Conjuror’s Box, 2011, 5 min

Kerry Laitala, San Francisco, CA

Films in Competition, Short Film

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, and the re-animation of magic lantern slides. Conjuror's Box takes the viewer through the looking glass, to immerse them in a fiery pane of hand-painted wonders. Laitala created the “Muse Series” to directly address the audience by re-animating Magic Lantern slides from the early years of cinema and before the birth of cinema as we know it.

35mm, Silent

Directed by Kerry Laitala (San Francisco, CA)


Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Films in Competition 4

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

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)