Dot and Line Festival: Two Bay Area shows Saturday and Monday!

From: Stephanie Sapienza (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Nov 21 2008 - 18:35:20 PST

Punto y Raya (Dot and Line) Festival, US Tour

Two programs in the Bay Area, Saturday and Monday:

November 22, 2008: San Jose, CA
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Prairie Willow House
943 Willow Glen Way
San Jose, CA 95125
RSVP to: email suppressed, 408-292-4245

November 24, 2008: San Francisco, CA
When: 8:00 pm
Where: New Nothing Cinema
16 Sherman St.
San Francisco, CA

The Punto y Raya (Dot and Line) festival is the brainchild of Barcelona-based group mad-actions. The program has a clear curatorial vision - that of pure abstraction in its most basic form, to "reveal the limitations and achievements of our representation systems." Submission requirements are very specific regarding the use of dimension, perspective, volume and color. The result is a series of films "built up entirely from dots and lines as ends in themselves."

The festival's goals are clearly in line with iotaCenter's mission to promote the art of abstraction. We have partnered with mad-actions to bring this visionary program to the west coast. The US leg of the program will begin on November 13 in Seattle, continuing to Vancouver, Eugene, San Jose, San Francisco and ending in Los Angeles on December 2. The show's final tour date in Los Angeles will be exhibited by Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, with programming partner Los Angeles Filmforum co-presenting this show.

The touring program will feature both finalists and award-winning films from the official competition; thirteen films with a total running time of 65:00.

Circle by Laurie Gibbs (2006, 3:14)
Rayas Blancas y Rojas (White and Red Lines) by Calpurnio (2007, 5:00)
Symmetry by Aleksandra Dulic and Kenneth Newby (2007, 2:00)
Mecanismo by Joaquin [Kino] Gil (2007, 5:00)
Esmolades (Sharp) by Albert Callejo Amat (2007, 4:40)
TaMura (MuraTa) by Katsuyuki Hattori (2005-07, 8:00)
Loop 12/06 by Astrid Hagenguth (2007, 4:00)
Puddle Jumper by Chris Casady (2007, 2:10)
Study for TestTest and Retinal Burn by Thomas Bey and William Bailey (2007, 4:34)
Velocity by Iconish and Foraudiofans (2002, 6:20)
Asperity by Tom Jobbins (2007, 1:58)
Terra Incognita by Danielle Ye (2003, 6:30)
Mercurius by Bret Battey (2005, 6:10)

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.