This week [September 5 - 13, 2009] in avant garde cinema

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This week [September 5 - 13, 2009] in avant garde cinema

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International film competition - "Intervideo Talent Award" (Mainz, Germany; Deadline: November 30, 2009)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (Paris, France; Deadline: September 05, 2009)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Deadline: October 01, 2009)

5th Renderyard Short Film Festival (England & Spain; Deadline: September 07, 2009)
HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Gympie, Queensland, Austalia; Deadline: September 25, 2009)
Accessibility 2009: Cross Currents (Sumter, SC USA; Deadline: October 01, 2009)
Los Angeles as a Character (Los Angeles, CA USA; Deadline: October 01, 2009)
48th Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Deadline: October 05, 2009)
the 8 fest (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: September 30, 2009)
Hot Sauce & Magnolias (Southern Region, USA; Deadline: September 30, 2009)
Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, MA, USA; Deadline: September 25, 2009)
2 festivals in SE Asia (Phnom Penh / Bangkok; Deadline: September 25, 2009)
KINOFILM, Manchester International Short Film Festival (Manchester, England; Deadline: September 10, 2009)
The Flickering Light Film Screening Series (Philadelphia, PA USA; Deadline: September 07, 2009)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (Paris, France; Deadline: September 05, 2009)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Deadline: October 01, 2009)

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 * The Death Ray [September 8, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Valentin and vigo Shorts [September 10, New York, New York]
 * Fever Night [September 10, San Francisco, California]
 * Films For One To Eight Projectors: With Roger Beebe In Person [September 11, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Electromediascope [September 11, Kansas City, Missouri]
 * Hysteria [September 11, San Francisco, California]
 * Wavelengths 09 [September 11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour [September 12, Houston, Texas]
 * The Eleventh Year [September 12, New York, New York]
 * Man With A Movie Camera [September 12, New York, New York]
 * Other Cinema: ‘New Brow’ Underground Art + Big Daddy Roth [September 12, San Francisco, California]
 * Los Angeles Filmforum Presents A Chick Strand Tribute Screening [September 13, Los Angeles, California]
 * Man With A Movie Camera [September 13, New York, New York]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Brooklyn, New York: Light Industry
7:30, 220 36th Street, 5th Floor

  Lev Kuleshov (1925). Introduced by Keith Sanborn. Lev Vladimirovich
  Kuleshov is the Janus Face of early Russian Cinema. Having begun his
  career under the tutelage of Evgenii Bauer, Kuleshov became one of the
  few Russian Filmmakers to remain in the country after the 1917
  Revolution. He became a leading theorist and teacher of cinema in the
  early Soviet period. His theory of editing, which rests on notions such
  as "creative geography" and what has come to be called "the Kuleshov
  effect" remains a cornerstone of film editing. His theoretical
  understanding of montage was strongly critiqued by his student
  Eisenstein as "brick by brick" instead of "the collision of the shots"
  preferred by Eisenstein. Vertov attacked Kuleshov for remaining tied to
  film drama, "the opium of the masses." Both Vertov and Eisenstein
  singled out The Death Ray for attack in print, nor does it seem to have
  been particularly popular with Soviet audiences of the period. The Death
  Ray was Kuleshov's second feature length project; he had previously
  directed several newsreels and short fiction films as well as the justly
  celebrated Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924). The Death Ray
  is an attempt to turn cartoonlike American adventure, science fiction
  and detective films to propagandistic purposes. It features a secret
  laboratory, secret passage ways, secret codes, secret compartments,
  labor unrest, car and airplane chases, as well as a mysterious American
  "fascist" organization, a lady sharpshooter (played by Khokhlova,
  Kuleshov's wife) who travels back and forth between Russia and "the
  West," a mysterious American Revolutionary named Lamm (who also travels
  back forth between Russia and the West), and of course the Death Ray
  itself. It is said, that in the Soviet Union, the film was seen as not
  propagandistic enough. Perhaps. In any case, it reveals the profound
  influence of contemporary American cinema on the early Soviet period and
  the aggressive attempt to create a Soviet reading of the essentials of
  the genres dominating American Cinema at the time. The Death Ray has
  been, at best, infrequently screened in the United States. I could find
  only one record of a screening in the 1970s at the PFA, who holds a 35mm
  print with Russian subtitles. I had never seen the film, nor had anyone
  I asked, until I came across what seems to be a PAL vhs dub digitized at
  moderate resolution and posted online, but without English subtitles.
  The screening this evening is based on the on-line copy, the subtitles
  of which I translated. My translation diverges slightly from the
  translation of the subtitles held by the PFA. A final note: since the
  climactic final reel is missing from all known prints, we will see the
  death ray device only briefly in action. - KS Keith Sanborn is a media
  artist, theorist, and translator based in New York. He teaches at
  Princeton University and Bard College, and has translated into English
  the work of Guy Debord, René Viénet, Gil Wolman, Georges Bataille, and
  Napoleon. Tickets - $7, available at door.


New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:00pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  Karl Valentin CONFIRMATION DAY / DER FIRMLING 1934, 23 minutes, 35mm. In
  German with no subtitles; English synopsis available. ZÉRO DE CONDUITE
  1935, 44 minutes, 35mm. In French with no subtitles; English synopsis
  available. Total running time: ca. 70 minutes.

San Francisco, California: Artists Television Access
8pm $6, 992 Valencia at 21st.

  Thursday, September 10, 2009. 8PM $6 Fever Night (or Static Age aka Band
  of Satanic Outsiders) is an acid-trip, psychotomimetic horror film about
  three Satanists who are faced with serious repercussions after going
  into the woods one night and worshipping the Devil. The trouble starts
  when Terry (Melanie Rose Wilson) is accidentally run over as the three
  try to get their car out of some mud. This leaves Elliot (Peter Tullio)
  and Warren (Philip Nolan Marlatt) to traipse through the dark woods
  towards a bright light hoping to find help… As their desperation to get
  out of the forest increases, they come across foreboding signs like dead
  birds, animal skulls, anthropomorphic foliage…and Satan himself. Will
  they be able to survive their descent into Hell or are their fates
  already sealed? Written and Directed by: Jordan Harris and Andrew
  Schrader Produced by: Andrew Schrader, Jordan Harris, and Steven Isaac
  Getz Executive Producers: The Haddigans of Georgia and Philip Marlatt
  Shot by: Jordan Harris Cut by: Andrew Schrader and Jordan Harris
  On-Location Sound by: Steven Isaac Getz Post-Soundwork by: Anthony
  Vanchure Behind-the-Scenes: Steven Isaac Getz Original Music and Score
  by: Jordan Harris


Chicago, Illinois: Eye & Ear Clinic
4:30pm, 112 S. Michigan Ave, Flaxman Theater (room MC1307)

  Florida filmmaker Roger Beebe has shown work in such unlikely venues as
  McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, as
  well as the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, and many other
  traditional spaces. Beebe will be on hand to present an evening of short
  films which use multiple simultaneously running projectors to immerse
  the audience in imagery. Among other films, Beebe will present a
  retooled two-projector version of his well-known Strip Mall Trilogy;
  Money Changes Everything, an elaborate three-projector meditation on Las
  Vegas; and the eight-projector magnum opus Last Light of a Dying Star.
  Made and projected in a variety of formats (video, 16mm, and super-8mm),
  the films combine found footage and Beebe's own striking imagery of
  American landscapes, seen through the prism of technological change.
  They also exist as part of a long avant-garde tradition of performance
  film since as Mr. Beebe says, they can only be screened with [the
  filmmaker] actually running the projectors and running from projector to
  projector. This event kicks off the fall programming for the bi-weekly
  film series Eye & Ear Clinic at the School of the Art Institute of

Kansas City, Missouri: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
7:00 p.m., 4525 Oak Street

  Selected Works of Steina and Woody Vasulka. "Participation," Steina
  (Iceland/USA) and Woody Vasulka (Czechoslovakia/Iceland/USA), 1972, 63
  min., 1/2" open reel video shown on DVD. "The Commission," Woody
  Vasulka, 1983, 39:15 min., hybrid video with camera, non-camera,
  processed and computer generated images shown on DVD. Program continues
  on Sept. 18 and 25.

San Francisco, California: Artists Television Access
8pm $6, 992 Valencia at 21st.

  Hysteria: a film by ANTERO ALLI (in person) During the Serb-Croatian war
  a young soldier and devout Catholic (JAKOB BOKULICH) unwittingly drinks
  tea made from the hallucinogenic datura flower and experiences what he
  believes to be a visitation from the Virgin Mary. In this religious
  vision, he receives a dangerous mission which he takes to heart and
  travels to post-9/11 America -- Oakland, California -- to fulfill. While
  preparing for his apotheosis, two Persian sisters (ANASTASIA VEGA and
  ATOSA BABAOFF) who live next door surreptitiously involve themselves
  with him towards potentially disastrous results. With music by S.F.
  artists Mark Growden, Lumin, Sylvi Alli. Written by Jakob Bokulich and
  Antero Alli. Shot, directed and edited by Antero Alli. Produced by
  Vertical Pool.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto International Film Festival
6:30pm, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St West at McCaul Street

  WAVELENGTHS 09 September 11-14 WAVELENGTHS is a curated presentation of
  the best in recent avant-garde film and video, providing audiences with
  a unique opportunity to experience the most provocative, vibrant and
  aesthetically stimulating works from around the world. An important
  forum for artists, curators and filmgoers alike, WAVELENGTHS is
  essential viewing for anyone interested in film as an art form. -Andréa
  Picard. WAVELENGTHS 09 features new works by Lisandro Alonso, Ute
  Aurand, Josef Dabernig, Heinz Emigolz, Harun Farocki, Coleen Fitzgibbon,
  David Gatten, Ernie Gehr, Marina Gioti, Jean-Luc Godard, Friedl vom
  Gröller (Kubelka), Nicky Hamlyn, Sebastjan Henrickson, Jim Jennings,
  Chris Kennedy, Karl Kels, Klaus Lutz, T.Marie, Tomonari Nishikawa, Ben
  Russell, Michael Snow, Jean-Marie Straub, Hiroatsu Suzuki and Rossana
  Torres, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Many of the artists will be
  attending. Special Wavelengths ticket packages available for only
  $55.40, $47.09 for students and seniors. Visit for
  complete programme and box office info. Programme 1 Titans, Friday
  September 11, 6:30pm Programme 2 Pro Agri, Saturday September 12, 6:30pm
  Programme 3 Let Each One Go Where He May, Saturday September 12, 9pm
  Programme 4 In Comparison, Sunday September 13, 4pm Programme 5 Une
  Catastrophe, Sunday September 13, 6:30pm Programme 6 Flash Point Camera,
  Monday September 14, 9pm All screenings at Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of
  Ontario) 317 Dundas St West (McCaul St.entrance) Wavelengths is
  generously supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation and the Ontario Arts


Houston, Texas: Ann Arbor Film Festival
7 PM, Aurora Picture Show - 800 Aurora St.

  The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the original and longest running
  independent film festival in the United States, recognized as a premiere
  showcase for risk-taking, pioneering and art driven cinema. This program
  explores themes of life and death within the geography of our
  surroundings, and includes films from Detroit, Montreal, San Francisco,
  Berlin, Toronto and Tokyo.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
3:30pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  Dziga Vertov 1928, 60 minutes, 35mm, silent. With Russian intertitles;
  English synopsis available.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:00pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA Dziga Vertov 1929, 104 minutes, 35mm, silent

San Francisco, California: Other Cinema
8:30, 992 Valencia St.

  Personally introduced by director Tanem Davidson, New Brow: Contemporary
  Underground Art offers first-hand accounts from artists, galleries, and
  collectors who have initiated a young and lively Pop-Surrealist
  movement, thriving on the West Coast. Documenting its funky studios and
  makeshift exhibition spaces, this energized feature acknowledges the
  influence of oft unrecognized California subcultures, such as Kustom Kar
  Kulture, underground comix, graffiti, tattoo, surf/skate, and punk
  scenes. Includes interviews with Robert Williams, Ron English, Shepard
  Fairey, and many more! PLUS Ron Mann's Tales of the Rat Fink on Big
  Daddy Roth, Cyrus Tabar on his ambient audio emulator, and free PBR for
  the season's opening reception.


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

  Filmmaker, artist, teacher, joyful marvel, force of life… Chick Strand
  passed away on July 11, and our city and our lives won't be the same.
  Tonight we'll be running a wide range of the glorious gamut of her work,
  one treat from her husband, and more. Curated by filmmaker Amy Halpern.
  Including ANGEL BLUE SWEET WINGS (1966, 3 min.), GUACAMOLE (1976, 18
  min.), CARTOON LE MOUSSE (1979, 15 min.), BY THE LAKE (1986, 9.5 min.),
  WATERFALL (1967, 3 min.), KRISTALNACHT (1979, 7 min.), ELASTICITY (1976,
  25 min.), WAR ZONE by Marty Muller, aka Neon Park (1971, 3 min.) General
  admission $10, students/seniors $6, free for Filmforum members. The Egyptian Theatre has a validation
  stamp for the Hollywood & Highland complex. Park 4 hours for $2 with

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
5:00pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  Dziga Vertov 1929, 104 minutes, 35mm, silent

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