[Frameworks] This Week's Screenings at Oddball Films

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Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:21:37 -0700

"The Great Confusion²
Screens at Oddball Films

Event: ³The Great Confusion². Curator Montgomery Cantsin and Oddball Films
present an evening of delirium, delusion and dementia. Watch as established
routines give way to disorder and tumult by way of tragedy and/or comedy!
Expect to be puzzled from all angles (and remember that upside-down-ness is
relative!). Whether theyıre inducing an impaired orientation or depicting
one, these selections will no doubt make your head itch. Highlights include:
Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975), a road paved by Dr. Seuss; Passages from
Finnegans Wake (1966), a far-out take on an already disorienting classic;
Picnic in Space (1973), Marshall Mcluhanıs heady non-linear jam with Harley
Parker; Anemic Cinema (1926), Marcel Duchampıs lone contribution to the art
of film; Schizophrenia (1951), close and personal interviews with ³simple²
and ³hebephrenic² types; The Witch Doctor, Dr. Stephen Blackıs puzzling
enquiry into African healthcare; Hypnotic Hick (1953), featuring the
nemesis-mesmerizing Woody Woodpecker; and The Misadventures of Buster Keaton
(1950)--a man with some explaining to do! Plus: Oddities Beyond Belief,
manic Sex Pistols fans, raw Jonestown footage, and more multi-projector
Date: Friday, June 10, 2011 at 8:30PM

For detailed program notes and stills:

Asian Trance Cinema
Screens at Oddball Films

Event: Oddball Films presents ³Asian Trance Cinema: An Evening of Ritual and
Trance Films² from Bali and Indonesia. This is the third progam in our Asian
Trance Cinema series, exploring altered states of consciousness and cultural
rituals in Asia. Films include Margaret Mead and Gregory Batesonıs famed
ethnographic study Trance and Dance in Bali (1937-39), David Attenboroughıs
Dance and Ritual in Bali, an exploration of cremation ceremonies, trance
dances and ecstatic spirit possession, award-winning filmmaker Elda
Hartleyıs documentation of animistic rites and altered states in Sacred
Trances in Bali and Java (1974), the powerful physicality of
spirit-possession rituals of the Toraja highlands in MaıBugi: Trance of the
Toraja (1973), and clips from Indonesia: East Of Bali (1979) and A Balinese
Gong Orchestra (1971).
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8:00PM.

For detailed program notes and stills:

All Programs Screened at:
Oddball Films
275 Capp St San Francisco
Limited Seating $10.00 RSVP Only
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About Oddball Films
Oddball Films is the film component of Oddball Film+Video, a stock footage
company providing offbeat and unusual film footage for feature films like
Milk, documentaries like The Summer of Love, television programs like
Mythbusters, clips for Boing Boing and web projects around the world.
Our films are almost exclusively drawn from our collection of over 50,000
16mm prints of animation, commercials, educationals, feature films, movie
trailers, medical, industrial military, news out-takes and every genre in
between. Weıre actively working to present rarely screened genres of cinema
as well as avant garde and ethno-cultural documentaries which expand the
boundaries of cinema. Oddball Films is the largest film archive in Northern
California and one of the most unusual private collections in the US. We
invite you to join us for our award-winning weekly offerings of offbeat

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