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Sat, March 29, 11:00am

Films in Competition 6

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

New experimental, documentary and narrative films, featuring the World Premier of Sleeping District by Tinne Zenner and Certain Things by Mark Toscano; also featuring the Senegalese film Mille Soleils by Mati Diop., which looks back at Touki Bouki, a cult film made by the filmmaker’s late uncle Djibril Diop Mambety in Dakar in 1972. 

Filmmakers in attendance: Tinne Zenner and Mark Toscano.

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Films Showing:

Sleeping District

(Tinne Zenner, 2014) 11 min

Combining outside and inside views of residential areas built during the Soviet Era with disjointed conversations translated from Russian into a broken English, the film explores notions of home shaped by...

Cold Open

(Seamus Harahan, 2013) 12 min

Six scenes recorded over one year in the vicinity of the Waterworks (Queen Mary's Park), in north Belfast; with Harahan interested in a “making that ‘is’ about looking, recording before...

South Bland Street

(Lina Verchery, 2013) 3 min

An experimental ethnography of a place, tracing geographies of time, memory, and decay. Holding that memory, dreamscapes, and the passage of time are all somehow imprinted on a 'place', this...

The Land Behind

(Sabrina Ratté, 2013) 5 min

Traveling on an undefined territory where the illusion of a continuous tracking shot emphasizes an unreachable destination. Through the syncopated editing and multiple transitions, images of the area themselves become...

Certain Things

(Mark Toscano, 2014) 4 min

Certain things you remember.  These are two of them, remembered by my father, as we drove north on S. Las Vegas Blvd in November, 2011. - MT...

Mille Soleils (A Thousand Suns)

(Mati Diop, 2013) 45 min

Mati Diop creates a beautiful, haunting portrait of Magaye Niang, the lead actor of  the 1973 film Touki-Bouki. One of the most important films of African cinema, Touki-Bouki was directed by...