This week [June 6 - 14, 2009] in avant garde cinema

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This week [June 6 - 14, 2009] in avant garde cinema

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Experimental Media Congress

Experimental Television Center Residency Program

Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation (Deadline: June 30, 2009)

Magazine BLU BLUfilm Shortfest (Pleasanton, CA, USA; Deadline: September 01, 2009)
Images Festival (Toronto CANADA; Deadline: July 15, 2009)
Bolzano ShortFilmFestival (Bolzano, ITALY; Deadline: June 30, 2009)

Ellensburg Film Festival (Ellensburg, WA, USA; Deadline: July 03, 2009)
16th Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, IL USA; Deadline: June 15, 2009)
Betting on Shorts (London; Deadline: July 01, 2009)
L'Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain; Deadline: July 01, 2009)
OFF: Oblò Film Festival, a true-school indie film festival (Lausanne, Switzerland; Deadline: July 01, 2009)
Strasbourg International Film Festival (Strasbourg, Alsace, FRANCE; Deadline: June 08, 2009)
London Film Festival (London, UK; Deadline: June 26, 2009)
7th International Short Film Festival "Wie wir Leben!/The Way We Live!" - Filmmmuseum Munich (Munich, Bavaria, Germany; Deadline: July 10, 2009)
Gallery RFD (Swainsboro, GA; Deadline: June 25, 2009)
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (Calgary, AB CANADA; Deadline: June 30, 2009)
Bolzano ShortFilmFestival (Bolzano, ITALY; Deadline: June 30, 2009)
abstracta (roma; Deadline: June 30, 2009)
Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY, USA; Deadline: July 10, 2009)

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 * Artfilmperformance [June 6, Bronx, NY]
 * Robert Frank Retrospective: Program 5 [June 6, San Francisco, California]
 * A Drive-In [June 7, Brooklyn / Red Hook]
 * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents the Festival of (In)Appropriation [June 7, Los Angeles, California]
 * Sex, Love & Sprockets: Pat Rocco's Small Gauge Films [June 11, Los Angeles, California]
 * Robert Frank Retrospective: Program 5 [June 11, San Francisco, California]
 * Screening and Exhibition [June 12, Dordrecht]
 * Robert Frank Retrospective: Candy Mountain [June 13, San Francisco, California]
 * Rust Fest Digital Arts and New Media Festival [June 13, Youngstown, Ohio]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Bronx, NY: Synthetic Zero
6pm-11pm, 305 E. 140th St., #1A

  The next Synthetic Zero event will be on Saturday, June 6, 6pm - 11pm,
  at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454. We will have live
  performances, experimental film, and visual art. The event will be free
  (donations accepted). The Synthetic Zero loft events are partly funded
  by the Bronx Council on the Arts. Performances: Mambo Mantis - avant
  garde jazz/experimental/psychedelic band; Jane Hsu - "You Can Take My
  Breath Away" - performance; Heather Fenby - performance. Experimental
  Film: Pierre St. Jacques - "Canon" - New York, NY; Caitlin Horsmon -
  "VOX" - Kansas City, MO; Cat Tyc - "Umbrella" - Portland, OR; Claire
  Elizabeth Barratt - "Sallimone" - Asheville, NC; Adam Paradis - "One
  Last Shock" - Jamaica Plains, MA; Charles Chadwick - "genetic
  reclamation area" - Los Gatos, CA; Rafael Abreu-Canedo - "Tempo HuManu"
  - New York, NY. Visual Art: Katharine Tillman - photography; Beth
  Brideau - painting; Rowena Dale S. Mohammed - paintings; Theo Cote -
  photographs; Michelle Rosenberg - installation; Rebecca Bird - painting.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
3pm, 151 3rd Street - Phyllis Wattis Theater

  C'est Vrai, 1990, 60 min., video The Present, 1996, 24 min., 35mm Total
  running time: 84 min. C'est Vrai is a one-hour trip through New York
  City's Lower East Side, produced on video for French television without
  editing the narrative. It presents a startling juxtaposition of scripted
  fiction, which appears to be drawn from real life and improvised
  documentation that overlays the story when Peter Orlovsky arrives to
  confront the filmmaker. Simple objects, photographs, and events prompt
  Frank to self-conscious rumination in The Present. From his homes in New
  York and Nova Scotia and on visits to friends, the artist contemplates
  his relationships, the anniversary of his daughter's death, his son's
  mental illness, and his work. $5 general; free for SFMOMA members or
  with museum admission. Double features: films offered on the same date
  are included in one ticket. Also screened on Thursday, June 11th

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009

Brooklyn / Red Hook: Work Gallery & Clearchannel
8PM, 65 Union Street @ Van Brunt

  A DRIVE-IN is a distinguished un-authorized projection party held
  sporadically at an empty lot in Red Hook, Brooklyn since the fall of
  2008. Brought to you by WORK Gallery & CLEARCHANNEL (Walker Waugh,
  Jessie Stead & David Gatten). The evening will feature casual outdoor
  projections of new and used 16mm film & video by different people onto
  big white semi-abandoned trailers. There will also be intermittent live
  music and other surprises, specific program TBA. No automobiles are
  required at A DRIVE-IN... all transportation forms welcome especially
  rollerskates and rickshaws and cars too if you have one.

Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
7:30 pm, Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. at Las Palmas, , Los Angeles CA 90028.

  Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Festival of (In)appropriation:
  Contemporary Found Footage Filmmaking. Recent films that appropriate
  footage from diverse sources in vastly different ways, showing the range
  of approaches contemporary filmmakers are taking in repurposing found
  materials. Including The Blockbuster Tapes by Daniel Martinico (2008);
  Through these Trackless Waters by Elizabeth Henry (2007) Utopia
  Variations by Gregg Biermann (2008); The Game by Tasman Richardson
  (2007); TB TX Dance by Roger Beebe (2006); Untitled ("Tiny Bits") by
  Sandra Gibson (2009); Flicker On Off by Caroline Koebel (2008),
  Speechless by Scott Stark (2008) and more! General admission $10,
  students/seniors $6, free for Filmforum members.


Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
8:00 pm, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 Alvarado Street (at Sunset)

  Christopher Street West, the Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
  Filmforum, the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Outfest and the UCLA
  Film & Television Archive present Sex, Love & Sprockets: Pat Rocco's
  Small Gauge Films with Pat Rocco in person! From the late 1960s through
  the 1970s, activist and filmmaker Pat Rocco mastered the art of gay male
  erotic films. His work developed beyond the nudie cutie into thoughtful
  and at times dramatic glimpses into gay life of that era, and
  documentaries with some of the only existing footage of the beginnings
  of the gay rights movement in the United States. A unique salute to this
  LGBT legend with screenings of Rocco classics on Super 8 and 16mm film,
  including the original Super 8 Harvey Milk 'Hope' Speech and Parade
  Footage (3 min, Super 8 1978) and Silent No More (30 min, Super 8, 1977.
  Please note: Some films screened this evening will contain nudity and
  adult situations. Tickets/Information: Rocco Tribute 213-484-8846. General admission $5.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
7pm, 151 3rd Street - Phyllis Wattis Theater

  See June 6th for program description

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

Dordrecht: Directors Lounge
21:00, PICTURA

  Directors Lounge Berlin at Pictura in Dordrecht *-* PICTURA, one of the
  oldest artist organizations in Holland has her own Directors Lounge,
  which in fact, was inspired by Directors Lounge Berlin. A visit of the
  director of PICTURA, Jeanne van der Horst at Directors Lounge 2009 in
  Berlin gave the inspiration for a visit and presentation in Dordrecht.
  *-* On this occasion, and in the tradition of Directors Lounge both in
  Berlin and Dordrecht, the curator Klaus W. Eisenlohr put together a
  program with an emphasis in his field of attention, Urban Research. The
  selection was drawn from the main program of Directors Lounge, from his
  own program Urban Research, and from the program of Rattapallax, New
  York. Directors Lounge, which had its fifth anniversary this year, has
  actually become quite influenced by the theme of Urban Research, which
  is part of the program for now 3 years. On the other hand, Directors
  Lounge's mission, to be an open platform and to bring together media
  arts, video installation and experimental film, genres, which have been
  well established in arts but separated for decades will be well
  presented through this exhibition and screening at PICTURA. (Klaus W.
  Eisenlohr) *-* *-* Exhibition: 6-14 June 2009 *-* Screening: Friday 12
  June 2009 *-* *-* Exhibition: Jens Lüstraeten – 15 Minutes of Fame – DE
  2007 15mins DV Loop *-* Zhenchen Liu – Under Construction - F 2007
  10mins – DV Loop *-* Ian Flitman – Hackney Girl – UK 2008, Flash Movie
  *-* Jani Ruscica – Batbox, Beatbox – FIN 2008, Double projection *-*
  Lucia Nimcova – Exercise SK 2007 5:54 min *-* Eytan Heller – Love Sum
  Game IL 2006; 4:30 min *-* *-* Screening: Charlotte Ginsborg - The
  Mirroring Cure UK 2006 27 min *-* Caecilia Tripp US 2004 – The Making of
  Americans USA 18:42 min - In cooperation with Rattapallax, New York *-*
  Ben Russell - Black and White Trypps #3 - USA, 2007; 11min *-* Masha
  Godovannaya - Untitled No.1 RUS 2005, 4 min super8 on video, *-*
  Telemach Wiesinger - Augenblicke #26, 41 u. 48 , DE 2008, 10 min *-*
  Andreas Rost - Solo für Ramallah DE 2005 5 min, DV *-* Berit Hummel –
  Weites Land, 10:38, DE 2007, HDTV *-* *-* Selection of Berlin
  International Directors Lounge *-* Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr


San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
3pm, 151 3rd Street - Phyllis Wattis Theater

  Candy Mountain Codirected with Rudy Wurlitzer 1988, 91 min., 35mm
  Cocreated with writer Rudy Wurlitzer, Candy Mountain was Frank's most
  widely distributed and expensive productions, and the cast includes
  several renowned musicians. The tale follows Julius Book, a would-be
  musician who embarks on a journey from New York to Nova Scotia in search
  of the musician's Holy Grail: the elusive guitar maker, Elmore Silk.
  Along the way, Book learns hard life lessons as he faces optimism and
  hope, as well as failure and disillusionment. $5 general; free for
  SFMOMA members or with museum admission.

Youngstown, Ohio: Potter-Belmar Labs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Avenue

  At 7pm in the McDonough Museum Auditorium, a performance piece by Leslie
  Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens will take place. They will present a live
  mix of music and video projection. A selection of digital arts and new
  media from MFA programs within the United States. Beginning June 13th
  the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University
  will open the exhibition Rust Fest, featuring the work of graduate
  students enrolled in MFA programs in digital arts and new media from
  eight universities across the United States. Each institution was asked
  to submit seven examples of notable work from students currently
  enrolled in their graduate programs. Rust Fest will feature a
  presentation of screen based work in all forms - from animation to
  computer games and novel visualization environments - to works in 2nd
  life. This exhibition will provide an unparalleled opportunity for
  visitors to the Museum to encounter compelling new media and digital art
  works from several progressive MFA programs. The schools participating
  in this exhibition include, Rhode Island School of Design, Transart
  Institute, Alfred University, New York University, the University of
  Texas at San Antonio, the University of California at Santa Cruz,
  Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota. The opening
  of the festival on Saturday, June 13 will include an exciting
  performance piece by Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens. Potter-Belmar
  Labs presents a live mix of music and video projection. Both artists
  perform from laptop computers augmented by external digital devices used
  to manipulate their palette of images and sounds. The duo carries the
  audience through an improvised collage experience in sound and image.
  They build as they go, weaving field recordings with threads sampled
  from pop culture and their own rich sound and image compositions. The
  performance begins at 7:00pm and will take place in the McDonough

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