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Thu, March 27, 9:30pm

Films in Competition 3

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Experimental, documentary and animated films including new works by Helena Wittmann, Joshua Gen Solondz (awarded Best Animation at 51st AAFF), Karen Yasinksy, Charlotte Pryce, Paul Clipson, Rebecca Meyers, and Ben Russell.

Filmmakers in attendance: Helena Wittmann, Rebecca Meyers, Karen Yasinsky, Joshua Gen Solondz and Ben Russell.

Sponsored by TeaHaus

Films Showing:

Wildnis (The Wild)

(Helena Wittmann, 2013) 12 min

Potatoes have to be peeled, withered orchid blossoms must be plucked. Then everything is in order....


(Rebecca Meyers, 2013) 6 min

A charm; siege; dissimulation. Descent and watch. Avian voices link gesture and snowfall, macro views of whiskered branches and furry firs. -RM...

Light Year

(Paul Clipson, 2013) 10 min

An abstract 16mm film study of the San Francisco waterfront, showcasing the complex natural and architectural systems within this urban landscape, from the ephemeral rhythms of light and water to...

A Study in Natural Magic

(Charlotte Pryce, 2013) 3 min

Witness an alchemist’s spell; the transmutation of light into substance; a glimpse of gold....

After Hours

(Karen Yasinsky, 2014) 10.5 min

After Hours originated with thoughts on senseless violence, cultural observation and hypnotism. My meditations on these involve anxiety and a sense of expectation which helped form the structure. Many of...

Prisoner’s Cinema

(Joshua Gen Solondz, 2012) 10 min

It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the 'prisoner's cinema.' ... The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback...

sfaÍra 1985–1895

(Ivan Ladislav Galeta, 1971/1984) 9 min

sfaÍra (1985-1895) is dedicated to Pythagoras and Plato and is an homage to two of Galeta’s favorite spheroids: the Earth and the Sun. The protagonist, as we are informed by...

Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget

(Ben Russell, 2013) 20 min

"We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?" -Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot "John Frum prophesied the occurrence of a cataclysm in which Tanna...