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This week [May 22 - 29, 2017] in avant garde cinema

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    , May 24, 2017
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    Milan, Italy: Macao
    9:30 PM, Viale Molise 68
    Nocturnal Reflections: Giuseppe Boccassini
    Mercoledì 24 Maggio 2017 - Ore 21:30Nocturnal Reflections presenta 3 films di Giuseppe Boccassini di Fracto (Berlino), con la presenza del regista: - LEZUO (2013, 17 min) - The tin hat (2014, 15 min) - Orbit (2016, 15 min)http:// giuseppeboccassini.com/ about -\-\-\-\ LEZUO / The tin hat / Orbit Verranno mostrati come parte di un unico film a Nocturnal Reflections, mercoledì 24 maggio. Il trittico inizia sullo sfondo delle grandi migrazioni della fine dell'ottocento con Lezuo che annega negli abissi marini, in un viaggio che lo porta , da una metamorfosi animale, una tauromachia acquatica, ad un avvicinamento faticoso, pre-impressionista, sulle sponde elettriche della rivoluzione industriale. Risalito a galla sprofonda nuovamente, questa volta nelle pieghe della terra, le trincee, sotto i colpi della guerra, fagocitato da uno spazio caotico e decentrato, quello della modernità. The tin hat è l'automa di Hoffmann rimodellato dai proiettili che lo hanno dilaniato, come una fusione cubista della carne viva traumatizzata dall'acciaio. L'avvicinamento al reale non prevede più una distanza di sicurezza e la percezione , aptica, cerca una sua nuova fisicità in aria. L' Orbit è una conquistatore fallico che, piegandosi su se stesso, ormai molle deus ex machina , si osserva dall'interno come una membrana che naufraga lentamente tra gli strati della sua stessa materia. L'occhio e la macchina sono drammaticamente fusi nello spettacolo che forgia la guerra, la guerra è spettacolo. La rappresentazione della guerra è la guerra stessa . ENG LEZUO / The tin hat / Orbit They will be shown as One Piece Film at Nocturnal Reflections on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, Macao Milan. Nocturnal Reflections: Giuseppe Boccassini The triptych begins in the setting of the great migrations of the late 19th century with Lezuo drowning in the sea's abyss, on a journey that carries him, from an animal metamorphosis, an aquatic tachograph, to a laborious, pre-impressionist convergence, onto the electric shores of the Industrial Revolution. After coming to the surface he sinks down again, this time into the folds of the earth, the trenches, below the explosions of war, fagocitated by a chaotic and decentralized space, that of modernity. The Tin Hat is Hoffmann's automaton remodeled by bullets that have torn it apart, like a Cubist fusion of live flesh traumatized by steel. The approach to reality no longer envisages a safe distance, and perceptions, haptic, seek for a new physicality in the air. Orbit is a phallic conqueror who, by folding in on himself, at this point a flaccid deus ex machina, is seen from within as a membrane that slowly drowns between the layers of his own matter. The eye and the machine are dramatically fused in the spectacle that war forges, war is a spectacle. The representation of war is war itself.

    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    6:00 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    NEWFILMMAKERS
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    , May 25, 2017
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    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    6:45 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    ŽELIMIR ŽILNIK: SHORT FILMS PGM
    Among the classics of the Black Wave movement, Zilnik's early short films find him developing what would become his trademark style. Blending documentary and fiction with a corresponding aesthetic boldness and directness, he zeroes in on political issues deemed socially unacceptable and declared taboo by the government. NEWSREEL ON VILLAGE YOUTH, IN WINTER / ŽURNAL O OMLADINI NA SELU, ZIMI (1967, 15 min, 35mm, b&w) LITTLE PIONEERS / PIONIRI MALENI MI SMO VOJSKA PRAVA, SVAKOG DANA NI?EMO KO ZELENA TRAVA (1968, 18 min, 35mm, b&w) JUNE TURMOIL / LIPANJSKA GIBANJA (1969, 10 min, 35mm-to-video, b&w) BLACK FILM / CRNI FILM (1971, 14 min, 16mm-to-35mm, b&w, b&w) INVENTORY / INVENTUR - METZSTRASSE 11 (1975, 9 min, 16mm-to-video) Total running time: ca. 70 min.

    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    9:00 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    SHORT FILMS & VIDEOS BY TAV FALCO
    These short works, mostly shot on early, open-reel video, show a markedly different side of Tav Falco's moving-image efforts, and in particular his commitment to documenting the music and society of the American south. The works presented here include invaluable glimpses of musicians such as blues singer R.L. Burnside, jazz pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr., and country-blues harmonica player Johnny Woods, as well as videos shot at Graceland on the occasion of Elvis Presley's death, and at the annual convention of the King Riders Motorcycle Club, the largest black motorcycle organization in the U.S. HONKY TONK (1974, 17 min, 1/2"-to-digital, b&w) Saturday night in a north central Mississippi 'Tonk' called the Brotherhood Sportsmen's Lodge. Hill country Blues player Rural (R.L.) Burnside and friends clearly delineate the function of the honky tonk in rural black life. GRACELAND (1977, 6 min, 1/2"-to-digital, b&w) A study of a crowd of mourners at the gates of the family mansion, and on-the-spot interviews on the death of Elvis Presley. PHINEAS NEWBORN, JR. (1975, 2-min excerpt, 1/2"-to-digital, b&w) A jazz virtuoso in the 1950s, Phineas Newborn Jr. was, in 1975, just emerging from 20 years of undeserved obscurity. This video documents one of Newborn's first performances before a public eager and waiting for his return. KING RIDERS (1986, 20 min, Umatic-to-digital, b&w) For this video, Falco managed to talk his way into the annual convention of the King Riders Motorcycle Club, the largest black motorcycle organization in the U.S. INDIGENOUS WHITES (1975, 13 min, 1/2"-to-digital, b&w) One of the most stunning forays into the existence of poor people. Candid conversations with the scions of the early settlers of White Station, Tennessee. JOHNNY WOODS (1974, 2-min excerpt, 1/2"-to-digital, b&w) Home-grown harmonica at its best. Johnny Woods played with the legendary Fred McDowell during his twenty-year submersion in Mississippi. Robert Gordon MEMPHIS BEAT (1989, 5 min, 16mm) This is a record of Panther Burns in action on the occasion of the anniversary of the group's tenth year in existence. A temporary stage is erected in a cotton warehouse situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River where the band plays to an audience of music lovers and unruly celebrants. Among the performers are the original formation of Panther Burns, including Tav Falco himself, Alex Chilton, Ross Johnson, and Eric Hill. Total running time: ca. 70 min.

    , May 26, 2017
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    Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery
    7:30pm, 1329 Willoughby Ave2B
    Fractured Gestures, curated by Robert Seidel
    Works by Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, Bret Battey, Andrew Benson, Peter Burr, Carla Chan, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Rosa Menkman, Brenna Murphy, Zach Nader, Mike Pelletier, Sabrina Ratt, The Rodina, Robert Seidel, Natalia Stuyk, Katie Torn, Alan Warburton We are pleased to welcome Berlin based artist and curator Robert Seidel to present the New York premiere of Fractured Gestures, a program of 16 video works he curated last year for Haus der elektronischen Knste in Basel, Switzerland. "The artistic positions presented in Fractured Gestures are exploring non-representational images with a focus on organic markings within the digital. By breaking frontiers between an abstracted reality and artificial creation, they reflect on the inner workings of digital tools. The eclectic conceptual friction points range from motion capturing over face detection to cinematic aggregations and speculative physical simulation. Their dissolving traces of natural motion still can be deciphered and form an uncanny as well as aesthetically sublimation of our accelerated world." - Robert Seidel He will be in attendance and available for Q&A following the screening. Robert Seidel is an artist and curator living in Berlin. He has previously curated screenings and exhibitions for the Filmmuseum, Vienna, Haus der elektronischen Knste, Basel, the Art Collection, Jena, and the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. More info & full program at www.microscopegallery.com, tel: 347.925.1433, info@microscopegallery.com, Jefferson L Street (exit Starr St).

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102: Moviate Underground Film Festival
    7pm -, 250 Reily St
    19th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival at Artsfest: May 26,27,28
    The 19th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival! https://www.facebook.com/events/125609081303521/

    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    8:00 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    SHOW & TELL: ROBERT BEATTY
    Prolific and enormously talented, Lexington, Kentucky-based Robert Beatty is too-little known as a moving-image artist, perhaps because his video work has been overshadowed by his extraordinary accomplishments as a musician and graphic designer. Celebrated in music circles for his band Hair Police, his collaborations with C. Spencer Yeh's Burning Star Core, and his solo project Three Legged Race, Beatty has also emerged as one of the foremost contemporary designers of record album covers - his countless, astonishingly inspired covers for The Flaming Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Tame Impala, Peaking Lights, Real Estate, and many, many other musicians and groups, brilliantly display his wide-ranging interests and his seemingly inexhaustible visual inventiveness. In addition to his music and graphic art, however, Beatty has quietly created dozens of moving-image works: music videos for compositions by himself and others, elements of his art installations, videos made collaboratively as part of the Resonant Hole collective he co-founded, and stand-alone pieces. Where Beatty's album designs call to mind the heyday of 1960s-70s psychedelic cover art, among many other influences, his video works reflect his devotion to a wide range of experimental cinema, in particular the films of Polish animation luminaries such as Piotr Kamler and the pioneering computer art of Lillian Schwartz and others. In fact, seeing his moving-image work all together is like taking a tour - albeit a highly personal and idiosyncratic one - through some of the most fascinating dimensions of 20th and 21st century visual culture. And yet, every one of his compositions, designs, and videos is suffused with his unique sensibility, at once visionary and precise. We're thrilled to welcome Beatty for this rare focus on his moving-image work, and to feature one of his inimitable designs as the cover of our April-June calendar. LANDLINE (2011, 5.5 min, digital) CHINA BULL (2011, 3 min, digital. Music video for Three Legged Race.) Resonant Hole MIRROR SCHOOL (2010, 2 min, digital. Music video for Jeanne Vomit-Terror.) Resonant Hole WEEDING THE GARDEN (2010, 2.5 min, digital. Music video for The Appearants.) Resonant Hole WHAT IS A HOLE (2011, 17 min, digital) SIX SPACE SHUTTLES AND 144,000 ELEPHANTS (2013, 7 min, digital. Music video for Lonnie Holley.) EGG TIMER (2015, 2.5 min, digital) CRACKED SCREEN TEST (2016, 3.5 min, digital) FLOODGATE COMPANION TRAILER (2016, 46 sec, digital) JORNADA INTEIRO (2017, 4.5 min, digital. Music video for On Fillmore.) Plus: live performance! Total running time: ca. 80 min.

    , May 27, 2017
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    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    4:30 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    EC: ROBERT BREER PGM
    With the exception of MOTION PICTURES NO. 1, PAT'S BIRTHDAY, BREATHING, and GULLS AND BUOYS, all of the films in this program were preserved by Anthology with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. FORM PHASES I (1952, 2 min, 16mm) FORM PHASES II (1953, 2 min, 16mm) RECREATION (1956, 1.5 min, 16mm-to-35mm) MOTION PICTURES NO. 1 (1956, 4.5 min, 16mm, silent) JAMESTOWN BALOOS (1957, 6 min, 16mm-to-35mm) EYEWASH (1959, 3 min, 16mm-to-35mm) BLAZES (1961, 3 min, 16mm-to-35mm) PAT'S BIRTHDAY (1962, 13 min, 16mm, b&w) BREATHING (1963, 5 min, 35mm, b&w) FIST FIGHT (1964, 9 min, 16mm-to-35mm) 66 (1966, 5.5 min, 16mm-to-35mm) 69 (1969, 4.5 min, 16mm-to-35mm) 70 (1970, 5 min, 16mm-to-35mm) GULLS AND BUOYS (1972, 8 min, 16mm) FUJI (1974, 9 min, 16mm-to-35mm) "Roughly speaking [Breer's] works belong to that category of films generally called 'abstract' (though his are also highly 'concrete'), but differ from everything else that has been done along these lines in one basic respect: Breer is undoubtedly the first filmmaker to have brought to his medium the full heritage of modern painting and the sum of sophisticated experimentation that it represents." - Noël Burch, FILM QUARTERLY Total running time: ca. 85 min.

    San Francisco, California: Other Cinema
    8:30 PM, 992 Valencia St.
    MAY27: NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS
    For 31 years now, the OC season is consummated with an energized evening of radical expression and form, with many of the makers in person. Spotlit is Brigid McCaffrey’s Bad Mama,Who Cares, a magisterial meditation on a SoCal desert outsider. ALSO showcased are Mission muse Linda Scobie’s BAD TERMZ (16mm) and Winnipeg warrrior Aaron Zeghers’ Everything Turns. PLUS premieres from Haverford allies Jeremy & Brendan Smyth (News from the Sun), Michael Betancourt (Beware of Boredom), and Kristin Cato (her live-canted/counted Three, Four, Five). ALSO Nazare Soares’ Trapped Between Frames, Kevin Gourvellec’s Lanquidity, Peter Lichter’s Non-Places, Mike Stolz’ With Pluses and Minuses, and new pieces from Bryan Boyce and Andrew Norman Wilson! Free pencils.*$9

    Sunday, May 28, 2017
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    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    3:45 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    VISION FESTIVAL 22: PROGRAM 1
    Anthology has collaborated many times with Arts For Art on the occasion of their annual Vision Festival, and we are proud once again to host a day of film screenings related to the event. The films will speak to what the Vision Festival represents: community, creativity, and social justice. This year's festival will recognize multi-instrumentalist and educator Cooper-Moore, and the film program will include a brand-new short documentary produced specifically for these screenings, as well as films about Grenada, the Sound Unity Festival (precursor to the Vision Festival), the Black Panthers, and David S. Ware. Arts For Art celebrates 22 years of the multi-arts FreeJazz Vision Festival in New York City. The one-week program, running from May 28 to June 3, will present global artists ranging from new talents to legendary artists in music, dance, visual art, film, and poetry. Additionally, the festival will include panel discussions on challenges within the art world, as well as social responsibilities and justice. For more info about Vision Festival 22 visit: www.artsforart.org. PROGRAM 1: Samori Marksman, Nana Ashhurst, and John Douglas GRENADA: THE FUTURE COMING TOWARD US (1984, 55 min, 16mm-to-digital) On March 13, 1979, while Eric Gairy was out of Grenada, "the real revolutionaries" of the New Jewel Movement (NJM), under the leadership of Comrade Maurice Bishop, masterminded "a successful armed takeover of the True Blue army barracks and the island's sole radio station." On that day, the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada (PRG) was born. Completed just months prior to the 1983 U.S. invasion, this documentary examines the aims and accomplishments of the New Jewel Movement led by Maurice Bishop and the reasons for the American military action.

    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    5:30 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    VISION FESTIVAL 22: PROGRAM 2
    Anthology has collaborated many times with Arts For Art on the occasion of their annual Vision Festival, and we are proud once again to host a day of film screenings related to the event. The films will speak to what the Vision Festival represents: community, creativity, and social justice. This year's festival will recognize multi-instrumentalist and educator Cooper-Moore, and the film program will include a brand-new short documentary produced specifically for these screenings, as well as films about Grenada, the Sound Unity Festival (precursor to the Vision Festival), the Black Panthers, and David S. Ware. Arts For Art celebrates 22 years of the multi-arts FreeJazz Vision Festival in New York City. The one-week program, running from May 28 to June 3, will present global artists ranging from new talents to legendary artists in music, dance, visual art, film, and poetry. Additionally, the festival will include panel discussions on challenges within the art world, as well as social responsibilities and justice. For more info about Vision Festival 22 visit: www.artsforart.org. PROGRAM 2: Ebba Jahn RISING TONES CROSS (1985, 111 min, 16mm-to-digital) "The early 1980s were a period of transition for the avant-garde in New York. The loft scene era - in which Ornette Coleman's home on Prince Street and Sam Rivers's Studio Rivbea provided workshops for experimenters to develop their art - was drawing to a close, and the arrival of the Knitting Factory and its explosive impact on the Downtown scene was still a few years away. It fell to the artists themselves to create new opportunities. As chronicled in RISING TONES CROSS, two such motivated visionaries were bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson. The film centers around the Sound Unity Festival, a precursor to the couple's current Lower East Side bash, the Vision Festival." -Bruce Gallanter, DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Preceded by: Michael Lucio Sternbach ASHIMBA: A PORTRAIT OF COOPER MOORE (2017, 15 min, digital) Born in segregated Virginia, Cooper-Moore has been a pivotal member of the FreeJazz movement since the early 1970s. The primary instrument of this master multi-instrumentalist is the piano, though he has also designed and built a variety of instruments. He has performed with David S. Ware, William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Gerald Cleaver, among many others. This film features interviews of Cooper-Moore and his peers, live concert footage, and video taken during his trip to Ethiopia for The Festival of a Thousand Stars. On May 29, as part of the Vision Festival, Arts for Art will recognize Cooper Moore for his extraordinary achievements.

    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives
    8:30 PM, 32 Second Avenue
    VISION FESTIVAL 22: PROGRAM 3
    Anthology has collaborated many times with Arts For Art on the occasion of their annual Vision Festival, and we are proud once again to host a day of film screenings related to the event. The films will speak to what the Vision Festival represents: community, creativity, and social justice. This year's festival will recognize multi-instrumentalist and educator Cooper-Moore, and the film program will include a brand-new short documentary produced specifically for these screenings, as well as films about Grenada, the Sound Unity Festival (precursor to the Vision Festival), the Black Panthers, and David S. Ware. Arts For Art celebrates 22 years of the multi-arts FreeJazz Vision Festival in New York City. The one-week program, running from May 28 to June 3, will present global artists ranging from new talents to legendary artists in music, dance, visual art, film, and poetry. Additionally, the festival will include panel discussions on challenges within the art world, as well as social responsibilities and justice. For more info about Vision Festival 22 visit: www.artsforart.org. PROGRAM 3: Stanley Nelson THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION (2015, 90 min, digital) This is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to broader American society, the cultural and political awakening it represented for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage together with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of the pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America. Preceded by: Amine Koulder DAVID S. WARE: A WORLD OF SOUND (2011, 13 min, digital) Saxophonist/composer/bandleader David S. Ware began a mentor/musical relationship with saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins, who taught him circular breathing, in 1966. Following his arrival in the NYC loft jazz scene of the early 70s, word of his potent voice on tenor sax spread quickly. He soon became a member of the Cecil Taylor Unit, with whom he toured throughout Europe, the U.S., and Canada. In 1989 he formed the David S. Ware Quartet and over the course of 17 years, the music David made with this band added immeasurably to the language of jazz. In this film, David discusses music as a form of meditation and spiritual practice.

    Seattle, Washington: Northwest Film Forum
    7pm, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
    Disasters of Peace, vol. 3
    A touring program that draws together filmmakers who are responding to global conditions of re-imagining, undoing and reformation. Curated by Kamila Kuc and Sam Jury. Includes films by Gabriela Golder, Lynne Marsh, Reed OBeirne, Bryan Konefsky and more. Disasters of Peace, vol. 3 | Sunday, May 28 at 7pm | Northwest Film Forum | 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 | http://nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/4383 | http://www.disastersofpeace.com/ |


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