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Fri, March 30, 7:15pm

Films in Competition 4

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

New films from Martin Arnold, Janie Geiser, Rob Todd, Laida Lertxundi, Kerry Laitalia, Jodie Mack, Albert Sackl and Tina Frank. Program includes Gus Van Sant’s 1978 short film The Discipline of the DE, which screened at the 17th AAFF in 1979.

Sponsored by:
Community Partner: The Chelsea River Gallery

Films Showing:

Soft Palate

(Martin Arnold, 2011) 3 min

The second film in Martin Arnold's series of Disney deconstructions; Soft Palate rhythmically builds Mickey’s sleeping body out of the darkness of his bedroom one body part at a time,...

The Discipline of the DE

(Gus Van Sant, 1978) 9 min

Gus Van Sant's early short film screened at the 17th AAFF in 1979. Adapted from a short story by William Burroughs, "The Discipline of the DE" demonstrates an extremely efficient...

A Lax Riddle Unit

(Laida Lertxundi, 2011) 6 min

In a Los Angeles interior, moving walls for loss. Practicing a song to a loved one. A film of the feminine structuring body. –Laida Lertxundi...


(Janie Geiser, 2011) 11 min

The realms of childhood, war, and loss echo through Ricky. Double vision illuminates, and simultaneously obfuscates, what can be remembered, lost, or retrieved. A found sound recording forms the spine...


(Robert Todd, 2011) 12 min

Conjuror’s Box

(Kerry Laitala, San Francisco, CA, 2011) 5 min

Laitala recently finished the hand-made, hand-processed films entitled the "Muse of Cinema Series". Conjuror's Box, the last work in the series, was made using several D.I.Y.collage techniques including: CINEGRAMMING, hand-painting,...

Point de Gaze

(Jodie Mack, Lebanon, NH, 2012) 5 min

Named after a type of Belgian lace, this spectral study investigates intricate illusion and optical arrest....

In the Open (Im Freien)

(Albert Sackl, 2011) 23 min

Using time-lapse technique Sackl explores the energetic interaction between man-made construction and camera rhythm, cant, and shudder in the textural particulars of a remote mountainous landscape in Iceland. One image...


(Tina Frank, 2010) 6 min

Vergence, a term from the field of optics, refers to the convergence or divergence of light rays. It also designates slow involuntary movements made by the eyes to center an...