[Frameworks] This week [February 5 - 13, 2011] in avant garde cinema

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This week [February 5 - 13, 2011] in avant garde cinema

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"Abstract?" by Alexei Dmitriev
"Dubus" by Alexei Dmitriev
"Cat Verity" by Michael Couvaras
"Shining Bottles" by Michael Couvaras
"Eight Ball" by Michael Couvaras

Cut and Run (California, USA; Deadline: April 07, 2011)
Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY, US; Deadline: July 08, 2011)
ATA Film & Video Festival (San Francisco; Deadline: June 01, 2011)
Wimbledon Shorts 2011 (Wimbledon, London; Deadline: April 01, 2011)
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival (New York, NY; Deadline: April 01, 2011)
LIFT (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: April 11, 2011)

CROSSROADS: A Festival of new & Rediscovered Films (San Francisco, CA, USA; Deadline: February 10, 2011)
Magmart | international videoart festival (Italy; Deadline: February 28, 2011)
Migrating Forms (New York, NY, USA; Deadline: February 15, 2011)
CologneOFF 2011 (Cologne, Germany; Deadline: March 01, 2011)
The 2011 Delta International Film and Video Festival (Cleveland, MS USA; Deadline: February 07, 2011)
Filmarmalade (london; Deadline: March 01, 2011)
Accolade Competition (La Jolla, CA, USA; Deadline: February 25, 2011)
Australian International Experimental Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia; Deadline: February 14, 2011)
Euganea Film Festival (Padua, Italy; Deadline: March 05, 2011)
Facade Window Project (Seattle, Washington, USA; Deadline: March 04, 2011)
Media City (Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Deadline: February 25, 2011)
VIDEO ART FESTIVAL MIDEN (Kalamata, Greece; Deadline: March 10, 2011)

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 * Brian Frye & Penny Lane, "From Here To Eternity: Occasional Histories" [February 5, Brooklyn, New York]
 * Synthetic Zero Event and {SØNik}Fest 3 [February 5, New York, New York]
 * Personal Cinema Series: George and Mike Kuchar [February 5, New York, New York]
 * Essential Cinema: Sunrise [February 5, New York, New York]
 * Cinema Arts: Soul of Things [February 5, San Francisco, California]
 * Soccer Like Never Before, By Hellmuth Costard [February 6, Los Angeles, California]
 * Essential Cinema: Rules of the Game [February 6, New York, New York]
 * Essential Cinema: Rules of the Game [February 6, New York]
 * 4 Films By Nick Zedd, Filmmaker In Person [February 7, Brooklyn, New York]
 * The Memory of Decay Show: Cinema As A Mnemonic Device [February 9, Providence, RI]
 * Wavelength By Michael Snow [February 9, Seattle, Washington]
 * The Wild Triumphs of Martha Colburn [February 10, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Screen/Society--An Evening With Experimental Filmmaker Roger Deutsch [February 10, Durham, NC]
 * The Child Ballads: A Two Night Event of Art, Music, and Film [February 10, New York, New York]
 * Essential Cinema: Mother [February 10, New York]
 * Avant-Garde Showcase: An Evening With Rose Lowder [February 11, Boston, Massachusetts]
 * Electromediascope [February 11, Kansas City, Missouri]
 * Essential Cinema: there Was A Father [February 11, New York]
 * New/Improved/Institutional/Quality Presents: Jodie Mack [February 12, New York, New York]
 * Migration/Dislocation: A Celebration of Millennium Film Journal No. 53 [February 12, New York, New York]
 * Millennium Film Journal 53: Celebration & Screening [February 12, New York, New York]
 * Essential Cinema: Jordan/Levitt/Maas Program [February 12, New York]
 * Jodie Mack Program [February 12, New York]
 * Lost, Lost, Lost [February 13, Astoria, Queens, New York]
 * New Urban Observations [February 13, Los Angeles, California]
 * Essential Cinema: Walden [February 13, New York]
 * Essential Cinema: Reminisces of A Journey To Lithuania [February 13, New York]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery
7PM, 4 Charles Place

  This dynamic (recently married) duo present "From Here to Eternity:
  Occasional Histories" a night of films (Frye) & video (Lane), concluding
  with 15 minutes of their new collaborative work-in-progress "Our Nixon",
  a feature documentary including the Super 8 home movies of some of
  Nixon's aides to be completed this year. Expect found footage, war
  reenactment, poetic essay, science, humor and more during the 75-minute
  program. Brian L. Frye is a filmmaker, journalist, and law professor.
  His films have appeared in many museums and festivals, including the
  Whitney Biennial, the New York Film Festival, and the San Francisco
  International Film Festival. He was awarded a 2000 Jerome Foundation
  grant. His writing on film and art has appeared in many books and
  magazines, including The New Republic, Film Comment, and Cineaste. He is
  currently a visiting assistant professor at Hofstra Law School. Penny
  Lane is a filmmaker, programmer, writer and art professor usually found
  somewhere in New York state. Her films have screened at Rotterdam, AFI
  FEST, MOMA's Documentary Fortnight, Images Festival, Rooftop Films, and
  other venues. She's been awarded grants from NYSCA, ETC, LEF Foundation
  and Puffin Foundation. Her award-winning 2005 documentary "The Abortion
  Diaries" has become an important organizing tool in the reproductive
  rights community, having shown in almost every U.S. state and worldwide.
  PROGRAM: ACROSS THE RAPPAHANNOCK Brian L. Frye, 2002, 11 min., 16mm,
  color, silent OONA'S VEIL Brian L. Frye, 2000, 8 min., 16mm, b&w, sound
  THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY Brian L. Frye, 1999, 11 min., 16mm, b&w, sound
  HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Penny Lane, 2010, 4 min., video, color THE
  VOYAGERS Penny Lane, 2010, 16 min., video, color THE COMMONERS Penny
  Lane, 2009, 12 min., video, color OUR NIXON: NIXON GOES TO CHINA Penny
  Lane and Brian L. Frye, release date 2011, 15 min excerpt TRT: approx.
  75 minutes Admission $6 – tickets available at door

New York, New York: Synthetic Zero and {SØNiK}Fest
7-10pm, BronxArtSpace, 305 E. 140th St #1A Bronx NY 10454

  The next Synthetic Zero and {SØNiK}Fest events will be on Wednesday,
  February 2nd, 6pm - 9pm, and Saturday, Feburary 5th, 7pm - 10pm at the
  BronxArtSpace at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454, curated by Mitsu
  Hadeishi and Seyhan Musaoglu. We will have video installations,
  experimental film/video, art, dance, multimedia performance, music,
  noise, and poetry. The event will be free (donations accepted). The
  event will also be part of the Bronx Culture Trolley on Wednesday. Note:
  the art exhibit will also be open Thursday 2:30-6:30pm, and Friday and
  Saturday noon-6:30pm through the 12th. Performances: Jessica
  Danser/dansfolk - Excerpt from "Sensitive Female Chord Progression" -
  dance (Saturday only) Elizabeth Glushko and Liquid Light Lab - music &
  multimedia Betty T Kao - poetry reading (Wednesday only) The shooting
  star experiment of lights - experimental music Booker Stardrum's
  Drillbaby - music (Wednesday only) Experimental Film: Jeremy Newman -
  "The Persistence of Forgetting" - Mt. Laurel, NJ Damien Ferland - "Death
  by VHS" - Winnipeg MB, Canada Charles Chadwick - "Transubstantiation" -
  South San Francisco, CA Kate Balsley - "Anima Mundi" - Brown Deer, WI
  Mike Celona - "Detour 3" - Rochester, NY Damali Abrams - "Rompe Puesto"
  - Queens, NY Evan Meaney - Knoxville, TN Alexei Dmitriev - "Abstract?"
  Russell Chartier - "Devil on a Dam" - West Haven, CT Tanguy de Thuret -
  "Untitled" - Italy Christopher Conry - "In the Green Room: an afternoon
  & an evening with Chairlift and the Crystal Stilts" - Brooklyn, NY
  Visual Art: Jacek Maczynski - paintings Rebecca Bird - paintings Sara
  Conde - paintings Darcy Dahl - video installation Amy Elkins -
  photographic-based experimental work Brad Darcy - visual art Sujin Lee -
  video installation PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO FRIENDS! Thanks. Note: These
  events are made possible in part with public funds from the Bronx
  Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural
  Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx
  Borough President Aldolfo Carrion and the Bronx delegation of the City

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8pm - $8/$6 ADMISSION, 66 East 4th Street

  The Kuchar brothers are back with a full program of new works, all NYC
  premieres. These shows are a popular yearly tradition at Millennium.
  Bronx-born George and Mike both make their home in San Francisco. For
  fifty years George and Mike Kuchar have produced some of the most
  original, innovative and witty independent cinema in this country.
  ------On LINGO OF THE LOST - "This is a recent example of narrative
  concoctions I make with attractive young people on a cheap
  budget...$600. The budget is cheap, not the young people... It's my big
  chance to run a kind of movie story and in a way we are all under
  contract to make a blockbuster (At least that's our hope). A total flop
  is fine too as long as it's artistic. Find out if we hit these goals by
  seeing this colorful drama on the sacred and the profound (with a little
  sci-fi thrown in)."- G.K.------- On ROOM 666 - "An episode of marital
  mayhem commissioned by 'Vice' magazine- M.K------- On MEDUSA'S GAZE -
  "Marbles spill out of the ocean on summer days spent laundering personal
  wreckage."- M.K.------PROGRAM: By GEORGE KUCHAR: TUMMY ACHE TIME (25
  min.-2010), LINGO OF THE LOST (35 min.-2010)----By MIKE KUCHAR: IDOLATRY
  (10 min.-2010), CINEVEGAS (7 min-2009), ROOM 666 (10 min.-2010),
  MEDUSA'S GAZE (12 min.-2010), ECHO'S GARDEN (12 min.-2010), OPAL ESSENCE
  (12 min.-2010)------ Note - The Kuchar brothers will not be present for
  this screening.

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
6:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  See notes for Feb. 3rd, 7 pm.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Exploratorium
2pm, 3501 Lyon Streeet,

  Filmmaker Dominic Angerame presents The Soul of Things (2010) with live
  music by Kevin Barnard and a screening of Moholy-Nagy's Light Play.


Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
7:30 pm, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)

  Long before the films Zidane and Kobe Doin' Work singularly followed
  their titular characters, German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard made the
  film that served as a model for both, Soccer Like Never Before (1970,
  color, 105 min.), by following George Best through one match of
  Manchester United in 1970. What better way to get away from the Super
  Bowl then through this absorbing film of football as defined by the rest
  of the world? Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for
  Filmforum members Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper
  Tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153087

New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
6:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  See notes for Feb. 3rd, 9 pm.

New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  See notes for Feb. 3rd, 9 pm.


Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery
7PM, 4 Charles Place

  We've asked Nick Zedd back to Microscope Gallery on Monday 2/7, for one
  more fix of his radical flicks before he heads to Mexico. This time the
  Master of Transgression brings a range of 16mm and video works including
  his b&w underground classic POLICE STATE; I of K9, his contribution to a
  collaborative remake of Warhol's Kiss; LORD OF THE COCKRINGS, featuring
  art stars Rev Jen, World Famous *BOB*, Faceboy, and OF LICE & MEN:
  Episode 10 of his Electra Elf series in which hate radio host Rush
  Lintball becomes Captain SUV and goes on a rampage. Monday is also the
  final day the "Eye Transgress" exhibit at the gallery, revealing the
  depth of Zedd's artistic vision with his his new "Entities" oil
  paintings, a new video diary shot in NYC & Mexico completed this month,
  hand-colored posters for early screenings, the complete hand-colored
  "Underground Film Bulletins 1-9, published from 1984-1990, sculpture and
  more. Gallery hours are 1-6PM and by special appointment. Admission $6 –
  tickets available at door but reservations are recommended:
  email suppressed


Providence, RI: Magic Lantern
9:30PM, Cable Car Cinema and Cafe, 204 S. Main St.

  What was it? The decay of memory? Despite widespread anxieties
  surrounding the (media induced) condition of forgetfulness plaguing
  modern culture, a whole range of contemporary experimental filmmakers
  have taken to examining, cultivating, and reconfiguring the mnemonic
  capacity of the filmic image. The Memory of Decay Show seeks to address
  this tendency by drawing together diverse practices of cinematic
  remembrance that stem from an experience – or seek to enact a process –
  of decay. Pairing short films that revolve around memories of loss, the
  loss of memory, and the deconstruction of nostalgic modes of remembrance
  with an experimental feature that attempts to summon forth the
  half-forgotten narratives inhering within the decomposing materials of
  our world, this show argues for a conception of cinema as a mnemonic
  device, a training ground for resisting the amnesiac tendencies of our
  times. /// FEATURING: Saul Levine, "Notes After Long Silence" (1989);
  Louise Bourque, "Self Portrait Post Mortem" (2002); Kurt Kren, "50/96:
  Snapshots (for Bruce)" (1996); Pat O'Neill, "The Decay of Fiction"
  (2002); Louise Bourque, "Going Back Home" (2000) /// TRT: 98 min ///
  Admission $5 /// Curated by Josh Guilford /// **Magic Lantern is
  graciously funded by the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media
  Studies, and the Creative Arts Council at Brown University**

Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
8pm, 1515 12th Ave (at Pike)

  (Michael Snow, Canada, 1967, 16mm, 45 min) / Co-presented by the
  Sprocket Society and Third Eye Cinema / New 16mm print! / Wednesday, Feb
  09 at 08:00PM / With his film Wavelength, Michael Snow revolutionized
  the international avant-garde film scene. Viewed from its basic concept,
  this is a purely formal film: it consists of a single, 45-minute-long
  tracking shot through the length of a room, accompanied by slowly
  increasing sine tones. As the camera moves forward through the room's
  space (when carefully studied the movement is not continuous, but made
  up of individual passages edited together), one registers the passing of
  several nights and days. The camera is ultimately moving toward a spot
  between two windows at the back of the room, where a photograph on the
  wall shows the unsettled surface of the sea. In the end, the camera
  comes so close to it that only the waves fill the screen. "Wavelength is
  without precedent in the purity of its confrontation with the essence of
  cinema: the relationships between illusion and fact, space and time,
  subject and object. It is the first post-Warhol, post-Minimal movie; one
  of the few films to engage those higher conceptual orders which occupy
  modern painting and sculpture. It has rightly been described as a
  'triumph of contemplative cinema." —Gene Youngblood, L.A. Free Press,
  1968 / Screens with: Breakfast / (Michael Snow, 1976, Canada, 16mm,
  15min) / "In Breakfast, the camera (behind an invisible plexiglass
  shield) dollies toward an untidy still life of breakfast items and
  slowly pushes the objects along the table until they tip over, tumble
  off, or are smashed against the wall at the far end of the table."


Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge
6:00 pm, Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / 312-846-2600)

  Martha Colburn in person! Martha Colburn's wickedly witty animations are
  assemblages of stop-motion puppetry, multi-layered glass painting, and
  all forms of pop cultural detritus. Drawing inspiration from the
  histories of the American West and more recent narratives of
  methamphetamine use and environmental catastrophe, Colburn's outrageous
  pastiches offer incendiary commentary on our contemporary condition.
  This evening, she will present a range of works from across her
  oeuvre—including early favorites like Evil of Dracula (1997) and
  Cosmetic Emergency (2005)—and the Chicago premiere of two brand-new
  projects, in addition to an in-depth discussion about her process.
  1994-2010, Martha Colburn, Netherlands/USA, multiple formats, ca. 75
  mins plus discussion.

Durham, NC: Duke University Screen/Society
7 PM, Carr 103

  Experimental filmmaker Roger Deutsch presents a program of his short
  works. Mario Makes a Movie, First Love, Prelude, Some Call it Home, here
  and there, Dead People

New York, New York: Rotating History Project
8 pm, 322 Union Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211

  Thursday, February 10th and Friday, February 11th 322 Union Avenue
  Brooklyn NY 11211 Come join the artists and performers for this
  traveling exhibition, organized by The Rotating History Project
  (Baltimore based artists Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds), when it
  makes its way to Brooklyn on February 10 and 11, 2011. The two-day event
  will feature painting interpretations of Francis J Child's English and
  Scottish Popular Ballads by 13 artists from around the country,
  screenings of several theme-related documentary films by directors Neil
  Rosenbaum and John Cohen, and live musical performances of ballads and
  traditional music by John Cohen and Art Rosenbaum with the Around the
  Globe Chantey Singers. Art receptions are free 9-20 dollar suggested
  donation for music and film EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, February 10th
  6pm-7:30pm— Art reception 8pm-8:45pm— Music performance by Art Rosenbaum
  with the Around the Globe Chantey Singers 9pm— Screening of "Sing My
  Troubles By," Directed by Neil Rosenbaum, Co-produced by Art Rosenbaum
  and Lance Leadbetter (followed by Q&A with Art Rosenbaum) Friday,
  February 11th 6pm-7:30pm— Art reception 7:30pm-8:30pm— Music Performance
  by Art Rosenbaum and John Cohen 8:45pm— Screenings of 3 films, directed
  by John Cohen: "The End of an Old Song", "Gypsies Sing Long Ballads",
  and "The Ballad and the Source" (followed by Q&A with John Cohen)
  FEATURED PAINTERS Jovan Erfan Annie Ewaskio Eberhard Froehlich Jeremy
  Hughes Ryan Jedlicka Teddy Johnson Bart Lynch Ty Lytton Ben Mckee Elias
  Necol Melad Shaun Preston Art Rosenbaum Rachel Wolfson ABOUT THE SHOW
  American scholar Francis James Child collected the Child Ballads, a
  collection of 305 distinct ballads from England and Scotland and their
  American variants, in the late nineteenth century. Dealing with such
  ageless themes as morality, murder, romance, supernatural experiences,
  historical events, riddles, and folk heroes, Child's compiled ballads
  continue to survive through oral traditions, are still sung today in
  both America and Europe, and have become part of the core of traditional
  Appalachian music. The Child Ballad Show is an exploration and
  continuation of these beautiful and strange old songs through the
  mediums of painting, music, and film. A companion book for the show is
  available for $10 at event. ABOUT THE FILMS "Sing My Troubles By."
  (2010) Directed by Neil Rosenbaum USA, Running time: 93 min. A portrait
  of living older Georgia women who treasure and continue to perform the
  gospel, blues, mountain music and ballad traditions they grew up with.
  "The End of an Old Song" (1973) Directed by John Cohen USA, Running
  time: 26 min., B&W Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, this
  acclaimed documentary revisits the region where English folklorist Cecil
  Sharp collected British ballads in the early 1900s. The film contrasts
  the nature of the ballad singers with the presence of the jukebox.
  "Gypsies Sing Long Ballads" (1982) Directed by John Cohen USA, film
  location: Scotland and UK, Running time: 30 min. Scotland's Gypsies have
  lived outside mainstream society for more than 500 years. Although some
  still live by the sides of roads, most live today in houses and are
  under pressure to abandon their culture. This film celebrates their
  traditional music, especially the long unaccompanied British ballads.
  "The Ballad and the Source" (1983) Directed by John Cohen USA, film
  location: England and UK, Running time: 16 min., color The tradition of
  unaccompanied ballad singing is very old and still cherished in Great
  Britain, though only a few traditional singers are still alive. This
  sensitive musical portrait profiles the life and art of Walter Pardon,
  perhaps the finest living traditional English ballad singer of his time.
  FILM BIOS Neil Rosenbaum is a videographer-filmmaker based in the
  Missouri Ozarks, having studied at the American University in
  Washington, D.C., and having worked there in video editing and
  production for The Learning Channel. Neil's father, Art Rosenbaum, is
  co-producer, with Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital, Atlanta. Art is an
  artist and folklorist, Wheatley Professor in the Arts Emeritus at the
  University of Georgia. He has collected and performed traditional
  American folk music for over 50 years and among his credits are two
  hard-cover books on Georgia folk music, two instruction books on
  traditional banjo playing, and 20 LPs, CDs, and video documentaries of
  his field collections. "Art of Field Recording: 50 Years of Traditional
  American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum Vol. I, on the
  Dust-to-Digital label, won a Grammy for Best Historical Album in 2007,
  as well as a nomination for Best Album Notes. John Cohen is a
  Photographer, Film-maker, and noted collector and performer of old time
  American music; founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers. John
  Cohen's body of work has been recognized in a wide range of fields: his
  photographs are in major museum collections and publications, his award
  winning films have been shown on PBS and BBC and at festivals worldwide.
  The sound recordings of the New Lost City Ramblers have received several
  Grammy nominations, and, along with his field recordings, have
  influenced many musicians - including Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Ry Cooder
  - and shaped the old time music revival.

New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  by Vsevolod I. Pudovkin In Russian with no subtitles, English synopsis
  available, 1926, 104 minutes, 35mm Film Notes With the simple theme of a
  working-class mother growing in political consciousness through
  participation in revolutionary activity, this film established Pudovkin
  as one of the major figures of the Soviet cinema. A student of Kuleshov
  and an admirer of Griffith's films, he was writing his first book of
  film theory at the same time he was making MOTHER. His expert cutting on
  movement and his associated editing of unrelated scenes to form what he
  called a "plastic synthesis" are amply demonstrated here. Although in
  direct opposition to Eisenstein's shock montage, Pudovkin used a linkage
  method advanced far beyond Kuleshov's theories.


Boston, Massachusetts: ArtsEmerson
7pm, Paramount Center: Bright Family Screening Room 559 Washington St

  French filmmaker Rose Lowder, a prolific practitioner of perceptual
  experiments with 16mm film since the 1970s, visits the Paramount to
  present a program of her breathtakingly exquisite and precisely
  cinematic explorations of landscape.

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

  "InsideOut: New Performance Videos." "Goldrush," Alix Pearlstein (USA),
  2008, 3:05 min., digital video transferred to DVD. "Empty Pockets,"
  Robin Rhode (South Africa, Lives and works in Berlin, Germany), 2008,
  1:20 min., digital animation looped on DVD. "Untitled, Bottles," Robin
  Rhode (South Africa, Lives and works in Berlin, Germany), 2005, 10:09
  min., Super 8 mm film transferred to DVD. " Untitled," Mark Couzens
  (UK), 2009, 17 min., digital video transferred to DVD. "Blot Out the
  Sun," Harrell Fletcher (USA), 2002, 22:13 min., video. "Whacker," Harry
  Dodge (USA) and Stanya Kahn (USA), 2005, 6:25 min., video. "Can't
  Swallow It, Can't Spit It Out," Harry Dodge (USA) and Stanya Kahn (USA),
  2006, 26:05 min., video.

New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  by Yasujiro Ozu In Japanese with no subtitles, English synopsis
  available, 1942, 87 minutes, 16mm Film Notes A schoolteacher wants his
  son to marry before entering military service. A key film in Ozu's
  career – many critics feel it is here that his early experimental period
  ends and his later mature period begins


New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
7:30, 32 Second Avenue

  Notes Jodie Mack is an independent animator, curator, and
  historian-in-training who received her MFA in film, video, and new media
  from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently
  teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques
  and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic
  genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship
  between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and
  meaning. The co-recipient of the 2010 Orphan Film Symposium's Helen Hill
  Award, Mack has worked with the Florida Experimental Film and Video
  Festival, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Eye and
  Ear Clinic, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Chicago's favorite
  micro-cinema, The Nightingale. Her 16mm films and music videos have
  screened at a variety of venues – from backyards, basements, and
  classrooms to Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center; New York's School of
  Visual Arts Theater; and on tour with Ok Go. "Jodie's films come from a
  marvelous, idiosyncratic world full of bright colors, perpetually
  renewed handcrafted technique, and endless wordplay and song." –Roger

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8pm - Admission $8/$6, 66 East 4th Street

  In celebration of the publication of MILLENNIUM FILM JOURNAL #53, this
  program will feature films, videos and digital works discussed in the
  journal, coalescing around the connected themes of dislocation and
  migration. We will screen works by Amie Siegel, Rebecca Meyers and Laura
  Kraning, who are discussed in Tony Pipolo's review of the New York Film
  Festival's "Views from the Avant Garde." The issue includes substantial
  interviews with veteran filmmakers Peter Rose and Vincent Grenier, and
  the program will include works by each of them. Tom Chomont and Gary
  Beydler will be memorialized with screenings of their films, and works
  by other artists discussed in the journal will also be shown.
  ---PROGRAM--- MY WAY (9.5 min.-2009) by AMIE SIEGEL, NIGHTSIDE (4.5
  min.-2009) by REBECCA MEYERS, PIENSA EN MI (THINK OF ME) (15 min.-2009)
  CURRENTS (16 min.-1983) by PETER ROSE, LES CHAISES (8.5 min.-2005) by
  7362 (10 min.-1967) by PAT O'NEILL, and a work by TOM CHOMONT (To be

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8 pm, 66 East 4th Street

  The program, organized by Grahame Weinbren and Jessica Ruffin,
  celebrates the publication of MFJ No. 53 "Migration/DIslocations," with
  film by artists discussed, reviewed, interviewed or memorialized in the
  issue. The program includes works in 16mm, analog video and digital
  video, by Gary Beydler, Tom Chomont, Mounir Fatmi, Amie Siegel,
  Alexandra Cuesta, Vincent Grenier, Laura Kraning, Rebecca Meyers, Pat
  O'Neill, and Peter Rose. Several filmmakers and authors will be present,
  and recent and past journals will be available at discounted prices.

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

  Larry Jordan DUO CONCERTANTES (1962-64, 6 minutes, 16mm, b&w) HAMFAT
  ASAR (1965, 13 minutes, 16mm, b&w) GYMNOPEDIES (1968, 6 minutes, 16mm)
  THE OLD HOUSE PASSING (1966, 45 minutes, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by
  Anthology Film Archives.) OUR LADY OF THE SPHERE (1968, 9 minutes. New
  35mm print!) "Fantastic landscapes of the mind is what make the unique
  work of San Francisco animator Larry Jordan so compelling. With a taste
  for nostalgic romanticism for intricate turn-of-the-century
  illustrations, Jordan creates a magical universe of work using old steel
  engravings and collectable memorabilia. His 50-year pursuit into the
  subconscious mind gives him a place in the annals of cinema as a
  prolific animator on a voyage into the surreal psychology of the inner
  self." - Jackie Leger Helen Levitt IN THE STREET (1952, 12 minutes,
  16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.) Helen Levitt's short,
  lyrical documentary portrait of life in Spanish Harlem. Stealthily shot
  by Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee. Willard Maas GEOGRAPHY OF THE
  BODY (1943, 7 minutes, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.)
  "The terrors and splendors of the human body as the undiscovered,
  mysterious continent." - W.M. Total running time: ca. 105 minutes.

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

  Jodie Mack is an independent animator, curator, and
  historian-in-training who received her MFA in film, video, and new media
  from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently
  teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques
  and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic
  genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship
  between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and
  meaning. The co-recipient of the 2010 Orphan Film Symposium's Helen Hill
  Award, Mack has worked with the Florida Experimental Film and Video
  Festival, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Eye and
  Ear Clinic, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Chicago's favorite
  micro-cinema, The Nightingale. Her 16mm films and music videos have
  screened at a variety of venues – from backyards, basements, and
  classrooms to Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center; New York's School of
  Visual Arts Theater; and on tour with Ok Go. "Jodie's films come from a
  marvelous, idiosyncratic world full of bright colors, perpetually
  renewed handcrafted technique, and endless wordplay and song." –Roger
  Beebe THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT (2011, 5 minutes, 16mm) LILLY (2007, 6
  minutes, 16mm) YARD WORK IS HARD WORK (2008, 28 minutes, 16mm) HARLEQUIN
  AND LACE (2009, 5 minutes, 16mm, silent) POSTHASTE PERENNIAL PATTERN
  (2010, 4 minutes, 16mm) RAD PLAID (2010, 6 minutes, 16mm) UNSUBSCRIBE
  #1: SPECIAL OFFER INSIDE (2010, 4.5 minutes, 16mm) UNSUBSCRIBE #2: ALL
  EYES ON THE SILVER SCREEN (2010, 3 minutes, 16mm x 2, b&w, silent)
  UNSUBSCRIBE #3 GLITCH ENVY (2010, 6 minutes, 16mm) UNSUBSCRIBE #4 THE
  SADDEST SONG IN THE WORLD (2010, 3 minutes, 16mm) Total running time:
  ca. 75 minutes.


Astoria, Queens, New York: Museum of the Moving Image
3:30 pm, 35 Avenue at 37 Street

  Sunday, February 13, 3:30 p.m. LOST, LOST, LOST By Jonas Mekas 1976, 180
  mins. Introduced by Jonas Mekas 16mm print preserved by Anthology Film
  Archives Dir. Jonas Mekas. 1976, 180 mins. Filmmaker, poet, critic,
  exhibitor, distributor, and champion of avant-garde filmmaking, Jonas
  Mekas is also the creator of beautiful diary films marked by a fleeting,
  impressionistic style suffused at once with nostalgia and presence
  in-the-moment. This epic diary chronicles his arrival in New York City
  and his early years with the underground scene. Preserved by Anthology
  Film Archives as part of the Avant-Garde Masters Grant program
  administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation and funded by
  The Film Foundation. The event is free with museum admission.

Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
7:30pm, The Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd (at Las Palmas)

  Los Angeles Filmforum presents New Urban Observations Thom Andersen,
  Laura Kraning, and Steven O'Day in person! These extraordinary films
  continue the rich tradition of the city symphony and the experimental
  and experiential films of the city, dating back to the earliest days of
  film. The city itself – its people and spaces, rhythms and hustle, and
  the life cycles of buildings and places – are viewed and made personal
  through the superb craft and perceptive gaze of tonight's filmmakers.
  London, San Francisco, Detroit, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, all seen in
  their uniqueness, while all give insight into the arcs and possibilities
  of all cities. The program includes two Los Angeles premieres: Jack
  Cronin's ravishing look at the empty spaces of Detroit, and Laura
  Kraning's immersive look at the reflections and images found at a
  drive-in in the City of Industry. Also, it includes another opportunity
  to see Thom Andersen's latest 16mm film, of billboards and spaces of a
  lost Los Angeles, with its history still suffusing the present, after
  its two sold-out screenings thus far in Los Angeles. Steven O'Day finds
  the exhilarating possibilities of modern transportation in Tokyo;
  Tomonari Nishikawa masterfully distills Market Street, and film, to its
  essential lines; and Eva Weber allows us an intimate view of London from
  on high. Curated by Adam Hyman. Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors
  $6; free for Filmforum members Advance ticket purchase available through
  Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/152569 The
  Films: The Solitary Life of Cranes, by Eva Weber (2008, England, video,
  27 min,) Part city symphony, part visual poem, 'The Solitary Life of
  Cranes' explores the invisible life of a city, its patterns and hidden
  secrets, seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its
  streets. The Solitary Life of Cranes' premiered at Britdoc Film Festival
  in July 2008 where it won the Award for Best Short Film. Market Street,
  by Tomonari Nishikawa (2005, US, 16mm, silent, b&w, 5 min.) All images
  are shot on Market Street, one of the main streets in San Francisco,
  composing each frame on the street while filming. It was commissioned by
  Exploratorium and San Francisco Arts Commission for the outdoor
  screening event, A Trip Down Market Street 1905/2005: An Outdoor
  Centennial Celebration. Invisible City, by Jack Cronin (2006, USA, Super
  8 on DV, 11 min.) Los Angeles Premiere! Invisible City was filmed in
  Detroit over the course of three years. Inspired by Italo Calvino's Le
  città invisibili, in which the Italian author suggests that what
  constitutes a city is not so much its physical structure but the
  impression it makes upon its visitors. The film is loosely organized
  into four segments representing spring, summer, fall, and winter.
  Vineland, by Laura Kraning (2009, USA, DV, 10.15 min.) Los Angeles
  premiere! Winner of the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor
  Film Festival. At the last drive-in movie theater in Los Angeles,
  dislocated Hollywood images filled with apocalyptic angst float within
  the desolate nocturnal landscape of the City of Industry. In this border
  zone, re-framed and mirrored projections collide with the displaced
  radio broadcast soundtrack, revealing overlapping realities at the
  intersection of nostalgia and alienation. - L.K. "...A spectral quality
  characterizes all the images and sounds, both those that emanate from
  the screen in the night sky, and those of the surrounding cityscape.
  Vineland speaks quietly and eloquently of fantasized image-making, of
  the sheer presence and scale of Hollywood's imposition on the landscape,
  both that of the nation and the one in our minds." - Tony Pipolo,
  Millenium Film Journal Tokyo by Bicycle, by Steven O'Day (2010, USA,
  video, 3 min.) Bicycling through tokyo -- at the speed of light. long
  exposure photography + bicycle + neon megalopolis = bike love!!! Get Out
  of the Car, by Thom Andersen (2010, 16mm film, 34 min) Direction: Thom
  Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R.
  Levine; sound: Craig Smith GET OUT OF THE CAR is a city symphony film in
  16mm composed from advertising signs, building facades, fragments of
  music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural
  landmarks. The musical fragments compose an impressionistic survey of
  popular music made in Los Angeles (and a few other places) from 1941 to
  1999, with an emphasis on rhythm'n'blues and jazz from the 1950s and
  corridos from the 1990s. The music of Richard Berry, Johnny Otis, Leiber
  and Stoller, and Los Tigres del Norte is featured prominently. "Get Out
  Of The Car… is an elegiac portrait of the back patio of the city: Latin
  quarters, empty spaces that had been communal spaces, a culture in
  disappearance, a culture in transformation." – Cahiers du Cinéma España
  Parking is now easiest at the Hollywood & Highland complex. Bring your
  ticket for validation. Parking is $2 for 4 hours with validation. Enter
  that complex on Highland or Hollywood. The theater is 1.5 blocks east.
  This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County
  Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the
  Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol
  Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided
  by American Cinematheque. Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's
  longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film
  and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2010 is our
  34th year. Memberships available, $60 single or $95 dual Contact us at
  email suppressed Become a fan on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter!

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

  New print by Cinema Arts Inc. Special thanks to Michael Kolvek, Fran
  Bowen (Trackwise) and Pip Laurenson (Tate Museum). Filmed 1964-68;
  edited 1968-69. "Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have
  been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality:
  situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shot
  ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I
  shot nothing. When one writes diaries, it's a retrospective process: you
  sit down, you look back at your day, and you write it all down. To keep
  a film (camera) diary, is to react (with your camera) immediately, now,
  this instant: either you get it now, or you don't get it at all." –J.M.
  "I make home movies – therefore I live. I live – therefore I make home
  movies." –from the soundtrack.

New York: Anthology Film Archives
8:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

  by Jonas Mekas 1971-72, 82 minutes, 16mm-to-35mm blow-up Preserved by
  Anthology Film Archives with support from The Film Foundation. Special
  thanks to Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise. "The film consists of four
  parts. The first part contains some footage from my first years in
  America, 1949-52. The second part was shot in August 1971 in Lithuania.
  The third part is in Elmshorn, near Hamburg, where I spent eight months
  in a forced labor camp. The fourth part is in Vienna (1971) with Peter
  Kubelka, Nitsch, Annette Michelson, Ken Jacobs, etc. The film deals with
  home, memory, and culture." –J.M.

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