4th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival - October 21-23, 2009

From: Isabel Fondevila (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 09 2009 - 15:11:02 PDT

Artists' Television Access Film & Video Festival announces its 2009 program.

ATA celebrates original, independent and underground film & video with the
4th ATA Film & Video Festival on October 21, 22 & 23, 2009.

On Wednesday, October 21, the ATA Film Festival begins with a free workshop
on experimental film exhibition and distribution, hosted by local
experimental filmmakers and distributors. Visit
http://festival.atasite.org/2009 to sign-up for this unique event.

On Thursday and Friday, October 22 & 23, ATA will screen two programs of
short works: "Specters & Machines" and "Stories we tell ourselves." Both
programs offer unique representations of the myriad facets of life and
feature the work of local talents including Paul Clipson, Kerry Laitala, and
Tommy Becker, and national and international filmmakers such as Maarit
Suomi-Väänänen, Chris Kennedy, Laida Lertxundi and Martha Colburn.

Expect the ambiguous, the inexplicable, the beautiful, the consuming, the
metaphysical, the discreet, as well as mental/sexual situations, postmodern
feelings, the intersections between landscapes, gravity, politics,
phantasmagoria, angels, and an ode to eternal sunshine.

The screenings will be followed by musical performances and the announcement
of ATA Audience Awards.

In addition, two installations by local artists will be presented in ATA's
gallery: "Gaze," by Mary Franck, exploring new possibilities of speculation
through digital technology, and "Trace," an Intervention by Rebecca
Najdowski, focusing on thresholds of humankind and the natural world.

And finally, the ATA Window will project a selection of experimental shorts
and innovative animations during the month of October. Pieces range from
Jeejung Kim's sinister, ocular - --opened eye, closed i - i closed, eye
opened-- - to Anna Geyer's glorious Ich bin ein junger Hupfer, a
hand-manipulated color study accompanied by birdsong and yodeling.

ATA is at 992 Valencia at 21st Street. Doors open at 7pm every night.
Screenings start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7-$10.

For complete information, festival trailer and questions with the filmmakers
visit http://festival.atasite.org/2009




*Thursday, October 22, 2009 - Specters & Machines*

*Spectrology *(Kerry Laitala); *Patrolling The Ether* (Carl Diehl); *
Diatribe* (Ben Popp); *The Salariat in Parts* (Zachary Epcar);
*Breathe*(Sam Barnet);
*Up And About Again* (Maarit Suomi-Vaananen); *Naomi & Irving* (Laura
Bouza); *Elro* (Ariel Diaz).
Friday, October 23, 2009 - Stories We Tell Ourselves*
A Poem to be Read into a Flashlight with a Microphone Placed Above the
Breast of a Pregnant Mother* (Tommy Becker); *To Be Regained* (Zach
Iannazzi); *The Acrobat* (Chris Kennedy); *Spaghettidog *(Elham
Rokni); *Destination
Finale* (Philip Widmann); *My Tears are Dry *(Laida Lertxundi); *Myth
Labs*(Martha Colburn);
*Passage Briare* (Friedl vom Groller); *Chorus* (Paul Clipson).

 *Window Installation (October 2009)*

*Opened eye, closed I – I closed, eye opened* (Jeejung Kim); *So Much Water
So Close to Home *(Matthew Kluber); *Mercy – oh, MERCY! – mercenaries* (Alex
Moeller); *Numbers* (Yin-Ling Chen); *Afternoon Dream* (Jim Granato); *Ich
bin ein junger Hupfer *(Anna Geyer); *The Scorpion and The Frog* (Ben
Brown); *Dollar Portrait* (Matthew Perino).

*Gallery Installations (October 22 & 23)

Gaze *(Mary Frank); *Trace* (Rebecca Najdowski).

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For more information, contact: Isabel Fondevila, ATA Film and Video Festival
co-director: email suppressed / t. 415-410-5147

Artists' Television Access 992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
ATA celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2009. Thanks to our audiences,
supporters and artists!
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