadline: August 21, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=910.ann
Rubric (Denver, CO, USA; Deadline: September 25, 2008)
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Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Deadline: November 14, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=912.ann
Boulder International Film Festival (Boulder; Deadline: August 22, 2008)
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DEADLINES APPROACHING:
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Pantheon Xperimental Film & Animation Festival 7.0 (Cyprus; Deadline: July 31, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=851.ann
OFF: true-school underground film festival (Lausanne, Switzerland; Deadline: August 01, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=876.ann
Renderyard Short Film Festival (London; Deadline: August 21, 2008)
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CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark; Deadline: August 01, 2008)
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Betting on Shorts (London; Deadline: August 15, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=881.ann
International Short Film Festival Winterthur (Winterthur, Switzerland; Deadline: July 31, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=888.ann
Juried Show (san francisco; Deadline: July 30, 2008)
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ICE - Iowa City Experimental (Iowa City, IA 52240; Deadline: August 15, 2008)
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Dallas Video Festival (Dallas, Texas, USA; Deadline: August 11, 2008)
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zwergWERK - Oldenburg Shortfilm Days (Oldenburg, Nds., Germany; Deadline: July 31, 2008)
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Reel Venus Film Festival (New York, NY USA; Deadline: July 26, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=906.ann
OCULI: an experimental film showcase (Wilmington, NC, USA; Deadline: August 21, 2008)
 http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl?type=calls&readfile=910.ann
Boulder International Film Festival (Boulder; Deadline: August 22, 2008)
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THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS (SUMMARY):
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 * Delineating Borders: the Films of Jesse Lerner [July 26, New York, New York]
 * Harlan County Usa/A Fundraiser For Asian Pacific Islander Movement
    Building Network [July 26, San Francisco, California]
 * Sinbad of Baghdad: Jack Smith's Super8 Films [July 26, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Red Hook Cine Soiree! [July 27, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Delineating Borders: the Films of Jesse Lerner [July 27, New York, New York]
 * Call For Proposals: Cineworks Media Arts Commission [July 28, Vancouver, British Columbia]
 * Call For Submissions: Surrealism In Film [July 31, Calgary, Alberta; CANADA]
 * Now the People Have Awoken Exploring Venezuela's Revolution Internet Film
    Screening [July 31, Global Screening]
 * Art(Core): the Avant Garde and the Cinematic Body [August 2, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology Experimental Film Showcase [August 2, Washington, DC]
 * Joyful Life/žÙ¶ - Global Undergrounds [August 3, San Francisco, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.

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SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2008
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7/26
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
7:30 P.M., 32 Second Ave. (at 2nd Street)

 DELINEATING BORDERS: THE FILMS OF JESSE LERNER
  DELINEATING BORDERS: THE FILMS OF JESSE LERNER Jesse Lerner is a
  filmmaker, writer, curator and professor based in Los Angeles whose
  'fake documentaries' fall somewhere between docudramas, essays and
  collage. Co-author of the book F IS FOR PHONY (with Alexandra Juhasz,
  University of Minnesota Press) and, with Rita Gonzalez, co-creator of
  the touring film-series and publication THE MEXPERIMENTAL CINEMA, as a
  filmmaker Lerner utilizes found-footage, recovered images, suppressed
  narratives and copious research. He employs fiction, native voices and
  the historical record to addresses topics such as Mexican-American
  cultural relations, mestizaje identity and the geographical/emotional
  entanglements inherent in the border. Watching Lerner's refreshingly
  inquisitive, expansive films one is reminded time and again that truth
  is made, not told. JESSE LERNER WILL BE PRESENT TO HOST THIS
  THREE-PROGRAM SURVEY. "Unlike familiar mainstream documentaries in which
  titles and an omniscient narrator tell us what to think about the
  images, Lerner's films create disparities between image and spoken text
  that encourage the viewer's active participation." –Fred Camper, CHICAGO
  READER PROGRAM 1: PROGRAM 2: RUINS 1999, 78 minutes, 16mm.
  Counterfeiting is a practice with broad and devious implications, from
  the simplest fake objects to entire histories shaped as facsimile. The
  provocative RUINS takes the forger's art and applies it to the
  appropriation of (in this case Mexican) culture. Stitching together
  newsreel snippets, travelogia and stagy rants, Lerner tackles early
  colonial misconceptions and distortions of Mexican culture. Focusing on
  Brigido Lara, a master forger whose 'pre-Columbian' objects have been
  (unwittingly) displayed in major museums throughout the U.S. and Europe,
  Lerner charts the process that severs Mayan and Aztec archaeological
  objects from their origins and re-contextualizes them as art within the
  confines of museum walls. What distinguishes the real from the fake?
  –Saturday, July 26 at 7:30.

7/26
San Francisco, California: Artists Television Access
http://www.atasite.org/
8m, 992 Valencia Street

 HARLAN COUNTY USA/A FUNDRAISER FOR ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER MOVEMENT
 BUILDING NETWORK
  Saturday, July 26, 2008. 8PM $6-$50 HARLAN COUNTY USA a fundraiser for
  Asian Pacific Islander Movement Building Network Barbara Kopple's
  Academy Award–winning *Harlan County USA* unflinchingly documents a
  grueling coal miners' strike in a small Kentucky town. With
  unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners' sometimes
  violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs.
  Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass
  artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence
  Reece—the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle
  between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to
  the bottom line.

7/26
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
http://www.pdome.org/
9pm, 401 Richmond St. West Courtyard

 SINBAD OF BAGHDAD: JACK SMITH'S SUPER8 FILMS
  Jerry Tartaglia, filmmaker, archivist and co-director of the Plaster
  Foundation — a non-profit foundation dedicated to restoring Jack Smith's
  films, papers and artwork — brings to Pleasure Dome a programme of
  Super8 movies by the legendary director/performance artist/
  photographer/underground genius who died of AIDS in 1989. Tartaglia will
  discuss his role in preserving Smith's film legacy, and will also
  introduce the programme. It will feature the North American premiere of
  the recently restored Jack Smith Super8 Films (presented on video,
  1975-85, 40 min.) and Sinbad of Baghdad (Super8 on video, 1978, 29 min.)
  — both are edited-in-camera reels documenting film-performances by Smith
  on the Sahara Sands at Coney Island. Other works to be screened include
  I Was a Male Yvonne DeCarlo (16mm, 1968-70, 30 min.) starring Smith
  himself, which takes its title from one of his live performances "I Was
  a Male Yvonne DeCarlo for the Lucky Landlord Underground" staged in the
  early 1980s. Shot mainly during the late 1960s and edited a decade or
  more later, I Was a Male Yvonne DeCarlo is one of several films and
  slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity. It opens
  with the excerpt from No President originally called "Marsh Gas of
  Flatulandia" — several minutes of black and white footage of steam
  escaping from manholes which segues to an interior scene of various
  creatures emerging from dry ice vapours — then shifts to show the
  filmmaker, clad in a leopard-skin jump suit, attended by a nurse as he
  sits amidst the detritus of his duplex loft on Grand and Greene streets
  in Manhattan. Finally, Song For Rent (16mm, 1968-69, 5 min.) showcases
  Smith playing his alter ego Rose Courtyard, sitting in a wheelchair in
  her apartment, deeply moved by God Bless America.

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SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008
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7/27
Brooklyn, New York: BWAC
http://homepage.newschool.edu/~schlemoj/screenings.html
2PM, 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook

 RED HOOK CINE SOIREE!
  Guest Programmer Joel Schlemowitz presents a salon of experimental and
  underground films from cine-artists Jimmy Kinder, zaza m., Caryn Cline,
  Fabio Roberti (Directart Productions Ltd.), Kelly Fancher, Jennifer
  MacMillan, Bradley Eros, Sheri Wills, Jennifer Matotek, Seth Mitter,
  Florens Fanciulli, and Donna Cameron. A summer afternoon and short works
  of avant-garde cinema? Our agenda is to program our soiree attuned to
  the enchantment of the season of Mid-Summer Nights' Dreams, to indulge
  ourselves in the hazy and lazy segment of the calendar, to enlighten
  ourselves lightly and sprightly, to work Puckish mischief on the screen,
  to take respite from the oppressive sun in the magic lantern parlor by
  the sea. Expect red wine and soft cheese, possibly sangria, and 1920s
  foxtrots on the Victrola! Screening room is on the first floor,
  accessible to all. . . . . http://www.bwac.org/directions

7/27
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
7:30 P.M., 32 Second Ave. (at 2nd Street)

 DELINEATING BORDERS: THE FILMS OF JESSE LERNER
  DELINEATING BORDERS: THE FILMS OF JESSE LERNER Jesse Lerner is a
  filmmaker, writer, curator and professor based in Los Angeles whose
  'fake documentaries' fall somewhere between docudramas, essays and
  collage. Co-author of the book F IS FOR PHONY (with Alexandra Juhasz,
  University of Minnesota Press) and, with Rita Gonzalez, co-creator of
  the touring film-series and publication THE MEXPERIMENTAL CINEMA, as a
  filmmaker Lerner utilizes found-footage, recovered images, suppressed
  narratives and copious research. He employs fiction, native voices and
  the historical record to addresses topics such as Mexican-American
  cultural relations, mestizaje identity and the geographical/emotional
  entanglements inherent in the border. Watching Lerner's refreshingly
  inquisitive, expansive films one is reminded time and again that truth
  is made, not told. JESSE LERNER WILL BE PRESENT TO HOST THIS
  THREE-PROGRAM SURVEY. "Unlike familiar mainstream documentaries in which
  titles and an omniscient narrator tell us what to think about the
  images, Lerner's films create disparities between image and spoken text
  that encourage the viewer's active participation." –Fred Camper, CHICAGO
  READER PROGRAM 3: MAGNAVOZ 2006, 25 minutes, 16mm. An experimental
  adaptation of Xavier Icaza's speculative rant on the future of
  post-revolutionary Mexico. Fusing noisy broadcasts from atop volcanoes,
  raucous bacchanalia at popular watering holes, and apocalyptic,
  hyper-nationalistic pronouncements, it is a timely and prescient
  meditation, though it was written more than eighty years ago. T.S.H.
  2004, 6 minutes, 16mm. Based on the Estridentista poem by Luis
  Quintanilla (a.k.a. Kyn Taniya). The Estridentistas were a vanguard
  group similar to and influenced by the more familiar Dadaists and
  Futurists, who shared with these other radical art movements the
  rejection of tradition in favor of estrangement and fragmentation. Like
  the Russian Constructivists, they saw their art as part of a larger
  project of sweeping social transformation, the building of a new,
  industrial, egalitarian society. T.S.H. is an homage to a poorly-tuned
  radio, and finds transcendence, excitement and beauty in the ether. THE
  AMERICAN EGYPT 2001, 57 minutes, 16mm. This film revisits the first
  socialist government of the Americas, created during the Mexican
  Revolution on the Yucatan peninsula (1915-24). Attempts to secede in the
  19th century suggest Yucatan was, like Texas and California, only
  imperfectly attached to the Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Lerner revisits
  the Revolution that arrived late, but which ultimately took on a much
  more radical form, one resembling the early days of the Soviet Union.
  The Yucatan hosted Mexico's first feminist congress, and it was here
  that Carlos Martínez directed the country's first feature-length fiction
  film. Mixing found-footage, reenactments, landscapes and a host of vivid
  primary sources, THE AMERICAN EGYPT explores incidents in the early
  history of globalization through the connections that link social
  revolution, silent cinema and the suffragette movement. Total running
  time: ca. 90 minutes. –Sunday, July 27 at 7:30.

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
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7/28
Vancouver, British Columbia: Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society
http://www.cineworks.ca
10:00am, 300-1131 Howe Street

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CINEWORKS MEDIA ARTS COMMISSION
  CINEWORKS MEDIA ARTS COMMISSION Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society
  would like to invite Canadian mid-career and established artists to
  submit proposals for an exhibition exploring the dynamic screen of
  contemporary cinema. Expanded cinema, new-media and experimental works
  will be given preference. Gilles Deleuze, in his Cinema 1, poses the
  question "what is cinema?" This investigation has been complicated by
  our modern condition of the increased rate at which we receive and
  filter information everyday; the proliferation of screens–personal,
  portable and public; commercial cinema and advertising; and invisible
  networks of data transmission. The screen has moved out of the theatre
  and become a fluid entity. How have the temporal and spatial differences
  of viewing moving images in the theatre, gallery, at home or in the
  urban environment affected our experience of cinema? Cineworks is
  seeking proposals for works that will delve into our relationship with
  dynamic screens, analyzing their psychological and practical
  consequences on film production and consumption. According to Deleuze,
  the cinematic eye allows us to see and think in new ways. How has
  contemporary cinema shaped our perceptions? Considering that we
  constantly encounter screens in our mediated culture, how is it that we
  interact with them? What is cinema becoming? This commission will allow
  an artist or artist team (up to three people) to research, develop and
  exhibit a media arts project for the 2009/2010 programming year. The
  budget will include all costs associated with, but not limited to:
  research, production, technician support, travel related to the
  production, rentals of equipment and facilities, project materials,
  artist fees, installation and documentation. This submission will be the
  basis of Cineworks's application to the Canada Council for the Arts for
  a commissioning grant. Please see the Media Arts Commissioning Program
  link at http://www.canadacouncil.ca/mediaarts/ for budget stipulations
  et cetera or email (address suppressed) This commission is dependent on
  funding. Applicants must demonstrate that they have basic training in
  media arts and, if applicable, indicate that they will employ support
  from experienced technicians working in independent media arts as part
  of the commission. Artists and artist teams are encouraged to submit
  proposals (with specific sites in mind). Submissions should include the
  following: Contact info: name, address, telephone and email Artist
  statement and proposal detailing the project's connection to the call
  (max. 1000 words) A proposed budget outlining the materials, equipment
  and support required. A current C.V. Examples of previous work on CD or
  DVD (please include a SASE if you want this material returned) with
  basic project descriptions (media, title and year of production) A
  timeline for research, production and presentation of work (this
  programming is for 2009/2010) Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society
  was established in 1980 by independent filmmakers and artists working in
  film. The organization has evolved to embrace a broad spectrum of media
  arts practices while maintaining a commitment to support artists
  interested in utilizing celluloid and exploring the cinematic
  experience. Submissions can be sent by post only to the following
  address: Media-Arts Commission Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society
  300-1131 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7 The postmark deadline for
  submitting materials is July 28, 2008. Questions can be directed to
  Alicia Munro, Programs Assistant, at email suppressed

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008
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7/31
Calgary, Alberta; CANADA: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
http://www.csif.org
5:00pm (postmarked), CSIF Programming Committee Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW T3E 7L4

 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SURREALISM IN FILM
  Call for Submissions: Surrealism in Film The Calgary Society of
  Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is looking for media works that deal with
  the theme of Surrealism. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Luis
  Buneul and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou, the CSIF is looking for
  works that explore the topic of Surrealism in their content or style.
  All works should use film either in the production and/or post
  production stage. No entry fee is required and all works accepted will
  be paid screening fees. Deadline is July 31, 08. For more information
  contact: Melody Jacobson at email suppressed or (403) 205 4747;
  www.csif.org Appel pour Soumissions: L'Surrealisme en Film Le Calgary
  Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) invite des soumissions en "arts
  media" sur le theme du surrealisme pour explorer l'evolution de ce
  mouvement artistique. Tous les traveaux soumisent doivent avoir un
  element de film soit en production ou postproduction. Le CSIF pave des
  frais d'artistes pour toutes les pieces selectionnees pour projection et
  fournit un environment professionel pour la presentation des pieces "Art
  media". Envoyez vous soumissions avant le 31 Juliet, 2008. Pour plus
  d'informations, contacter Melody Jacobson au: email suppressed ou
  (403) 205 4747; www.csif.org Llamado a inscripciones: Surrealismo en
  Pelicula La Sociedad de Cineastas Independientes de Calgary (CSIF por su
  sigla en ingles) esta buscando trabajos de media relacionados con el
  tema del Surrealismo. En celebracion del 80vo aniversario de la obra Un
  Chien Andalou de Luis Buneul y Salvador Dali la CSIF esta buscando
  trabajos que exploren el tema del Surrealismo en su propio contenido y
  estilo. Pelicula debe haber sido usada en todos los trabajos en las
  etapas de produccion y/o post-produccion. No hay tarifa de inscripcion y
  los trabajos seleccionados tendran pago de exhibicion. La fecha limite
  de inscripcion es Julio 31 del 2008. Para mayor informacion contacte a
  Melody Jacobson email suppressed o 1 (403) 205 4747; www.csif.org

7/31
Global Screening: Renderyard
http://www.renderyard.com
72 Hours, Internet

 NOW THE PEOPLE HAVE AWOKEN EXPLORING VENEZUELA'S REVOLUTION INTERNET FILM
 SCREENING
  Venezuela's new assertiveness has brought it to the centre of
  international controversy: to some it has been stolen by populist
  dictator, while for others, it is the centre of a continent-wide
  democratic revolution. There is much at stake. Venezuela sits atop the
  largest oil reserves in the world, which are being used to foment a new
  order. President Hugo Chávez, who survived a military coup in 2002, has
  supported a number of controversial social programs that have pushed
  Venezuela onto the United States government, and media, enemy radar.
  What makes Venezuela tick? Who is behind the movement and what does it
  seek? Filmed through the 2006 presidential elections, this is a
  documentary about the people building a new Venezuela. Watch this
  amazing documentary in full during an exclusive 3 day screening only
  with Renderyard from the 31st July - 2nd Aug in association with Rethos
  and the Alternative Channel. To find out more and watch the film please
  go to ur web site at www.renderyard.com

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008
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8/2
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
http://www.pdome.org/
9pm, 401 Richmond St. West Courtyard

 ART(CORE): THE AVANT GARDE AND THE CINEMATIC BODY
  M.M. Serra, legendary filmmaker, curator and director of the New
  York-based Film-makers' Cooperative curates a gender- and
  sexuality-bending film programme of older and recent works drawn from
  the collection of the Coop. "This two-hour programme explores the
  explicit body in the experimental film genre. Reflecting three major
  trends within the NYC scene, the programme starts in the mid-1960s with
  Classics of the Underground, which influenced the filmmakers of the
  Cinema of Transgression, which is followed by films of Alternative Queer
  culture. All of the works reflect the views of filmmakers who broke the
  taboos and censorship of the mainstream popular culture of the United
  States. Opening the program is Double Your Pleasure (2002) by M.M.
  Serra, an homage to Andy Warhol's Kiss, followed by the rarely screened,
  double-screen projection "happening" of Barbara Rubin's Christmas on
  Earth. Rubin's 1963 film premiered at Warhol's Factory, then titled
  Cocks and Cunts with the Velvet Underground performing live. Central to
  the programme is the recently restored Fuses (1967) by Carolee
  Schneemann, an exquisitely erotic portrait of love-making with
  Schneemann, James Tenney and their cat Kitch. A camp masterpiece by
  George Kuchar titled Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966) inspired the films
  of John Waters. Transgressive works by Tessa Hughes-Freeland and
  Scot-Free reflect the East Village club culture. Tessa Hughes-Freeland's
  Baby Doll (1982) is a docu-portrait of dancers in The Baby Doll
  strippers club. Scot-Free's Strange Love (1996) is a portrait of a jaded
  Lower East Side couple starring Nick Zedd, writer of the Transgressive
  Manifesto. Art(core) concludes with three short films embracing
  alternative sexualities: Peggy Ahwesh's Color of Love (1994), James
  Fotopoulos's Drowning (2000) and the fantastic animation of Martha
  Colburn's Spiders in Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (1999). All films on
  the programme are explicit and embrace an alternative perspective on
  gender and sexuality." (M.M. Serra)

8/2
Washington, DC: The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology
http://www.ifct.org
5pm-11:30pm, 1054 31st St NW

 THE INT'L FEST OF CINEMA AND TECHNOLOGY EXPERIMENTAL FILM SHOWCASE
  The International Fest of Cinema and Technology (IFCT) announces an
  upcoming film festival event at the Museum of Contemporary Art (*MOCA
  DC) on August 2nd. This festival will screen short films from filmmakers
  around the world and focuses on screening experimental works including
  Experimental Documentary, Experimental narratives, Experimental music
  videos,Experimental animation and thrillers. Tickets are $6, $3
  students. The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1054 31st St NW,
  Canal Square.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2008
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8/3
San Francisco, California: Artists Television Access
http://www.atasite.org/
8pm, 992 Valencia Street (at 21st)

 JOYFUL LIFE/žÙ¶ - GLOBAL UNDERGROUNDS
  A documentary by Anita Wen-Shin Chang (in person) Lo-Sheng (Joyful Life)
  leprosy colony was established in 1930 on the Sinjuang hillside in the
  outskirts of Taipei, Taiwan's capital. As many as 1,100 patients lived
  in Lo-Sheng. In 1954, Lo-Sheng's isolation policy, which severely
  restricted residentsí civil liberties, was finally lifted. As a
  result, leprosy patients had the choice to remain, to leave, or to
  self-admit, which deeply transformed the community. In 2002, more than
  one-third of Lo-Sheng was destroyed due to subway construction and other
  pending urban development projects. As a result, more than half of the
  300 remaining residents moved into the newly constructed hospital
  nearby. Due to resident, student and human rights activism, plans for
  total destruction have stopped. At this point, the sanatorium remains
  despite continued pressures from the government, private interests and
  local civilians to excavate. Conceived as a collaboration among the
  residents of Lo-Sheng, a Taiwanese-American filmmaker, documentary
  students, and cultural workers, JOYFUL LIFE presents diverse
  perspectives of Lo-Sheng residents in the midst of their activism to
  preserve Lo-Sheng and not be moved to a nearby hospital. Filmmaker-lead
  workshops prepare residents for their own storytelling and filming -
  creating an intimate portrait of a historically marginalized community
  and their inspiring determination to protect what they call their home.

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