Arkansas Underground Film Fest debuts tommorrow

From: Arkansas Underground Film Festival (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 16 2009 - 18:32:53 PDT

Here's a sampling of what will be playing at the Arkansas Underground Film
Festival this weekend. It is designed to provide a historical context for
viewing avant-garde and underground film, while exposing audiences to
contemporary work as well. It's the first event of it's kind to be held in
the state of Arkansas.

Full schedule and program notes at:



*Arkansas Underground Film Festival*

*July 17-19, 2009*

*Malco Theater*

*819 Central Avenue*

*Hot Springs Natʼl Park, AR*


*Friday, July 17*

*“Focus on Surrealism”*

*5:00** opening reception*

*rare and unusual small-gauge projection exhibit, *

*curated by David Nelson, Shreveport, LA*

*On installation:*

*Light *3m

by Lee Bishop, Carrboro, NC

*(Just beyond the screen) the universe - as we know it - is ending *3m30s

by Christine Lucy Latimer, Toronto, ON, CANADA

*6:00 **George Melies program*

George Melies (1861-1938) was a magician by trade, and is credited as the
first to fully

use film to explore its trick properties. .

*film include:*

*The Conjurer *1m, 1899

*A Trip to the Moon *11m, 1902

*The Palace of the Arabian Nights* 19m, 1905

*The Doctor Secret *9m, 1910

*The Conquest of the Pole *7m, 1912 * *

*7:00** Surrealist Classics*

*Un Chien Andalou *16m, 1929

* *by Salvador Dali/Luis Bunuel, France

*A Page of Madness *60m, 1926

by Kinugasa Teinosuke, Japan

Screened with live electronic musical accompaniment by Shane English.

*9:00** Surrealist Short Film Program*

*Infiltration* 4.5m

by Charles Chadwick, Los Gatos, CA

*The Salariat in Parts* 11m

by Zachary Epcar, San Francisco, CA

*The Land Beyond Explanation* 13m30s

by Madam X, Los Angeles, CA

*Ichthyopolis* 9m22s

by Andre Silva, Wilmington, NC

*Donkey Harvest* 11m

by Allan Brown, Montreal, QC, CANADA

*Un cadavre Exquis* 10m

by Volatile Works collective, Montreal, QC, CANADA

*The Presentation Theme* 14m

by Jim Trainor Chicago, IL

*Running Sushi *30m

by Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring, AUSTRIA

*Saturday, July 18*

*“Pop Culture and Outsider Film”*

*1:00** opening reception*

        16mm installation by *Projexorcism *of Hickory, North Carolina.

*On installation:*

*Video Art* 5m

by Jon Clark, Los Angeles, CA

*Lake *4m

by Jake Barningham, Chicago, IL

*2:00** The Films of Andy Warhol*


*Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol *87m

by Chuck Workman, 1990

*Outer and Inner Space* 33m, double projection

by Andy Warhol

*Haircut (no.1)* 24m,

by Andy Warhol

*5:15** “FluxFilm Program”* 40m

Often called the ʻanti-art,ʼ Fluxus artists focused on minimalism to
highlight the

perceived connection between art and everyday objects.

*works include:*

George Brecht -- 'Entry-Exit'

Anonymous -- 'Eyeblink'

George Maciumas -- 'Artype'

Eric Andersen -- 'Opus 74, version 2'

Chieko Shiomi -- 'Disappearing Music for Face'

George Maciunas -- '10 Feet'

Robert Watts -- 'Trace'

Albert Fine -- 'Readymade'

Paul Sharits -- 'Sears Catalogue 1-3', 'Dots 1 & 3', 'Wrist Trick',
'Unrolling Event'

Yoko Ono -- 'Number 4'

John Cale -- 'Police Car'

Joe Jones -- 'Smoke'

Paul Sharits -- 'Word Movie'

*6:15** William S. Burroughs Program (35 minutes)*

The the films of writer William S. Burroughs were never widely shown, but
were recently

rediscovered by *Psychic TV* in a private collection.

Films include:

*“Towers Open Fire” *10m

*“The Cut Ups”* 20m

*“Bill and Tony”* 5m

*7:00** Projexorcism* from Hickory, NC, live multi-projection film

*8:00** Freezer Fright*

*Freezer Fright *56m

by Nancy Silver, Bonnerdale, AR

*9:00** “Catfish With Falcon Wings” *

*films by Jason Laray Keener and Jeremiah Ledbetter, Anniston, AL*

*Athazagoraphobia *3m

*I Donʼt Love Anyone Anymore *2m

*Hail Cracking Cobra Eggs *5m

*Hallelujah! Gorilla Revival* 5m

*Hollow Porcelain Fish Chamber *4.5m

*9:30** Outsider Short Film Program*

These films represent the vast underbelly of North American film culture.

made possible by the *Bearded Child Film Festival*, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


*La Gallina Matadora *4m

Matthew Silver & Manuel Pimentel, Bergenfield, NJ

*Everything You Need *3m

by Luke Holden, Bemidji, MN

*Unless Youʼve Tried It, You Have No Idea How Hard It Is to Bury a Horse *

by Luke Holden, Bemidji, MN

*Flesh Orgy of the Zombie Totem *14m

by James W. Harris, Rydal, GA

*Time for Bed* 10m

by Montgomery Klinefelter, Rauch, MN

*The Spanky Monkey Movie* -, 20m

by Micki Tschur, Colorado Springs, CO

*Miss Edmonton Teen Burger 1983 in: Itʼs Party Time!* 20m

by Amy Lockhart, CANADA

*Royalty and Catass* 20m

by The Vititoe Brothers, Louisville, KY

*(!) The Milkman* 8m

by Ken Takahashi, CANADA

*Sunday, July 19*

*“Experimental Cinema”*

*12:30** Doors Open*

*On installation:*

*Bold Stories *15m30s

by Gennaro De Pasquale, Montreal, QC, CANADA

*Window *1m

by Jeremy Newman, Mt. Laurel, NJ

*1:00* *Stan Brakhage Retrospective*

Stan Brakhage completed over 400 films during a 50 year period, and is

regarded as the godfather of experimental film.

*Documentaries about Stan Brakhage include:*

*Brakhage* 22m excerpt, 1999, by Jim Shedden

*Stan Brakhage *15m, 2003, by Pip Chodorov

*Garden Path* 8m, 2001, by Mary Beth Reed

*Brakhage shorts include:*

*Interim *25.5, 1952

*Mothlight *4m,* *1963

*The Stars are Beautiful *19m, 1974

*The Dante Quartet *8m, 1987

*I... Dreaming *8m,* *1988

*Lovesong *7m,* *2001

*Chinese Series *2m, 2003

*The Jesus Trilogy and Coda* 2001, 20m


*4:30** Avant-Garde Classics *


**Oscar Fischinger* “Radio Dynamics” 4m, 1942

**Len Lye Retrospective *13.5m

films include: *Color Cry* (1952), *Particles in Space *(1979), *Tal
Farlow *(1980),
*Rhythm *

(1957), *Free Radicals* (1958)

**Joseph Cornell Retrospective* 25m

films include: *Cotillion *(1940), *The Midnight Party* (1940), *Childrenʼs
Party* (1940)

**Maya Deren* “Meshes in the Afternoon” 14m, 1942

**Norman McLaren* “Neighbors” 8m, 1952

**George Kuchar *“Wild Night in El Reno” 6m, 1977

**George Kuchar* “The Mongreloid” 10m, 1978

**Jim Henson* "Time Piece" 9m, 1966

*6:30** Experimental Short Film Program*


*Shade* 2m

by David Warren, Florida

*Arterial Disposition of Thought and Being* 6m20s

by Mason Shefa, Studio City, CA (15-year-old filmmaker)

*What I Saw on October 32,1988* 8m

by Neil Ira Needleman, Katonah, NY

*Isabell *6m

by Kathleen Rugh, Ithaca, NY

*Spaces* 4m

by Josh Romphf, London, ON, CANADA

*All the House* 6m

by Caroline Koebel, Brooklyn, NY

*Destination Finale* 9m15s

by Philip Widmann, Berlin, GERMANY

*Themes and Variations for the Naked Eye *11m

by Caitlin Horsmon, Kansas City, MO

*Plastic Opera* 6m

by Matthew Perino, Boulder, CO

*One Last Shock* 5m30s

by Adam Paradis, Boston, MA

*Emergence* 4m

by Marcin Blajecki, Poland

*In the Pink* 3m30s

by R.C. Johnson, Duluth, MN

*short break *


*Troll Eyes *30m

by Trevor Adams, Minneapolis, MN

*Fraunmuskel* 6m

by Frank Biesendorfer, Colorado Springs, CO

*Lezzieflick *6m

by Nana Swiczinsky, AUSTRIA

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