[Frameworks] ARKUFF!- Arkansas Underground FF schedule

From: Dan Anderson (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 11 2010 - 13:12:21 PDT


*Arkansas Underground Film Festival*

*Hot Springs National Park, AR*

*Malco Theatre*

*Aug. 13-15, 2010*

*Cost: $7/night, $10 VIP Pass*

*VIP Pass includes admission to all films, after party events, *

*and discount to Sunday’s “Intro to Film” workshop. A $38 Value!*




*Friday, August 13:*


*Famous First’s*

*Before they reached acclaim, these filmmakers were struggling to find their
voice and identity as artists. Catch a rare glimpse of these famous
filmmakers before the fact!*

*The Alphabet*- David Lynch, 5min, 1968

*The Dead Father*- Guy Maddin, 20min, 1986

*What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing In a Place Like This?*- Martin Scorsese,
9min, 1963

*The Fat and the Lean*- Roman Polanski, 15min, 1961

*Time Piece*- Jim Henson, 9min, 1965


*7:30PM- *

*Arkansas’ Finest: Films by Nancy Silver and Phil Chambliss *

Arkansas has long been a place of independent spirt. *Nancy
Silver*(Bonnerville, AR) and
*Phil Chambliss* (Locust Bayou, AR) have bucked the system by producing
completely original underground movies without huge dollars or film school

*Filmmakers in-person.*


*Spider Eyes*- Nancy Silver,15min, 2009

*Shadows of the Hacket-Man*- Phil Chambliss, 25min, 1982

*The Mr. Visit Show*- Phil Chambliss, 15min, 2002

*The Funeral Center*- Phil Chambliss, 21min, 2009


*9:15PM- *

*Eraserhead- David Lynch, 89min, 1977*

The granddaddy of underground films, *Eraserhead* was first released
strictly as a “midnight” movie in the late 1970s. The film, which took over
five years to make, soon developed a huge underground following and remains
one of the most original and peculiar films ever made. Happy Friday the


*11PM- 2AM*

*after hours dance party*

*with Cool Shoes founder DJ Shawn Lee!*

*DJ Shawn Lee w/ visuals by cinePLOSION!!!*

*@ Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor, across from Velda Rose Hotel*

* Cost: FREE with VIP Pass*




*Saturday, August 14:*


*On video installation all day:*

*Videos by Yoshie Sakai *


The video work of California artist, Yoshie Sakai, can be quirky and cute
but also personal and deeply engaging. In her work, she is the unassuming
underdog lost in a complicated world full of obstacles-- and is almost
impossible not to root for.


*Strip- *Yoshie Sakai, 3min, 2008

*Britney Scale Surgery- *Yoshie Sakai, 4min, 2008

*(address suppressed)-* <(address suppressed)->* *Yoshie Sakai, 5min, 2008

*Keep It To Yourself- *Yoshie Sakai, 8min, 2009



*William Wegman Retrospective*


*William Wegman** *is best known for his work with dogs, primarily his own
Weimaraners, but also as a pioneer video artists during the early days of
video technology. In this mini-retrospective, we will see some of his
earliest video experiments, plus *Hardley Gold*, an iconic Wegman film that
re-enacts the Hardy Boys legacy with his Weimaraners.

*Reel 6 & 7 (26 short videos)- *William Wegman, 38min, 1975-1976

*Reel 6:** **Ball and Can (6:23),The Reel (1:00)*,* Eyes of Ray*
(0:34),*Dog Duet
* (2:38),* Stereo System* (1:32),* Tube Talk* (1:16),* Video* (1:18),*
* Furniture* (1:42),* Moby Dick* (1:09),* Cord Walk* (0:45).

*Reel 7:* Alarm Clock (0:30), Doctor Patient (2:20), Bad Movies (2:00), Drop
(0:43), Fruit (0:25), Smoking (1:55), Horseshoes (1:10), Fast (0:15),
Concerto (1:20), For Sale (2:30), Woodchuck (0:20), Alphabet (1:20), Growl
(0:50), Sofa Piece (1:25), Alarm Clock II (0:40).

*The Hardley Boys in “Hardley Gold”**- *William Wegman, 28min, 1996


*3:30PM- *

*Riot Girrl: Films by Sadie Benning & Miranda July*

*Sadie Benning*, daughter of experimental filmmaker James Benning, acquired
a Fisher-Price PXL-2000 toy video camera as a 16-year-old Milwaukee teenager
in 1989. She used this primitive camera to make diary-style home movies
confronting her developing sense of identity and lesbian sexuality. These
videos quickly became underground hits early in the 1990s, and Sadie Benning
became one of the youngest-ever cult film icons.

*Miranda July* is best known for her feature film, *You, Me, and Everyone We
Know *(2005). She has also presented work at the Museum of Modern Art, the
Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. *Nest of Tens *(2000) is an
earlier experimental video that portrays four alternating stories about
mundane, personal methods of control.

*If Every Girl Had a Diary*- Sadie Benning, 8min, 1990

*Jollies*- Sadie Benning, 11min, 1990

*Living Inside*- Sadie Benning, 5min, 1989

*Me and Rubyfruit*- Sadie Benning, 5.5min, 1990

*A New Year**-* Sadie Benning, 6min, 1989


*Nest of Tens**- *Miranda July, 27min, 2000


*5PM- *

*Abstractions and Dreams: Contemporary Cinema of the Mind*

This program contains newer works that depict memories, dreams and

         * Abstract?- *Alexei Dmitriev *(*Russia), 5min, 2009

         * Second Aje**-* Joseph Burns (Minneapolis, MN), 10min, 2008

* ** At Hand**- *Andrew Busti (Georgia state), 10min, 2005

*House- Bryce Beverlin II (Minneapolis, MN), 5min, 2009*

          *The Eternal Occurrence*- Charles Chadwick (Los Gatos, CA), 9min,

        * The Hamilton Cell*- Maximilian Le Cain (Ireland), 14min, 2009

 * ** Bird Nest*- Dan Anderson & Bobby Missile (Hot Springs, AR),
8min, 2010


*6:30PM *

*Avant-Garde Classics: Shown on beautiful 16mm film!*

The following program includes two films each by American filmmakers, *Bruce
Conner *and *Kenneth Anger*, and one from German filmmaker, *Matthias Muller
*. *Alpsee** eerily *portrays the struggles of a young boy’s smothering
adolescence. *Looking for Mushrooms *documents Bruce Conner’s Mexican
mushrooms hunts with Timothy Leary, while *Valse Triste *is a found-footage
film invoking nostalgia for Conner’s Kansas upbringing. *Kustom Kar
Kommandos** *subversively sexualizes greaser car culture, while* Invocation
of My Demon Brother**, *with a moog soundtrack by *Mick Jagger*, takes us
into the startling world of occult rituals and the supernatural.


***This program it intended for mature audiences, viewer discretion advised.

      * Alpsee*- Matthias Muller, 15min, 1994

        * Looking for Mushrooms*- Bruce Conner, 14min, 1968/1996

            * **Valse Triste*- Bruce Conner, 6min, 1979

  * Kustom Kar Kommandos*- Kenneth Anger, 4min, 1965

             *Invocation of My Demon Brother*- Kenneth Anger, 11min, 1969

* *



*The Hart of London- Jack Chambers, 79min, 1970*

*Shown on beautiful 16mm film**!*

Proclaimed by experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage as, “one of the greatest
films ever made,” *The Hart of London *is truly one of the more obscure
masterpieces of our time. Mixing newsreel footage with his own materials,
Chambers paints a picture of humanity within the city limits of his hometown
of London, Ontario.


*9:30PM- *

*Visions of Madness: Matthew Silver & Mara Mattuschka*

Perhaps the most bizarre program of the festival highlights intense visions
of humanity and extreme self-conscious behavior by Matthew Silver (New
Jersey) and Mara Mattuschka (Austria).

 * **Love Comes Out of Your Butt*- Matthew Silver, 25min, 2010

  *Burning Palace*- Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring, 32min, 2010


*11PM- 2AM*

*after hours dance party*

*DJ G-Force w/ live visuals*

*@ Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor, across from Velda Rose Hotel*

* Cost: FREE with VIP Pass.*



*Sunday, August 15:*


*Intro to Film Workshop*

*An introduction to super 8mm and 16mm film (NOT video!)*

Learn how to use film in the digital age! This workshop will cover different
film stocks, film cameras, how to use a light meter, run a projector, and
develop your own film by hand. Various hand-processing techniques such as
photograming and solarization will be covered. This workshop is intended for
non-narrative and “experimental” filmmaking.

Taught by Andrew Busti, MFA-Film Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder

*Reserve early! Enrollment is limited.*

*$15 with VIP Pass*

*$25 for non-pass holders*




Arkansas Underground Film Festival presents:

*Bearded Child Film Festival*

at Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor Street

The Bearded Child Traveling Film Festival is to underground film what molten
lava is to the center of the earth. In the alternative setting of Low Key
Arts, come for a mind-numbing selection of new and indescribably bizarre
video works. www.beardedchild.com

*Space Camp*- multi-visual media installation

by Dan Anderson and Shane English, 60min, 2009


*American Bizarre:*

A rare glimpse into the unlikely, twisted underbelly of America. Here we
bring you unseen and truly underground films from Shreveport, Spokane, and
rural Minnesota. None of these videos have been shown publicly outside of
the city they where created.

*Radioactive Beaver Episode 1*- Jon Ennis (Spokane, WA), 20min, 2009

*The Little Business Man*- Montgomery Klinefelter (Rauch, MN), 20min, 2002

*For Them*- Dacoda Montana (Shreveport, LA), 35min, 2009


*Short films of Igor and Ivan Buharov*

By special request from Budapect, Hungary, we bring you the Buharov
brothers! Mixing elements of Jan Svankmajer, Brothers Quay and Planet of the
Apes, the Buharov’s are completely unlike anything to be made on American

*Hotel Tubu*- Igor and Ivan Buharov, 5min, 2002

*Overheadword Protection*- Igor and Ivan Buharov, 7min, 2006

*Is the Killer Going to the Cemetary?*- Igor and Ivan Buharov, 8min, 2004

*Johnny and the Goosies*- Igor and Ivan Buharov, 6min, 2010

*Mothmilk*- Igor and Ivan Buharov, 9min, 2009



*The Arkansas Underground Film Festival would not be possible without the
support of:*


*Paul and Susan Tucker*

*Jerry Colburn*

*Low Key Arts*

*Wegman Studios*

*Louisville Film Society*

*Bearded Child Film Festival*

*Microcinema International*


*Film rentals supplied by:*

*Canyon Cinema, San Francisco*

*Filmmakers’ Coop, New York*

*Video Data Bank, Chicago*

*Louisville Film Society, Kentucky*



*The Arkansas Underground Film Festival is an event produced by the Hot
Springs Documentary Film Institute in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.*



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