This week [June 13 - 21, 2009] in avant garde cinema

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This week [June 13 - 21, 2009] in avant garde cinema

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"Togetherness" by Todd Herman
"V.O.W." by Grant Strombeck

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

Images Festival (Toronto CANADA; Deadline: July 15, 2009)
Bolzano ShortFilmFestival (Bolzano, ITALY; Deadline: June 30, 2009)
Los Angeles as a Character (Los Angeles, CA USA; Deadline: October 01, 2009)
Go Short (Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Deadline: December 01, 2009)
Make the Trailer of Unfaithful (new york; Deadline: August 01, 2009)
Canadian Filmmaker Distribution Centre (CFMDC) (Toronto; Deadline: July 10, 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)
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)
Images Festival (Toronto CANADA; Deadline: July 15, 2009)
Bolzano ShortFilmFestival (Bolzano, ITALY; Deadline: June 30, 2009)
Canadian Filmmaker Distribution Centre (CFMDC) (Toronto; Deadline: July 10, 2009)
abstracta (roma; Deadline: June 30, 2009)
Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY, USA; Deadline: July 10, 2009)

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 * Art Along the Way: Masstransiscope With Artist Bill Brand [June 13, New York, New York]
 * Robert Frank Retrospective: Candy Mountain [June 13, San Francisco, California]
 * Rust Fest Digital Arts and New Media Festival [June 13, Youngstown, Ohio]
 * Indie Monthly Film Series [June 14, Eugene, Oregon]
 * Bill Brand Film With Live Music [June 14, New York, New York]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Opening Night Program [June 16, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Notes In Origin: Films By Ellie Epp, Vanessa O’Neill and Rebecca Meyers [June 16, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Barry Doupé's Ponytail [June 17, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show One: Past
    Perfect [June 18, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show Two: vision
    Quest [June 18, Chicago, Illinois]
 * The Talkies With Guy Maddin [June 18, Minneapolis, Minnesota]
 * Robert Frank Retrospective: Program 6 [June 18, San Francisco, California]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show Three:
    Shards of Space and Place [June 19, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show Four: the
    Spirit That Guides Us [June 19, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Brook Hinton: Water, Asphalt, Ether [June 19, Oakland CA]
 * Animating Analogue: Screening/Panel Discussion [June 19, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show Five: the
    Loneliness of the Long Distance Filmmaker [June 20, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show Six: the
    Familiar Re-Made [June 20, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Onion City Experimental Film and video Festival - Group Show Seven:
    Culture Clash [June 20, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Robert Frank Retrospective: Program 6 [June 20, San Francisco, California]
 * Portraits of Robert Frank [June 21, Los Angeles, California]
 * Sarah Pucill: Taken By the Frame [June 21, Los Angeles, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


New York, New York: MTA Transit Museum
2 pm, corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights

  Brooklyn subway riders of the early 1980's remember the colorful movie
  that emerged from the dark tunnel before crossing over the Manhattan
  Bridge. Titled "Masstransiscope," this fanciful installation was created
  by artist Bill Brand and is located in the unused subway station at
  Myrtle Avenue. Brand's work has been recently restored to its former
  glory. Join the artist for a talk and tour about the popular 28-year old
  project and its recent refurbishing. The talk will be held at the
  Transit Museum located in a 1930s subway station. Following the talk we
  will ride on the train to see MASSTRANSISCOPE in action. Museum
  admission - Adults $5, Children $3. Reservations are not required and
  seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For information please
  call 718-694-1794.

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009

Eugene, Oregon: DIVA Center
7:00 P.M. , 110 W. Broadway

  The Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, DIVA, is starting a series
  of independent film screenings in the fall of 2009. We are calling for
  submissions from filmmakers whose works have had exposure and received
  recognition at regional festivals. Artists who want a good venue in
  Oregon's second largest city are encouraged to send their works in a DVD
  format to the DIVA Gallery at the following address. Downtown Initiative
  for The Visual Arts 110 W. Broadway - Eugene, Oregon 97401 541.344.3482
  If you have any further questions, you can contact the Media Arts
  Committee secretary, Steve Poizat-Newcomb, at email suppressed

New York, New York: Vision Festival XIV
8 pm, Abrons Arts Center in the Downstairs Theater, 466 Grand Street

  Bill Brand's ANGULAR MOMENTUM (1973), a 20-minute 16mm color film will
  screen with live music by Phil Skaller, piano and Jeff Kaiser, trumpet
  and electronics. Admission gets you into other Vision Festival events.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00pm, Gene Siskel FIlm Center (164 N. State St.)

  HORIZONTAL BOUNDARIES (2008, 23 mins., 35mm, US) by Pat O'Neill. O'Neill
  explores the geography of California through a dynamic range of optical
  effects. *** NEW YORK LANTERN (2008, 15 mins., video, US) by Ernie Gehr.
  "The haunting world of the photographic still. A fraction of a second
  frozen for eternity. How it pulls and vibrates the imagination with its
  uncanny magic of a world unavailable to the living (not necessarily that
  photographic motion pictures are!). A bizarre universe of bits and
  pieces, ever so shimmering and oscillating with layers of time,
  allusions, and of course, human projections. Bring them back to mind. A
  conjuring act sorts. From far away. New York Lantern? - a tour, if you
  wish, of a shifting landscape, an imagining of a New York as close and
  as distant from us now as perhaps the Big Bang." (EG) *** DE TIJD (2008,
  9 mins., 35mm, The Netherlands) by Bart Vegter. Colorful,
  computer-generated abstract forms move through subtle transformations in
  this breathtaking film. Live musical accompaniment by White/Light. ***
  UNE CATASTROPHE (2008, 1 min., 35mm, Switzerland/Italy) by Jean-Luc
  Godard. Godard shows the power of the miniature with this tiny cinematic
  gem. *** ELEMENTs (2008, 7 mins., 16mm, US) by Julie Murray. A delicate
  and haunting landscape film. *** FALSE AGING (2008, 15 mins., video, US)
  by Lewis Klahr. Using cutouts and music from Lou Reed, John Cale, and
  Jefferson Airplane, animator Klahr creates a mini pop—operetta of
  surprising emotional depth. *** COSMIC RAY (1961, 4 mins., 16mm, US) and
  PERMIAN STRATA (1969 , 4 mins., 16mm, US) by Bruce Conner. A kinetic
  masterpiece and an unlikely juxtaposition of Bob Dylan and a found 1940s
  biblical narrative, showing in tribute to the late Bruce Conner. ***
  NIGHT SIDE (2008, 4 mins., 16mm, US) by Rebecca Meyers. Meyers provides
  a lyrical glimpse of the nocturnal world. *** MY TEARS ARE DRY (2009, 4
  mins., 16mm, US) by Laida Lertxundi. A Southern-California homage to
  Bruce Baillie's classic All My Life. *** BLACK RAIN (2009, 3 mins.,
  video, UK, US Premiere) by Semiconductor. The British duo Semiconductor
  utilizes satellite imagery of cosmic dust and other solar matter to
  create a beautiful dance of light.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Early Monthly Segments
8:00pm, the Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, 1214 Queen West

  This month's Early Monthly Segment focuses on the work of three
  filmmakers whose attention to their surroundings harbours a deep sense
  of presence and concentration. Ellie Epp's notes in origin, a quiet
  classic of the Canadian fringe, returns us to Northern Alberta where Epp
  grew up and presents us with ten shots of the land—-shots which resonate
  with a stillness that places us strongly in relationship to the act of
  seeing. With burren, Vanessa O'Neill rearticulates the pain of return.
  By subjecting her super 8 footage of an Irish shoreline to harsh
  chemical processes, she mirrors the erosive power of wave and wind on
  rock and the emotional pull of a distant landscape. The two films of
  Rebecca Meyers draw the natural world in to colour her gaze. night light
  and leaping treats her cat as her muse, re-envisioning her home from a
  feline perspective and things we want to see attends to the grand scale
  of our environment, picturing the larger natural cycles that often only
  serve as a remote background to the brief path of our lives.


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:00pm, The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

  PONYTAIL (2008, 92 mins., video, Canada) by Barry Doupé. This
  astonishing computer-animated feature is a tour-de-force of technique
  and cryptic storytelling as it follows a set of Sims-like characters
  struggling against inaction. "This feature-length video follows several
  inflicted characters and recounts the ways in which they find resolve. A
  series of entropic scenarios held together by an attraction to failure
  and its spectacle describe the characters' malfunction — their inability
  to fulfill personal desire. Compelled by the consequences and rewards of
  their attempts they question their own trajectory. Using elements of
  melodrama, performative monologue and traditional narrative structure
  Ponytail presents a unique society of characters that destroy the
  distinction between memory and invention." (Doupé) *** Preceded by: UP
  THE RABBIT HOLE (2008, 5 mins., video, Canada) by Asa Mori. In this
  deliberately crudely animated work a "six-nippled creature finds herself
  trapped in a capsule with a dead rabbit and a bloody hole." (Video Out)


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:00pm, The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

  THE SCENIC ROUTE (2008, 25 mins., video, US) by Ken Jacobs. "A work of
  genuine hypnosis. Ken Jacobs tears open a scene from the film The
  Barbarian (1933). Like so many of his found-footage experiments, it is a
  movie about the shadows people leave behind - here, quite literally."
  (International Film Festival Rotterdam) *** DISTANT THINGS (2006, 10
  mins., video, UK) by Katy Woods. "Woods animates micro film by standing
  a video camera in front of the monitor and speedily flicking through
  thousands of images. She then pauses for a few seconds resting on an
  image she likes the look of. Woods has an eye for a satisfying image.
  She loves a bird. Images of birds are paused at frequently. In a world
  saturated with visual images how does one make a choice? Ones own
  intuition seems as successful as any." (Olsen) *** BERNADETTE (2008, 37
  mins., video, UK) by Duncan Campbell. "When the Northern Irish
  Republican political activist Bernadette Devlin was prohibited from
  speaking in parliament after Bloody Sunday, she punched the home
  secretary and proclaimed she only regretted she 'didn't get him by the
  throat.' The firebrand Devlin is obviously hard to historically pin
  down: a fact that the video artist Duncan Campbell here fully recognises
  in his celebration of her political spirit. Working with mediated images
  of her, he mixes fact and fiction, documentary footage with animation
  and scripted voiceover to create an intriguing portrait of a committed
  individual." (LUX)

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
9:00pm, The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

  SPIRIT (2005, 8 mins., video, France) by Dominique Furgé. Luminous
  colored dots or blobs move, connect, combine, and separate against a
  white background as excerpts from Orson Welles' radio play The War of
  the Worlds imparts a narrative impulse to their activity. Music by
  Legeti and snippets from David Bowie and others complete the spare, but
  carefully crafted, soundtrack. *** THE SEASONS (2008, 30 mins., video,
  Japan) by Makino Takashi. Made in collaboration with musician Jim
  O'Rourke, this is a stunning impressionistic work that becomes more than
  just a nature-piece of trees and water. Takashi's images, rhythm, and
  editing work in synergy with the score, each complementing the other, to
  create a video of surprising emotion and power. *** CHROMATIC COCKTAIL
  (2009, 10 mins., 3D video, US) by Kerry Laitala. A merry-go-round of
  circles, and squiggles, and more dance before the eyes, quite literally
  it seems, in this abstract 3D animation. *** DIRTY GOGGLES OF PERCEPTION
  (LEFT AND RIGHT) (2009, 25 mins., double 16mm live projector
  performance, US, World Premiere) by Joe Grimm. "A synaesthetic
  performance for modified 16mm projectors and audio circuitry, this piece
  negotiates the space between the physically real and the perceptually
  real; between noumena and phenomena. Photosensitive circuitry translates
  light waves into sound waves, sonifying flickers that are sometimes slow
  enough to be visible to the eye—and sometimes fast enough to be
  perceived only by the ear. A monolithic light/noise blast that goes
  literally to the limits of the senses and beyond them, provoking a
  confrontation with that ultimate unattainable reality: The World of
  Things In Themselves. In memoriam Immanuel Kant. Warning: Unsuitable for
  those with photosensitive epilepsy."

Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Talkies
7:00p.m. & 9:00p.m., 3951 Central Ave NE

  GUY MADDIN – LIVE IN PERSON!! "If you're sad and like beer, I'm your
  lady"- Lady Port-Huntley It may be cliché but what better way to ease
  our financial-minded woes than to gather round the silver screen to
  witness Baroness Lady Helen-Port Huntley's contest to end all contests:
  who can produce THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD? Blowing in from the
  northerly diabolic region known as Winnipeg, Guy Maddin's live
  commentary marks The Talkies' 5th installment. Uniquely gifted to push
  this nascent notion into uncharted waters Maddin, the maniac behind the
  expanded viewing spectacles such as Branded Upon the Brain and the
  beautiful essay My Winnipeg, innately understands how special the space
  in the cinema can be and will, on June 18th, transform The Heights
  Theatre into the best Talkies experience yet. Arrive at 7p.m. on
  Thursday, June 18th for a 35mm screening of THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE
  WORLD starring Isabella Rossellini and Mark McKinney (of Kids in the
  Hall fame) . At 9:00p.m. this celluloid salvo screens again with the
  extra somethin' somethin' that only The Talkies provides: live
  commentary from Guy Maddin himself.

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

  Flamingo, 1990, 7 min., video Moving Pictures, 1994, 16 min., color
  video I Remember, 1996, 5 min., video Sanyu, 1999, 27 min., 35mm Paper
  Route, 2002, 23 min., video Total running time: 73 min. Flamingo is
  Frank's poetic diary (with voiceover narration) recording the
  construction of a new foundation for his house in a remote area of Cape
  Breton, Nova Scotia; it silently describes the need to keep working in
  the face of nature and time. Frank narrates a charming reenactment of
  his visit to the home of Alfred Stieglitz in I Remember. The cast
  comprises June Leaf as Georgia O'Keeffe, artist Jerome Sother as Robert
  Frank, and Frank himself in the role of Stieglitz. Sanyu (1901-64), an
  important Chinese artist, was a friend of Robert Frank's who died in
  anonymity in Paris. In Sanyu, Frank creates a requiem that includes
  dramatic and documentary scenes set in Paris, and a chronicle of his
  trip to Taipei to attend Sotheby's auction of the paintings Sanyu left
  him. in Paper Route, the artist joins Robert MacMillan on a wintry,
  predawn morning and accompanies him on his daily route delivering
  newspapers to towns in the rural Nova Scotia community where Frank has
  had a second home for many years. Chatting amiably in voiceover as his
  camera observes the landscape and MacMillan's encounters with his
  customers, Frank conducts a rambling interview inspired by his own
  desire to better understand how people live their lives. $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 June
  20th at 3pm.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  TAPE FILM (2007, 5 mins., 16mm, Canada/US) by Chris Kennedy. The
  viewer's challenge is to locate the artist in space as he slowly boxes
  himself in with strips of tape. Inside and outside are confounded in
  this beautiful hand-processed film, shot on a variety of black and white
  and color film stocks. *** TO BE REGAINED (2008, 10 mins., 16mm, US) by
  Zach Iannazzi. "The film approaches the subject of humanity's attempts
  to correct its imprint on nature, more specifically, interventions with
  anadromous fish reproductive and migratory cycles on dammed-up and
  polluted rivers. Mixing found footage, reprinted and hand processed film
  over a soundtrack of interviews and observations by folks up and down
  the Connecticut River, the short is a beautiful and unsettling look at
  the ways we interact with the natural environment." (ZI) *** CROSSINGS
  (2007, 10 mins., 16mm, US) by Robert Fenz. "A vision of the U.S.-Mexican
  border as a kinetic and disorienting fault line, an abstract force field
  suspended between the two nations." (Media City) *** NEW JERSEY GRADUAL
  (2008, 18 mins., video, US) by Gregg Biermann. A fixture of suburban
  sprawl and consumerist culture, the parking lot, is transformed into a
  kaleidoscopic swirl of texture and movement. *** JOURNEY TO Q'XTLAN
  (2009, 8 mins., video, US) by Peter Rose. "Incandescent unnamable
  transfaluminal specters are summoned by an itinerant magus; experiments
  in performative illumination; a journey, an opera, a koan with and
  without answer." (PR) *** I'M A NEW YORK BASED ARTIST (2007, 2 mins.,
  video, France) by Pierre Yves Clouin. Actually a Paris based artist,
  Clouin strikes an ironic note with grungy low-res images of NYC as the
  soundtrack swells with a well-known 1950s pop standard. *** PRO AGRI
  (2009, 3 mins., 16mm, UK, World Premiere) by Nicky Hamlyn. Lighting the
  way to a better tomorrow? *** CANARIES IN THE COALMINE (2009, 12 mins.,
  video, US, World Premiere) by Rob Ray. A surprisingly subtle and
  contemplative work from a member of the circuit-bending noise group I
  Love Presets. Ray documents five abandoned or unpopulated industrial,
  domestic, and technological sites in the Western U.S. in an
  "investigation into the mystery and symbolism of the American
  landscape." *** AFTER WRITING (2007, 5 mins., 16mm, US) by Mary Helena
  Clark. Markings and traces of past times, found in an abandoned

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
9:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  OPTRA FIELD III-VI (2007-08, 14 mins., video, US) by T. Marie. "Elegant,
  dichromatic time-based drawings from a series that explore the
  propinquity between space, time, movement, perception and opposites,
  somewhat reminiscent of the painted works Sol Lewitt and Agnes Martin,
  but purely conceived via electronic media." (International Film Festival
  Rotterdam) *** tiempo pudente (2008, 2 mins., video, Turkey, World
  Premiere) by Yoel Meranda. An abstract impression of Barcelona Beach.
  *** océanéant (2009, 3 mins., video, Turkey, World Premiere) by Yoel
  Meranda. "A pink ocean of nothingness…" (YM) *** BEIRUT 2/14/05 (2008, 8
  mins., 16mm, US, North American Premiere) by Alexandra Cuesta.
  Documentary as happenstance, in the middle of bigger things. ***
  atlantis (2008, 11 mins., video, Belgium, US Premiere) by Pieter Geenen.
  "'atlantis' shows the banks of the Three Gorges Reservoir being scanned
  by the searchlights of a Yangtze cruise boat. The lightbeam on this
  nocturnal landscape seems to explore a sunken universe, a land of which
  people seem to have left, with demolished buildings, desolate forests
  and ghost ships." (PG) *** WOLF'S FROTH/AMONGST OTHER THINGS (2009, 15
  mins., video, UK, North American Premiere) by Paul Abbott. Confounding
  and intriguing in its hyper-minimalism and fragmentation, Abbott's video
  seems to come from musical traditions (Cage, atonal music) or linguistic
  theory rather than from cinema or the visual arts. It is a sly work of
  rupture—questioning the very basis of understanding. *** AND THE SUN
  FLOWERS (2008, 5 mins., video, US) by Mary Helena Clark. Truth is there
  if you stare hard enough. *** FROM RUINS TO REXISTANCE [DAS RUINAS A
  REXISTENCIA] (2007, 13 mins., 35mm on video, Brazil) by Carlos Adriano.
  "I find 'Das ruínas a rexistência' very fascinating. There is something
  very opaque about this film, but it invites rather than shuts one out. I
  feel it as a profound contemplation on the relation between poetry and
  film. This is central to this project, not just because [Adriano] deals
  with a poet, but because the question of modern poetry and modern film
  challenge (rather than simply aid) each other. The issue with a film
  like this seems to me to be less any attempt at expression than
  interrogating what is an image when it is moving and how does an image
  get defined by being juxtaposed (or superimposed) with another." (Tom
  Gunning) *** KEMPINSKI (2007, 14 mins., video, Algeria/France) by Neil
  Beloufa. "A unique blend of science fiction and documentary, shot in
  Mopti, Mali." (Media City) *** FILM FOR INVISIBLE INK CASE NO. 142:
  16mm, US) by David Gatten. "A single piece of paper, a second stab at
  suture, a story three times over, a frame for every mile. With words by
  Charles Darwin. A long-distance dedication for a far-away friend
  half-way up the mountain." (DG) *** PARALLAX (2008, 6 mins., 16mm,
  Canada) by Christopher Becks. 1. The apparent displacement of an
  observed object due to a change in the position of the observer. 2. The
  apparent angular displacement of a celestial body due to its being
  observed from the surface instead of from the center of the earth or due
  to its being observed from the earth instead of from the sun. 3. The
  difference between the view of an object as seen through the
  picture-taking lens of a camera and the view as seen through a separate

Oakland CA: Smokey's Tangle
8PM, Smokey's Tangle, 4709 Telegraph Ave

  Video works incorporating aquatic and urban landscapes, followed by a
  live "audiovisual seance" and the complete TRACE GARDEN series. Artist
  in person. Venue: Brook Hinton:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
7 pm, Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Avenue (down the alley) - suggested donation $8 / $5 LIFT members

  LIFT presents ANIMATING ANALOGUE, part one of LIFT's new six-part
  screening series Strategies of the Medium. Animating Analogue reflects
  on current practices in film-based animation using professional
  animation stands, representing a wide range of styles and techniques.
  These animation stands - on which nearly all animation was produced
  pre-Flash and CGI - are remarkably versatile and complex machines. With
  a current complement of three Oxberry stands, both 16mm and 35mm, LIFT
  has remarkable resources available to filmmakers wishing to explore the
  world of animation. A short panel discussion after the screening
  features animators Jonathan Amitay and Chris Gehman, moderated by Ellen
  Besen. These artists have chosen to invest themselves in these unique
  film-based practices - with diverse and challenging results. Come hear
  their thoughts on the rewards, risks, and 'realities' that lie in wait
  for those who engage with the most extraordinary of film genres.
  FEATURED FILMS: Rostrum Press: Materials Testing, Chris Gehman; Primiti
  Too Taa, Ed Ackerman and Colin Morton; Deadpan, Rick Raxlen; Frank Film,
  Frank Mouris and Caroline Mouris; Lost Motion, Janie Geiser; Walk for
  Walk, Amy Lockhart; Nukie's Sermon from the Bottle, Jonathan Amitay;
  Tables of Content, Wendy Tilby; The Visible Compendium, Larry Jordan


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
5:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  TRYPPS #6 (MALOBI) (2009, 12 mins., 16mm, US) by Ben Russell. "From the
  Maroon village of Malobi in Suriname, this single take film offers a
  strikingly contemporary take on a Jean Rouch classic. It's Halloween at
  the equator, Lightning Bolt for the jungle set." (BR) *** nothing is
  over nothing (2008, 17 mins., 16mm, US) by Jonathan Schwartz. "There
  were other places where the lord fell, and others where he rested; but
  one of the most curious landmarks…we found…was a certain stone built
  into a house…so seemed and scarred that it bore a sort of grotesque
  resemblance to the human face. One of the pilgrims said, 'But there is
  no evidence that the stones did cry out.' The guide was perfectly
  serene. He said calmly, 'This is one of the stones that would have cried
  out.'" (Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad) *** Unnamed Film (2008, 55
  mins., 16mm, Ukraine) by Naomi Uman. Uman is currently living in the
  Ukraine, in the small rural village from which her ancestors come.
  Unnamed Film is a quiet, delicate, and absorbing portrait of this
  community, which unfolds with little dialogue—the images speaking for
  themselves. It is part of a larger cycle of films, The Ukrainian Time
  Machine Project. "In village society it is the babushky (grandmothers,
  old women) who hold the key to surviving in the absence of economic
  wellbeing. It is their practical thinking and preservation of what might
  be considered trash that enables them to survive on pensions of less
  than eighty dollars a month. In immersing myself in this culture, I have
  needed to create a life in a foreign place without the luxury of regular
  access to stores, a car, or the ability to communicate easily with my
  neighbors. I have learned from watching the babushky how to live simply
  and practically, wasting absolutely nothing. This economy will be
  manifest in my films. Each frame, each shot, each fragment of sound is
  considered. This age-old creativity of making something out of nothing,
  or strictly out of what one has at-hand, can be applied to the creation
  of media. Scarcity requires a different kind of resourcefulness. The
  films in this cycle are small and intimate, repeating age-old stories in
  as few words as possible." (NU)

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
7:30pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  SEQUENCES + INTERRUPTIONS (2009, 16 mins., 16mm, UK, World Premiere) by
  Nicky Hamlyn. A study in texture and rhythm. *** THE SKY TAPED TOGETHER
  (2009, 7 mins., video, US, World Premiere) by Michael Sirianni. A work
  of suturing: the sky from a VHS copy of the Cinerama film How the West
  Was Won is digitally copied and reassembled. *** LAKE (2009, 4 mins.,
  video, US, World Premiere) by Jake Barningham. Waves of digital pixels
  and abstraction. *** THE PARABLE OF THE TULIP PAINTER AND THE FLY (2008,
  4 mins., 16mm, US) by Charlotte Pryce. "An intoxicating flower; a
  metaphorical insect; a longing reach across the centuries. The film is a
  philosophical search drenched in luminous colors and sparkling light."
  (CP) *** YSBRYD (2008, 8 mins., video, US) by Julie Murray. The erotic
  tangle of unexpected protagonists. *** BUOY (2008, 6 mins., video, US)
  by Seoungho Cho. The strata and sea level marks in the Death Valley
  desert become a disorienting "motion painting" as they are recorded from
  a moving car. *** POSTCARD #3: NIAGARA RISES (2009, 3 mins., video, US,
  World Premiere) by Carolyn Faber. What comes down must go up. *** LES
  CHAISES (2008, 9 mins., video, US) by Vincent Grenier. "Two weather worn
  red vinyl chairs on an outdoor promontory oriented toward a 'view,'
  stand as witnesses." (VG) *** QUIVER (2008, 10 mins., 16mm, US) by
  Robert Todd. "Quiver. Barely touching. Movement further in and along,
  through the surface of a light." (RT) *** THREE/3: IN THE OCEAN, ON LAND
  (2009, 6 mins., video, US) by Peter Bo Rappmund. A diptych of sequences:
  one all chaos, the other all serenity.

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
9:15pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  ALTERNITY (2008, 7 mins., video, US) by Van McElwee. "The vanishing
  point of linear perspective is expanded to a plane. This allows all of
  the potential events within that vanishing point to mingle freely on the
  surface of the screen." (VM) *** PARIS TIMES THREE (2009, 8 mins.,
  video, US) by Carina Johnson. A "remake" of Bruce Conner's 1973 film
  Marilyn Times Five which keeps the structure and soundtrack of the
  original but replaces the actress. Instead of the pretend "Marilyn" of
  Conner's film (no, it's not really Monroe) we see the contemporary
  blonde Paris Hilton, in footage taken from her notorious amateur sex
  tape One Night in Paris. The result is a smart and telling riff on
  celebrity, sexuality, and the representation of women in high and low
  art. *** WHEN WORLDS COLLUDE (2008, 13 mins., video, US) by Fred Worden.
  A kinetic oscillation between different images, Worden creates a War of
  the Worlds in which everything is in collision (or is it collusion?).
  *** COLLIDE-A-SCOPE (2009, 3 mins., 16mm, Australia, US Premiere) by
  Gregory Godhard. A fanciful animated supposition of what the results of
  supercollider experiments would look like. *** SUTRO (2009, 2 mins.,
  video, US) by Jeanne Liotta. "Animated portrait of the eponymous
  television tower on the hill, guardian of fog and electronic signals in
  that earthshaking city by the Bay..." (JL) *** THE ETERNAL QUARTER INCH
  (2008, 9 mins., video, US) by Jesse McLean. "Rising fundamentalism and a
  government that cites faith to defend war action have helped to grow a
  desperate society. Dipping between ecstasy and despair, transcendence
  and absurdity, this movie journeys to a hidden space where you can lose
  your way, lose yourself in the moment, lose your faith in a belief
  system." (JM) *** POOR MAN'S PUCE MOMENT (2008, 4 mins., video, US) by
  Jessie Stead. "A low-res tribute to Puce Moment (1949) by Kenneth Anger
  using the soundtrack by Jonathan Halper, evidently added to the film
  during the 1960s." (JS) *** SAND SAGA (2008, 11 mins., video, US) by
  Shana Moulton. "Moulton's alter ego Cynthia again gains access to a
  parallel universe via the transformative powers of New Age body
  treatments and domestic objects. After applying a facial beauty mask,
  she moves through an environment energized with Southwestern motifs and
  rituals, from sculpted heads and Georgia O'Keefe-like forms to sand
  painting and hot stone massage. Ultimately Cynthia is transported to a
  fantastical world and emerges transformed." (Electronic Arts Intermix)
  *** THE PRESENTATION THEME (2008, 14 mins., 16mm, US) by Jim Trainor.
  Animator Jim Trainor continues his exploration of the dark and the
  strange in this elliptical tale of a Peruvian prisoner, a blood-hungry
  priestess, and totemic creatures.

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

  See June 18th for description

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009

Los Angeles, California: Museum of Contemporary Art
3:00 pm, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  In conjunction with the exhibition From the Permanent Collection: Robert
  Frank's "The Americans", MOCA presents Portraits of Robert Frank, an
  afternoon of films examining the life and career of the renowned
  photographer, co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum. In An American
  Journey (2009, color, 58 min.), French director Philippe Séclier
  retraces the path followed by legendary photographer Robert Frank when
  he created his seminal photographic portfolio, The Americans. In an
  effort to examine the impact of Frank's images, Séclier travels 15,000
  miles through the various communities of America, moving between past
  and present. Conversations in Vermont (1969, b/w, 26 min.), directed by
  Frank and photographed by Ralph Gibson, is Frank's first overtly
  autobiographical film. In it, he interviews his two children, Pablo and
  Andrea, about their experiences growing up with artists as parents. In
  the process, Frank questions his own world. Originally planned as a
  study of indigenous American music, About Me: A Musical (1971, b/w, 35
  min.) evolved instead into a film about its author. The actress Lynn
  Reyner plays Robert Frank as he examines his life and questions his
  contributions as a photographer. Museum open 11am–6pm. INFO 213/621-1745
  or (address suppressed) Films FREE with museum admission. Museum General
  Admission: $10; Students with I.D.: $5.

Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
7:30 pm, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 Alvarado Street (at Sunset)

  The Echo Park Film Center and Los Angeles Filmforum host British artist,
  photographer and filmmaker Sarah Pucill, whose films and photographs
  play with boundaries of self and other, frequently involving mirrors or
  mirroring and strong performances. Sometimes rigorously formal, other
  times humorously enamored with the possibilities of light, surfaces, and
  bodies, while exploring the range of possibilities vested in the camera.
  Los Angeles premieres of all works from this award-winning experimental
  filmmaker. Tonight we'll be screening: You Be Mother (1990, 7 min.,
  16mm); Milk and Glass (1993, 10 min., 16mm); Stages of Mourning (2004,
  17 min., 16mm); Taking My Skin (2006, 35 min., 16mm); Fall In Frame
  (2009, 18 min., 16mm) Los Angeles Filmforum & the Echo Park Film Center,
  at the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd),
  Los Angeles, CA 90026. 213-484-8846. Sunday June 21, 2009. 7:30 pm.
  General admission $5. and

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