This week [August 30 - September 7, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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This week [August 30 - September 7, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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"All that Remains" by Ryan Marino
"Hollywood Blackout (& Two Cambodian Shorts)" by JRosette
"SUSAN HERO [with Public Performance Rights]" by JR

AMIA Conference (Savannah, Georgia; Deadline: October 07, 2008)
SEE THE VOICE: Visible Verse @ Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver; Deadline: September 01, 2008)
Cleveland International Film Festival (Cleveland, OH USA; Deadline: November 30, 2008)
Horrorfest (UK; Deadline: September 12, 2008)
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: October 31, 2008)

Streaming Festival (The Hague, Netherlands; Deadline: September 01, 2008)
25th Annual Olympia Film Festival CINE-X (Olympia, Washington, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2008)
Josh (London, England; Deadline: September 22, 2008)
Ava Gardner Film Festival (Smithfield, NC, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2008)
Rubric (Denver, CO, USA; Deadline: September 25, 2008)
Ticket Booth video entries at The LAB (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: September 06, 2008)
The Citizen Jane Film Festival (Columbia, MO, USA; Deadline: September 15, 2008)
FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (Gainesville, Florida, USA; Deadline: October 01, 2008)
Los Angeles as a Character (Los Angeles, CA USA; Deadline: October 01, 2008)
Daily Constitutional (Richmond, VA, USA; Deadline: September 15, 2008)
SEE THE VOICE: Visible Verse @ Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver; Deadline: September 01, 2008)
Horrorfest (UK; Deadline: September 12, 2008)

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 * Sex, Drugs, and Cine [August 30, New York, New York]
 * Freeform Film Festival [August 30, Portland, Oregon]
 * Accordi @ Disaccordi Open-Air Cinema Festival [September 2, Naples / Napoli]
 * The Times of Harvey Milk [September 5, Chicago, Illinois]
 * "Between Time and Tibet" Screens At Oddball Films [September 5, San Francisco, California]
 * Wavelengths: Films By Nathaniel Dorsky & Jean-Marie Straub [September 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Silent Sound Outdoor Festival [September 6, Buffalo, New York]
 * City-Wide Film School Showcase [September 6, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Wavelengths: Lost and Found [September 6, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Wavelengths: Horizontal Boundaries [September 6, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Wavelengths: James Benning's Rr [September 7, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Wavelengths: Trips [September 7, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


New York, New York: Film-Makers' Cooperative
8:00 pm, 21 Clinton Street

  This event marks the first collaboration between The Living Theatre and
  The New York Film-makers' Cooperative. The films screening are: Flaming
  Creatures (1963), directed by Jack Smith, running time 45 min. Peyote
  Queen (1965), directed by Storm de Hirsch, running time 9 min. Hold Me
  While I'm Naked (1966), directed by George Kuchar, running time 15 min.
  The Deadman (1989), directed by Peggy Ahwesh & Keith Sanborn, running
  time 40 min. Double Your Pleasure (2002), directed by M.M. Serra,
  running time 4 min. In Person: A ONCE in a lifetime event!!! Jonas Mekas
  (filmmaker, writer, curator, and founder of both the Film-makers'
  Cooperative and Anthology Film Archives) and Judith Malina (actor,
  writer, director, and cofounder of the Living Theatre) will be present
  for Q&A following the screening of Flaming Creatures. Admission: $12
  Proceeds benefit the New York Film-Makers' Cooperative.

Portland, Oregon: FreeForm Film Festival
7pm, 5135 NE 42nd Ave. Portland, OR. 97218

  8/30/08 PDX screening of the 2008 FreeForm Film Festival @ Rererato! The
  FreeForm Film Festival is coming to PDX! The ever traveling screening
  series hasn't been through our little slice of the NW since 2005, for
  this year's screening they've brought a shiny new bag of tricks with
  them and we're very excited to welcome them back! THIS WILL BE AN ALL
  AGES SHOW. When and Where: Saturday, August 30th 7pm @ Rererato 5135 NE
  42nd Portland 97218 Cost: Suggested 5.00 donation About the FreeForm
  Film Festival: The Free Form Film Festival (FFFF) is a traveling
  festival of film and music created by loaf-i productions and inner
  mission productions. Events include, shorts and features across all
  genres, live music and multimedia performance, and installation. We are
  a continuously touring festival without beginnings or endings. In other
  words, we do it here and there, whenever and wherever possible. Program
  features new works by: Tyrone Davies, Ryan Wylie, Chad Gooch, Van
  Mcelwee, Johnny Rogers, Animal Charm, Elizabeth Henry and more!
  Additional info: The Portland screening of the FreeForm Film Festival is
  being organized and presented by Karl Lind, curator of the Odds and Ends
  Screening series, and is gratefully being hosted by the very lovely
  Rererato artspace in NE Portland Contact info for PDX FFFF show: Karl
  Lind P. 503.407.3161 E. email suppressed Rererato
  E. email suppressed View Larger Map


Naples / Napoli: Movies Event
09:10 pm, Viale del POGGIO di Capodimonte (Colli Aminei)

  The Open-air Film Festival, held yearly for at least two months,
  showcases the best of European and International Cinema. This Outdoor
  Film Festival counts this year its nineth, will take place from June
  27th until September 2nd 2008, and with the attendance of over 30,000
  viewers screens features, documentaries, shorts, pocket movies and music
  videos. The projections start at 9.10 PM and last until full night; open
  air screenings rise in Arena Cinema * Parco del POGGIO * (HILL Park),
  fabulous and picturesque site near the Capodimonte Area in Naples /
  Napoli NA Italy. It's a special delight in order to enjoy cinema beneath
  the stars on warm summer nights in an amphiteatre equipped with one of
  the widest projection screens in Italy, which rises up having an
  artificial lake all around. These events really make people revive the
  movies each night of the Festival! The admittance price is very cheap:
  Euro 3.50 per day. Details of films shown as part of the screening
  programs will be released and available for this Open-air Film Festival
  at the end of June 2008 on the official website.


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:00pm reception; 8:00 screening, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  Presented by Reeling. A Special Event in Advance of Reeling 2008: The
  27th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival. A contemporary
  classic of documentary filmmaking and an Academy Award winning film, The
  Times of Harvey Milk (1984, 88 mins., DVD) was more than just a film –
  its success helped advance the gay rights movement into the mainstream.
  Directed by Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen, the film is a
  compelling and heart-felt look at the life and tragic assassination of
  San Francisco city councilman Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected
  official in California. This special screening is in honor of the film's
  upcoming 25th anniversary and in anticipation of the release of the new
  Gus Van Sant film Milk. Special admission for this screening: $10
  general; $8 Chicago Filmmakers members; Free for Reeling members (or
  become a Reeling member at the door and receive free admission).

San Francisco, California: Oddball Films
8:30PM, 275 Capp Street

  Between Time and Tibet Screens at Oddball Films Friday, September 5th
  Oddball Films presents "Between Time and Tibet" a screening of films
  exploring ritual and tradition in Tibetan culture. The majority of these
  films are ethnographic documents showcasing traditional Tibetan rituals
  and traditions both inside and outside of Tibet. In addition David
  LeBrun's hypnotic short "Tanka" will also be screened as well as various
  Tibetan clips from the Oddball Films archive. Showtime is 8:30PM and
  admission is $10.00. Seating is limited so RSVPs are essential. RSVP to:
  email suppressed or 415-558-8117. Oddball Films is located at 275
  Capp St. in San Francisco. Films include: "Tanka" (1976) Tanka means,
  literally, a thing rolled up. David LeBruun's Tanka" is brilliantly
  powered by the insight that Tibetan religious paintings are intended to
  be perceived in constant movement rather than repose. The film,
  photographed from Tibetan scroll paintings of the sixteenth to
  nineteenth centuries, is a cyclical vision of ancient gods and demons,
  wild revels, raging fires and sea battles with monsters-an animated
  journey through the image world of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead".
  Original score by Ashish Khan (sarod), Buddy Arnold (saxophone,
  clarinet, flute), Pranesh Khan (tablas) and Francisco Lupica
  (percussion). "Tibetan Buddhism: Preserving the Monastic Tradition"
  (1981) A detailed examination of the traditional monastic career
  preserved by Tibetan Buddhist monks of Sera Monastery in Mysore, India.
  This film documents the style and content of Sera's scholarly curriculum
  beginning with reading and writing, through attaining the degree of
  Geshe, up to the study and practice of the Buddhist Tantras. The film
  focuses on the memorization, class work and debate of six subjects:
  Logic, Epistemology, the Three Jewels, the Four Noble Truths, the Middle
  Path and Great Compassion. Concludes with an overview of the study and
  practice of the Buddhist Tantras in the Gyudmed Monastery including:
  making a mandala, training in the tantric voice, taking an initiation
  and holding a fire ceremony. "Between Time: A Tibetan Village" (1984)
  Portrays Tibetan village life on the southern slopes of the Himalaya in
  northeast Nepal. Teliene, a Buddhist Lama and village elder and his
  nephew, a shaman conduct an exorcism ceremony which blends Lamaism
  (Tibetan Buddhism) and Bon (a form of animistic shamanism). "Tibetan
  Traders" (1968) A fascinating account of native life in Tibet by famed
  documentary filmmaker J. Michael Hagopian. This film features many
  aspects of rural life in Tibet including agriculture, sheep and Yak
  herding, traditional medicine, crafts, spiritual practices, leisure
  activities and much more. Also: Clips from Buddhist practices in Tibet
  (1962) by the National Film Board of Canada and more.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto International Film Festival
6:30pm , Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of Ontario), 317 Dundas Street West

  Wavelengths launches with the latest works by Nathaniel Dorsky and
  Jean-Marie Straub, two avant-garde masters who have radically influenced
  the way films are made, viewed and appreciated. Dorsky's films are
  silent and projected at silent speed, allowing for an unimpeded
  experience of what he terms "the flickering threshold of cinema's
  illusion." Jean-Marie Straub's first film since the death of his
  co-directing partner Danièle Huillet, Le Genou d'Artémide continues
  their ongoing interest in Italian poet Cesare Pavese.Winter by Nathaniel
  Dorsky (USA, 2007, Silent, 22 minutes/16mm/18fps). Sarabande by
  Nathaniel Dorsky (USA, 2008, Silent, 15 minutes/16mm/18fps). Le Genou
  d'Artémide by Jean-Marie Straub (Italy/France, 2007 26 minutes/35mm).


Buffalo, New York: Squeaky Wheel
8:30pm, Front Park

  Squeaky Wheel's Silent/Sound Outdoor Festival will feature musician Don
  Metz, who will perform scores to classic and new
  experimental/avante-garde films by international and local artists.
  Metz's compositions will utilize four guitars in a variety of ways from
  melodic to percussive.

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:00pm reception; 8:00 screening, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  This Chicago Filmmakers exclusive event will screen the most provocative
  new film and video work from Chicago's most talented film students.
  Undergraduate and graduate level work in film and video produced in the
  2007-08 academic year coming out of schools including Columbia College,
  UIC, SAIC, Loyola, DePaul, Northwestern, UC, and many more will be
  juried by the Chicago Filmmakers staff in an attempt to bring Chicago's
  future filmmakers from every corner of the city together to share in the
  accomplishments of their peers. You won't want to miss the work of these
  up-and-coming all-stars!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto International Film Festival
6:30 pm, Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of Ontario), 317 Dundas Street West

  A wistful serenity guides this programme through the magnificent
  mysteries of artistic inspiration, the indescribable melancholy that
  limns romantic love, the quiet solitude that grief commands and our
  insatiable quest for knowledge. L'Atelier by Hannes
  Schüpbach(Switzerland, 2007, Silent, 16 minutes/16mm). The Parable of
  the Tulip Painter and the Fly by Charlotte Pryce (USA, 2008, Silent, 3
  minutes/16mm). How to Conduct a Love Affair by David Gatten (USA, 2007,
  Silent, 8 minutes/16mm). Sag es mir Dienstag by Astrid Ofner (Austria,
  2007, 26 minutes/35mm).TZIPORAH by Abraham Ravett (USA, 2007, Silent, 7
  minutes/16mm).Encyclopaedia Britannica by John Latham (United Kingdom,
  1972, 6 minutes/16mm).

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto International Film Festival
9:00pm, Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of Ontario), 317 Dundas Street West

  The title of this programme refers to eminent Los Angeles artist Pat
  O'Neill's shape-shifting portrait of L.A., Horizontal Boundaries. A
  brazen and playful technical tour de force, the film sets the stage for
  a programme rich in formal experimentation. Horizontal Boundaries by
  Pat O'Neill (USA, 2008, 23 minutes/35mm). Lossless #2 by Rebecca Baron
  and Douglas Goodwin(USA, 2008, 3 minutes/Video). Refraction Series by
  Chris Gehman (Canada, 2008, Silent, 6 minutes/35mm). Public Domain by
  Jim Jennings (USA, 2007, Silent 8 minutes/16mm). Dig by Robert Todd
  (USA, 2007, 3 minutes/16mm). Optra Field III-VI by T. Marie (USA,
  2007-2008, Silent, 14 minutes/Video). Garden/ing by Eriko Sonoda (Japan,
  2007, 6 minutes/Video).


Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto International Film Festival
6:30pm, Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of Ontario), 317 Dundas Street West

  An abbreviation for "railroad," RR is the latest (and possibly the last)
  16mm work by the great American independent filmmaker James Benning. RR
  is a breathtaking portrait of trains traversing the American landscape;
  it's also a meditation on nostalgia, the unadulterated joys of waiting,
  Western over-consumption and the cinema itself. Trainspotting has never
  been this rewarding! RR by James Benning (USA, 2007, 115 minutes, 16mm).

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto International Film Festival
9:30pm, Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of Ontario), 317 Dundas Street West

  While metaphorical, temporal and suggestive trips abound in this
  programme, so too do genuine trips with their attendant discoveries and
  excavations. Shot in Greece, Malaysia, New York City, Mexico and Dubai,
  these "trips" are one-way only. Rodakis by Olaf Nicolai (Germany, 2008,
  12 minutes/35mm). Block B by Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia/Canada,
  2008, 20 minutes/35mm). MOSAIK MÉCANIQUE by Norbert Pfaffenbichler
  (Austria, 2007, 9 minutes/35mm). Black and White Trypps Number Three by
  Ben Russell (USA, 2007, 11 minutes/35mm). Flash in the Metropolitan by
  Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer (United Kingdom, 2006, Silent, 3
  minutes/16mm). Parícutin by Erika Loic (Canada, 2008, 14 minutes/16mm).
  Trypps #5 (Dubai) by Ben Russell (USA/United Arab Emirates, 2008,
  Silent, 3 minutes/16mm).

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