Free Event

Fri, March 28, 12:30pm

Juror Presentation: Jeremy Rigsby

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Archaic Beasts, God's Asshole and Other Ideas of the Previous Century

Presented and curated by Jeremy Rigsby and Oona Mosna, Program Directors of the Media City Film Festival.

Media City is an annual international festival of film and video art presented over five days in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.  In July 2014, Media City will hold its 20th edition. This program features nine films by artists whose work has been featured in retrospectives presented during the first two decades of Media City.

Films Showing:

15/67 TV

(Kurt Kren, 1967) 4 min

“... [T]his film involves the audience in a conceptual and reflexive process. Five short sequences are all shot from the same viewpoint in a quay-side café... Each shot, containing some...


(Karl Kels, 1987) 9 min

“Kels organizes sequences of images with an accelerated activity unnatural for his subjects but coherent for the process of cinematographic creation. At the end of the film the archaic beasts...

Da Capo: Variations on a Train with Anna

(Guy Sherwin, 2000) 9 min

“[A] set of variations, in picture and sound. Fourteen interpretation of a keyboard prelude by J.S. Bach accompany images taken from a train leaving a station.” -Guy Sherwin...

Hong Kong (HKG)

(Gerard Holthuis, 1999) 14 min

“Mysterious chrome creatures over the heart of Hong Kong. A film about life and a city; an observation of the end of the last century.” -Gerard Holthuis...

Boston Fire

(Peter Hutton, 1979) 8 min

“Boston Fire finds grandeur in smoke rising eloquently from a city blaze... The beautiful texture of the smoke coupled with the isolation from the source of the fire erases the...


(Peter Tscherkassky, 1986) 1 min

“Shot-countershot. The idea of the century.” -Hans Fraeulin...

Boston Steamer

(Friedl vom Gröller, 2009) 3 min

“Boston Steamer is based on the unusual idea that God ‘s asshole is visible during a full moon, being the round ball itself.” -Dietmar Schwärzler...

Erwin, Toni, Ilse

(Friedl vom Gröller, 1969) 9 min

“Thematically, Friedl vom Gröller (Kubelka)‘ s films are closely related to her photographic works, which are portraits. In 1968 she began working with film, producing her first sketch of three...


(Sergei Loznitsa, 2002) 28 min

“Portrait consists of what at first appear to be photographs of Russian farmers. But as we watch the carefully composed scenes, small details in the background begin to catch our...