This week [October 11 - 19, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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This week [October 11 - 19, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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The LAB (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: October 22, 2008)
Renderyard International Film Festival (London; Deadline: February 13, 2009)
MUSEEK (Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Deadline: November 01, 2008)
Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, WI, USA; Deadline: December 01, 2008)
Portland Documentary & eXperimental Film Festival (PDX FEST) (Portland, OR, USA; Deadline: January 23, 2009)
MadCat Women's International Film Festival (NY, NY USA; Deadline: November 17, 2008)
V International Festival of Audio-visual arts VIDOLOGIA 2008 (Russia ; Deadline: November 01, 2008)

Takoma Park Film Festival (Takoma Park, MD, USA; Deadline: November 01, 2008)
MONO NO AWARE II (Brooklyn, NY. USA; Deadline: November 07, 2008)
47th Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Deadline: October 15, 2008)
Videologia (Russia; Deadline: October 20, 2008)
Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Deadline: November 14, 2008)
2nd Annual Studio 60093 Children's Video Fest (Winnetka, IL USA; Deadline: November 11, 2008)
MAGA / Macon Georgia Film Festival (Macon, Georgia USA; Deadline: November 15, 2008)
SoundCast by Daily Constitutional (Richmond, VA, USA; Deadline: October 15, 2008)
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: October 31, 2008)
Gallery RFD (Swainsboro, GA; Deadline: October 31, 2008)
The LAB (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: October 22, 2008)
MUSEEK (Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Deadline: November 01, 2008)
V International Festival of Audio-visual arts VIDOLOGIA 2008 (Russia ; Deadline: November 01, 2008)

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 * "Seasons With Stan" - An Evening With Phil Solomon - Filmmaker Phil
    Solomon In Person! [October 11, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Essential Cinema: Belson / Baillie / Crockwell [October 11, New York, New York]
 * Three Decades [October 11, New York, New York]
 * Christian Divine's Protest-Ploitation + the People Next Door [October 11, San Francisco, California]
 * Odds and Ends "United State of Mind" @ Taepei Biennial [October 11, Taepei, Taiwan]
 * A Lower World: Excesses and Extremes In Film and video [October 11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * We Are All Made of Stars: videos By Laurel Nakadate (In Person) [October 11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Moira Tierney & the Solus Collective In Estonia & Lithuania [October 11, parnu, estonia]
 * Filmforum Presents Holly Would If She Could: Artists’ Responses To
    Hollywood [October 12, Los Angeles, California]
 * Three Decades Program 2 [October 12, New York, New York]
 * Remembering Mark Lapore [October 12, San Francisco, California]
 * Artist Talks With Michael Bell-Smith & Laurel Nakadate [October 12, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Ryan Trecartin I-Be Area [October 12, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Election 2004 Double Feature: Half of the People and C Red Blue J [October 13, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Nina Paley's First Animated Feature! Sita Sings the Blues [October 13, Los Angeles, California]
 * Audio VÉRitÉ Presents: Malcolm Goldstein Live [October 15, New York, New York]
 * You Can't Get there From Here (Redux) [October 16, Calgary, Alberta; CANADA]
 * Joanie 4 Jackie: the Lady Glitterati of the New Movie Uprising [October 16, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Phil Solomon: Twilight Psalms and Other Films [October 16, Columbus, Ohio]
 * Decampment [October 16, New York, New York]
 * Jonas Mekas Presents Flux Party [October 17, London, England]
 * Stom Sogo [October 17, Paris, France]
 * Bruce Conner, the Last Magician of the 20th Century [October 18, Cambridge, Massachusetts]
 * Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger Tv + Smokin' Out the Evil-Doers [October 18, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Reverberations # 2: Bradley Eros [October 18, London, England]
 * Melinda Stone + Natalie Jeremijenko + [October 18, San Francisco, California]
 * Home Movie Day At Cinematheque Ontario [October 18, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Moira Tierney & the Solus Collective In Estonia & Lithuania [October 18, vilnius, lithuania]
 * Workshop: Cinema Povera & Collage Composition With Bradley Eros [October 19, London, England]
 * Filmforum Presents the Familial Avant-Garde – An Evening With Ted Lyman &
    John Cannizzaro. [October 19, Los Angeles, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Chicago, Illinois: White Light Cinema
8:00pm, The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

  White Light Cinema and The Nightingale are extremely excited to host
  Boulder, Colorado-based filmmaker Phil Solomon, who will be presenting a
  very special program about his collaborations and friendship with Stan
  Brakhage. In addition to films Solomon and Brakhage made together and a
  few solo-Brakhage films, Solomon will also be sharing some tantalizing
  rarities. ******* Solomon's program tonight is presented in the spirit
  of Brakhage's legendary salon screenings, where a small group would
  gather in an intimate space to share in a love for film and in honor of
  the city where Brakhage spent a large part of his life teaching - at the
  School of the Art Institute of Chicago. ******* The program will include
  (with other unannounced items): Seasons... (1998, 16 mins., 16mm) by
  Phil Solomon and Stan Brakhage; Concrescence (1996, 3 mins., 16mm) by
  Phil Solomon and Stan Brakhage; Rocket Boy vs Brakhage (1973-1988, 30
  mins., 16mm on digital video) by Phil Solomon; Chartres Series (1994, 9
  mins., 16mm) by Stan Brakhage; and Stellar (1993, 3 mins., 16mm) by Stan
  Brakhage. ***** Plus rare footage of Brakhage at work: Painting downtown
  (mini dv) and Editing Elementary Phrases with clips (mini dv). And even
  rarer footage and audio of Brakhage: Audio of Stan singing as boy
  soprano (disc); Audio of Brakhage at Binghamton, circa 1973 (mini dv);
  Video clip compilation from the Sunday salons (mini dv); and Home video
  excerpts (mini dv)

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:30 PM , 32 Second Avenue

  Jordan Belson ALLURES (1961, 9 minutes, 16mm) RE-ENTRY (1964, 6 minutes,
  16mm) PHENOMENA (1965, 16 minutes, 16mm) SAMADHI (1967, 6 minutes, 16mm)
  COSMOS (1969, 7 minutes, 16mm) WORLD (1970, 6 minutes, 16mm) "Our
  greatest abstract film poet: he has found how to combine the vision of
  the outer and the inner eye." –Gene Youngblood Bruce Baillie CASTRO
  STREET (1966, 10 minutes, 16mm) ALL MY LIFE (1966, 3 minutes, 16mm)
  VALENTIN DE LAS SIERRAS (1968, 10 minutes, 16mm) Songs and poems of
  everyday reality. Douglass Crockwell GLENS FALLS SEQUENCE (1964, 8
  minutes, 16mm) "The basic idea was to paint continuing pictures on
  various layers with plastic paint, adding at times and removing at
  times, and to a certain extent these early attempts were successful."
  –D.C. Total running time: ca. 90 minutes.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:00 PM , 32 Second Avenue

  VATERS DAVID BARUCH BIRNBERG (2007, 38 minutes, MiniDV) Milena Gierke
  GRASSES / GRÄSER (2000, 3 min, S-8mm, color, silent) TOWARDS / ENTGEGEN
  (1999, 3 min, S-8mm, color, silent) BAUHAUS / BAU AM HAUS (2002, 3 min,
  S-8mm, color, silent) MEMBRANE / MEMBRAN (2000, 3 min, S-8mm, color,
  S-8mm, color, silent) FRANCE VS. BRASIL IN NEW YORK (1998, 3 min, S-8mm,
  color, silent) Ute Aurand, Ulrike Pfeiffer OH! THE FOUR SEASONS / OH!
  DIE VIER JAHRESZEITEN (1988, 20 min, 16mm)

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

  Having moved from the East Bay to LA, our cinematic soul-mate Christian
  Divine was positioned to grasp Holllywood product as an object of
  serious Cultural Study. Divine deconstructed Preminger's Skidoo at his
  last OC outing; tonight's lecture-demo digs up the dead bodies around
  several infamous youth films, all made in 1970, which he has grouped
  under the rubric "Protest-ploitation": Ice, Zabriskie Point, The
  Revolutionary, Getting Straight, Revolutions Per Minute, The Strawberry
  Statement, and The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart. His
  contextualization of this curious faux-political subgenre sheds light on
  the needs of the industry to appropriate the politics of the day.
  Christian's anecdotes and scintillating analysis is followed by a
  complete 16mm screening of David Greene's mind-blowing psychedelic
  melodrama, The People.

Taepei, Taiwan: Odds and Ends Screening Series
7:30 PM, Taepei, Taiwan

  Odds and Ends Volume 4 "United State of Mind" programmed by
  galleryHomeland film and video curator Karl Lind TRT: 34 mins. * many
  thanks go out to galleryHomeland Director Paul Middendorf for
  introducing Odds and Ends to the Urban Nomad Film Festival and vice
  versa! Please join us for a very special edition of the Odds and Ends
  screening series which will be presented by the Urban Nomad Film
  Festival on Oct 11th at the Taepei Biennial. In This edition we we
  present a tasty sampling of films and videos made by a smattering of
  artists hailing from the good old USA (except for one German citizen
  currently living in Texas: Katja Straub) who each present us with their
  own colorfully diverse vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of
  pursuing happiness. Program: 1. TO REMEMBER THAT OUR SKIES ARE THE SAME
  SKIES by Chris Larson 2 min 30 sec. 2008 Portland, OR. USA Synoposis: on
  distance. on environment. on here. on heat. on commonality. on heart. on
  there. Bio: Chris Lael Larson is an multi-disciplinary artist, musician
  and graphic designer who lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA.
  website 2. Night Falls by John Bacone, 1 min.
  Portland, OR. USA 2006 Synopsis: a triumphant struggle against motor
  vehicles. Bio: John Bacone is a sculptor and filmmaker living in
  Portland, Oregon. 3. Brave New Girl by Holly Andres and Grace Carter 2.5
  min. Portland, OR. USA Synopsis: BRAVE NEW GIRL examines what it means
  to be female in our culture as defined by the media. With its saturated
  colors and super 8mm nostalgia, the film puts the heroine in a confined
  space and tempts her with artificial confections. What does it mean to
  consume an identity? What effects might it have on girls and women?
  These are some of the questions the viewer is left to ponder when this
  short whirlwind of consumption is over. Bio: Holly Andres approaches her
  art in a multidisciplinary manner, and works in film, photography,
  sculpture and installation. In collaboration with performer/filmmaker
  Grace Carter, Andres created the short films DANDELION, BRAVE NEW GIRL
  and their newest narrative, NORA. Their work has been featured in the NW
  Film + Video Festival, Best of the Northwest Touring Program, the
  Portland International Film Festival, the Portland Experimental Film
  Festival, the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum and the
  Perpetual Art Machine in New York. Andres teaches video production and
  foundation art classes at PSU and the Art Institute of Portland. website Bio: Grace Carter has been working in theatre arts
  and filmmaking for the past six years in Portland, OR. She Co-founded
  the critically acclaimed defunct theatre and collaborated as a producer,
  director and actor on several stage performances. Grace's films have
  been screened at several regional festivals including the 32nd annual
  Northwest Film and Video Festival, The PDX Fest and the Oregon Biennial
  at the Portland Art Museum. Grace has also worked as an actor on many
  film projects the most recent "Paranoid Park," a new feature by Gus Van
  Sant. website 4. Taco Day, music video for Mr.
  Len featuring Jean Grae directed by Chioke Nassor, 3min 45 sec. 2001 NY,
  NY USA. Bio: Chioke Nassor is a filmmaker, philanthropist and all around
  good guy. He recently completed an animated short film adaptation of the
  McSweeney's story "Things I realized in 2002" by Sarah Manguso. website 5. The White Bunny by Katja Straub, Germany 2006
  6.5 min. synopsis: Transformation in a train compartment. "The White
  Bunny" explores the conscious and sub-conscious longings of the human
  mind, told through the story of a woman, an injured boy, a small girl in
  a red dress, and a white bunny. A tale of four strangers as they travel
  together on a visual exploration of pain, love, memory, and the loss of
  innocence. The woman's trauma reveals itself through the haunting form
  of a German nursery rhyme and we follow her into her past. Bio: Katja
  Straub is an artist, writer, and filmmaker whose films have screened in
  numerous festivals around the world including the Images Festival in
  Toronto, the Viper Basel in Switzerland and the Museum of Modern Art in
  New York. Her short film "All White People Are French" received the
  Special Jury Award at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin in
  2005. website 6. Test Anthem by Michael Paulus 3 min
  30 sec. Portland, OR. USA Synopsis: 198 national anthems from the
  world's countries arranged in a vertical, symmetrical stack. Played for
  the duration with bell curve as defined parameter with demarcation line
  representing point of departure to the - unattainable? The longest –
  Uraguay's begins and ends the audio with a nice, loping intro. The
  shortest anthem from Qatar comes in a mere 36 seconds and is sandwiched
  directly in the middle with most others as most anthems come in at a
  minute or less. I was curious to see if at the apex, beyond the expected
  dissonant sounds on the sides of the curve, there might be almost a
  pure, white nose. Static. It comes close though. Based on government
  tests (atomic blasts, plane military test crashes) we are taken through
  a test – this time with themes closer to the human condition: want,
  desire, and spiritual transcendence if you will. The parameters are
  already set though. Could be construed as ultimately fatalistic and
  pessimistic. That's possible. Bio: Michael Paulus is an artist living in
  Portland Oregon. The marriage of science and art play prominently in his
  work, often times creating objects that are inherently misguided or
  dysfunctional in design. A parody of types on the sometimes absolute
  efficiency and logic that we come to expect from tools and technology.
  The figures in his moving image work are usually 'specimens' to be
  observed and usually find themselves in absurd situations they are ill
  adept to comprehend. In his static work often times there is an
  interchange between object and viewer. Sometimes testing the perceptions
  of the viewer and often times using an established medium or tool/design
  and tweaking it a bit to put it in a critical context Website: 7. Weathergirl 1 By Liz Haley Portland, OR.
  USA 2008 4 min. synopsis: weathergirl 1 explores relationships between
  patterns of organic energy, new scientific discoveries, human emotional
  experience and the weather. bio: liz haley is a conceptual artist using
  installation, photography, video and performance to investigate
  connection, trust, urban-rural, future-past, quantum physics and love.
  her work has been widely shown, including exhibits in new york, portland
  tba festival and the miami museum of contemporary art. website 8. Timor Mortis by Sare Rane, 4.5 min Portland, OR. USA
  Synopsis: A dance for sea and air inspired by and created for the song
  Timor Mortis by Rio En Medio. Bio: Sare Rane is originally from the high
  desert of northern New Mexico but now makes her home in Portland,
  Oregon. She began making videos three years ago with a desire to capture
  the unexpected poetry of the world we live in. She has degrees in
  Theater and Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. website 9. Phototrope by Randy Wakerlin 1
  min. 2007, Portland, OR. USA Synopsis: Multi-Cam Pixelation Bio: Randall
  Davis Wakerlin holds a BA in Film/Animation from Hampshire College, (MA)
  and an MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the
  Arts, (CA). Wakerlin's film figure 1: Scar (detail) won Best Animation
  awards in both the Pacific Coast Film Festival (Del Mar, CA) and the
  Seattle Underground Film Festival (Seattle, WA) in 2000 and has been
  widely screened around the U.S. His most recent work In Good Spirits
  features live action documentary footage of the Hilltribe cultures of
  Northern Thailand with animated segments of Hilltribe textiles. Recent
  projects include various short animation pieces such as Twenty-Six, a
  documentation of one year of Mr. Wakerlin's life, and collaborations
  with Portland, OR composer Matt Marble and Emily Stone entitled Chroma
  where Wakerlin's animation was projected behind dancers in a performance
  based on the color orange at Gallery 500 (Portland, OR). He is currently
  collaborating with Los Angeles composer Nicholas Chase creating an
  interactive work for video and solo piano entitled Star Trenching. Mr.
  Wakerlin resides in Portland, Oregon where he is working with animators
  Chel White and David Daniels at Bent Image Lab and teaches animation at
  Pacific University. website 10. John Bacone "Support
  your library" 1 min. 2007 Portland, OR. USA synopsis: Borrowed Library
  video = fun 11. American Make-Over by Ron Gassaway (1min41sec) 2008
  Portland, OR. USA Evolving the advanced science of rose-colored glasses,
  American Make-Over aspires to provoke a playful public revolution with
  paint and plexiglass. Ron Mason Gassaway was born in Portland, Oregon in
  1969. He has worked for nearly 20 years as a commercial artist and is
  currently a returning student at Portland State University, furthering
  his skills as a fine artist through film making, installation work,
  performance and 2D art. 12. Gates of Steel Karaoke Music Video by Karl
  Lind 4 min 20 sec. 2008 Portland, OR. USA Synopsis: The Gates of Steel
  Karaoke Music Video allows viewers to become part of the action and sing
  along with a zany tail that illustrates the beginning of the end for all
  of mankind. Audience participation is highly encouraged! Bio: Karl Lind
  is a filmmaker and the curator of the Odds and Ends screening series, he
  currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His short films and videos have
  screened at various venues around the Earth, Including: Dallas Video
  Festival, PDX Film Festival, Other Cinema and Rotterdam International
  Film Festival. website

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
 1–6pm , Pixel Gallery, 156 Augusta Ave

  Pleasure Dome's first gallery exhibition. Opening October 11, 1–6pm
  Laurel Nakadate & Michael Bell-Smith (in Person) Media Works: Monster
  Movie, Takeshi Murata, 2005, 4 min., single-channel video on monitor,
  looped playback with headphones Up and Away, Michael Bell-Smith, 2006, 7
  min., single-channel video projected, looped playback with sound The
  American Desert (for Chuck Jones), Mungo Thomson, 2002, 34 min.,
  single-channel video projected, looped playback with sound Untitled
  (Working Title Kids & Dogs), Nathalie Djurberg, 2007, 33 min.,
  two-channel video on LCD monitors, looped playback with headphones
  Journey to the Lower World, Marcus Coates, 2004, 30 min., single-channel
  video on monitor, looped playback with headphones Killing Friends,
  Julian Hoeber, 2001, 31 min. single-channel video on LCD monitor, looped
  playback with headphones accompanied with a set of Polaroid photographs
  Beg for Your Life, Laurel Nakadate, 2006, 13 min. single-channel video
  on LCD monitor, looped playback with headphones Where You'll Find Me,
  Laurel Nakadate, 2005, 4 min. single-channel video on LCD monitor,
  looped playback with headphones

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
8 pm, Latvian House, 491 College St.

  Videos by Laurel Nakadate (in Person) Nakadate's video work is about
  adventure and risk. Part documentary, part make-believe, she meets
  strange men in their worlds and weaves complex, sexual narratives that
  straddle a thin line between tragedy and comedy. Programme: Oops 2000, 4
  min. video Happy Birthday 2000, 5 min. video Lessons 1 – 10 2001, 2 min.
  video Greater New York 2005, 5 min. video Stories 2005, 13 min. video
  Love Hotels 2004, 3 min. video Where You'll Find Me 2005, 4 min. video
  Beg For Your Life 2006: 13 min. video I Want to be the One Who Walks in
  the Sun 2006, 15 min. video Say You Love Me 2007, 3 min. video

parnu, estonia: solus film collective
11am, Non Grata School House, 16 Sur Posti

  Moira Tierney will conduct a workshop/talk on collective organization in
  the digital age: ORGANIZE DIGITAL, SCREEN ANALOG. This will deal with
  her experience as founder member of the SOLUS Collective, which is
  Dublin - based but has an international membership; much of the
  organizing is done online. Solus arose out of a common passion for
  Super-8mm and has grown to include work shot and/or screened on
  Super-8mm, 16mm, 35mm, analog and digital video and traditional and
  computer generated animation. Special emphasis will be placed on recent
  screening experiences in Marseille, where the DVDs for the screening
  disappeared in the French postal system ... and had to be uploaded in
  Dublin at full video resolution and downloaded in Marseille; the same
  screening featured a 20 minute silent black and white Super-8mm film by
  Stom Sogo, for which a projector had to be sourced in Marseille the week
  before the screening.


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

  Filmforum presents Holly Would If She Could: Artists' Responses to
  Hollywood as part of LA Freewaves. A show of new video work that
  revisits, deconstructs, and dances with films and locations from
  Hollywood's filmic history, including "I Yam What I Yam (Bryan
  Konefsky), "Boulevard" by Peter Horvath, and :Murder and UFOs" by Bryan
  Macdonald. General admission $10, 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.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:00 PM , 32 Second Avenue

  Ute Aurand A WALK / SPAZIERGANG (2008, 4 min, 16mm, silent) IN THE PARK
  / IM PARK (2008, 6 min, 16mm, silent) ZUOZ (2008, 2 min, 16mm, silent)
  Three new films, shown as a tryptich. Milena Gierke STILLED LIFE /
  STILLESLEBEN (2001, 30 min, S-8mm, color, silent) Renate Sami FILMDIARY
  1975-1985 / FILMTAGEBUCH 1975-1985 (2005, 38 min, MiniDV) Total running
  time: ca. 85 minutes.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30 pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

  Mark LaPore (1952–2005) was an uncanny observer, a profound wanderer and
  explorer. His work in film applied a fascinated observational patience,
  akin to that of Lumière and Warhol, to deeply explore the tangled
  relationships between ethnography and individual subjectivity while
  elaborating a complex philosophy of visual ethics. In anticipation of a
  larger screening series commemorating his work and relationships, we
  present The Sleepers,A Depression in the Bay of Bengal, The Five Bad
  Elements and The Glass System, four films—variously based on encounters
  and experiences in Sudan, Sri Lanka, Calcutta and New York—which reveal
  uncanny similarities between cultures as well as profound, possibly
  irreconcilable differences.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
2pm, Pixel Gallery, 156 Augusta Ave.

  Join us for talks by two very different but equally exciting young
  American artists with work in the A Lower World show at Pixel Gallery,
  Michael Bell-Smith (Up and Away) and Laurel Nakadate (Beg for Your Life
  & Where You'll Find Me).

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
8pm, Latvian House, 491 College St.

  Canadian Premiere of I-Be Area. With whip-smart wit and a candy-coloured
  whirlwind of camp theatrics, cyber-slang and dumpster drag, Trecartin
  captures the manic energy of a generation of brains fried by computers
  and the internet, running on the fumes of their own verbal diarrhea.
  Fusing queer performance hysterics with hallucinatory, rapid-fire
  digital manipulation of every surface and sound, Trecartin creates a
  cracked parallel universe only slightly more surreal and fast-paced than
  the one we inhabit now.


Brooklyn, New York: Monkey Town
8pm, 58 N 3rd St.

  evening of politics and art from 2004 to put this year's antics in
  context 8pm (one screening) From the proceeds of the screening, a
  donation will be made in Sarah Palin's name to the Planned Parenthood
  MInnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota Action Fund HALF OF THE PEOPLE ARE STONED
  Paul Simon for Leonard Bernstein's Mass (1971). A screening of
  activism-oriented video, performance documentation, and new media from
  2004 Curated by Nick Hallett As the race to the White House consumes our
  nation's collective attention, let's take a look back to the 2004
  election and celebrate the unique spirit of that year when the art world
  in New York and across the country took up the mantle of this country's
  great activist tradition. Many artists who make political work do so
  regardless of their calendars, but the high stakes of '04 yielded
  contexts for agit-prop art and performance unseen since the late 1960s.
  Initiatives like Downtown for Democracy and the Imagine Festival united
  New York's artist communities against the Bush administration as the RNC
  rolled into town. The Internet matured as a critical venue for
  countercultural action in attempts to revise standard models of protest.
  Audiences and critics, eager to experience their own distaste for the
  current state of affairs distilled into forms of art and entertainment,
  gave greater voice to explicitly political work. Guerrilla theater
  filled the streets at every opportunity for nose-thumbing, resulting in
  countless arrests, while cellphone cameras rolled to create a new kind
  of folk-documentary. Culture and politics collided in vivid and
  memorable fashion. This collection of work from four years ago offers
  itself as something of a time capsule, although not enough time has
  passed for true nostalgia to set in. The 2008 election is playing itself
  out very differently than its predecessor. Without a concrete enemy to
  inspire rage, Americans--artists included--seem to be placing their
  faith in the system and its candidates. But how different is our
  country's situation? Aren't we even worse off than four years ago? ASCII
  Bush, Yoshi Sodeoka, 2-channel video installation, 2004 I Need a
  Contingency Plan, Taylor Mac, video document of Live Patriot Acts:
  Patriots Gone Wiiild!, 2004 Campaign Spots, Guy Richards Smit/John
  Pilson/Lou Fernandez, video, 2004 March for Women's Lives, April 25
  2004, Pink Bloque/Blithe Riley/Dara Greenwald, video, 2004 Keanu Reeves
  for President, Laura Parnes, video, 2004 Folk Music and Documentary,
  Seth Price, video, 2004 2304 Is a Beer Drinking Year, Jen Liu, video,
  2004, Cory Arcangel/Jonah Peretti, video download, 2004
  The President of the United States, James Tigger! Ferguson, from Live
  Patriot Acts: Patriots Gone Wiiild!, 2004 Arnold's Ass, Laura Parnes,
  video, 2004 Big Screen Version, Aaron Valdez, video, 2004 Play the Game,
  Imaginary Company/Peter Glantz/Ben Jones, television advertisement, 2004
  Fuck the Vote, Carbon Defense League, video, 2004 See the Elephant!
  (excerpt), Ryan Junell, multi-channel installation mixed to video, 2004
  (includes document of musical work Ringing for Healing by Pauline
  Oliveros) Jamming: By the Waters of Babylon (excerpt), Saul Levine, 16mm
  transferred to video, 2004 Listen (excerpt), Aldo Tambellini, video,
  2004-05 White Man, Suicide, video document of live performance shot by
  Punkcast/Joly MacFie, 2004 Vote for Bush or Burn in Hell, Laura Parnes,
  video, 2004 TXTMob, Institute for Applied Autonomy, video, 2004 A World
  With No Bush, Julie Atlas Muz, from Live Patriot Acts: Patriots Gone
  Wiiild!, 2004 Up Came Oil!, The Yes Men/Patrick Lichty, computer
  animation and video, 2004 Libber, Wynne Greenwood, video/performance,
  2004 Total Running Time: 80 mins followed by C RED BLUE J directed by
  Chris Sollars C RED BLUE J is an experimental documentary feature that
  illustrates the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential
  election as it is manifested in one family. Director Chris Sollars, an
  artist living and working in San Francisco sets out to try and bridge
  the political gaps in his own family between a younger sister who works
  for the Bush Administration, a Born Again Christian father, and Lesbian
  mother. C RED BLUE J is pieced together through an archive of family
  super-8 films, photos, interviews, and art videos. The story
  personalizes the political division of the 2004 Presidential campaign as
  the Gay Marriage Vote is tactically used to split the Nation's vote and
  the director's family. C RED BLUE J puts a face to the name of the
  opposition and reconstructs the lack of communication within a family
  and the nation. Featuring music by John Dwyer (Coachwhips), Hisham
  Bharoocha (Soft Circle), and Fuckwolf "Christopher Sollars wants to
  figure out why his family is so politically divided—he's an arty San
  Francisco liberal and his mom's a lesbian, while his dad's a born-again
  Christian and his sister is a Dubya cheerleader working for the
  Department of Energy. Using home movies, photos, interviews with his
  family, old political ads, and footage from the 2004 election, Sollars
  assembles a collage film that attempts to locate connections between
  American political scandals and his family's dysfunction. (His parents'
  divorce, for instance, is discussed amid footage of Iran-Contra.)
  Mondale ads didn't accomplish anything in 1984; what makes Sollars think
  they'll work any better now?" (Mark Athitakis) Nick Hallett is a
  musician and curator interested in the intersection of music and
  multimedia. He has programmed at The Kitchen, Netmage, Aurora Picture
  Show, All Tomorrow's Parties, Artists's Television Access, Pacific Film
  Archive, Ocularis, Monkey Town, Issue Project Room, New York Underground
  Film Festival, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago Underground Film Festival,
  Mass Art Film Society, and Secret Project Robot among others. His music
  series, Darmstadt, hosted with Zach Layton, was included in the New York
  Times's "Best of New Music 2007." He originated the band Plantains,
  which from 2000 to 2003 performed as a live multimedia outfit,
  incorporating electronic music and video. Nick enjoys singing music of
  several varieties, namely experimental contemporary art song of his and
  other's doing, and has appeared recently at The Kitchen and Joe's Pub. A
  note about this benefit: The typically blue state of Minnesota has been
  classified as a toss-up in the upcoming election. The Action Fund is
  doing grassroots organizing to educate Midwestern voters about the
  McCain/Palin ticket's anti-choice policies, which could directly affect
  which way it swings on November 4. Nearly one million bucks has been
  raised for Planned Parenthood via this popular (and truly unofficial)
  campaign and we think helping out the Minnesotans who are doing this
  important work is especially necessary to make sure the state upholds
  its liberal roots. Plus Sarah Palin will get a card in the mail
  notifying her of the donation. ELECTION 2004 DOUBLE FEATURE Monday,
  October 13 at 8pm Monkey Town 58 N 3rd St. Brooklyn, New York 11211
  tickets $8 to $20 sliding scale benefit for Planned Parenthood Action
  Fund of Minnesota and the Dakotas L to

Los Angeles, California: Redcat
8:30pm, 631 W 2nd St.

  Los Angeles premiere 2008, 82 min., 35mm In her first feature-length
  film, comic strip artist–turned–filmmaker Nina Paley juxtaposes multiple
  narrative and visual styles to create a highly entertaining and
  affecting vision of the Ramayana—the ancient Sanskrit epic and essential
  fixture of the Hindu canon. Musical numbers choreographed to the
  1920s-era jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw spin off an astonishing
  whirlwind of flying monkeys, evil monsters, gods, goddesses, warriors,
  sages, and winged eyeballs. The film spans continents and millennia in
  parallel stories of two wives being unfairly dumped, one in the American
  autobiographical present, the other in the mythical Indian past. Three
  hilarious Indonesian shadow puppets narrate both the ancient tragedy and
  modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the epic.
  Program co-presented with Irene Kotlarz/Platform International Animation
  Festival, sponsored by DUCK Studios, Los Angeles and introduced by
  Maureen Selwood of the CalArts Program in Experimental Animation. In
  person: Nina Paley.


New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30 PM , 32 Second Avenue

  79 minutes, video. We are thrilled to host the New York City premiere of
  a new documentary about virtuoso violinist-composer-improviser Malcolm
  Goldstein. A musician of extraordinary sensitivity who was a primary
  voice in the Judson Church scene as well as the Tone Roads Ensemble
  alongside composers/performers James Tenney and Philip Corner, it has
  rightly been said that Goldstein has reinvented and extended our
  traditional notion of the violin. Thierry Collins's fantastic feature
  debut follows Goldstein as he glides between rehearsals, performance and
  everyday activities, in the process revealing his utterly distinctive
  approach to listening, sound and music. As visually captivating as it is
  sonically rich, ESPACE OUVERT is an eye- and ear-opening look at one of
  our most gifted musical thinkers. We are extremely fortunate that
  Malcolm Goldstein will be on-hand to present a unique acoustic solo
  violin performance after the screening. Solo performances from Goldstein
  in New York City are scarce, and this event is surely not to be missed.


Calgary, Alberta; CANADA: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
8pm, CSIF Sofa Cinema - Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW T3E 7L4

  THURSDAY OCTOBER 16 - 8pm The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
  (CSIF) & Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival (MST) presents
  performance artist Liss Platt: You Can't Get There From Here (Redux)
  Liss Platt "performs" the projection of a short film by continuously
  peddling a custom-built bicycle to power a 16mm projector. It is a short
  experimental documentary and kinetic scrapbook about being sixteen.
  Following the performance, viewers will be able to try pedaling the
  custom-built bicycle for themselves. FREE ADMISSION For more information
  on CSIF: For more information on MST Festival:

Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge
6pm, 164 N. State St.

  "Joanie 4 Jackie knows that the best lady-made film and video art
  belongs not only in a gallery, but also in the bedrooms of girls all
  over America." In 1995, multimedia artist Miranda July began inviting
  DIY women filmmakers to submit work in return for a "chainletter," or a
  compilation tape with the filmmaker's work plus that of nine others.
  Thirteen years and hundreds of movies later, the Joanie 4 Jackie lo-fi
  feminist experiment in alternative film distribution is still going
  strong, now under the care of video artist Jacqueline Goss and Bard
  College. Tonight's program surveys J4J's history, with works by July,
  Tammy Rae Carland, Naomi Uman, Dulcie Clarkson, Eileen Maxson, C. Ryder
  Cooley, Zoey Kroll, Sativa Peterson, Vanessa Renwick and Sarah Hanssen,
  along with a new documentary about the project by July and Shauna
  McGarry, who also curated this evening's program. 1983–2003, various
  directors, USA, multiple formats, ca 90 min.

Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts
7 pm, 1871 N. High St.

  Included in tonight's program are two transfixing episodes from Phil
  Solomon's ongoing series of films called the Twilight Psalms, a personal
  "secret" history of the 20th century with each title derived from an
  episode of The Twilight Zone. Among the other films screening are the
  elegiac companion films The Exquisite Hour (1989/1994) and Remains to Be
  Seen (1989/1994). Stan Brakhage listed the latter as one of the ten
  greatest films of all time in Sight & Sound's famous critics' poll.
  (approx. 80 mins., 16mm) Program contents: Remains to Be Seen, The
  Exquisite Hour, Nocturne (1980/89), Twilight Psalm I: The Lateness of
  the Hour (2003), Twilight Psalm II: Night of the Meek, Yes, I Said Yes,
  I Will, Yes (1999).

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
9:00 and 11:00 PM, 32 Second Avenue

  DECAMPMENT is the new 40-minute silent-experimental-horror film from
  Detroit's undying isolationists, ADULT. The soundtrack, performed live
  by ADULT. during the screening, is a mutation of instrumental film music
  and more ADULT.-like irregularities. DECAMPMENT was written, produced
  and directed by ADULT. in early 2008 and follows a woman's
  transmigration from her 'normal' life into a new society of deceit.
  Filmed entirely in Michigan, the film explores ADULT.'s obsession with
  an often overlooked and distinctive aesthetic that they call 'midwestern
  horror.' DECAMPMENT, which premiered May 9th, 2008 at the Detroit
  Institute of Arts, is now ready to tour on a limited scale. This film is
  not available online or as a DVD, and there are no plans for a 'proper'
  release at this time. The only way to see DECAMPMENT is in a theater
  with ADULT. performing the soundtrack live.


London, England: Rio Cinema
11:15pm til late, 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB

  Legendary artist-filmmaker Jonas Mekas presents FLUX PARTY featuring the
  complete FLUXUS FILM ANTHOLOGY as assembled by George Maciunas, rare
  Fluxus audio and surprises. Includes films by Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik,
  Wolf Vostell, George Brecht, Dick Higgins, Robert Watts, John Cale,
  Chieko Shiomi, Paul Sharits and Ben Vautier. This special late night
  screening takes place on the big screen of East London's splendid art
  deco picture palace. Jonas Mekas will be in attendance to discuss Fluxus
  and his friend and fellow Lithuanian emigre George Maciunas. Drinks and
  Flux Cakes will be served.

Paris, France: Collectif Jeune Cinema
8pm, La Clef, 21 rue de la Clef

  The CJC is proud to invite Stom Sogo for his first screening in Paris.
  Stom received the "Best Experimental Film Award" in 2000 from the New
  York Underground Festival. In 2002 the Village Voice named one of his
  films among the ten best of the year. "Playing around in my life full of
  chaos, I hope to find a poetry in there. Illusion or delusion will come
  out to bloom flowers in each reality. (This images were what I saw in my
  last 5 years of staying in Osaka Japan.) I am quite happy to be able to
  show my work to the people in paris; the center of film culture. My
  works are private cinema, like a baby starts to speak and dreams; but I
  hope something in here will cure somebody. I thank you very much for
  viewing them." - Stom Sogo


Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Film Archive
7pm, 24 Quincy Street

  October 18 – 19 Program One Saturday October 18 at 7pm COSMIC RAY
  Channeling the "black magic" of Ray Charles' music, Conner used occult
  symbols and mysterious images to create this nocturnal and raucous
  masterpiece. US 1961, 16mm, b/w, 4 min. MEA CULPA In his first
  collaboration with David Byrne and Brian Eno, Conner used footage from
  educational films to create a rhythmically austere image-track for music
  from their pioneering "sampling" album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
  (1981). US 1981, 16mm, b/w, 5 min. A MOVIE The ultimate found footage
  film, A MOVIE summarizes—and critiques— the history of modern cinema in
  just 12 minutes. US 1958, 16mm, b/w, 12 min. MARILYN TIMES FIVE Conner's
  response to structural cinema is at turns hilarious and sad,
  appropriating the strained performance of Marilyn Monroe imitator Arline
  Hunter. US 1968-73, 16mm, b/w, 14 min. VIVIAN An ecstatic portrait of
  actress Vivian Kurtz that features footage of a 1964 Conner exhibition
  and couches a humorous critique of the art market. US 1964, 16mm, b/w, 4
  min. TEN SECOND FILM Conner created a ten second scandal with this very
  short film, commissioned by the New York Film Festival as a "trailer"
  and promptly rejected for being simply "too fast." US 1965, 16mm, b/w,
  silent, 10 sec. TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND An oneiric, autobiographic
  chapter in Conner's cinema with a mysterious, evocative soundtrack by
  Patrick Gleeson. US 1977, 16mm, color, 5 min. VALSE TRISTE A lyrical
  companion piece to 5:10, this poetic found-footage memoir counts as one
  of Conner's most intimate films. US 1979, 16mm, color, 5 min. LOOKING
  FOR MUSHROOMS Conner returned to his first color footage of travels in
  Mexico and his early years in San Francisco, radically slowing down the
  original material—by adding five frames per shot—to craft a spellbinding
  and hypnotic superimposition of two worlds. US 1996, 16mm, b/w, 15 min.
  Program Two Sunday October 19 at 3pm REPORT Haunted by JFK's
  assassination Conner obsessively filmed television coverage of the
  killing, funeral and miscellaneous contemporary programming, repurposing
  the footage into both a sorrowful portrait of a lost hero—NB: Conner's
  use of blank "leader"—and a blistering critique of postwar consumerism.
  US 1967, 16mm, b/w, 13 min. CROSSROADS Conner followed his fascination
  with the atomic bomb to an absolutely brilliant furthest extreme,
  "expanding" 27 different shots of the 1946 Bikini Atoll a-bomb test
  footage into a mesmerizing two-part epic that juxtaposes the enhanced
  "realism" of Patrick Gleeson's sound track in the first half against the
  hallucinatory trance music of Terry Riley that closes the film. US 1976,
  35mm, b/w, 36 min. TELEVISION ASSASSINATION Originally part of a
  sculpture in which the footage was projected onto a decrepit television
  set, Conner's film offers a frightening meditation on the televisual
  spectacle of JFK's assassination. US 1963-95, 16mm, b/w, 14 min. Program
  Three Sunday October 19 at 7pm COSMIC RAY Channeling the "black magic"
  of Ray Charles' music, Conner used occult symbols and mysterious images
  to create this nocturnal and raucous masterpiece. US 1961, 16mm, b/w, 4
  min. THE WHITE ROSE An elegiac musical documentary capturing the slow
  removal of Jay de Fayo's iconic "painting" The White Rose from the San
  Francisco loft from which she had been evicted. US 1967, 16mm, b/w, 7
  min. BREAKAWAY Shot at multiple speeds (and forwards and backwards),
  Conner's dance film uses incredible rapid-fire montage to deliver a
  beautifully frenzied response to Maya Deren's motion studies. US 1966,
  16mm, b/w, 5 min. PERMIAN STRATA US 1969, 16mm, b/w, 4 min. Conner's
  mordant gem discovers wonderfully strange and subversive subtexts at
  work within an obscure 1940s Biblical film. MONGOLOID A hilarious
  "educational" film that features a pulsing DEVO soundtrack. US 1978,
  16mm, b/w, 4 min. AMERICA IS WAITING Working again with Byrne and Eno,
  Conner's early music video offers a satire of patriotism and national
  security. US 1981, 16mm, b/w, 4 min. MEA CULPA In his first
  collaboration with David Byrne and Brian Eno, Conner used footage from
  educational films to create a rhythmically austere image-track for music
  from their pioneering "sampling" album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
  (1981). US 1981, 16mm, b/w, 5 min. LUKE For his first video work Conner
  slowed down 8mm footage shot in 1967 on the set of Cool Hand Luke into a
  meditation on the cinema and landscape that uses a beautiful Patrick
  Gleeson soundtrack. US 2004, video, color, 22 min. HIS EYE IS ON THE
  SPARROW Conner distilled footage from his unfinished documentary on the
  gospel group The Soul Stirrers into a collage accompaniment to the
  group's version of the classic spiritual His Eye Is On the Sparrow. US
  2006, video, b/w and color, 4 min. EASTER MORNING US 2008, video, color,
  10 min. Conner's exquisite final work is a step-printed reinterpretation
  of footage from his 1966 unreleased film, EASTER MORNING RAGA that
  further reveals his abiding interest in the psychedelic as an alternate
  way of seeing.

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

  An early innovator in video art and public access television of the
  early 80's, Paper Tiger TV developed a unique, handmade, irreverent
  aesthetic that experimented with the television medium combining art,
  academics, politics, performance and live television. PTTV, founded on
  the ideal that freedom of speech through access to the means of
  communication is essential in a democratic society, regularly exposed
  the hidden agenda of the mainstream media and questioned the powerful
  grip of corporate influence on media content to become the first
  nationally disseminated public access television program. Over the
  years, thousands have enjoyed the intelligent, irreverent,
  ultra-low-budget antics of PTTV. PTTV produced Paper Tiger Reads Paper
  Tiger Television (47 min., 2007) not only out of love and respect for
  its history of creating radical critiques of mass culture and politics,
  but from a desire to continue supporting and providing innovative
  leadership for documentary filmmakers, artists, media literacy educators
  and social justice media movements around the world. The jubilant mosaic
  of archival footage, hand-crafted animations, video shorts and
  interviews with media critics, historians and current and past Tigers,
  including Dee Dee Halleck, George Stoney and Dierdre Boyle is designed
  to be a catalyst for conversations on new directions in creative use of
  the media. Also screening this evening will be a 56-minute, 2004 episode
  of PPTV titled Smokin' Out the Evil-Doers: Unconventional TV Exposes the
  RNC. As the GOP staked an opportunistic claim for the symbolic prize of
  New York City, hundreds of thousands took to the streets to say NO! From
  the Bushville poor to the defenders of proletariat-hero Johnny Cash and
  from the rock concert thunder of an uber-immigrant action hero to
  harlequin high jinks with down-home delegates, Smoking Out the
  Evil-Doers documents a dynamic week of civil action, police repression
  and creative resistance. A collectively-produced and non-corporate
  account by the NoRNC Video Collective, with representatives from Deep
  Dish TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York City Grassroots Media,
  NYC IMC Video, Paper Tiger TV, The Video Activist Network, and hundreds
  of other activists and independent media makers.

London, England:
2pm - 5pm, Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG, UK

  The second event in the series will centre around the work of American
  artist Bradley Eros. Simultaneously making, researching, programming,
  writing, and performing, Bradley Eros has been an enigmatic catalyst in
  the New York experimental film scene for over two decades. His oracular
  and multi-faceted practice challenges what can be done with and known
  about film through artisanal investigations of its material and
  apparatus. Taking its cue from Camden Arts Centre's Wallace Berman
  exhibition, Eros will locate his work within a set of interconnecting
  references that centre around the philosophy of arte povera – a process
  of open-ended experimentation using existing and found materials. Over
  the course of the afternoon Eros will unfold and examine the use of
  found and discarded materials in his work, as it relates to ideas of
  quotation, detournement, parody, deconstruction, homage, and artists'
  such as Berman and Joseph Cornell. The format of the event itself will
  take on these ideas though a cumulative and fluid interaction of
  performed works, dialogue, screenings and audio-visual reference points.
  Alongside Eros' expanded performances, films by Cornell and Berman will
  also be shown. Bradley Eros' work has taken the form of printed matter,
  films, para-cinema performances and radical curatorial projects which
  revolve around ideas of alchemy, illusion, mysticism, the ephemeral and
  unfixed nature of film, cinema povera, and technology as an extension of
  the mind. From 1998 to 2004 he co-curated the Robert Beck Memorial
  Cinema, a weekly programme that took a broad and experimental
  perspective on the moving image. His films and performances have been
  shown at the Whitney Biennial (2004), The American Century (at the
  Whitney Museum, NY), The New York Film Festival, The London Film
  Festival, MoMA (NY), Pacific Film Archives (San Francisco), Anthology
  Film Archives (NY), Školská 28 (Prague), Arsenal Cinema (Berlin) and
  Lightcone (Paris). Alongside Jeanne Liotta he has recently conducted
  some of the first in-depth research into the film work of Joseph

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

  USF force-of-nature Melinda Stone and her How-to-Homestead posse
  disseminate rich folk wisdom and new-fangled experiments on contemporary
  urban homesteading by way of video, sing-a-longs, and dandelion wine.
  The centerpiece is Maya Donelson's Graze the Roof, demonstrating her
  local, sustainable, Do-It-Ourselves approach to food sovereignty, via
  her rooftop gardening project on top of the Tenderloin's Glide Memorial
  Church. In the show's second half, NYU luminary Natalie Jeremijenko
  presents pieces from her Environmental Health Clinic (such as her Urban
  Space Station), a living critique of dominant medical and environmental
  models. Please join guest-curator Andrew Wilson in collectively
  re-imagining our relationship to natural systems in an urban context.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Cinematheque Ontario
12:00 p.m., Jackman Hall - 317 Dundas St. West

  "Saving our film heritage should not be limited only to commercially
  produced films. Home movies do not just capture the important private
  moments of our family's lives, but they are historical and cultural
  documents as well. Consider Abraham Zapruder's 8mm film that recorded
  the assassination of President Kennedy or Nickolas Muray's famously
  vibrant color footage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera shot with his 16mm
  camera. Imagine how different our view of history would be without these
  precious films. Home Movie Day is a celebration of these films and the
  people who shot them. I urge anyone with an interest in learning more
  about how to care for and preserve their own personal memories to join
  in the festivities being offered in their community." - Martin Scorsese.
  Now in its 6th year, Home Movie Day is an annual, worldwide celebration
  of amateur films and filmmaking. Curated by the Film Reference Library,
  this programme offers an intriguing selection of local home movies and
  the opportunity to meet with archivists and learn about film
  preservation. Home movie submissions are being accepted until October
  3rd. Call 416-967-1517 for details about this free event and programme
  updates, or go to

vilnius, lithuania: solus film collective
7pm, Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre Konstitucijos pr. 3, 906 kab., LT-09601 Vilnius

  Moira Tierney presents a programme of her own work as well as a
  programme of films and videos by the SOLUS collective: expect a mixture
  of the above along with some of her shorts from the last ten years or
  so! phone (85) 2112377 / fax (85) 2112502 / email: email suppressed


London, England:
3pm - 9pm,, 316–318 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 OAG, UK

  The Workshop will reveal a theory & practice of cinema povera by
  creating hybrid forms using found and discarded materials; and will
  emphasize methods and techniques as well as a philosophy of collage
  composition as they relate to found-footage film, photomontage,
  assemblage, appropriation and cut-ups. This will include elements of
  quotation, homage, critique, parody, deconstruction and detournment,
  with inspirations as they relate to Wallace Berman and Joseph Cornell
  and other collage artists of the 20th century. A practical knowledge of
  filmmaking is not expected or required. Places are extremely limited, so
  book early to avoid disappointment.

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

  Vermont-based avant-garde filmmaker Lyman comes to Los Angeles with
  award-winning works old and new, along with his former pupil, LA-based
  filmmaker Cannizzaro, with his latest. Including "Testament of the
  Rabbit" (Lyman, 1989), "Fla.Me." (Lyman, 1982), "Land of the Dead"
  (Cannizzaro, 2008) and more. General admission $10, 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

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