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Sat, March 23, 9:30pm

Films in Competition 8

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Animated, experimental, documentary, and narrative films including new works by Fern Silva and Shambhavi Kaul.

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Films Showing:

Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful

(Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2012) 5 min

A woman attaches hair piece. Black women at hair salons get their hair plaited; and a woman models on a yellow turban. Eccentric hairstyles show the roots of Afro hair...

Releasing Human Energies

(Mark Toscano, 2012) 6 min

A film about control. A refinement of energy for purposes of conserving resources, materials, impetus, potential, so they might all be narrowly channeled toward an unquestioned goal of maximum profit...

Someone behind the door knocks at irregular intervals

(James Lowne, 2010) 5 min

Julia spends the day at the leisure centre where she slips into a sombre reverie. As her thoughts continue she becomes aware of the possibility that perhaps she never came...

Concrete Parlay

(Fern Silva, 2012) 18 min

Carried by the frenetic energy of a magic carpet, Concrete Parlay is a metaphysical flight that weaves among visual kernels of the anthropic and biological worlds. From prehistoric horseshoe crabs...


(Kent Lambert, 2012) 5 min

Footage courtesy of Chicago Film Archives. Music by CAVE. Video assembly by Kent Lambert....

21 Chitrakoot

(Shambhavi Kaul, 2012) 9.5 min

A land, as ancient and ideal as nature, is called up through the chroma-key backdrops of one of the world's most viewed mythological television series. Spectacular images spring forth from...


(Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet, 2011) 15 min

Embracing elements of feature films, fairy-tale moments gone astray and vintage science-fiction motifs, Meteor takes its viewers on a voyage from the children’s room to outer space....


(Run Wrake, 2005) 9 min

When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but for how long? This film is not in competition...