Re: PDX Fest 2009 is Here!

From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 03 2009 - 16:34:47 PDT

SO ANNOYING when there is no address (Let alone NO CITY!!!) listed.

On Sun 05/03/09 6:02 PM , PDX Film Fest email suppressed sent:
> Hello Friends!
> Our favorite five days of the year are just around the corner as PDX
> Fest 2009 gears up for another extravaganza of awesome films and
> videos from around the world. This year the festival will take place
> May 6th - 10th at our new homebase - the fabulous Clinton Street
> Theater [1]! We are head-over-heels excited about this year's
> awesome line up of movies, visiting artists, video installations and
> top secret surprises. For all the juicy details, check out our
> brand-spanking-new website - [2] - where the
> complete 2009 festival schedule is now live and online for your eager
> eyes!
> Festival highlights include:
> _Co-presented by PDX Fest, NWFC and Cinema Project_
> We are honored to open PDX Fest 2009 with a very special tribute
> screening to California artist and filmmaker BRUCE CONNER
> (1933-2008). Conner was the modern master of found footage
> filmmaking. During his 40-year career—first as a pioneer of
> assemblage art and then as a heralded moving-image maker—he created
> a unique body of work that examined American society with wit and
> clarity of vision. His carefully edited montage films, informed by
> his sculptural practice, draw upon sources as varied as educational
> films, newsreel footage and television commercials, finding new power
> and associations in discarded or forgotten images. We welcome MICHELLE
> SILVA, a representative of the Conner Family Estate, for this special
> program of works that resonate in surprising ways with American
> popular culture. _Clinton Street Theater May 6th, 7:30_
> _Co-presented by Cinema Project_
> PDX Fest is incredibly excited to welcome avant-garde filmmaking
> veteran PEGGY AHWESH to Portland to present a mini-retrospective of
> film and video works from throughout her 35+ year career. Aptly
> described as a _bricoleur_, Peggy works in a combination of narrative
> and documentary styles, improvisational performance, found footage,
> noise and nonsense, utilizing a variety of obsolete, low-end and
> arcane technologies. Peggy will be sharing some of her rarely
> screened early super 8 work as well as some of her more recent forays
> into the digital realm. Her work as an actor will also be on display
> at the festival in _DELIVER_, JENNIFER MONTGOMERY’s all-woman
> remake of _Deliverance_ (screening May 10th, 1PM). Peggy plays the
> role made famous by Burt Reynolds in the original film. While in
> town for the festival, Peggy will also be teaching a workshop on
> techniques of improvisation for filmmakers (NWFC School of Film, May
> 10th). _Clinton Street Theater May 8th, 7:30_
> Featured Artist: Ben Coonley
> An evening of pranks, postmodern revisions and 3D fun will be in
> store as festival featured guest BEN COONLEY presents an entertaining
> evening of his off the wall new media and video art pieces.
> Ben’s work dismantles and rearranges texts and subtexts of
> contemporary media culture, often to hilarious effect. Ben will
> share selections from his varied body of work including the world
> premiere of a documentary begun as a teenager in 1990 as well as a
> new “avant-PowerPoint” performance! Ben will also be teaching a
> Do It Yourself 3D moviemaking workshop over the weekend (NWFC School
> of Film, May 9th). _Clinton Street Theater May 7th, 7:00_
> We are very excited to present BRETT GAYLOR’s very timely feature
> documentary exploring the concept of copyright in the era of Napster,
> Bit Torrent and peer-to-peer file sharing. Using mash up artist GIRL
> TALK as the film’s protagonist, Gaylor takes us on an enthralling
> journey into the complex world of copyright protection in the midst
> of a rising generation of steady downloaders. Serving as a rallying
> cry for the pioneers of a new fair use culture of samplers, remixers,
> and reinventors, _RiP! _is an entertaining, upbeat and downright
> inspiring vision of an open source future. _Clinton Street Theater
> May 7th, 9:00_
> The Experimental Filmmaker Karaoke Throwdown! Take II! AT HOLOCENE
> _Co-presented by Disjecta_
> The Experimental Filmmaker Karaoke Throwdown is back for the sequel
> to last year’s premiere event. After the raging success of last
> year’s Throwdown – which featured a stand out performance of
> Xanadu by TARA JANE O’NEIL as well as a full audience sing along to
> Total Eclipse of the Heart – we are taking the party to Holocene
> this year. We’re back with a brand new katalog of karaoke
> klassics featuring homemade karaoke videos from our favorite
> filmmakers including SHANA MOULTON, BEN RUSSELL, JEANNE LIOTTA, and
> BRYAN BOYCE. Plus, we will also have RUSH-N-DISCO, HOOLIGANSHIP and
> DJ BJ in the house to keep the party rockin’ till the breaka dawn.
> Ahhhh Yeahhhhh! _Holocene May 8th, doors open at 9PM, 21+ _
> The 2009 Peripheral Produce Invitational
> The Peripheral Produce Invitational (dubbed the ‘World
> Championship of Experimental Cinema’) will once again pit
> filmmakers from Portland and beyond against each other in a
> rock-em-sock-em, trash talkin’ competitive film showdown. Last
> year’s reigning champ ORLAND NUTT is back to defend his title but a
> gang of bloodthirsty challengers are ready to give him a run for his
> money. Who will walk away with the trophy this year? With all the
> filmmakers in attendance and the audience deciding who wins, you
> never know what will happen in this battle-royale of experimental
> film. Come join us and let your vote count in selecting this
> year’s winner! _Clinton Street Theater May 9th, 8:30_
> PDX Fest closes with a loud BANG as we present the Portland premiere
> of DEBORAH STRATMAN’s new 16mm feature, _O’er The Land_. This
> gorgeous experimental documentary has been wowing audiences from
> Sundance to Rotterdam this year. Simultaneously a critique of
> violence, a rumination upon our national psyche, and a ritualized
> celebration of colossal forces beyond our control, Deborah
> Stratman’s new film explores the ways Americans have come to
> understand freedom and the increasingly technological reiterations of
> manifest destiny. Combining high school Friday night football
> games, Revolutionary War re-enactments, automatic weapon conventions,
> and a gut wrenching story of survival by a fighter jet pilot,
> Stratman has crafted a stunning and powerful portrait of our cultural
> psyche._ Clinton Street Theater May 10th, 8:00_
> For this year's PDX Fest, PETER BURR conjured a CARTUNE XPREZ
> installation showcase featuring work by over 20 artists from around
> the world. Featuring over 50 monitors, this program takes place in
> three distinct parts equalling one heavy dose of the video-world
> unraveled. Single channel video loops, interactive homemade video
> games, and sculptural installation pieces all comprise this stunning
> exhibition of modern psychedelia. Opening night party will feature
> live musical performances and other surprises!
> OPENING NIGHT PARTY: May 6th 7PM – 12AM with live performances
> starting at 9PM
> REGULAR VIEWING HOURS: May 7th – 24th from 12PM – 6PM, Thursday
> through Monday
> PLUS new films and videos from a ton of amazing filmmakers (many of
> whom will be in attendance!) including LEE ANNE SCHMITT, MICHAEL
> JENNIFER MONTGOMERY! PLUS PLUS workshops, parties, surprise
> performances AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!
> For the complete PDX Fest 2009 Schedule, ticketing info and last
> minute updates head to: [4]
> See you at the fest!!
> xoxo
> Team PDX
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> This year's festival is funded in part by a generous grant from
> The Regional Arts and Culture Council and Work For Art. For a full
> listing of our awesome sponsors, please see the website and our
> program!
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