Filmmaker in Attendance Events

Wednesday, March 28

12:30pm
Peter Rose: Juror Presentation

Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Historic Film, Special Presentations

“Some of us work in a proximate relation with our intended audiences, speaking familiar languages so that the archetypes of our culture may be recognized; and some work out a

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Thursday, March 29

12:30pm
Michael Robinson: Juror Presentation

Filmmaker in Attendance, Short Film, Special Presentations

Since the year 2000, Michael Robinson has created a body of film, video and photography work exploring the joys and dangers of mediated experience; cultivating new resonances between seemingly disparate

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

5:10pm
Penny W. Stamps presents Craig Baldwin - Society of Spectacle

Filmmaker in Attendance, Special Presentations

Craig Baldwin is an experimental filmmaker who uses “found” footage as well as images from the mass media to undermine and transform the traditional documentary, infusing it with the energy

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Friday, March 30

9:15pm
Films by Phil Solomon

Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Short Film, Special Presentations

A program of works drawn from three decades of the texturally extravagant and profoundly elegiac cinema of Phil Solomon. From his exquisitely bejeweled hand processed 16mm films to the more

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

11:30pm
Paul Clipson: Compound Eyes 1-5 and Sketches From the Field

Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Special Presentations

San Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson presents his Super 8mm films. Compound Eyes 1-5 (2011, 27 min) are studies of insect and animal life, viewed within a succession of environments in unexpected

The B-Side @ Neutral Zone

Filmmaker in Attendance Films

Adam Roberts

(Isaac Sherman, 2011)

Music video for “Adam Roberts,” a song by the band CAVE from Chicago. Features a swirling girl, flashy lights, repetition, and hard hits...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Incantation

(Peter Rose, 1970)

Using rapidly edited, superimposed images of plants, trees, water, the sun and the moon, Incantation weaves a dynamic tapestry of organic forms and textures, combining its images with a fierce...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough

(Peter Rose, 1981)

THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH uses literary, structural, autobiographical, and performance metaphors to construct a series of tableaux that evoke the act of vision, the limits of...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Secondary Currents

(Peter Rose, 1982)

Secondary Currents is a film about the relationships between the mind and language. Delivered by an improbable narrator who speaks an extended assortment of nonsense, it is an "imageless" film...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

The Gift

(Peter Rose, 1996)

The Gift, an audio drama, was commissioned by New American Radio and Performing Arts and was adapted from a serial bedtime story Rose told his daughter over a period of...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Odysseus in Ithaca

(Peter Rose, 2006)

Odysseus moors his boat in an alien architectural machine, a labyrinth with echoes of De Chirico and Escher- a place of mystery and power where the rules of visual perspective...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

The Indeserian Tablets

(Peter Rose, 2011)

An annotated nocturnal portrait of a vanished culture- its stories, scripture, technology, religious practice, art and poetry as reconstructed from fragments found in the archive at Kiens. Offered in the...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Carpenter

(Michael Robinson, 2001)

A get-well card in celluloid and tape.  A farewell in black and white. -MR...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

And We All Shine On

(Michael Robinson, 2006)

An ill wind is transitting through the lonely night, spreading myth and deception along its murky path. Conjuring a vision of a post-apocalyptic paradise, this unworldly broadcast reveals its hidden...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us

(Michael Robinson, 2010)

Tired of underworld and overworld alike, Isis escourts her favorite son on their final curtain call down the Nile, leaving a neon wake of shattered tombs and sparkling sarcophagi....

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

The General Returns From One Place To Another

(Michael Robinson, 2006)

Shaping a concurrently indulgent and skeptical experience of the beautiful, the film draws an uneasy balance between the romantic and the horrid. A Frank O'Hara monologue (from a play of...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

All Through the Night

(Michael Robinson, 2008)

A charred visitation with an icy language of control: "there is no room for love". Splinters of Nordic fairy tales and ecological disaster films are ground down into a prism...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Light is Waiting

(Michael Robinson, 2007)

A very special episode of television's Full House devours itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea. Tropes of video art and family...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

If There Be Thorns

(Michael Robinson, 2009)

A dark wave of exile, incest, and magic burns across the tropics, forging a knotted trail into the black hole. Three star-crossed siblings wander in search of one another as...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Line Describing Your Mom

(Michael Robinson, 2011)

This is the new choreography of devotion, via the vlog of southern nightmares. This is the light that never goes out. This is the line describing your mom.-MR...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Victory Over the Sun

(Michael Robinson, 2007)

Dormant sites of past World's Fairs breed an erruptive struggle between spirit and matter, ego and industry, futurism and failure. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Nocturne

(Phil Solomon, 1980)

Finding similarities in the pulses and shapes between my own experiments in night photography, lightning storms, and night bombing in World War II, I constructed the war at home.-PS "A screaming...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

The Snowman

(Phil Solomon, 1995)

A meditation on memory, burial and decay - a belated kaddish for my father.-PS   The Snow Man One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Psalm II: “Walking Distance”

(Phil Solomon, 1999)

Inspired by Kiefer and Ryder, dedicated to Stan Brakhage. Imagining one of those rusted medieval film cans having survived centuries, a long lost Biograph/Star, a Griffith/Méliès co-production, a two-reeler left...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Crossroad

(Phil SolomonMark LaPore, 2005)

Mark and I made this film for our friend David Gatten, as a prayer, an offering, a “get well soon” card... for all three of us. It was made on...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Rehearsals for Retirement

(Phil Solomon, 2007)

The days grow longer for smaller prizes I feel a stranger to all surprises You can have them I don't want them I wear a different kind of garment In...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Last Days in a Lonely Place

(Phil Solomon, 2008)

Farewell my friends Farewell my dear ones If I was rude Forgive my weakness Goodbye my friends Goodbye to evening parties Remember me In the spring To work for your...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Compound Eyes 1 - 5

(Paul Clipson, 2011)

COMPOUND EYES Nos.1-5 is a series of short Super 8mm film studies studying aspects of insect and animal life, viewed within a succession of environments in unexpected ways. Filmed in the...

Showing Friday, March 30 11:30pm

Another Void

(Paul Clipson, 2012)

This vertiginous study of movement, color and darkness, continues an exploration of the process of filmmaking and its close relation to music. Another Void is an almost entirely in-camera edited...

Showing Friday, March 30 11:30pm

Sketches from the Field

(Paul Clipson, 2012)

A moving collage; this amorphous journey through landscapes, indeterminate spaces and fields of darkness, color and light, presents within the environment of a live performance by Chicago musician Scott Tuma,...

Showing Friday, March 30 11:30pm

Kid Beat Box: Twenty-two Tapes, Edit Nine

(Stephen Wetzel, 2012)

Kid Beat Box: Twenty-two Tapes, Edit Nine consists of thirty-five 10-second bits of video lifted from twenty-two standard digital video tapes. "I don't know Kid Beat Box, or I know...

Showing Saturday, March 31 5:00pm