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Sun, March 30, 1:00pm

Films in Competition 11

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

New experimental and documentary films featuring the North American premiere of Picture Perfect Pyramid by Johann Lurf, Psalm IV: Valley of the Shadow by Phil Solomon, Deborah Stratman’s Hacked CircuitModel Village by Hayoun Kwon (awarded Best Film at the 50th AAFF), Thing by Anouk De Clercq and Daïchi Saïto's double 16mm projector piece Never a Foot too Far, Even.

Filmmakers in attendance: Deborah Stratman, Phil Solomon and Daïchi Saïto.

Sponsored by the State Street Area Association

Community Partner:  Mothlight Microcinema

Films Showing:


(Anouk De Clercq, 2013) 18 min

An architect talks about the city he has built. Gradually we realize that the city is imaginary. His account is an attempt to give his ideas a fixed shape. In...


(Katherin McInnis, 2013) 5 min

Pigeons are filthy and useful, secret and ubiquitous, passenger and carrier. "A cine-poem about code" --Craig Baldwin...

Model Village

(Hayoun KWON, 2014) 10 min

The village is loosely inspired by a North Korean propaganda village, Kijong-dong. Hayoun KWON reveals a setting and 
invites us into a fiction, carrying out the journey by proxy. this...


(Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, 1969) 6 min

A collaboration between Nancy Holt (1938-2014) and Robert Smithson (1938-1973) made in 1969. Holt has said of Swamp that ......"it deals with limitations of perception through the camera eye as...

Hacked Circuit

(Deborah Stratman, 2014) 15 min

A single-shot, choreographed portrait of the Foley process, revealing multiple layers of fabrication and imposition. The circular camera path moves us inside and back out of a Foley stage in...

Psalm IV: “Valley of the Shadow”

(Phil Solomon, 2013) 7.5 min

The fourth installment of my 7 part series, The Twilight Psalms, "Valley of the Shadow" is a nocturnal lamentation on love, loss, and the unknowable other......

Picture Perfect Pyramid

(Johann Lurf, 2013) 5 min

Picture Perfect Pyramid is a 16mm film which in counter-clockwise spirals, circles a large pyramid structure that was built on the outskirts of Vienna in 1983. Using twenty-four positions the...

Never a Foot Too Far, Even

(Daïchi Saïto, 2012) 14 min

Appropriating a brief fragment from an old Kung Fu movie, Never a Foot Too Far, Even is an action movie without action. The film focuses on an obscure figure finding...