Official Line-up, Vienna

From: TIE (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 19 2009 - 17:35:12 PDT

Experimental Cinema
April 22-24, 2009
Austrian Film Museum

In contrast to their canonized predecessors like Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol and Michael Snow, the younger generations of American experimental cinema are virtually unknown in Europe. Yet this independent film movement continues unabated. Notwithstanding the current “digital standard”, innovative work with film is undergoing a renaissance in North and South America.
This revival manifests itself not only in the captivating works of new artists who have broken onto the scene, but also in new festivals and film-cultural initiatives, in critical reception (particularly among young online writers) and in the art world, where film projections are again playing a paradoxical "avant-garde role" vis-Ă -vis the omnipresence of video installation, new media exhibitions and ubiquitous video game art.

Founded ten years ago, Christopher May's TIE - The International Experimental Cinema Exposition has been an ideal platform for these new generations of filmmakers (as well as for rediscoveries from previous decades). After several enthusiastically received events in North and South America, TIE is making its first guest appearance in Europe, at the invitation of the Film Museum. Christopher May will personally introduce four curated programs with a total of 45 works. These include films by several important artists who have yet to be discovered in Europe.

Program 1:
Powerman (1966) von Lenny Lipton. 5 min
Shudder (top and bottom) (2001) von Michael Gitlin. 3 min
Transaension (2006) von Dan Baker. 7 min
Metaphysical Education (2003) von Thad Povey. 4 min
dippingSause (2005) von Luther Price. 10 min
Film Dzama (2001) von Deco Dawson. 23 min
And We All Shine On (2006) von Michael Robinson. 7 min
Observando el Cielo (2007) von Jeanne Liotta. 19 min
The Crossing (2007) von Timoleon Wilkins. 6 min
Black and White Trypps Number Three (2007) von Ben Russell. 12 min

Program 2:
NYC Flower Film (2003) von Sandra Gibson. 3 min
Parallax (2008) von Christopher Becks. 6 min
Ecstatic Vessels (2007) von Diane Kitchen. 21 min
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (2005) von Michael Robinson. 8 min
To Be Regained (2008) von Zach Iannazzi. 10 min
Angel Beach (2001) von Scott Stark. 25 min
A Fall Trip Home (1964) von Nathaniel Dorsky. 11 min
July Fix (2006) von Jason Livingston. 3 min
The Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly (2008) von Charlotte Pryce. 4 min
Ingreen (1964) von Nathaniel Dorsky. 12 min
Bellagio Roll (2003) von Sandra Gibson. 3 min

Program 3:
Blocking (2005) von Pablo Marin. 2 min
Progetti (1962) von Paul Bartel. 17 min
Mylar Balloon Rip-off (2007) von Jason Halprin. 3 min
Whirl (2007) von Scott Banning. 8 min
While Revolved (1976) von Vincent Grenier. 10 min
[Various 8mm Works] (2000-2009) von Frank Biesendorfer. 17 min
Space (2001) von Luis Recoder. 14 min
My Mess (2007) von Jesse Kennedy. 4 min
1/48 (2008) von Jorge Lorenzo. 1 sek
Clip from Colorado Springs Home of Champions (1968) von Jim Prange. 4 min
Double Your Pleasure (2002) von M.M. Serra. 4 min
90 Years (2008) von Jonathan Schwartz. 3 min
Across the Rappahannock (2003) von Brian Frye. 11 min

Program 4:
What the Water Said, nos. 4-6 (2007) von David Gatten. 17 min
In a Year with 13 Deaths (2008) von Jonathan Schwartz. 3 min
Oblivion (1969) von Tom Chomont. 4 min
Black and White Trypps Number Two (2006) von Ben Russell. 8 min
The Fourth Watch (2000) von Janie Geiser. 9 min
Spirit House (2008) von Robert Todd. 11 min
Artifices #1 (2008) von Alexandre Larose. 4 min
Sin tĂ­tulo (Focus) (2008) von Pablo Marin. 4 min
Film (Parkour) (2008) von Cine Parkour. 20 min
Nothing Is Over Nothing (2008) von Jonathan Schwartz. 16 min
Sacred Space (2007) von David Chaim Cohen. 14 min

(Program and Film notes, coming soon)


TIE 2009 Call for Entries:

TIE seeks films that challenge popular and conventional modes of the moving image. From difficult and hand-made films to extraordinarily radical and obscure compositions, TIE selects only outstanding celluloid cinema from the outer-spaces of contemporary screen-culture.

If a submitted film is selected, the exhibition print must be film (8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm). All lengths are considered. Films from any era and year of completion are considered. A nominal entry fee is required. Films from any country are considered. Films are considered on an ongoing basis.

Submission Form:


Universities, art centers and curtural organizations: Contact us about the possibility of hosting TIE: 303.408.4623 or email suppressed

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