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Wed, March 28, 7:15pm

Films in Competition 1

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

New films by David Sherman, Deborah Stratman, Neil Beloufa and Marcy Saude that veer between fiction and non-fiction; with Craig Baldwin’s 1986 epic RocketKitKongoKit.

Sponsored by:
Community Partner: U of M School of Information & U of M Penny W. Stamps Speakers Series


Films Showing:

Assassination in Dreamland

(David Sherman, Bisbee, AZ, 2011) 6 min

A work inspired by the uncanny juxtaposition of the political murder of America’s 25th President during the fantastically realized 1901 World’s Fair, as filmed by Thomas Alva Edison. Assassination in...

Untitled

(Neil Beloufa, New York, NY, 2010) 15 min

A cardboard decor and photographs reconstitute a luxury Californian-type villa in Algeria. Its inhabitants, neighbours and other protagonists imagine themselves there to explain why and how the latter was occupied...

Sangre de Cristo

(Marcy Saude, Los Angeles, CA, 2011) 27 min

In Sangre de Cristo, the titular mountain range is examined as a site where embedded layers of oppositional history converge and are revealed through traces of the past in the...

Village, silenced

(Deborah Stratman, Chicago, IL, 2011) 7 min

A reworking of Humphrey Jennings’ 36-minute 1943 docudrama The Silent Village, wherein coal miners from the Welsh village of Cwmgiedd collectively reenact the Nazi invasion and annihilation of the resisting...

RocketKitKongoKit

(Craig Baldwin, San Francisco, CA, 1986) 30 min

This kaleidoscopic, amphetamine-paced tour de force uses a barrage of found-footage images and rapid-fire narration to trace a history of Zaire since its independence in 1960. The CIA, German munitions...