This week [December 13 - 21, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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This week [December 13 - 21, 2008] in avant garde cinema

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Los Angeles Filmforum

Ballston Spa Film Festival (Ballston Spa, NY, USA; Deadline: January 01, 2009)
Hinterland Film Festival (Montague, MA; Deadline: January 31, 2009)
The European Independent Film Festival (Paris, France; Deadline: December 15, 2008)
60x60 WHAT IF? (New England, USA; Deadline: January 15, 2009)
The Delta International Film and Video Festival (Cleveland, MS USA; Deadline: February 15, 2009)
Cheese Sandwich Film Festival (Wilmington, NC, USA; Deadline: March 25, 2009)

"Everyone will be famous for 150 kbytes." (Naples, Italy; Deadline: December 31, 2008)
Experiments in Cinema V4.2 (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; Deadline: January 10, 2009)
Gallery RFD (Swainsboro, GA; Deadline: January 02, 2009)
Migrating Forms (New York, NY, USA; Deadline: December 15, 2008)
Fargo Film Festival (Fargo, ND, USA; Deadline: January 01, 2009)
Magmart | video under volcano (Naples, Italy; Deadline: January 15, 2009)
Takoma Park Film Festival (special program) (Takoma Park MD USA; Deadline: December 15, 2008)
Ballston Spa Film Festival (Ballston Spa, NY, USA; Deadline: January 01, 2009)
The European Independent Film Festival (Paris, France; Deadline: December 15, 2008)
60x60 WHAT IF? (New England, USA; Deadline: January 15, 2009)

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 * Holiday Hipster Snow-Ball [December 13, Austin, TX]
 * Spectral Tides: Joshua Churchill & Paul Clipson, W/ Sannhet [December 13, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Peter Rose [December 13, New York, New York]
 * James T. Hong's Lessons of the Blood + [December 13, San Francisco, California]
 * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents Susan Mogul's "Driving Men" [December 14, Los Angeles, California]
 * Instants: Live Experimental Sound and Film By Joshua Churchill & Paul
    Clipson [December 14, New York, New York]
 * At Sea [December 14, San Francisco, California]
 * G.B. Jones Presents the Lollipop Generation [December 16, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Picture Books For Adults & the Pharaoh's Belt: Early Films By Lewis Klahr [December 17, Chicago, Illinois]
 * New York(Er) Shorts [December 20, New York, New York]
 * New Experimental Works [December 20, San Francisco, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Austin, TX: Co-Lab Gallery
8pm, 613 Allen St.

  This is a free event - with donations encouraged - There will be a
  raffle for two Holiday Hipster Gift Baskets - must be present to win. On
  Saturday December 13th Cantanker Magazine we will host our Holiday
  Hipster Snow-Ball, benefiting Cantanker ˇs community out-reach programs,
  exhibitions and annual publications. This is going to be a joyous
  amalgamation of all things hipster with a dash of holiday flare. Live
  performances, mixed media installations and a make-your-own ornament
  craft table will make this a night to remember. We are pleased to be
  hosting this event at the new collaborative art space Co-Lab in East
  Austin. ongoing... Jennifer Mitchell, video - Peeper. Scott Stark, video
  projection - Treat/Threat. Will Sellari, photo installation with video -
  Will Sellari Saves Christmas. Christopher Brown, works on paper.
  Jennifer Remenchik, video projection - Electrolove. Vincent Martinez,
  mixed media. Plus 8:00 - Performance by Sean Ripple, Bailout,
  culminating at 9:15 pm; 8:30 - Band - Blood Thirsty Youth ; 9:30 -
  Turntable performance, The Space Invader Orchestra ; 10:30 - Band - No
  Mas Bodas ; 11:15 -Rap Performance - M.C. Eats; Josh Y'Barbo, screen
  print, acrylic and oil on panel / paper Paul Moncus, title "Satellite
  Feed" Eric Power, works on paper "Paper Creatures" and "Animated Music
  Videos" Christopher Brown, mixed medium on board

Brooklyn, New York: Monkey Town
7:30pm, 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

  San Francisco based sound artist Joshua Churchill and filmmaker Paul
  Clipson create hallucinatory collisions of sound, light, and image with
  Super 8 film and looped and processed guitar and percussives. Their
  continually evolving collaboration utilizes the element of chance as
  each artist presents densely layered and textured abstract collages
  within their respective mediums without premeditations on their
  coalescence. Joshua Churchill plays in a number of other experimental
  music projects in the Bay Area, ranging from ambient/drone to doom metal
  to noise, and is also an actively exhibiting artist who works primarily
  in sound and light installation and photography. Paul Clipson
  collaborates with sound artists and groups in live performances,
  artworks and installations, exploring aspects of memory, dreams and
  moments of the everyday, with densely layered, in-camera edited studies
  of figurative and abstract environments vast and small, bringing to
  light subconscious preoccupations and allowing for un-thought,
  unexpected elements to reveal themselves. Churchill and Clipson will be
  sharing a bill with Brooklyn/Philly based experimental duo, Sannhet.
  ýAdmission $8, dinner available during performance, reservations
  required for seating

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8 PM, 66 E. 4th St.

  Rose will show a selection of recently completed works, several of which
  are based upon his experiments with "transfalumination*" Included will
  be: The Geosophist's Tears Odysseus in Ithaca Pneumenon* (a video
  installation) Studies in Transfalumination* I think I shall walk forever
  in the afteroon* Conflation (a video installation) E Questriations* (a
  suite of video installations)

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

  Now based in Berlin, the globetrotting Mr. Hong rewards his fans in
  Frisco with a privileged 'sneak peek' at his feature-lengthLessons of
  the Blood, a personal crusade to expose Japanese historical revisionism
  of war crimes. In response to Japan's controversial erasure of
  atrocities against its Asian neighbors, particularly China, James has
  generated, through repeated research trips, many interview hours with
  survivors, and has now wrapped this doc material in his own inimitable
  polemic-cinema style. This powerful essay on historical memory, slave
  labor, and biological warfare is preceded by a special screening of the
  first 16mm reel of Hong's extremely rare Spear of Destiny, an allegory
  on similar themes of political tyranny.


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

  Los Angeles Filmforum presents Susan Mogul's "Driving Men" (2008, 68
  min). Mogul in attendance. Mogul's hilarious and heartfelt feature
  length film is a multi-layered story that explores universal themes:
  fathers and daughters, men and women and the choice not to have
  children; it also strives to become a mirror for others. A repeat after
  our sold out screening in August. 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

New York, New York: Audio Visual Arts (AVA)
7 pm, 34 E 1st St, New York, NY - Subway: F,V train to 2nd Ave / 6 train to Bleecker

  San Francisco based sound artist Joshua Churchill and filmmaker Paul
  Clipson collaborate on a unique sound and film performance in which
  densely layered figurative and abstract Super 8mm images merge with
  looped and processed guitar and percussives, to study chance
  relationships between image and sound. Admission: free/donation artist
  websites: Joshua Churchill:

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30 pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (at Third)

  curated and presented by Jennifer Blaylock "…the cruelty of the sea, its
  relentlessness and awfulness, rushed upon me. Life had become cheap and
  tawdry, a beastly and inarticulate thing, a soulless stirring of the
  ooze and slime. I held on to the weather rail, close by the shrouds, and
  gazed out across the desolate foaming waves to the low-lying fog-banks
  that hid San Francisco and the California coast. Rain-squalls were
  driving in between, and I could scarcely see the fog. And this strange
  vessel, with its terrible men, pressed under by wind and sea and ever
  leaping up and out, was heading away into the south-west, into the great
  and lonely Pacific expanse." (Jack London, The Sea Wolf) Screening: a
  triad meditation of new seafaring films, including local filmmaker
  matthew swiezynski's this invisible art of memory – magic hour number 1,
  Stephanie Barber's dwarfs the sea, and Peter Hutton's At Sea which
  documents the birth, life and death of a forty-ton container ship,
  including scenes of ship-building in South Korea and ship-breaking in
  Bangladesh. (Jennifer Blaylock)


Brooklyn, New York: Light Industry
8pm, 55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor

  The Lollipop Generation G.B. Jones, Super-8/video, 2008, 80 mins "This
  legendary, unfinished film, fifteen years in the making, about the lives
  of under-aged porn stars is roughly to Queer Cinema what Orson Welles'
  The Other Side of the Wind is to, well, Cinema." – Dennis Cooper
  Toronto's G.B. Jones--creatrix of queer punk cult touchstones The
  Troublemakers and The Yo-Yo Gang--arrives at Light Industry to present
  the New York premiere of her long-awaited feature The Lollipop
  Generation. A work-in-progress for over a decade, the recently completed
  film tells the tale of four runaway street teens who encounter a world
  of perverts, prostitutes and smut peddlers. Shot across North America
  with a lo-fi visual cocktail of hairy Super-8 and fuzzed-out analog
  video, Jones's be-grunged epic features a cast of underground worthies,
  including Yo-Yo Gang star Jena von Brucker, filmmaker and writer Mark
  Ewert, musician Jane Danger of Three Dollar Bill, indie rock hero Calvin
  Johnston, Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras, Jen Smith of The Quails,
  Salivation Army zinester and artist Scott Treleaven,
  artist-writer-filmmaker Anonymous Boy, and legendary force of nature
  Vaginal Creme Davis. Followed by a conversation between Jones and K8
  Hardy. Tickets - $6, available at door. View the trailer here: Support for this event was
  provided, in part, by the Experimental Television Center's Presentation
  Funds Program, which is supported by the New York State Council on the
  Arts, a public agency.


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

  Introduced by University of Chicago Professor Tom Gunning. **** For its
  final screening of 2008, White Light Cinema is pleased to present a
  special program of early films by experimental animator Lewis Klahr.
  **** PICTURE BOOKS FOR ADULTS (1983-85), an eight film series, is
  Klahr's earliest work available for screening. In a very rare
  presentation, it will be shown it its original Super-8mm format-the
  first time anywhere in almost a decade. **** Still one of Klahr's major
  works, THE PHARAOH'S BELT (1994) was a breakthrough film, both in its
  length (43 minutes) and in establishing Klahr's signature cutout
  animation style. **** Over the past thirty years, Los Angeles-based
  filmmaker has created a stunning body of work that easily places him at
  the forefront of avant-garde artists. Moving from the intimacy of his
  early Super-8 films to his current digital works (with a long sojourn in
  16mm), Klahr has always taken advantage of the particular
  characteristics of his various media. This appreciation of the textures
  and looks of each format is not surprising, though-Klahr's meticulously
  constructed films (his early found footage collage works and his more
  well known cut-out animation films) all benefit from his careful
  attention to small details. From the constant lookout for source
  material (old magazines, comic books, diverse other printed matter,
  photographs, and even occasional three-dimensional objects), the
  selection of those materials for a particular project, and the
  combinations and juxtapositions of those materials within a film, Klahr
  exhibits an unerring eye for the telling, resonant, and evocative.
  Klahr's films are works of mystery and wonder. More than any other
  filmmaker working today they are psychic excavations of our shared mid
  and late-twentieth century cultural memory. **** PICTURE BOOKS FOR
  ADULTS (1983-85, 37 mins., Super-8mm):Deep Fishtank Birding (1983, 3
  mins, b/w, sound); Enchantment (1983, 2.5 mins., color, sound); Pulls
  (1985, 5 mins., color, sound); What's Going on Here, Joe? (1985, 5 mins,
  color, sound); The River Sieve (1984, 5 mins., color, sound); Candy's
  16! (1984, 2.5 mins., color, sound); Deep Fishtank Too (1985, 5.5 mins.,
  b/w, sound); 1966 (1984, 8 mins., color, sound) **** "Picture Books For
  Adults" is "my first attempt at media autobiography created over a two
  year period (1983-85) in which tenderness, intimacy and the sensuality
  of the Super 8 image were primary. Many of the found films are culled
  from Super 8 highlight films (recently made obsolete by VHS) that were
  sold out of a barrel on Canal Street like all the other construction
  supplies. Included are my first finished films with strip collage
  ("Pulls") and cutouts ("Deep Fishtank Birding"). Introduced in the
  latter is the deep sea diver that periodically appears through all
  periods of my work including "The Pharaoh's Belt" and most recently
  "Valise."" (Lewis Klahr) **** THE PHARAOH'S BELT (1993, 43 mins., 16mm)
  - "Klahr's lost American Eden is an imaginary suburban childhood. 'The
  Pharaoh's Belt' opens with the image of a Japanese monk battling several
  ninjas in a forest that soon turns into the woven fabric of wall-to-wall
  carpeting. A boy asleep in a biliously green frosted cake dreams of
  cosmic wrestling matches. A living room sofa becomes first a pool of
  water, then a flying carpet. A kitchen merges with the bottom of the sea
  or, more often, outer space. The split-level universe is populated by
  elegant parental silhouettes and costumed comic book heroes, as well as
  a variety of advertising imps like the Jolly Green Giant who appear from
  appliances like the genies summoned by Aladdin's lamp." (J. Hoberman,
  Village Voice)


New York, New York: Maysles Cinema
8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), 343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (2 or 3 train to 125th Street)

  Program 2 This screening is the second installment of an ongoing series
  in the informal spirit of the artistic cooperatives of late 20th century
  New York City. The evening features a collection of new and rarely
  screened works by friends and founders of the experimental film and
  video community. Ken Jacobs - The Scenic Route David Baker -
  Subterraneans Jacob Burckhardt - Roma Seth Fragomen - Hicaz Diane Bonder
  - I Remember Now... Ross McLaren - Sex without Glasses Jon Jost -
  Fall(ing) Gregory Jamie - Untitled Taylor Dunne - Obar Albert Maysles -
  Rare Excerpts Don't miss this special night at which many of the artists
  will be present

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

  Here's an energized evening of new cinematic efforts that champion
  personal expression and radical form. Constituting the season's most
  exploratory programming initiative--and with many of the makers in
  person--are Martha Colburn's Myth Labs, Barbara Klutinis' Severing the
  Soul, Gerry Fialka's Jammerz, Roger Beebe's TB/TX, and Devo Karaoke by
  Karl Lind (flying in from Portland to perform the vocals!). ALSO: Recent
  pieces by Bryan Boyce, People Like Us, Yin-Ju Chen, Richard Mitchell,
  Shalo P, Pad McGlaughlin, Sylvia Schedelbauer, et al. PLUS Eli Marias'/
  Amos Natkin's Daddy, a Shana Moulton performance video, and, in honor of
  the late, great Bruce Conner, a clip from George Kuchar's Tempest in a
  Teapot, a charmed portrait of that obsessive artist. *$7.

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